A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)

My audio card won't work from this morning. Problem: This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12) What can I do?
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How to make the front mic and headphone ports work

I have tower casing and my front ports for mic and audio do not work. I'm guessing there must be a wire that I'll have to connect inside the casing to make it work. Can you direct me to an online ...
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Does sound card quality matter for digital output?

I want to use a cheap USB sound card to connect my Raspberry Pi (which has only HDMI and stereo out) to my home cinema receiver (which has no HDMI input), in order to get digital surround playback. ...
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What are some specific audio / sound card / driver setups that still allow you to “record what you hear”?

The ability to record what you hear, aka recording "Stereo Mix", is something that is fading away. I thought there was nothing to it, based on how many people make YouTube videos of themselves ...
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Audio quality via S/PDIF

Are there sound quality differences in adapters that provide an S/PDIF interface? Assuming the digital audio signal is converted by the attached amplifier and not by the soundcard, so only the used ...
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What features do I want for listening, recording on external USB sound card [closed]

My internal sound card has enough noise to be annoying when listening to music, so I'm going to get an external one. Other than number of channels, what features are good to have. I don't need >2.1 ...
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Connect a Laptop with a 5.1 Sound System

I will be replacing my desktop computer with a laptop and I would like to connect it to my existing 5.1 sound system. Now, the Sound System have three different input channels, but most laptops only ...
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Why does most on-board sound worse than dedicated sound cards?

I'm interested in determining what factors lead to on-board sound on motherboards sounding worse than dedicated sound cards, and how one could predict whether certain motherboards would sound equal or ...
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What soundcard should I use for cross-platform professional audio software development?

So, someone stole my sound card. It was a beautiful Terratec PHASE 26 USB and I liked it a whole lot. Except it was rather clumsy to work with in a Win/Mac environment for MIDI development, since MIDI ...
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How can I pipe output from my local sound card to MPD?

I would like to "Pipe" the output of my local sound card to MPD on a networked music server. Anyone have any suggestions how to go about this? I'm thinking maybe i can make a live MP3 stream? maybe ...
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Routing PC-speaker sounds to the sound card

Well, my computer didn't come with a stock PC speaker I noticed also that laptops tend to not have PC speakers either, but they make bios/beep sounds through their normal speakers. How can I ...
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Externally-powered USB with built in sound card

I am after a USB hub with at least 5 ports, and a built in 3.5mm headphone jack so I can use that to reduce the cables hanging out of my Macbook when it is on my desk. I don't want one that requires ...
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Switch default sound card, while both use the same driver

I have problems with sound on my Linux Mint 17.1. It generally works, but gets interrupted by scratchy noise most of the time. I followed some tutorials and here is what I found out: $ LC_ALL=C sudo ...
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Turn 5.1 (or 7.1) sound card into 3(4) distinct stereo outputs

I'm planning a whole house sound system, but I don't make that much money. (I've already looked at some of the pro systems, and none of them quite do what I want, but that's another article) What I ...
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Sound suddenly stopped working

So, this morning, I was happily listening to music on my laptop, when in the afternoon, it just stopped working for no apparent reason. The only thing I have done was rebooting the computer, and ...
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Reconfigure line-in as analog-out

I am trying to reconfigure my "line in" as another "analog out" and use it alongside with the default analog out port. I am using an onboard realtek sound card. It is very simple to do this in ...
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USB Sound Card with no “native” sound card

On a PC (HP ML110 G60), with no soundcard, Can I achieve sound/microphone plugging a USB sound card? Runnning Linux.
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Why can't I record 16khz sampling audio using my laptop?

I want to know why my laptop can't record 16khz sampling audio. The sampling rates I can have using my laptop are only limited to the higher sampling rate, e.g, 44khz, 48khz, 192khz, and so on... I ...
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Looking for software crossover to output to multi-channel sound card

I want to send sound from any application running on Windows 7, separated by frequency range, to different audio-out ports of an onboard multichannel sound card (realtek HD audio). For example, I ...
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Can anyone explain this weird sound-card glitch? (already fixed, but not explained) [closed]

I have a recent (AMD Athlon II X4 645 based) PC. Although the motherboard has integrated sound, I use an ancient-but-still-pretty-good Creative Soundblaster Audigy Platinum Ex. I dual boot Windows 7 ...
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Still no external sound after installing ubuntu 10.04

As suggested I upgraded. Same as before except now not even the speaker control in the application bar. Please help. Background: I have Ubuntu 9.10. Headphones appear to work fine. External ...
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SoundBlaster Live! Value drivers for Windows 7

My Dell Dimension 8200 came with Windows XP and a SoundBlaster Live! Value card. I have just installed Windows 7 32-bit, but it does not recognize the card. I have tried using the original ...
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Make linux detect sound card

I installed a sound card but when I go to System->Preferences->Sound and go to Hardware it's not showing anything at all. If I boot from the Live CD then it will show the card and it works. How can I ...
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Can I use two of the same type of PCI Sound Cards in one computer?

I recently purchased two Rocketfish 5.1 PCI Sound Cards from Best Buy. These are going to be used for audio production and radio broadcasting, so one card can handle live audio, the other can handle ...
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Cannot Get Sound Over HDMI in Windows 7

Windows 7 has been really good to me, I never needed to install any drivers & that included sound. Win7 took care of all that, but because of that I don't have any extra controls. Just the native ...
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Can I hook my speaker out to my line in connection and record?

I'm trying to find any way I can to transcribe an interview I have recorded. My latest attempt will feature connecting my speaker out connection with my line in connection on the sound card and using ...
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Realtek sound card, Acer Veriton, Windows 7 - microphone and line inoputs do'nt work

I can record sound from Stereo Mix source but normal level input from Microphone and Line In jacks is so low (and clipped) to be unusable. Is my sound card faulty?
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How to separate Onboard soundcard sound from USB Headphones

I would like to use my onboard soundcard (Realtek) to play music out of for my wife on the speakers, While I use my USB headphones to listen to and play a video game. I know it's possible as I've done ...
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Unable to install audio drivers on Windows 7

I am not able to install audio drivers on Windows 7. While installing VIA HD Audio Codec Driver I get following message: Dxdiag results:
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USB Gaming Headphones Vs. Traditional [closed]

I have a new Creative Labs Sound BlasterZ sound card and just purchases the Plantronics Gamecon 780 USB 7.1 gamer headset. I play Battlefield 4 primarily with headphones. Now my questions are: Am ...
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mixing sound from multiple users' processes on linux

As in the title. Is it possible without setting up a system-wide pulse server to mix audio output from multiple processes owned by different users on Linux? I have no trouble mixing audio when all ...
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No sound output or hardware to choose from in gnome sound settings

There is no sound output when I try to play music or videos etc. When I run $ speaker-test I get speaker-test 1.0.25 Playback device is default Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 ...
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Why the volume is higher when earphones' jack is not plugged in completely?

This is interesting. When I plug in the jack completely the volume is normal as it should be, but the interesting part is that if I do not plug it completely but leave around 2 mm. of the jack ...
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No sound and every game crashes on sound issues (but everything ok in device manager)

My brother uses this Lenovo G780 laptop with Windows 7 64-bits running on it. Recently, there's no sound coming out of it anymore. There used to be a ! in device manager, so I reinstalled the ...
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Running JACK with Traktor Audio 2 soundcard (WIN8)

I want to send audio from the Dj-Software Traktor 2.6 to the DAW Ableton Live 8.2.2 and output it's master through my soundcard . As an audio interface I'm using Native Instrument Traktor Audio 2. For ...
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Windows 7: forcing any program to use a specific sound card/output?

My laptop has two sound outputs, HDMI and analog/jack. By setting the default sound output to use one output and a program (e.g.: foobar2000) to use the other, I can have music come from my big hifi ...
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HDMI with ATI graphics and MB sound. Discrete sound card have any value?

Two questions: With ATI video cards and HDMI, how much sound processing is handled my the video card itself? Would a discrete sound card using the same HDMI setup have any noticeable effect on ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect microphone

The built in microphone of my Dell Inspiron 1525 is working fine in Windows. But it is not getting detected in Ubuntu. What can I do to make it functional.
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Alternatives for Mac OS X Aggregate Device on Linux and Windows

In Mac OS X I am able to create an aggregate audio device, select, which hardware it will use to output/input sound, and, which sound channels it will use for output. The utility to do this is ...
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No sound Ubuntu 10.10 (have SB Live! card)

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu and I just installed 10.10 on my Dell Desktop PC that was running Windows XP. The PC is about 5-6 years old and the sound card it has is a SoundBlaster Live! card. The Sound ...
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Stream Soundcard to Squeezebox

I'm looking for a way to transmit what's being played by my soundcard directly to my squeezebox. The goal is to be able to having anything music that's being played (whether it's from myspace or ...
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No Audio Output Device is installed

this is an intermitent problem in my Sony Vaio model PCG-5K1L. I keep on getting a "No Audio Output Device is installed" when hovering my loudspeaker icon in Windows Vista. I have tried System >> ...
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How do I connect my sound card to an amplifier?

I have a computer with an integrated sound card, and speakers. I have an audio system with a tuner (amplifier) and A and B speakers in a different part of the house. How can I wire things up so that I ...
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Is it possible to play two different sounds through two sound cards at the same time?

Is it possible to play two different sounds through two sound cards at the same time? For example: Media Player audio through sound card one and GOM Player through sound card two at the same time?
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Is ALSA responsible for detecting sound cards?

I installed a sound card which is not detected by my Linux installation, but it is detected and working when I boot off the Live CD. I have tried to do all kinds of things with Alsa to get it to work ...
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Recording Interfaces for OS X that are supported/work well?

For os x, I would like to know what other audio production/music recording interface type products people have found to work well with os x? I do not want to know about stuff that only works. I want ...
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Archlinux sound not working

I installed Archlinux recently. I have instaled flash, vlc, alsa-utis. But there is no sound. I tried un-muting using alsamixer but there are no difference. Can you please let me know how to fix this ...
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will adding a Sound Card enhance sound quality ? How to get more Bass?

Do I need to install a Sound-Card to enhance the sound quality (or music quality) over my Intel in-built sound card. Do I need to Sound card when I have Big Hi-Fi 5.1 channel Speakers (or above). For ...
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using onboard sound card with dedicated soundcard

Is this even possible? I need to connect multiple line level inputs into my machine, but my soundcard only has one Line-In. I'd like to use the Line-In on my onboard sound device to get an ...
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Discrete audio - will Xonar DG improve my experience and reduce my CPU load?

I've experienced audio hick-ups when playing Battlefield 3. I suspect that it's caused by to high CPU load, so I'm considering discrete sound card. Currently I'm using on board one (VIA VT 1708S). I'm ...