A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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Hearing a clicking noise from soundcard all the time

I have installed Fedora 17 on my laptop. A few days ago I updated my fedora (but not upgraded). I shut down my computer and since the next time I turned it on I am hearing a clicking noise all the ...
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Sound card issues (High Definition Audio Controller)

I have a 5-year-old Acer Aspire 4520. Until a month back it was working beautifully on Windows 7 32bit. But then out of the blue, the sound stopped working. I've tried reinstalling the OS 3-4 times. ...
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Any difference between green line-out connection on back and front of PC?

On my Windows XP PC, there is a green line-out connection for jacks at both the back and the front. Is there any technical difference between both of these, or are the both effectively the same and ...
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graphics-card makes sound-card produce a buzzing sound

Recently I bought a new GPU: GeForce GTX 550 Ti, and after installing it I get a strange buzzing sound. It's not always there, just sometimes (mostly when I open some game, but sometimes also in ...
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Hearing static from front audio port on soundcard

I recently bought an Asus Xonar 5.1 DG soundcard. I have connected my front audio to the soundcard header, the problem is though, when I use my headphones in the front jack I hear static when the ...
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No digital audio output with Asus Xonar DG

I've purchased an Asus Xonar DG as replacement for faulty onboard audio in a Medion 8822 as it has an optical output which is all I really need to feed my HTPC. I uninstalled the previous ...
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Sound is way too quiet on full

At first I thought it was the sound chip on my motherboard, so I put in a Creative Audigy 2 ZS. The audio was certainly better quality, but just as quiet. I rebooted today and the audio was very loud ...
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Sound crackling in Windows 8

I have Windows 8 and a Realtek high definition audio integrated in the motherboard. For some reason I always get crackling sound when I listen to anything. It doesn't always happen and it last a ...
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How to prevent sound being sporadically choppy when playing Amiga games on WinUAE?

I find that when playing Amiga games in WinUAE, the sound goes choppy for no apparent reason. Sometimes this happens right away when starting emulation, other times sound is fine for a while then ...
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Choosing an Audio Output Device (ASIO)

I’m trying to choose which audio output device to use with my audio player (XMPlay). It has various output plugins, including DirectSound and ASIO (don’t even get me started on the MIDI device ...
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3.1 Surround Sound via optical out

I have a Xonar DG sound card, and I'm outputting my computer sound via an optical cable. It's connected to a 3.1 Sony Sound Bar (model ht-ct150). Is there a setting/driver/software of some kind where ...
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Sound Stops on Some Videos

I just reinstalled Windows 7 after my harddrive crashed. Installed all sound drivers and whatnot, but now when I'm playing some video files, audio will work for about 5 minutes, and then drop to ...
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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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Audio tearing, Freeze

I'm running windows 7 64 bit. I've been getting audio tearing that lasts for about a second and is accompanied by a short freeze of the computer. It's really irritating, especially during games, or ...
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PC doesn't dectect my old soundcard

My old soundcard was not working not properly and I decided to buy new one. I installed the new one and it works good but the mic input has some kind of cracking sound (I think that I have some ...
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Multiple sound cards of the same brand? [closed]

I wish to build a home media server, which i am already half way through creating an application to stream media to different outputs. For the setup of the PC, i need 5 outputs in total (possibly one ...
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Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe 5.1 Sound Troubles after Reboot/Standy

My Problem: If you Stand-By/Hibernate/Shutdown my PC and reboot/wake it up, i got strange sound. Then sound is without Bass (and Sound in Battlefield 3 sounds weird, maybe just because of the missing ...
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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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No sound on the Mac Mini in windows 7

Need to work and mac and windows. Windows 7 x64 install without problems, with one exception, there is no sound. Driver is, the device is detected without a problem, but here in the column does not ...
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The sound freezes while listening to music

I have bought an sound card - Sound Blaster X-FI Surround 5.1 PRO and while I'm listening to the music, after few minutes or even hours (it does happends randomly) the sound dissapears and I have to ...
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OEM sound card with no drivers or support

I thought my sound card was going out so I bought a sound card online. Everything seemed to work ok, I do have sound. But after a few months, I noticed the extra software that downloaded with the ...
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External mixer behringer talking while playing a song

I bought Behringer XENYX 1204usb mixer and I have problem. How to talk in the mic while playing a song? I did too much searching for this issue nothing I found helps. I connect the mixer to the ...
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is there a way to enable soundblaster emulation on an old Dell Latitude running native DOS 6.22?

I've got an old P3 1ghz Dell Latitude that I formatted to boot natively into DOS 6.22. Is there any way (drivers, etc) to get soundblaster emulation for old DOS games? I want to clarify.. 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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Is there any option to install a soundcard on a VMware (vSphere 5) VM

We are using VMware vSphere 5.0 infrastructure to run our VMs. Our VMs consist of desktops (multiple versions of Windows) that need a soundcard installed. Is there any solution for achieving this ?
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Linux Mint Debian Cinammon soundcard selection

i use said OS and i am missing a window or setting to set the default soundcard. I have a builtin analog soundcard which works just fine and is set as default, also i have a usb headset which works ...
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Disable Windows sound card jack sensing

I have a sound card that is able to sense what jacks are plugged in where. The problem is that it keeps detecting my speakers on and off (they come and go randomly). Last time I had this problem I ...
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Soundcard makes constant ticking or clicking sound

I can hear a constant ticking sound in the background at roughly a frequency of 2 per second mainly when nothing it playing. I have a Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 card and 5.1 speakers connected -- ...
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Windows 7, Conexant High Def Audio drivers not working on Lenovo R61i

I just installed Windows 7 ultimate on my Lenovo ThinkPad R61i. Driver update says I have the latest version installed but there is no sound from the loudspeakers. My question is: What can I do to get ...
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Why are these boxes next to my sound devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unknown glyph symbols on the Volume Mixer After I reformatted my computer and installed all of the drivers, the applications making sound in sound manager have boxes ...
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How can I split a surround sound signal to output between two discrete sound cards?

I'm currently using Windows 7 (home edition) and have two stereo sound cards, that can simultaneously play two different audio streams. I want to use these two devices as a virtual 4/0 surround ...
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Using front panel jacks with a sound card

I have a relatively modern computer system, in which I have installed an ancient PCI sound card which I recovered from a defunct system. Despite being over ten years old, the sound card is still ...
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How to transmit a fax via sound output from a computer?

I'm using Windows 7 on a Laptop, but I have not any modem hardware embedded on it... I know that faxes are normally transmitted (received and sent) via AT commands through a serial port to a modem ...
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How to make Winamp sound like studio quality? [closed]

When I listen to an HD song in Youtube using Firefox it sounds like studio quality. But when I play a high quality FLAC version of the same song on Winamp it sounds not as good as Youtube. So I am not ...
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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 ...
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Recording two external audio sources at the same time on Windows 7?

I am in the process of transferring my audio cassette collection to MP3. I am currently using two tape decks and two PCs with cables between the decks the the PC's (on board) sound-cards. Because I ...
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After installing a new sound card, my BIOS drives me crazy

I diconnected the AC'97 front panel header from the mobo and connected it to the sound card. The front panel audio works, i.e. after connecting it to the new sound card, the mic and headphones I ...
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Where to find Dell 500 drivers?

I have Dell 500 laptop and I can't find from where to download its drivers, I have Windows xp intalled, but can't setup the audio driver, and some others. I hope I can find a place where I can ...
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What sound cards are there besides Creative's that offer benefits for gaming?

Many years (6? 7?) ago I bought an Audigy sound card to replace the onboard sound and was astonished at the improvement in games. It was a completely different sound, the whole experience became way ...
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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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How to reinstall sound?

I'm not even sure if sound was working after the install, I have installed things and 'apt-get upgrade' since then. When I realized I had no sound, I tried installing 'emu10k1' from this list: ...
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Windows 7 laptop's volume with headphones way too loud

I have two headphones, neither has any amps or volume control, and both have the same problem with this computer. I normally have the volume on 10%, and that is optimal. I'm still very afraid that ...
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Is dual audio output possible?

I have integrated audio card that supports 5.1 audio, it has 6 I/O plugins in back and 2 at front. My card name is "Realtek High Definition Audio card". So my question is: Is it possible to set up ...
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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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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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Connecting headphones amplifier with two soundcards

I have two soundcards installed in my computer (one is on-board and other is PCI card). One is used in windows and other in linux. I hate going behind the computer every time that I reboot into ...
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Researching Soundcard with RCA Output

I'm trying to find a sound card for a client who wants one with RCA audio outputs. Now, while I enjoy good sound, I'm hardly an audiophile, so if anybody has some suggestions for a good ...
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Sound card with Multiple Jacks

If a laptop has multiple output sound jacks, like in HP DV6 series, I am able to get output from the all the jacks. i.e the same output is received. I would like to ask if I can get different sound ...
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5.1 analog sound card MacPro

To avoid the lack of analog ports in the past I bought a USB headset, it broke recently :( I'd really like to use my uber pair of headphones unfortunately they use analog so I'm having a little ...
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sound card in linux

How can I see hardware information for my sound card in Linux?