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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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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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Realtek “Microphone Effects” no longer working

I have a mic plugged into my computer, and I was able to use the "microphone effects" tab here to enable/disable noise suppression and acoustic echo cancellation. Noise suppression off and acoustic ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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Windows can not find a playback device. Soundcard installed and working

Okay let me set the scene of this computer Dell Dimension 3100 Added ATI Graphics Card, Ram Upgraded to 2GB Windows XP SP3 So the problem is thus: Going Start>Control Panel> Sounds > Audio No ...
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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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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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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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Windows XP: No audio, no master volume available or disabled, device and driver shows okay

I have here a Windows XP Prof machine (asus laptop A2D) with a onboard soundcard (Realtek AC97) that was working previously OK. On some moment the soundcard does not produces any sound and the most ...
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Can all notebooks record from the sound card?

Is it possible that a modern notebook (say built in the last 5 years) contains a (onboard) sound card that it is not possible to record from? I've always assumed that this is a very basic capability, ...
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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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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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soundblaster x-fi HD SPDIF input not working in windows 7

I recently bought a Creative x-fi HD usb sound card, with the intent of using the SPDIF optical input to play audio from my PS3 games console through my Computer. I have connected the sound card to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Edirol UA-25 driver on Windows 8 Preview

I've installed Windows 8 developer preview on a laptop and everything is working apart from my external sound card. The sound card in question is this one, and I've tried downloading and installing ...
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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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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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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD: No sound

I'm using Windows 7 with the latest updates. Now I got a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD and I wanted to test it. I connected my sound system (Edifier S730D) with the external audio interface via Cinch ...
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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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building a media pc from scrap parts [closed]

I am wanting to build a media pc from some old parts and i have a few questions as well. My goals for the media center pc: blue ray 1080p watch youtube and other internet video work with my ...
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Computer not acknowledging sound card after move

We just got our computer back from having moved and when I tried to hook our speaker system, the computer keeps telling me that I don't have a sound system installed. It's a Dell computer with the ...
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Where does the sound card come from HP Proliant N40L + Radeon HD 5450?

I recently bought a HP Proliant N40L microserver and intended to use it as a HTPC. Once I have discovered that it does not have a integrated sound card and a very poor graphics card, I bought a ...
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No sound after putting the laptop to sleep or hibernate

I have a Lenovo running Win7-x64 (SP1), and after I put my laptop to sleep or hibernate, the computer won't play any sound after I wake it. The really strange part is that if I put the computer back ...
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Sound card with Multiple Jacks

If a laptop has multiple output sound jacks, like in the 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 ...
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Sound lagging on HP DV6000 laptop

I have a HP DV6000 laptop. It's a little over a year old with some wear and tare. The sound is lagging, but I know the cause is not my speakers because the sound lags on my headphones as well. It ...
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Lowest Latency Sound Card

I'm using a sound card for reading analogue signals and for the ADC component. I need extremely low latency (<1ms). Is the sound card the right way to go or can you get better results with a custom ...
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Is there a foolproof way to detect if my sound card supports 5.1 surround sound?

Not sure if this is a very basic question for this community, but I am finding it real hard to determine if the sound card in my computer supports 5.1 speakers? The Device Manager -> Sound, Video and ...
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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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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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Can 4.1 speakers work with a sound card that only has one line out port?

My friend just purchased a Dell Inspiron 620 desktop that has integrated 5.1 channel audio. On the back of the computer where all the plugs/ports are, there is only port for a line out for audio. ...
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I am hearing my screen

Today I installed sound card drivers of my motherboard (Asus P6T SE), and now I have started hearing the things that are happening on my screen. When I scroll, or change windows, basically cause a ...
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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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How to use an iPhone as a USB Sound Card

I know this is highly irregular... but this is actually what I am trying to do, you understood correctly... I have a computer running Ubuntu 11.04 which does not recognize my earphones, and I cannot ...