A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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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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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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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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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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What caused the volume bar to be gone?

I don't know what has happened, but suddenly my laptop can't play any sound and the volume bar has gone. It's an Acer Aspire 4937 G, running Windows Vista Home Premium. Update: Restarting my laptop ...
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Two soundcards: How do route the input from one so it plays on the other soundcard's output?

I'm using Windows. I have two soundcards, and only one of them has an input. The other only has an output. For some reason, I can not change them. What I have tried: I am able to open Sound recorder ...
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Ubuntu sound card driver

Where can I search for a sound card driver in Ubuntu? Should I use sudo apt-cache search ??? I don't know which command can I use to find my exactly sound card version in linux?
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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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What are usual maximum output frequencies on computer sound cards?

Exactly what it says on the tin. I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook sound card and I was measuring its output frequency using frequency counter connected to the card's output. ...
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Terrible noises from subwoofer of ACER Aspire 6930 with Realtek sound chip

After approximately 5-15 min of listening to music my subwoofer begins to make terrible noises. He's just "coughing". That began after 6 months I had this computer. Now I found out, that I can ...
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sound clipping in windows 7 64bit

something is up with 64 bit version of windows 7. i have 2 (good pro-sumer) sound cards which i've used in other version of windows 7 w/out problems, but now it is causing severe clipping noise ...
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No sound coming from laptop speakers

Recently, my laptop's speakers have stopped producing any sounds. Its a very weird problem. 1) The internal/built in speakers used to work fine, but now no sound comes out. 2) If I put in the ear ...
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Sound Card max volume

I bought a new computer equipped with an integrated Intel® High Definition Audio sound card , im using Windows 7 and the volume is set on its max, im also using the same speakers i used on my old ...
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Scratchy sound output on windows xp sp3

My computer is Dell optiplex 380, OS is windows xp sp3 with lastest update. Driver details: Title: Audio: Realtek ALC269 HD Audio Driver Version : A02 OEM name : Realtek OEM Version: 5874 The ...
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No Audio from Windows XP after formatting

I have reinstalled in my Windows XP machine. After it is re-isntalled the audio in my machine has failed. I have installed all the device drivers in my mother board. The Realtek Sound driver is also ...
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Mac Pro | Can I listen to two audio sources, each on a separate jack?

My iTunes library plays out of the rear audio jack on my 2007 Mac Pro tower (MacPro1,1 // Snow Leopard). I'd like to have the front jack with headphones exclusively available for other sounds ...
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Dual sound output on XP

My computer is equipped with two sound cards, the integrated one on the motherboard, as well as a Soundblaster Live I installed myself. The Soundblaster has a special front panel with midi ports, and ...
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How do I set the default soundcard for the root user?

I am running raspbian Jessie on my raspi 2. I have an external usb soundcard for my pi. I set it as the default card simply by going to Menu->preferences->Audio Device Settings. This works as ...
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random popping sound from subwoofer even when muted or booting; audio sometimes cuts out; headphones still work

I dual boot Ubuntu 15 and Windows 10, and I have been having audio issues for a couple of weeks now in both OSs and even sometimes during boot before either OS starts. My laptop's subwoofer makes a ...
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Windows OS takes exclusive control of audio

So when I start up I hear the two sounds when loading and then after that I get no sounds, I do get the logoff sound if I power off or reboot (hence be thinking it is system sounds hijacking the ...
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Possible to get firewire on a new laptop that only has usb3 and thunderbolt?

I was wondering if it's possible to somehow get Firewire on my Asus rog g751jy? It's fairly new and really powerful computer, but doesn't have a built-in firewire port. It does however have USB3.0 ...
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Can a hometheater be connected to PC?

I am planning to buy Samsung 32J4300 TV. And I want to connect Logitech Z-906 5.1 Speaker System with it. Q1. Can it be connected to my TV. I am asking this because I have tried to connect my ...
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Creative Sound Card: All Static and No Sound on Cold Boot

Whenever I cold boot my system I get sound blasted by static. When I reboot the static disappears and the sound works properly. PC Info: Motherboard - MSI h77ma-g43 Sound Card - Creative Sound ...
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Creative sound card Bass Redirection dB levels

When I enable the Bass Redirection setting on my Sound Blaster Zx, I need to know: By how many dB the crossed over frequencies are reduced. By how many dB the LFE channel is reduced. During ...
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Change audio output depending on monitor application is run in [duplicate]

This type of questions has been asked, but did not find solution to my current setup (setup with soundcard). I have Xonar DGX sound card, and Nvidia Graphics card. I have connected TV to my ...
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Can a PC react to phone headset controls?

I have seen MacBook users plug in their headsets and being able to use the remote controls for volume, play and pause without a problem. According to this answer, the signals are sent over the wire ...
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Getting VLC to output 5.1 audio

I have an Asus Xonar DG sound card in my computer, with a high end 5.1 speaker system. I would like to be able to play movies on this computer, and if they have 5.1 audio, play them using my surround ...
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Cannot get audio input of Soundblaster HD working

I have a Creative Soundblaster HD which has a RCA output and a RCA/Phono input. I have connected my smartphone with the audio input of the USB soundcard and the RCA output of it is connected with my ...
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Text-to-Speech Fadeout (BUG) — RE:sound card hardware, windows TTS engine or controlling apps

Problem: Applications that use Text-To-Speech (TTS) engine cause the speech to fadeout mid sentence. Reads current sentence of text then fades out after about 1-2 seconds only to return at the ...
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How to force rear speakers play the same as front ones under Windows?

I have Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H motherboard with embedded audio. I have connected simple desktop speakers to "front" socket and my big stereo system to "rear" socket. On my previous motherboard ASUS ...
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Windows 7 sound output through HDMI and Speaker at the same time

I would like to output the audio of a game through HDMI and through speakers at the same time. I can only setup one default device. A solution I often find on the internet is using Wave Stereo Mix or ...
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Window 8.1 Volume keeps changing after releasing keyboard volume keys

I recently upgraded my PC from Windows 7 to 8.1. When I tap the reduce/increase volume keys on my Logitech Media Keyboard Elite, Windows keeps reducing/increasing the volume as if I was holding the ...
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Soundcard with realtime microphone monitoring

I have a soundcard (Audigy 2ZS), which is very old and very poorly supported in modern Windows OSes, but this sound card has very important feature - when I use microphone, I can hear my own voice ...
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Windows 8 won't output stereo sound

I have two sets of stereo speakers. Speakers on my desk and a pair of headphones. The speakers are connected to a port on the back and the headphones are connected to a USB port on the front. ...
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MP3's lag and jitter regardless of the player I use

I am having a great deal of difficulty in finding a solution to my problem. When I play music on my PC it seems to lag and stutter or jitter every few minutes... it's as if I am using a turntable and ...
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Clarify misunderstanding about USB hosts and IRQs

I have a long-suffering usb sound card (Creative X-Fi HD). Its manual said the following: Ensure that the headset/soundcard uses a USB Host that is on an individual IRQ slot. This means that no ...
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How to find out which application uses speakers?

Some application sending short beeps at random times after windows is returned from hibernate and sleep states. Is there any way to track down this program? Update: Problem solved by closing all ...
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No sound on boot w/ speakers & headphones plugged in

When I boot my pc with speakers + headphones plugged in, they're detected but don't play sound. When I test them, they show that they're playing sound, but I don't hear anything. The strange thing ...
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SoX on 64-bit Windows - how to chose output device

I have created 3 virtual sound devices using VAC and now i want to start 3 sox instances and make every instance use a separate sound device for output when playing a wav file. Command sox.exe ...
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Removing/changing default sound card number

I'm guessing my current sound card setup is cause conflicts with other software (particularly Rakarrack) and I ran the aplay -l command: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA ...
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No sound from the subwoofer

I'm running windows 7 Ultimate x 64, have a brand new soundblaster Z 5.1 surround sound audio card. Computer is a Gigabyte Z86 based mobo, Core i7 CPU, 16 Gb RAM. When I run the speaker test ...
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How get video from video card and sound from sound card into HDMI cable?

I have a video card and a sound card. My Monitor has a audio jack which just forwards the audio signal from the HDMI cable. But the cable is connected to my video card and for sound, only the onboard ...
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Soundflower with FireWire soundcard transmits on all output channels

when I try to use Soundflower together with my external 12ch FireWire sound card on a MacBook Pro, I get the same signal (left and right channel combined) on all of the output channels. If you know ...
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Record line-in audio from two applications using Alsa

Im currently working on an small application which runs on a cubieboard (ARMv7, rasp-pi-like). What I really need to do is, accessing and recording the line-in audio-signal from two different ...
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How to get my speakers and headphones to play audio at the same time?

My speakers have a port to plug my headphones into. Whenever I plug them in, I only hear sound through my headphones, and not through my speakers anymore. I would want to hear sound through both of ...
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Asus Xonar DSX causing freezes

I have an Asus Xonar DSX sound card installed in my system that has been giving me grief lately, and Asus support and Google searches have been no help in figuring out what's wrong with it. The ...
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aoss is preventing file logging - logging argument commands

I am using an application which requires aoss. The results are required to be appended to a file. When I write these commands, the file is always empty: aoss multimon -a DTMF | tee test.txt aoss ...
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Soundcard and headset - microphone picks up low to no sound

I have headset connected with two 3.5 mm jacks to my computer. I use my microphone mostly for communication via TeamSpeak. Unfortunately, in the last time, the other side hears sound which goes slowly ...
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Whine emanating from soundsystem, independent of volume, on Ubuntu 12.04

When ever I plug in my headphones in to my computer's headphone jack, on Ubuntu, I get a constant whine that is independent of volume or any other modification I make on alsamixer. I do not have a mic ...
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Plugging USB sound card prevents Windows Screen saver from running

I'm developing an embedded Windows based device with some extra hardware (an information kiosk). I need second sound card in the device so I use USB Device like this but when I plug it in it ...