A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
181 views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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?
1
vote
3answers
850 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

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. ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
819 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
651 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
285 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
570 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
718 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
70 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
85 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
40 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
321 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
647 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
229 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
261 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
102 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
914 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
395 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
267 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
231 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
273 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
399 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
329 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
447 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
714 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
511 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
135 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
362 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
64 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
164 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
163 views

Separate front audio panel in GNU/Linux

Is there a way to make the front audio panel act as a separate sound card in GNU/Linux? I have a motherboard with sound card that may be split into two logic sound cards (front panel and rear panel). ...
1
vote
1answer
538 views

Is it possible to lock the S/PDIF output sample rate to 44.1 on a Creative External Sound Blaster Live! SB0490?

Is it possible to lock the S/PDIF output sample rate to 44.1 on a Creative External Sound Blaster Live! SB0490? I have recently attached my SB0490 to a new Windows 7 computer with the latest drivers ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

Audio output soundcard and video card

So I'm running the ATI 4870x2 and from this with a DVI to HDMI adapter I have audio and video going to my tv - which feeds through to my amp and speakers. This is wonderful and I couldn't be happier, ...
1
vote
1answer
800 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
550 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
193 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

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 ...