A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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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 ...
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Laptop sound card glitch

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop that recently started making a strange sound on a pretty regular basis (about once a minute for half a second) when playing music (from any source... iTunes, ...
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No sound on Windows 7 Professional x64

I have an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 with the latest drivers installed. Every once in a while, unpredictably, audio stops working. I usually work around this by rebooting and everything goes back to ...
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Sound doesn't work after hibernate.

The last few times that I woke my PC out of hibernate, the sound wasn't working. I re-enabled the sound card and reinstalled the driver. It still isn't working. When this happens, Flash will crash ...
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How do I safely reinstall a (audio) driver?

I suspect my audio driver to be misbehaving. As my previous question didn't return anything useful, I'm trying to do anything I can think of. I now want to reinstall my sound drivers. But I have no ...
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Is it possible to add hardware on a remote machine and use it as if it was installed on the local machine?

We have two computers in the apartment running Windows 7 and Windows Vista. 99% of the time we use headphones but every now and then we have a desire for some ambiance so we got a set of 2.1 speakers. ...
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No sound on Intel server board with Windows Server 2008

I have installed Windows Server 2008 Enterprise version on my Intel server board (S3420GPV). But I didn't get any sound card driver for my board. Is there any sound card available for the same ...
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How can I use headphones and speakers at the same time with no front audio port? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get headphones and speakers working at the same time? I want to use speakers and headphones at the same time to output sound, even if I have to change some ...
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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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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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Sound output is switching from one device to other on peaks

Very odd problem... I have two sound devices Built in Sound adapter on Asus P5Q mainboard Creative Sound Blaster Xi-Fi Xtreme Audio on PCI-E Default output device is number 2. Sometimes, when ...
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Audiotrak Prodigy Cube sound device issue

I have an Audiotrak PRODIGY CUBE external sound card. When I hook it up to my desktop computer via USB, the sound capture is not working at all. I receive the message: This sound device does not ...
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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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sound card makes mouth popping noise

sound card makes mouth popping noise... Hard to describe the sound, but it's the sound you make when you roll the tongue and brush it against the palate (roof of your mouth). I have set system ...
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Stop the loud beeping?

Every time my computer freezes, if I click or scroll or otherwise interact, it beeps so loudly my ears actually hurt. If I have earbuds plugged in, it'll beep so loudly that people two rooms over ...
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Installed new GTX 560, the old sound card disappeared from settings, trouble with 5.1 sound

Home-made gaming PC (pretty modest, don't get any ideas), running Win XP (yeah, I know, but it's fine by me), using old-ish AMD dual core on an AM2 socket. It's connected via HDMI (through a DVI/HDMI ...
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Getting sound from rear panel and front panel in same time

I am getting sound from rear panel and front panels in same time. I am using Realtek HD audio driver 6.0 . I was looking front panel jack detection in Realtek driver interface but i couldn't find it ...
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Skype calls: “cant access your sound card”

I have Lenovo with Windows 7, my speakers and microphone working fine, but when I use Skype I have announcement "can't access your sound card" the camera works fine. I did check the settings and I ...
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Is it possible to switch the sound card or motherboard of a Sony Vaio?

I have two Sony VAIO computers and my VGN-FZ240E model's sound card no longer works for some reason. Is there a way I could take the sound card or motherboard from my VGN-NR498D model and transfer it? ...
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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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Need for external sound card

I am having an old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Recently I bought myself a Bose QC15 headphone. I find the sound I get on the headphone a bit thin (lacks depth). I mostly listen to FLACs. I was ...
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Soundcard beeping all the time!

I have an Acer Aspire 7720G laptop and my integrated soundcard just started emitting alarm-like sound. The card itself is Realtek ALC268. The sound can be heard as soon as UEFI finishes loading. ...
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Dell XPS M1330 speaker issues

My Dell XPS M1330 speakers are not working ever since I installed Windows 7. I am also running Ubuntu and the speakers work fine there. The headphone jack works under both OSes. Which driver I should ...
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Can't make ubuntu 10.04 beep sound [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enable System Beep in Ubuntu I am trying to use the "beep" command, but it doesn't beep any sound. I installed it with "sudo apt-get install beep", then I run "beep" ...
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How do I troubleshoot the sound card?

My system was running fine, but I occasionally noticed that the sound output is "glitchy" and I decided to add a sound card. A friend gave me his old sound card from a system he is throwing away. I ...
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let different programs use different sound cards on Windows 7

I have a machine with 2 sound-cards. I would like to map an application to one sound-card and map a different application to the other sound-card. Is it possible on Windows 7? Is there any tool that ...
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Soundcard with 1/4" stereo input?

Anyone ever seen a sound card with at least 1 stereo 1/4" audio jack?
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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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Route sound over SSH

I want to play the sound from my current machine on a remote machine. Both machines have SSH installed, so SSH seems like a good option (if that's even possible). If not, I could alternatively use ...
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How can I make Chromium use a different ALSA device?

I need one instance of Chromium on Linux to target a different sound card than the default, including Flash. Is there anyway to do this easily?
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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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How do I test if my laptop sound card has multiple outputs available?

I want to have two sound output sources from my laptop. I can either use two sound cards, or have one with multiple outputs. How can I test if my sound card supports it already? Then it seems that ...
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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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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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What other application is using my sound card?

First off, if the answer to this is simply "you can't," I'm okay with that. That said - in Windows 7, I open the properties of the audio out on my sound card, change the default format from 16 bit to ...
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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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Why doesn't my sound card start? It reports code 10

When I installed the XP for first time my sound card was working fine. But only after the first reboot it has stopped working. Under Device Manager, the section "sound video and game controller" the ...
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Built in vs External Sound Card (eg, Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 )

My motherboard (GA-MA770-UD3) supports 2/4/5.1/7.1 channel HD audio and I was wondering about What more a sound card like Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 pro may provide. What will be the ...
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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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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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How can I get stereo mix for my Windows 7 computer? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get stereo mix with Windows 7 Professional on an HP G-series notebook. I right-click the volume icon -> Recording devices -> Check show disabled devices, but nothing new comes up. My ...
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Soundcard stopped working after USB-speakers were used a couple of times, how to trouble shoot?

I have a Laptop with an internal audio digital stereo (IEC958) soundcard which used to work fine. After plugging in a pair of USB notebook-speakers, something got mixed up and the internal soundcard ...
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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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Can't access server sound card when vnc'd into ubuntu server

I've set up my ubunutu 10 server with xfce, nxserver, and now tightvncserver so that I can control it remotely from my Windows 7 laptop. NX is working fine for remote access, but when I run (for ...
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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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Sound card and integrated sound

I'm using winXP, and I have sound card 5.1(, also integrated sound on motherboard).. Is it possible, with some software to be able to switch between sound card and integrated sound ? I have 5.1 ...