A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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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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How to change the audio volume while speakers remain disabled/muted?

By default, when you change music volume when muted, Windows will automatically unmute the speakers. Is there a way to stop Windows from unmuting the speakers? In other words, is there a way to change ...
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How do I find the power consumption of a sound card?

I have a custom built desktop PC where I carefully chosen the parts so that it is still relatively powerful but has very low energy consumption. Now after I see that the inboard audio is not able to ...
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Do usb sound cards need driver

My onboard sound card is gone and my mobo have no place for new pci slot. So I've decided to buy a new usb sound card instead. I am using windows 8.1 so the main problem would be driver support. Do ...
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awful sound after I close the music player

I just installed win7 on a Toshiba Satellite P200-1FC and the problem that I'm facing with is that I get a very disturbing noise after I close the media player. It is a very loud, abnormal and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can i connect my amplifier output to my PC

I would like to know whether it is possible to connect my Yamaha amplifier to my computer. I'm very scared to do this, because some say that the output from my amplifier would cause my sound card to ...
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Ubuntu: Check the sound card line input on a remote machine

How to check from the command line on a remote machine (ssh) if the line input of sound card has an audio signal ?
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Is it possible to toggle disabled/enabled devices from Command Line, simlar to Device Manager?

I like to play Fallout 3 which is very buggy normally, and even more so once I've added some mods. Needless to say, it crashes a lot. I can deal with the crashes, the only problem is when it does my ...
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Is it possible to loop/wrap/connect audio out to microphone in via software on a MBP 15" Retina Late 2013?

I have an application which will only take audio from the microphone input to send out to a chatroom. The PC version of this app will take sound from the sound card as well as the microphone input. ...
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Hulu - Sound Effects too Loud, Dialogue not Loud Enough

Whenever I watch things on Hulu, I am always adjusting the sound because the sound effects are extremely loud and the dialogue is way too quiet. At first I thought that the issue was with crappy ...
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Sound Blaster 5.1 VX, line in and mic issues

I have a Sound Blaster 5.1 VX audio card. The card has one 3.5 jack for audio ingress that is used both for mic in and line in. I need to use it as mic in but I can't find a way to tell the audio ...
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Monoing the output of the audio jack in Mac OS X

I am using an audio mixer which only accepts mono inputs and I want to send the output of my MacBook Pro to it. I just wonder if it is possible to convert the stereo output of the audio jack to mono? ...
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Use laptop as an external sound card

I'm interested in audio mixing and want to try to be a disc jockey. I downloaded Mixxx to mix different tracks, but to do it the best I should have two separate audio outputs to play headphone and ...
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Connecting a Razer Tiamat 7.1

I have a box with a AsRock z77 extreme4 motherboard. Just got a new headset, which is a Razer Tiamat 7.1. Both devices state they support 7.1 channel surround. There is however a mismatch between the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sound problems in Windows 7

I hope I reached the correct forum for this question. I have a media computer with a third party audio card (Soundblaster audigy SE) I use a coaxial digital audio cable connected to a Onkyo TX SR508. ...
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What sound card is better and what should i take into consideration to consider it?

I have a Sound Blaster Live ! 24-bit 7.1 and a onboard sound card Realtek ALC889A codec High Definition Audio 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel that comes on my gigabyte motherboard. What should i take into ...
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finding audio driver

I have a soundcard in my new PC at work that does not have the right driver installed, and I'm not sure what the manufacturer is. (it's a generic PC running Windows XP) Is there a way to figure out ...
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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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Using multiple sound cards with XP and iTunes

I want to use itunes with an xp box and have the audio play out through two soundcards at the same time (one internal, one USB). Is this possible?
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7.1 Sound Card with Optical Out that works with Ubuntu

I currently have a Vostro 200 running Ubuntu that allows me to output to 7.1 audio using a bunch of 1/8 stereo to rca cables. This works perfectly, all I had to do was adjust some pulse audio setting ...
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Driver for Ensoniq AudioPCI ES1370 on Windows 7

KVM is a virtualisation package for running operating systems such as Windows on Linux. Windows XP works fine in this, but Windows 7 fails to recognise the sound card. According to the documentation, ...
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Mute Line-In in vista

I have plugged my ps3 sound to play through the line in on my computer to play through my computer speakers and it makes this annoying static noise as was wondering if it is possible to mute the line ...
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How to decrease microphone buffer size

How do I decrease the microphone buffer size on a Windows 7 Home Premium machine (Sony Vaio notebook)? Sound card is "Realtek High Definition Audio". EDIT: "When recording audio into your computer, ...
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Sound not working in my Ubuntu desktop after the sudden power cut

i googled in many articles but does't fix this problem i tried this but does't help me sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio sudo alsa ...
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How to setup ALSA Linux audio to Virtual machine sound card?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64 bit installed on an HP Probook 4440s machine. On said machine I have installed VMware Workstation (version 10.0.3 build-1895310) as my default Virtual machine app. I ...
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Soundblaster X-Fi CMSS 3D issue

I have a 5.1 system and I play it through the Sound Blaster X-Fi MB audio card. As I'm playing a stereo file, I have enabled CMSS 3D upmixing (surround). It used to play for a while. But when I played ...
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No sound after Ubuntu upgrade

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and now have no sound. This seems to be a common problem, but the answers on the Ubuntu forums aren't working for me. #> aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards ...
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Two audio outputs for two different applications

I need some help. Everytime I try to record sessions with people I can never play Youtube videos like they want because my Windows sound decides not to use communications device properly. I have two ...
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My on-board Sound card is not working after installing video card

There are two problems after installing a new graphics card on my pc. I installed a NVIDIA Gforce GT 610 1gb graphic card. It disabled my built in sound card. There is no Playback audio device ...
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Audio device not working on Windows 7 after installing video card

After solving an issue with the video adapter, the audio device on the machine stopped working. The volume button on the bottom bar displays a red error icon and, if clicked on, opens the Windows ...
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Windows 8 audio driver not installed automatically issue

I have a desktop. Once I had a problem with my sound card (Internal), so I replaced it with a new one. Then I installed ubuntu and the sound drivers installed automatically. Now I've just installed ...
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Low sound on MSI GS60 on Windows 8.1

I have an MSI GS60 laptop which I dual boot to either LinuxMint 17 or Windows 8.1. When I boot to Linux the sound is loud and works well. When I boot to Windows the sound is soft even at the maximum ...
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Windows 8.1 Laptop sound not playing through speakers

My Dell Latitude 6520 is facing the following problem: sound will only play through connected headphones; no audio through speakers, once the headphones are disconnected. I have uninstalled and ...