A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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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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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 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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Headset – sound, but no microphone – sound & microphone good on other computer

Headset – sound, but no microphone – sound & microphone good on other computer I plugged in a Logitech G230, and I got sound. I could not get my microphone to work. I tested the headset on ...
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How to get better MIDI output for old DOS games

So I've decided to play an old DOS game using DOSbox, and I've been digging up some information about MIDI and how to get better MIDI sound. The reason I got curious is that I have a Creative X-Fi ...
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making a PCI soundcard work inside a Parallels Desktop virtual machine

im running Windows 8.1 inside Parallels Desktop 9 in Mavericks (mac) I have an ASUS Xonar Essence STX soundcard (PCI-Express) connected, is there any hope of making it work inside the windows virtual ...
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Sound Blaster Play! 2 - beeps but no sound

I connected Sound Blaster Play! 2 to my PC, it plays beeps and test sound from windows speaker setup, but there is no sound in browser/WMP etc. How can I fix it? THanks!
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How to test if speaker is playing the sound programatically?

Is there a way to determine if speakers are playing the sound, given that there is no microphone to detect this. I have an embedded system running Linux on ARM target board. I want to device a power ...
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How can I reverse the sound from my headset - windows 8

I have a problem with my sound board. For any headset which I have and who doesnt have an own soundboard, my notebook sound board send wrong sound to the headset, i mean that on the right side I can ...
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Windows setup which allows sending game sound to both USB-headset and soundcard?

I would like to record some game play while playing and in order to do that with what I have lying around I need to have game sound output to both my USB-headset and my traditional sound card which I ...
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Linux ALSA: No sound out from internal speaker

There is no audio output when running "Test Speakers" in Sound Preferences -> Hardware -> pcsp. The internal speaker worked fine under Windows. Sound can, however, be heard when headphones or a ...
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Surround Sound 7.1 in headset

I had been reading a lot about Surround Sound, 7.1, etc.. and finally I'm a little confused about the choices I have! Please, I need help! I want to buy a headset to have 7.1 on the pc for games! If ...
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How to get 7.1 sound from PC to AV receiver over HDMI without video?

I have a 120Hz monitor so I cannot connect PC -> AVR -> Monitor. The PC has to be directly connected to the monitor. I will not simply attach the AVR as a second dummy monitor to my GPU since this ...
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No sound on remote machine

I connect to windows 8 desktop from windows 7 via vpn. There was a sound before but couple days ago it disappeared. The connection is bad but it still worked in the past. I put "Play on this computer" ...
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Can't get audio, can't isolate cause

I'm running a computer with the following specs: OS Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.04 HDD0 256GB SAMSUNG 840 EVO HDD1 300GB SEAGATE HDD2 2TB WEST DIG BLUE HDD3 750GB DELL ENTERPRISE HDD4 750GB ...
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5.1 3.5mm speakers into motherboard with stereo 3.5mm input

I have an Intel DQ670W motherboard, with 1 x Stereo Out 1 x Microphone In 1 x Line In 3.5mm on the rear panel, with Stereo and Microphone repeated on the front panel. I have some Logitech 5.1 ...
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Audio rapidly fades out every time a sound is played

I recently installed a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Fx sound card in a computer running audiovisual experiments that involve the repetition of short (on the order of 100 milliseconds in duration) ...
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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. My problem is that when I press the reduce/increase volume keys on my Logitech Media Keyboard Elite once windows keeps reducing/increasing the volume ...
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Getting Stereo Mix to listen to Optical Out

I'm unable to get Stereo Mix to listen to the optical output I've set all my devices to use. It doesn't seem to be responding to any audio, and I can't seem to use it for anything else. Running ...
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Simultaneously use front and rear PC audio jacks

I'm running Windows7 HP on an optiplex 755.(on-board sound card) Is there a work around or some drivers I can get so that it doesn't shut off the rear output if I plug into the front one?
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Creative X-Fi no sound in Windows 7x64 (Passthrough)

I am running a virtual Windows 7 x64 installation with qemu-system-x86_64 and a Creative emu20k2 Elite Pro (Titanium) soundcard passthroughed (with vfio) to the windows 7 machine. I passthroughed the ...
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Upmix Stereo to (splitted) 5.1 surround

My (and most) onboard Realtek soundcard has a feature called Speaker Fill, which upmixes stereo sound from L (Front Left) and R (Front Right) to the other speakers. This does not happen by simply ...