A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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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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Mini display port to HDMI and also send audio to analog 5.1 home theather system

What I'm trying to accomplish is the following. I have a mini display port on my Lenovo X230, from which I'm successfully streaming to an HDMI enabled TV, using a mini display port to HDMI cable. Now, ...
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Stream audio from anywhere (tablet/phone) to pc that is connected with sound system [closed]

There are a lot of encapsulated solutions to get sound from a certain content provider playing on your sound system, but I would like to take a more open approach. I've got a PC that is connected ...
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Virtual soundcard combining outputs

Here's my problem, I am recording gameplay footage but also want to record TeamSpeak at the same time. The game plays out of my speakers and TeamSpeak through my headset. Speakers as my default ...
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Having sound problems with soundcard TASCAM US-144 MKII

I'm using the soundcard above with Studio One 2. Everytime I'm starting SO2, the playback speed of all the audio output is decreased by 50% except Studio One itself. And yes, I already checked the ...
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Delay in playing(recording?) real time raw audio in LINUX

I'm developing OpenWrt device which sends audio data to network but I have issues in the early beginning. I'm trying to find which cause delay in playing (or maybe recording, but more probably ...
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External Speakers panned to the left and no spdif output displays in the playbacksound

I have a massive problem. My external speakers panned to left, no sound is coming out of the right speaker. I've tried EVERYTHING. Believe me I have done everything you recommend and nothing works. ...
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Will my soundcard (Asus Xonar DGX) stay good in my case? [closed]

Will my soundcard (Asus Xonar DGX) stay good in my case? I just have a free slot, and above it there is my Radeon 7850HD with two fans. (My motherboard is MSI Z87-g43)... Links to photos of my case: ...
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Sound card recognized as outputting sound, yet no sound

I just upgraded my sound card to an Asus Xonar DG. Under "playback devices" it recognizes the card, and the volume meter to the right displays that there is sound coming out of the device. My ...
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mixing sound from multiple users' processes on linux

As in the title. Is it possible without setting up a system-wide pulse server to mix audio output from multiple processes owned by different users on Linux? I have no trouble mixing audio when all ...
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Laptop does not detect headphones when plugged in

Possibly a hardware issue: I've tried it with Windows 7, Windows 8 and all kinds of drivers. The speaker volume is nice and loud and plays no problem. However when I plug in my headphones, the sound ...
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Enabling 5.1 with a Xonar DS soundcard on Debian Jessie

I have successfully installed a Xonar DS on my Windows 7 system. I'm trying to do the same on my 64bit Debian (Jessie) partition, but it's quite another story. Goods news, as alsa wiki tells me, my ...
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Directx sound tabs are missing. How to get it back?

Recently I installed windows 8.1 pro on my system. When i opened directx diagnostic tool it had 5 tabs. They are System, display, sound1, sound2 and input. During this time the sound of all the ...
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Soundcard setup

I can't set up my soundcard not to reshare voice between the channels. I want to use VirtualDJ with different deck on diffecent channels. So I have output 1&2 (Front) for deck 1, 3&4 for desk ...
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Is it possible for a single process to take control of multiple sound systems in a multi-monitor setup?

Specifically in Windows (Windows 8 in my case), a multi-monitor setup using HDMI can have multiple sound systems (such as one per monitor), but they are independent of each other by default, and only ...
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get and play Old Creative Midi files

When I was young a was given an old 386PC to play with. While everyone else was using Windows 98 I was learning MS-DOS. The old 386 had a Creative Soundblaster 1.5 It came with a few MIDI songs I want ...
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Connecting headphone output of soundcard with speaker amplifier?

I have a soundcard, but I don't know which model. There are four 3,5mm outputs. My speaker amplifier is connected to the 3,5mm output which I previously used for some 20 Dollar active speakers and ...
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ASUS G75VX, after closing the lid and reopening, often speakers don't work (only subwoofer)

If I close the lid on my G75VX when I come back and reopen it only my subwoofer plays sound. A reboot fixes the problem every time. This happened on Windows 8 and since updating to 8.1, I have also ...
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Sound card not being detected by programs

While I was watching a YouTube video on my Toshiba Satellite p55-A5312 the sound repeated itself several times and my sound stopped working. I signed out and restarted several times yet it still did ...
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How to use USB Speakers with 3.5mm Aux Speakers at the same time? [duplicate]

I have the Bose Companion 5, and recently got a Bose SoundLink mini bluetooth speaker as a gift and I want to be able to use them both at the same time, preferably having the mini speaker as the ...
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creative sb audigy se doesnt play sound

the pc of my girlfriend doesn't play sound, she changed the sound card from Realtek to Creative sb audigy se and everything seems okey, when you go to windows sound properties. on playback devices ...
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How to suppress vibration from computer to speaker?

My PC speaker (Logitech z523) is producing weird buzzing sounds which I think is caused by vibrations from my PC. It's connected to the on-board sound card. I tried putting a 3.5mm to 3.5mm jack ...
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Second set of speakers only plays audio from line-in

I have two computers working at the same time, using Windows 7. I also have 2 set of speakers, each one of the sets has a normal 3.5mm jack. I wanted to have audio from both computers playing on all ...
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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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Windows 7 - People Sounds are muted

So this is a first for me, I am a programmer at a company and I was presented with a A/V problem. A conference room with ceiling mics in not outputting audio from people in videos, but it outputs ...
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How to detect sound card name?

I have a laptop HP Probook 4740S and I can't seem to find which sound card I'm using. I want to download a sound driver for linux, but don't know which drivers I should download. In the Device ...
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Virtual ALSA Device for redirecting Output to physical input

I am trying this for over 10 days now, several hours a day. i have a ubuntu 12.04 server box, no x-server. on this machine runs a ruby application, and a C application, both bought from an external ...
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Echoing Clicking Noise on Windows 7 through two different soundcards

I have a Windows 7 SP1 System on an ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard. Whenever I output any sound I get a clicking, echo over the output. I output sound through a cheap pair of logitech speakers ...
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Unable get sound form fedora 19.?

I just switched from windows to fedora 19 as my distro. It's running fine but I am having issues with my sound card i.e i am unable to hear anything. I Googled for a fix or procedure on how to ...
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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 seperate sound device for output when playing a wav file. Command sox.exe ...
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Surround Sound with an External Sound Card on Mac

I have a macbook and a Creative Sound Blaster Live 24-bit External sound card connected over USB. To this soundcard, I've connected a set of Creative Inspire T6160 speakers (5.1 surround) that I've ...
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Sound card problems

My dolby soundcard is broken but i can still get sound through the built in windows output, some programs like skyrim, google chrome and VLC still run with sound but the majorty of games and programs ...
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MY computer speakers / earphone producing “zzzzh” noise only in windows?

MY computer speakers and headphone producing "zzzzzhhh" noise during using windows. The noise starts when I get into windows login screen but no problems untill login screen. But in linux there is ...