A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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Sound card is switching output (headphones/speakers)

I have HP ProBook 5320m with Realtek Sound Card. I'm running here Windows 7 64bit. Everything seems to be fine until I start using 2 or more apps, which plays any sound to soundcard output. My ...
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No digital audio output with Asus Xonar DG

I've purchased an Asus Xonar DG as replacement for faulty onboard audio in a Medion 8822 as it has an optical output which is all I really need to feed my HTPC. I uninstalled the previous ...
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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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No sound from my Windows XP computer

I am not getting any sound from my computer (running Windows XP). I tried to turn up the volume from the start menu but it will not let me do anything. Why is this? I am unsure if I have any sound ...
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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 ...
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SoundBlaster Live! Value drivers for Windows 7

My Dell Dimension 8200 came with Windows XP and a SoundBlaster Live! Value card. I have just installed Windows 7 32-bit, but it does not recognize the card. I have tried using the original ...
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will adding a Sound Card enhance sound quality ? How to get more Bass?

Do I need to install a Sound-Card to enhance the sound quality (or music quality) over my Intel in-built sound card. Do I need to Sound card when I have Big Hi-Fi 5.1 channel Speakers (or above). For ...
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Does a USB Headset require any Specific Soundcard?

I was going to buy a cheap USB Headset for skyping, and was suggested the Logitech H330 USB Headset. Before buying the headset, I was checking the reviews, and on Amazon, someone has mentioned that ...
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Which Linux directories to backup for sound

One time my sound card was no longer detected and the only way to get it working again was to reinstall Linux. I want to avoid having to do this by backing up important files for sound so that if the ...
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Is ALSA responsible for detecting sound cards?

I installed a sound card which is not detected by my Linux installation, but it is detected and working when I boot off the Live CD. I have tried to do all kinds of things with Alsa to get it to work ...
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Make linux detect sound card

I installed a sound card but when I go to System->Preferences->Sound and go to Hardware it's not showing anything at all. If I boot from the Live CD then it will show the card and it works. How can I ...
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sound card in linux

How can I see hardware information for my sound card in Linux?
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What soundcard should I use for cross-platform professional audio software development?

So, someone stole my sound card. It was a beautiful Terratec PHASE 26 USB and I liked it a whole lot. Except it was rather clumsy to work with in a Win/Mac environment for MIDI development, since MIDI ...
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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 ...
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Can I use two of the same type of PCI Sound Cards in one computer?

I recently purchased two Rocketfish 5.1 PCI Sound Cards from Best Buy. These are going to be used for audio production and radio broadcasting, so one card can handle live audio, the other can handle ...
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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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No audio device detected [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sound card problem, no audio device detected My computer has no audio. It says NO AUDIO DEVICE. I already installed Realtek AC97 and Realtek High Definition Audio ...
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No audio device detected on new sound card

I bought a new sound card because my built in sound card did not function. When I open YouTube, Media Player or anything that can create a sound my computer will hang up and sometimes when I start my ...
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How can I pipe output from my local sound card to MPD?

I would like to "Pipe" the output of my local sound card to MPD on a networked music server. Anyone have any suggestions how to go about this? I'm thinking maybe i can make a live MP3 stream? maybe ...
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Micro sound breaks/interrupts on Windows 7

I've been experiencing strange behavior recently. When listening to mp3 or watching movie or whatever that uses sound, I get micro breaks in sound. It's like it hangs or cuts a fragment for about ...
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Windows 7, Conexant High Def Audio drivers not working on Lenovo R61i

I just installed Windows 7 ultimate on my Lenovo ThinkPad R61i. Driver update says I have the latest version installed but there is no sound from the loudspeakers. My question is: What can I do to get ...
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Running Jackd on Ubuntu for my External Firewire Sound card

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I have an external Sound card: Phonic Firefly 302. I've connected the device, installed Jackd, added the lines: @audio - rtprio 99 @audio - memlock 500000 @audio - ...
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Sound card doesn't work and yet does

I have a really weird one tonight. Today we had a LAN party and all of a sudden the sound on a couple PC's stopped working for programs like the games, windows media player, etc. However, when errors ...
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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 ...
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5.1 Sound Card with digital input for Ubuntu

I have a Intel Atom PC that I'm shoe-horning into a role as a media server. I have a 5.1 surround sound speaker set that works pretty well. I want to be able to take the optical out from my cable ...
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No Audio Output Device is installed

this is an intermitent problem in my Sony Vaio model PCG-5K1L. I keep on getting a "No Audio Output Device is installed" when hovering my loudspeaker icon in Windows Vista. I have tried System >> ...
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How to tell if my sound card is listed in Device Manager?

The sound on my computer suddenly stopped working. When I check Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control Panel, I get "No Audio Device" with everything grayed out. When I check the Device Manager under ...
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X-FI optical output not being recognized

I have an issue and I don't know what to do! I have a SoundBlaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer, which has a spdif mini-optical output. I have it connected to a home theater, via a toslink cable and an adapter ...
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USB sound card with 6.3mm jack output

I have a pair of Sennheiser 555 semi-professional headphones. These have a 6.3mm jack and a 3.5mm jack adapter. I wish I could buy an USB sound card for my laptop that would have a 6.3mm output not ...
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Will An External Audio Interface Reduce CPU Load?

I am considering buying a very-low-latency audio interface like this one. One question is if it will reduce CPU load (I'm at about 60%+ and my Macbook has 2.4ghz and 4gigs ram) during intensive audio ...
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How to boost playback volume in real time on media recorded with a very low volume

I have never heard a satisfactory answer to this often misunderstood question, let me explain. Lets say I have a sound card and earphones/speakers that can play back audio loud enough in most cases. ...
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Cannot Get Sound Over HDMI in Windows 7

Windows 7 has been really good to me, I never needed to install any drivers & that included sound. Win7 took care of all that, but because of that I don't have any extra controls. Just the native ...
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This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)

My audio card won't work from this morning. Problem: This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12) What can I do?
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crackeling sound issue

Alright so has this sound problem that has just recently resurfaced it ugly head. I never did figure out what the problem was before, it just randomly disapeared when i started overclocking. Drove me ...
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To make use of 5.1 sound do i need a 5.1 headphone/speaker?

I recently bought a Toshiba X500 laptop with decent speakers & sound card in it. I want to use headphones but im unsure if they also need to have the same audio channels as the sound card (5.1 in ...
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Can I hook my speaker out to my line in connection and record?

I'm trying to find any way I can to transcribe an interview I have recorded. My latest attempt will feature connecting my speaker out connection with my line in connection on the sound card and using ...
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How to get correct driver for old sound card…I don't know brand and model no of sound card

How to get correct driver for old sound card....I don't know brand and model no of sound card... My os is windows XP 32 bit. Sound card is external cad and it's attached to motherboard.
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How does a sound card determine if headphones are plugged in?

This is actually two questions in one. First, how do soundcards (the cheap ones) "detect" whether the headphones are plugged in? By measuring resistance or by some other technique? Second, can I ...
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Quiet Sound while recording using the “Stereo Mix” option on Windows XP

I'm trying to record some of my work, and the video capture program I'm using works fine. It's HyperCam2, and since it's not really professional, I don't care about that little thing in the corner. ...
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Disabling the soundcard for a specific user

Does anyone know how to disable the sound card when a particular user logs on to Windows XP? My last pair of speakers was blown by an inconsiderate user and I want to disable the sound to the ...
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Routing PC-speaker sounds to the sound card

Well, my computer didn't come with a stock PC speaker I noticed also that laptops tend to not have PC speakers either, but they make bios/beep sounds through their normal speakers. How can I ...
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Sound card / microphone impedance mismatch

First of all I'm not completely sure this is impedance mismatch, but from what I found on the Internet I believe it is. It seems to be a common problem. The question is not as much about solving the ...
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Will a USB headset still work if the sound card in the PC has been disabled

I heard that if I use a headset on a system without a sound card or a disabled sound card it will still work. Meaning that I can hear sound and speak to users through a VoIP service such as Skype. Is ...
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using onboard sound card with dedicated soundcard

Is this even possible? I need to connect multiple line level inputs into my machine, but my soundcard only has one Line-In. I'd like to use the Line-In on my onboard sound device to get an ...
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How to make the front mic and headphone ports work

I have tower casing and my front ports for mic and audio do not work. I'm guessing there must be a wire that I'll have to connect inside the casing to make it work. Can you direct me to an online ...
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How can I redirect sound coming in from the mic to the speakers output

I can record sounds using my mic, however I cannot hear my voice through the speakers. I have a realtek card (I have a ACER one notebook). I have been reading a lot of information in the web but I ...
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Externally-powered USB with built in sound card

I am after a USB hub with at least 5 ports, and a built in 3.5mm headphone jack so I can use that to reduce the cables hanging out of my Macbook when it is on my desk. I don't want one that requires ...
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VU meter web application [closed]

I want a VU meter web app which can detect sound levels from my system's mic. Any suggestions?
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Sound problem in my Desktop

I have a Dell Dimension 5150 desktop, I am not able to hear any sound when any audio file is playing, I have checked the audio drivers and have downloaded the drivers from the dell site, Is this a ...
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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 ...