A computer device for inputting and outputting 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 ...
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Checklist for getting microphone to work on XP

For the umpteenth time I'm battling with getting microphone input to work on an XP machine. I realise the solution might differ depending on the situation, but is there a standard checklist one can ...
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Mac Pro | Can I listen to two audio sources, each on a separate jack?

My iTunes library plays out of the rear audio jack on my 2007 Mac Pro tower (MacPro1,1 // Snow Leopard). I'd like to have the front jack with headphones exclusively available for other sounds ...
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Using front panel jacks with a sound card

I have a relatively modern computer system, in which I have installed an ancient PCI sound card which I recovered from a defunct system. Despite being over ten years old, the sound card is still ...
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Hook two computers to one speaker?

Is it OK to take the line-out from the audio card on two computers, hook them up to a y-adapter that finally goes to a single pair of speakers? I would just go ahead and try it, but don't want 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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Why has my graphics card disabled my on-board sound card?

Installed a Palit GeForce GT 240 (512mb GDDR3) graphics card last night and visually its working well, but it seems to have installed its own HD Audio device(s) in Device Manager, knocking out my ...
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busted sound card

Whaddya do with your busted sound card that has run out of warranty? Any useful suggestions? I've got a non-functional Sound Blaster X-FI elite pro card, completely stopped working with a h/w ...
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What decent audio recording interfaces are well supported in Windows 7 64bit?

I currently have an Audigy 2 ZS Platinum. It permits me to insert a 1/4" jack line from bass guitar and play along with pre-recorded piano music. This worked fine under Windows XP. I am moving to ...
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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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Virtual sound card driver for Windows

I have no sound card on my machine, but I want to (automatically) record screen with audio on it. So I thing it's some kind of virtual sound card driver needed to loop back sound send to play to ...
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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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How do I connect my sound card to an amplifier?

I have a computer with an integrated sound card, and speakers. I have an audio system with a tuner (amplifier) and A and B speakers in a different part of the house. How can I wire things up so that I ...
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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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Hardware ID on Device Manager

HardwareID: (Open Start, type devmgmt.msc and press enter. Double click a device. Choose the Details tab and then the Hardware Ids from the drop-down.) I want, from HardwareID, discover the the ...
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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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Dual sound output on XP

My computer is equipped with two sound cards, the integrated one on the motherboard, as well as a Soundblaster Live I installed myself. The Soundblaster has a special front panel with midi ports, and ...