A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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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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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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Asus Xonar DX issues: Windows cannot play sound

The following is my hardware: Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCIE sound card Razor Tiamat 7.1 headset Logitech 5.1 speaker set (physically disconnected) The cables for the Tiamat in- and output are correctly ...
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How to make 4 channel “3.1 surround” WDM work with Winamp?

I'm using an external audio interface (Reloop Play). This supports 4 channels and ASIO. ASIO wise it works perfectly fine and is how i use it for music production or dj-ing (with Traktor). For normal ...
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Is there a way to have all sound output be converted to 5.1 channel?

So, here is my setup. I am running a Dell XPS 720 desktop with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 with a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer PCI Audio Sound Card. Model Number: SB0770 I recently purchased a Logitech ...
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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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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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How do I troubleshoot static noise in headphones connected to a computer that persists even after replacing the sound card?

I have an Asus P6T based system. I was using the on-board sound (plugging in Logitech X-230 2.1 analog speakers in the green "front speakers" 3.5mm analog output, then plugging in my headphones in ...
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No sound Ubuntu 10.10 (have SB Live! card)

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu and I just installed 10.10 on my Dell Desktop PC that was running Windows XP. The PC is about 5-6 years old and the sound card it has is a SoundBlaster Live! card. The Sound ...
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Laptop sound card glitch

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop that recently started making a strange sound on a pretty regular basis (about once a minute for half a second) when playing music (from any source... iTunes, ...
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Sound not playing after mobo swap

I've tried on both Debian & Windows 7 now and cannot get sound to come out of my Logitech 2.1 stereo speakers. Both OS recognise and have the up to date drivers installed but when I test sound via ...
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Make different programs output to different soundcards

I want to upgrade my "computer room" a bit by buying an amplifier and a pair of speakers so everybody in the room can listen on music from my computer. But at the same time I want to play some games ...
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Creative sound card Bass Redirection dB levels

When I enable the Bass Redirection setting on my Sound Blaster Zx, I need to know: By how many dB the crossed over frequencies are reduced. By how many dB the LFE channel is reduced. During ...
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Linux Mint Rebecca - No sound - Dummy Output - integrated soundcard

I have been running Linux Mint Rebecca for a little while now and everything has been working fine, but yesterday I lost sound and now it only says Dummy Output. Its an integrated soundcard. pactl ...
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Cannot use my brand new Realtek headset.

I've used a pair of afterglow headsets for about a couple years now and they've finally broken and I decided to get a brand new pair of headsets. I've purchased an afterglow universal wired headset. ...
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Speakers not playing under Windows 7 even though it is recognised

Recently I had to swop out my motherboard but kept everything else. I then reinstalled windows 7 (new install), installed WiFi, downloaded from windows update, downloaded AMD catalyst control centre ...
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Sound blaster z not detected

I have the sound card sound blaster z plugged correctly in my PCI x1 slot and my problem that this card sometimes not detected , when so and open my device manager I see it listed as sound core3d ...
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Strange noise with alsa-oss-emulation

I try to access the sound chip via ALSO OSS emulation on a ETX-BT-module (x64-CPU, x86-Kernel, vanilla kernel 3.10.10, busybox, Realtek ALC 262, 4-channel High Definition Audio integrated into SOC ...
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What is the range of sound frequencies for my laptop's sound card?

My laptop is Thinkpad T400. How can i find out what its sound card is (find that out under Ubuntu?) the minimum and maximum frequencies of sound its sound card can produce? Thanks.
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Realtek sound card, Acer Veriton, Windows 7 - microphone and line inoputs do'nt work

I can record sound from Stereo Mix source but normal level input from Microphone and Line In jacks is so low (and clipped) to be unusable. Is my sound card faulty?
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How to make Alsa pick a preferred sound device automatically?

I bought an USB sound card. I'd like to set up my Linux desktop so that it prefers the USB device, if it is plugged in and automatically switches as the device is (un)plugged. Is it possible, and how? ...
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Change audio output depending on monitor application is run in [duplicate]

This type of questions has been asked, but did not find solution to my current setup (setup with soundcard). I have Xonar DGX sound card, and Nvidia Graphics card. I have connected TV to my ...
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Use all 5.1 speakers with 2 channel audio sources [duplicate]

I would like to upmix 2 channel audio sources such that they use all of my 5.1 speakers. I have a realtek sound card (with updated drivers) and Windows 7. Here's what i've tried: Using the ...
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Is it possible to amplify 3w 4ohm speaker using any software?

My PC has integrated sound card. The interface of Audio output is "Realtek". my speaker is "DAIN 4ohm 3watt" https://www.adafruit.com/product/1314 and it has a controller with few capacitors, few ...
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Sound from external DAC not detected; can't unmute devices in pavucontrol

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17.1 KDE on a brand new computer. So far, only this problem. Using Audacity, I'm trying to capture audio streams from an external DAC-tuner connected by optical cable ...
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Noise coming from HDD or CPU in headphones

I hear weird high sounds coming from my headphones. It is obvious that it has something to do with HDD or CPU because it's highlight sounds are heard when I it is writing data on HDD but also many ...
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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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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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Will a headphone with 7.1 surround sound work with a 2.0 sound card?

I think I only have 2.0 sound card since mines only has 3 jacks - Green, Blue and Pink. I'm planning to buy a headphone Logitech G430, which on the box says 7.1 Surround sound requires software ...
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How to control sound via Windows Sound Controller when optical cable is connected

I have a E-MU 0404 PCI sound card with Samsung HW-F450 sound bar. When I use the 3.5mm cable, I can increase/decrease/mute sound using my keyboard (or simply the sound controller of Windows 8.1). ...
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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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Windows audio breaks when playing sound from different sources

The sound in windows just breaks when I try to play sound from different sources. I got my new PC yesterday and built it together, and today I was installing some programs and noticed my sound kept ...
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Switch default sound card, while both use the same driver

I have problems with sound on my Linux Mint 17.1. It generally works, but gets interrupted by scratchy noise most of the time. I followed some tutorials and here is what I found out: $ LC_ALL=C sudo ...
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controlling headphones jack

I have problem with my laptop which is it doest recognize my headphones whenever i plug them in , but sound as in music or games go through both speakers and headphones at the same time . is there any ...
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When switching between sound devices, playback gets much faster

I've recently acquired a Asus Xonar DX soundcard. Attached to it are speakers and headphones. When switching between the playback devices with the Volume Mixer at system tray, I get a much faster ...
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Only one sound source set,output on multiple devices

I am running Windows 7 and have two devices connected to a Asus Xonar DX: 1) a set of speakers via an amplifier to the analog output of the soundcard 2) headphones connected to the digital toslink ...
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Realtek “Microphone Effects” no longer working

I have a mic plugged into my computer, and I was able to use the "microphone effects" tab here to enable/disable noise suppression and acoustic echo cancellation. Noise suppression off and acoustic ...
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Realtek HD Audio and continuous “You just unplugged a device” message woes

I'm running a Gigabyte X58 board with integrated Realtek HD Audio under Windows 7 64bit and I'm wanting to pass surround audio to my AV receiver via the onboard coaxial S/PDIF output. When using ...
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How to swap stereo channels on single port in PulseAudio?

I have a sound card with 2 ports: $ pacmd list-sinks ... * index: 1 name: <alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo> ... ports: analog-output-lineout: Line ...
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External sound card not working with Windows 10

I appreciate Windows 10 is a preview edition of the software, so I can have no quarrels if some of it doesn't work. However, my UA-25 external audio interface will not function with the January build ...
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Can a PC react to phone headset controls?

I have seen MacBook users plug in their headsets and being able to use the remote controls for volume, play and pause without a problem. According to this answer, the signals are sent over the wire ...
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No sound on Windows 7 Professional x64

I have an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 with the latest drivers installed. Every once in a while, unpredictably, audio stops working. I usually work around this by rebooting and everything goes back to ...
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How do I fix crackling in my audio seemingly caused by my USB Logitech trackball mouse?

My USB mouse—an unknown trackball model made by Logitech—has, as of a recent system rebuild (I used Windows 8’s “refresh your computer” feature), begun making my audio crackle. I did some research and ...
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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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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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Getting VLC to output 5.1 audio

I have an Asus Xonar DG sound card in my computer, with a high end 5.1 speaker system. I would like to be able to play movies on this computer, and if they have 5.1 audio, play them using my surround ...
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Annoying buzzing noise in earphones connected to my Laptop

When I connect an Earphones / Headset to my Laptop (an average ~700€ Laptop) like in the following figure, I get a very annoying random buzzing noise in the Earphones. I can clearly hear it when not ...
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Cannot get audio input of Soundblaster HD working

I have a Creative Soundblaster HD which has a RCA output and a RCA/Phono input. I have connected my smartphone with the audio input of the USB soundcard and the RCA output of it is connected with my ...
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Getting multiple simultaneous audio outputs from a computer

Brief: My laptop has a 3.5mm audio output jack and I've attached 2 usb sound cards to it. This would avail 3 playback devices on the computer. Is there a way (with any OS - windows/ubuntu/mac) that ...
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Text-to-Speech Fadeout (BUG) — RE:sound card hardware, windows TTS engine or controlling apps

Problem: Applications that use Text-To-Speech (TTS) engine cause the speech to fadeout mid sentence. Reads current sentence of text then fades out after about 1-2 seconds only to return at the ...