A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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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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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 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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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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Windows 8 won't output stereo sound

I have two sets of stereo speakers. Speakers on my desk and a pair of headphones. The speakers are connected to a port on the back and the headphones are connected to a USB port on the front. ...
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No sound after putting the laptop to sleep or hibernate

I have a Lenovo running Win7-x64 (SP1), and after I put my laptop to sleep or hibernate, the computer won't play any sound after I wake it. The really strange part is that if I put the computer back ...
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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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Disable a linux sound card

I have updated to Kubuntu 12.10 from 12.04 and my sound stopped working ... I think because of I have two soundcards in my system and I think that disabling one of them shouldsolve the problem. Here ...
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EAX sound effects and hardware acceleration of old games under Windows Vista and Windows 7

I've read that Windows Vista and 7 stopped supporting hardware acceleration (which included support for EAX sound effects) of DirectSound/DirectX Audio. Many of the old games (most of them released in ...
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How should I decide on a default audio format?

I see that Windows sets the default output format at 16-bit, 44100 Hz (CD Quality). Most of my music is in this format, but most of my movies use a 16-bit at 48 KHz format (named DVD quality in the ...
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Sound card problem, no audio device detected

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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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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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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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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How can I limit the volume of audio on Windows by decibel level?

I enjoy listening to music at high volumes, but I'm concerned about possible long-term hearing loss. Articles covering this question suggest limiting audio volume to under 85 decibels. Is there: A ...
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How can I determine if my sound card is working or not?

My system (Windows XP) does not have any sound! I feel that my sound card is broken, but I'm not sure. How can I determine whether my sound card is healthy or broken?
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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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7.1 Suround Sound through one 3.5mm jack

I have a headset (a Logitech G430) for which I have lost the adapter. There are two plugs on the headset: mic and audio. The adapter enabled 7.1 surround sound on the headset. I am looking for a way ...
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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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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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Do usb sound cards need driver

My onboard sound card is gone and my mobo have no place for new pci slot. So I've decided to buy a new usb sound card instead. I am using windows 8.1 so the main problem would be driver support. Do ...
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Running JACK with Traktor Audio 2 soundcard (WIN8)

I want to send audio from the Dj-Software Traktor 2.6 to the DAW Ableton Live 8.2.2 and output it's master through my soundcard . As an audio interface I'm using Native Instrument Traktor Audio 2. For ...
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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 ...
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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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Interference of noise when playing audio/video

A sort of noise is getting interfered when I play audio/video in any player. During some instance the audio or video is played very slowly for some seconds(along with noise)and plays normally after ...
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What are some specific audio / sound card / driver setups that still allow you to “record what you hear”?

The ability to record what you hear, aka recording "Stereo Mix", is something that is fading away. I thought there was nothing to it, based on how many people make YouTube videos of themselves ...
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Can't change volume of sound card

I got a new external USB soundcard. It's a Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro II. It was a simple plug-and-play thing. I'm using Windows 7. The moment I plugged it in, Windows recognized it and I ...
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Alternatives for Mac OS X Aggregate Device on Linux and Windows

In Mac OS X I am able to create an aggregate audio device, select, which hardware it will use to output/input sound, and, which sound channels it will use for output. The utility to do this is ...
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Dual Speaker audio output using realtek

Last night, I was trying to use my woofer as my speaker, but it does not quite do the same thing as a normal speaker can, its full of bass. So, I thought of tweaking Realtek, and saw a setting in ...
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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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What is Stereo Mix supposed to be used for in Windows?

I have added Stereo Mix to my recording devices on my laptop running Windows 7 after I have installed the driver for my soundcard (the sound was working until then with the driver from Microsoft, but ...
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Unable to install audio drivers on Windows 7

I am not able to install audio drivers on Windows 7. While installing VIA HD Audio Codec Driver I get following message: Dxdiag results:
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Soundcard with realtime microphone monitoring

I have a soundcard (Audigy 2ZS), which is very old and very poorly supported in modern Windows OSes, but this sound card has very important feature - when I use microphone, I can hear my own voice ...
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Installed new GTX 560, the old sound card disappeared from settings, trouble with 5.1 sound

Home-made gaming PC (pretty modest, don't get any ideas), running Win XP (yeah, I know, but it's fine by me), using old-ish AMD dual core on an AM2 socket. It's connected via HDMI (through a DVI/HDMI ...
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Driver problems with HP Beats Audio Laptop and Headphones Plugged In

Having some audio driver issues with my HP laptop, it comes with beats audio. None of the effects in the manufacturer's control panel work, and I can't find music listenable on my headphones without a ...
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How to get line-in to work in Windows 8.1?

On my Samsung Series 9 np900x3e laptop with Windows 8.1, I would like to record sound from an external source by the line-in/microphone connector of the internal Realtek soundcard. How can I do it? I ...
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Scarlett 8i6 Line In to Windows audio

Does anyone know if there's a way to take the line in from my Scarlett 8i6 sound card and pipe it to my windows audio? (In addition to using the usb connection and hearing it through my monitors) I ...
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Turn 5.1 (or 7.1) sound card into 3(4) distinct stereo outputs

I'm planning a whole house sound system, but I don't make that much money. (I've already looked at some of the pro systems, and none of them quite do what I want, but that's another article) What I ...
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What type of bolt is used to attach a sound card to an expansion plate?

I'd like to replace one of the bolts attaching my sound card to its expansion plate, as shown in the picture below. (The side of the card shown in the picture actually shows the nuts; I'm talking ...
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Is there a foolproof way to detect if my sound card supports 5.1 surround sound?

Not sure if this is a very basic question for this community, but I am finding it real hard to determine if the sound card in my computer supports 5.1 speakers? The Device Manager -> Sound, Video and ...
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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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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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Looking for software crossover to output to multi-channel sound card

I want to send sound from any application running on Windows 7, separated by frequency range, to different audio-out ports of an onboard multichannel sound card (realtek HD audio). For example, I ...
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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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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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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 ...