A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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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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Plugin my computer speakers directly to the monitor or onboard soundcard?

I've just finish building my first computer and all works great! I do have a question about my computer speakers. I've connected my computer speakers using the 3.5mm cable to my Ultrasharp DELL ...
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Dell XPS M1330 speaker issues

My Dell XPS M1330 speakers are not working ever since I installed Windows 7. I am also running Ubuntu and the speakers work fine there. The headphone jack works under both OSes. Which driver I should ...
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How to restart audio without rebooting (USB soundcard) - the nasty case

I have a very similar problem to this: Is there a way to restart audio without restarting windows 7 computer? I've got a USB external sound card (Line6 UX1, the older one), the OS is Windows 7 x64. ...
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PCI Sound card vs USB Sound card

I have 7.1 Surround Speakers, and I have no sound card in my computer. I can use speakers but I want to 'discover' full possibilities of my speakers. I found that it is possible to have either PCI ...
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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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Set a Windows Line input device as a Microphone input device?

I am attempting to use Rosetta Stone (Windows 8.1). My microphone config is an XLR microphone connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio interface. This equipment works fine for any other ...
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Loud noises through 3.5 mm headphone jack when fridge is turning on

I have a MacBook Pro and last time I observed a strange behavior. When the fridge is turning on (to start cooling down again) I get a loud noise through the headphone jack on the external sound ...
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Is it possible to lock the S/PDIF output sample rate to 44.1 on a Creative External Sound Blaster Live! SB0490?

Is it possible to lock the S/PDIF output sample rate to 44.1 on a Creative External Sound Blaster Live! SB0490? I have recently attached my SB0490 to a new Windows 7 computer with the latest drivers ...
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Win 10 Realtek sound disappears in seconds after PC reboot

I have a Win 10 workstation with Realtek sound card along with Nvidia 980M - they both recognized as sound devices in my Device Manager. I'm not getting sound out of the headphones. If I reinstall ...
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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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Soundcard makes constant ticking or clicking sound

I can hear a constant ticking sound in the background at roughly a frequency of 2 per second mainly when nothing it playing. I have a Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 card and 5.1 speakers connected -- ...
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How to force Windows 7 to output 5.1 Surround?

I'm running Windows 7 SP1 x64 on an ASUS M2N4-SLI, which has a coaxial digital audio output (see my profile for more HW info - it's system PC1). How do I force Windows 7 to output 5.1 Surround to my ...
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Inputting audio signal to a PC

I want to have my TV and PC connected to the same sound system which is a "custom" surround 4.0. I currently have wired 2 speakers to the line out of my integrated PC sound card and 2 speakers to the ...
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alsa-base.conf missing in new Raspberry Pi Raspbian Jesse

I'm trying to make my Pi use an external USB sound card as a default. All tutorials are telling me to edit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf However the version of Raspbian I have (pretty new build, I ...
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My headphones are working properly but my speakers are not

Im using Windows 7 Ultimate now and i have a problem with audio. My speakers are working but they don't make any sound on movies/songs/browser/game audio. I tried: Reinstalling driver Disabled ...
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Turning volume up through OS and software gives different results - why?

I currently own an external DAC\Amp (Aune X1s), and when I turn the volume all the way up on the X1s and foobar2K, but turn it down almost to the minimum on the OS (Windows 10 64bit - education ...
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Does the bit depth and sample rate of a sound card affect the 5.1 digital output?

I need to transfer 5.1 digital sound from: Laptop -> sound card -> home theater receiver (this does decoding) I'm using the premium grade optical in/out cables to achieve this. Since my initial ...
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Automatically change default playback device when HDMI activated/deactivated?

I've rigged up Cortana in Windows 10 to do things like turn lights on and off. The problem is, when the TV's not on, and/or the receiver's not turned into the HDMI channel the PC is plugged into, I ...
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Sound Hardware Only Detected After Sleep

I have a Packard Bell iMedia from a few years back, which i now let my (young) daughters use. It originally had Vista so a few years back I put XP on it, and most recently Win7 x64. Specs Windows ...
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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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Sudden computer restarts(already replaced PSU)

So, this computer problem has been driving me crazy for the last year or so: every so often while gaming(if I game intensely for ~10 hours it happens once or twice), usually on the parts that seem ...
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Sound Blaster Z only playing out of left speaker

Just got a new PC using a Sound Blaster Z sound card. A while after starting I noticed that sound was only playing out of the left side speaker. I tried connecting into a different port on the card ...
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What is using my sound card?

A couple weeks ago my speakers stopped working. When I reboot, they work perfectly. But eventually some mysterious, and I suspect nefarious, piece of software takes control. (On a related note, ...
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Redirect USB audio output to the speaker | Guitar link interface

If I connect my guitar directly to the line in and use Guitar Rig 5 with ASIO, it'll use the Speakers (Realtek HD Audio) output device exclusively, meaning that I won't be able to play sounds from any ...
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IDT 92HD93 driver for Windows 10

I have a 2-year old Dell Latitude E6330 with an IDT 92HD93 sound card. Unfortunately there don't seem to be any Windows 10 drivers for that card (I've looked almost everywhere), and the Windows 8.1 ...
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Windows OS takes exclusive control of audio

So when I start up I hear the two sounds when loading and then after that I get no sounds, I do get the logoff sound if I power off or reboot (hence be thinking it is system sounds hijacking the ...
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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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Possible to get firewire on a new laptop that only has usb3 and thunderbolt?

I was wondering if it's possible to somehow get Firewire on my Asus rog g751jy? It's fairly new and really powerful computer, but doesn't have a built-in firewire port. It does however have USB3.0 ...
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Can a hometheater be connected to PC?

I am planning to buy Samsung 32J4300 TV. And I want to connect Logitech Z-906 5.1 Speaker System with it. Q1. Can it be connected to my TV. I am asking this because I have tried to connect my ...
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No sound from the subwoofer

I'm running windows 7 Ultimate x 64, have a brand new soundblaster Z 5.1 surround sound audio card. Computer is a Gigabyte Z86 based mobo, Core i7 CPU, 16 Gb RAM. When I run the speaker test ...
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FFmpeg: how to record what's playing on the soundcard?

I am trying to record what's playing on my soundcard in Windows 8.1 I ran the following to determine what devices I have: ffmpeg -list_devices true -f dshow -i dummy The output listed: DirectShow ...
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What other application is using my sound card?

First off, if the answer to this is simply "you can't," I'm okay with that. That said - in Windows 7, I open the properties of the audio out on my sound card, change the default format from 16 bit to ...
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Muting the the sound in Ubuntu makes the sound in Windows not work

If I mute my sound in Ubuntu by pressing the the little speaker icon and then clicking "mute" in the dropdown menu, and then reboot to Windows, which is on another harddrive(not partition), the sound ...
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No sound from MacBook Air (Mid 2013) from headphones or speakers and even if I install Windows 10 on it

I’m using MacBook Air (Mid 2013) model. I just realized sound is not coming out of this MacBook. No sound from internal speaker an no sound from headphones. I tried resetting PRAM, merged all ...
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Creative Sound Card: All Static and No Sound on Cold Boot

Whenever I cold boot my system I get sound blasted by static. When I reboot the static disappears and the sound works properly. PC Info: Motherboard - MSI h77ma-g43 Sound Card - Creative 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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Sound card doesn't work on Debian Jessie

I'm running Debian Jessie and trying to use VT1720/24 [Envy24PT/HT] sound card, but it just doesn't work. The problem is, it did when under Windows, then I can affirm that the problem isn't in the ...
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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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VMWare: Making PC Speaker redirect to sound card in dos guest

I'm trying to record some DOS software that uses ONLY PC Speaker as audio output device. Can't use dosbox as these programs doesn't work with it. However, when I've actually tried to run say ...
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Mix front center to LFE in pulse audio in linux

I have creative soundblaster live 24bit card with 7.1 output. However I am connecting the same to a 5.1 channel speaker system which has one lfe/subwoofer (low frequency range), and rest of the ...
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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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Can anyone explain this weird sound-card glitch? (already fixed, but not explained) [closed]

I have a recent (AMD Athlon II X4 645 based) PC. Although the motherboard has integrated sound, I use an ancient-but-still-pretty-good Creative Soundblaster Audigy Platinum Ex. I dual boot Windows 7 ...
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how i can add more sound inputs to desktop pc how to do this?

I want to add more sound inputs to desktop computer like line in or mic but no. of input should not less than 7. Now i have two mic inputs and one line in. I want to make my own home studio for ...
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Sound card doesn't work with Intel S2600CW server motherboard

I am trying to add sound to a custom built workstation with an Intel S2600CW motherboard; the “vanilla” S2600CW model. This motherboard does not have any built-in sound (for security reasons?), so I ...
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X-Fi XtremeGamer under Windows 10

So, I have a Soundblaster X-Fi XtremeGamer, and I've installed Windows 10 on my machine. Everything seems to work ok, except that I have no sound. I noticed on the Creative website that they expect to ...
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My on-board Sound card is not working after installing video card

There are two problems after installing a new graphics card on my pc. I installed a NVIDIA Gforce GT 610 1gb graphic card. It disabled my built in sound card. There is no Playback audio device ...
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Sound only coming from 2 speakers (5.1 set up)

I have 5.1 surround sound speakers set up. When I use the 'test' in the sound configuration (Windows 10) all speakers make sounds at the correct time. However, when playing music, watching a film ...
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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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Having trouble in Windows 10 with 5.1 sound Sound Blaster Recon3d

I did a clean install of Windows 10 this week, and noticed that none of my sounds were working. I noticed that if I change the sound from "5.1 Surround" to "Stereo" I get sound, but only from 2 of 5 ...