Speakers are devices that convert audio signals to sound and amplify it to allow users to hear it.

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How can you change the default audio output in VLC to 5.1?

Is there a setting in VLC to change default audio output to 5.1?
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Is it possible to change the name of the speaker/microphone on windows XP?

I am currently developing some software and am working with an audio related API which has an odd quirk, if a microphone and speaker have exactly the same name, the API fails to load them properly. In ...
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Why only the left speakers are working?

I've just bought a 5.1 speakers and only the left side speakers and the center are working. If I plug in the speakers to my mp3 player than each speaker is working, so the speakers are good. I have ...
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How to listen to music while my speaker plays something else [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enable multiple audio outputs on Windows 7 I want to listen to music via my headphones while the speakers play something else. I've searched the Internet but couldn't ...
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Laptop is treating speakers as headphones

Up until recently, whenever I plugged in my headphones, the sound would switch over from my laptop's speakers to my headphones. Now, plugging in headphones only results in the speakers becoming lower, ...
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How to get Quadraphonic audio channel option in Speaker Setup?

I recently installed Windows 7 as the OS for a PC that I'm using as a media center running XBMC. Initially I only put in 2 speakers. Now I've added rear speakers. The soundcard is a SoundBlaster Live ...
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HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop: No sound coming from speakers

I have face problem with my laptop (HP dv6000), ? i am wonder with this problem, because the system working fine with Headphones but no sound it all with speaker, even the system volume bar is also ...
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How to feed my speaker to my microphone?

I am chatting on gtalk and want the following things to happen: I am listening a song in Windows Media Player and I want my friend on the gtalk to hear what I am playing on my PC simultaneously I ...
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Heavy static with specific laptop + speaker combo

I just got a new ASUS laptop. Plugging it into a friend's stereo with a 3.5mm->RCA adapter, I got constant bursts of static drowning out the sound whenever it got a little bit of bass in it--say, an ...
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Windows 7: How do I listen to music on the computer's speakers, and take calls over a headset, without having to unplug/plugin the headset?

I like hearing most audio over my computer's speakers. I like taking calls using a wired headset. I have a random HP desktop PC that came pre-installed with Windows 7, 64. It has Realtek Audio and ...
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How to stream music from notebook to speakers via wi-fi?

I have a Windows 7 notebook and speakers in some rooms of my house. I'd like to stream music from notebook to speakers over wi-fi or bluetooth. I don't want to use wires between notebook and speakers. ...
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Using earphones with speakers also connected

On my new computer, I have speakers plugged into the back of the computer. However when I plug in my earphones into the slot on the side of the base tower, there is no sound!! A few weeks ago they ...
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How to get sound/audio in the rear loudspeakers when using Adobe Flash Player?

When playing sound within Adobe Flash Player there is no sound in the rear speakers in a 5.1 setup. I am aware the output is only stereo encoded (2 channels). What I am trying to achieve in Flash is ...
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How to auto-pair a bluetooth speaker with a mac?

I bought a bluetooh speaker (Creative Inspire S2). It connects to my Macbook Pro all right. The only problem is, I have to manually pair them every time, say, the machine wakes up from stand-by/sleep ...
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Why do I hear static when I adjust the pcm volume control to above 80%?

Either on linux or mac when I adjust my pcm percentage to over 80% I begin to hear static during audio playback. I have the asus p7p55-m motherboard which has the VIA VT1708S audio chipset ...
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Is it safe to keep speakers behind a monitor

Currently my Computer is kept on a small table. The Speakers are kept behind my monitor (LCD). So is it safe to play a song or something on high volume (with high bass) ? Will it affect my LCD ? My ...
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Using 2.0 speakers in 2.1 sub-woofer can this be done?

I am having a speakers 2.1 i.e. it has a Sub-woofer and two satellite speakers with it but the problem is that one of my satellite speakers out of two is not working can I use 2.0 speakers with the ...
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Windows 7 Audio tracks messed up

I'm not an audio guy so it might not be the most articulate description of the problem I'm having but it seems like ever since I went to Windows 7 some video (netflix and some youtube) the background ...
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Wireless Speakers For the Whole House - Do they exist?

Does anyone know if there are speakers that you can hook up to a HTPC\Media Center and then take the speakers anywhere around the house to listen to them? Basically, what I've found has either been ...
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Do I need a headset? Or can I use a microphone at the same time as my 5.1 speakers?

Basically, I'm concerned that if I use a microphone---or, the microphone function on a headset---the speaker-sound will feed back in to the microphone as well. Use case: playing computer games with ...
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Desktop PC Speakers are Humming/Buzzing

My Logitech Z313 speakers constantly emit a low audible hum. It's constant and not relative to the volume level. There is no noise if I connect headphones to the computer and it doesn't go away in ...
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Computer speakers receive radio station signal

I have a set of Logitech 5.1 speakers where each speaker and the source plug into the subwoofer. I'm using a Griffin Firewave with output from my MacBook Pro, and output from my custom-built desktop ...
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Why does my 5.1 surround work in testing only?

I've got a 5.1 speaker setup. In both this SoundMax utility (I think it came with my motherboard), and in the Windows 7 sound test, all 5.1 speakers work properly, but that's the only time that I can ...
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How to turn up the volume of a laptop manually on the body of the machine? [closed]

Where is the tuning knob on the machine?
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Is there a way to hook my computer speakers up to my tv? [closed]

There is probably some cable to do this?
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External speakers no longer working

We have a Windows Vista laptop. On Monday we hooked it up to external speakers, as we always do, and they worked fine. On Tuesday, we did the same but then the speakers did not work. Weirdly, the ...
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Direct sound from speakers (output) to mic (input)

This is an attempt make Skype and Ventrilo more fun/easier. I'm essentially looking for a method/hardware/application that does essentially the same thing as me physically moving my speakers to beside ...
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Imbalanced speakers, static from one, sound from other, while on UPS

I have a pair of creative 2.1 speakers, which developed some problem with the 3.5 mm pin. So I chopped it off, and soldered my own. Now, whenever there is a power loss, and the UPS picks up the slack, ...
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Computer sounds, not music to headphones and computer speaker at the same time?

I'd like to have the windows sounds output to the computer's speaker and to headphones, but any other media to output sound to headphones only (when they're plugged in). Is this possible?
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What is the optimal volume when using external speakers with my Mac?

I was wondering whether there is an optimum volume I should set on my Mac when using an external pair of speakers. Should I set the Mac's volume to the max and then control volume with the knob on my ...
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Sound system not working

I've recently installed my new system. But my sound is not working. I'm on windows xp and I've logitec's Speaker System Z323 On my other os (windows server 2008) it's working fine, but on windows xp ...
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Skype breaks when I remove headphone jack

I have my laptop connected to my speakers via a headphone jack. Every time I receive a skype call I pull out the headphone jack (or the sound's too echoey), but then skype is unable to use the ...
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How to play the sound from the microphone?

I would like to amplify my voice using the computer. My Windows won't play the audio from the mic by default. How to configure it to do so? Should I use some app? Which one?
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Do Wireless Speakers Have Poor Sound? [closed]

I searched for wireless speakers which work with PC and Mac, and came across some articles. I read that wireless speakers are poor sound. Is that correct? Why would wireless speakers be any ...
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Can I make my laptop speakers sound any less crappy?

I'm not an audio-geek by any stretch, but the sound quality on my laptop speakers is pretty awful. Are there any settings I can tweak to get a better sound?
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How to make Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook output to internal speakers with latest drivers?

Just what the title said. There was a utility on the driver CD which had a setting to redirect output to internal speakers, but it's quite old and is installed as a part of old drivers, so I'd like ...
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Redirect sound from PC to PC

In my home network I have laptop and desktop computers. Speakers are connected to the desktop, but I want to manage music from my laptop. Is there any other way to redirect sound from laptop to ...
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How to reverse left right sound channels? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I swap audio output of the left and right speakers? New computer came with realtek hd audio and headphone speakers are wrong on all times of headphones, left is ...
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There appears to be a poltergeist in my speakers (no, really)

I've no idea if there's a suitable Stack Exchange for poltergeists. It appears to be software, hardware or virus related, so I thought I'd try here, seeing as Ghostbusters is just a film, so I can't ...
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Any way to make AirPort Express speaker available as just a speaker so I can stream the sound from a movie as well?

This might sound crazy, but I wanted to ask anyway. The idea of having to play mp3s through iTunes only is crazy (too closed). Yes, Linux has another player which can go through AirPort Express. But, ...
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No sound from speakers

I have problem with my speakers which were working fine until y'day tried with another set of speakers but still no avail Basic checks done: the volume is not down speakers are powered on Further ...
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What are full-range speakers?

In Windows 7, you can go to Sound configuration, select your speakers and click Configure. You will then get a dialog called Speaker Setup. You start with a question about Audio channels (Stereo, ...
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internal speakers working but external speakers no sound [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: laptop internal speakers work but not external Hello, I have a Toshiba laptop running windows vista. Whenever I plug in external speakers the sound does not work. THe ...
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laptop internal speakers work but not external

Hello I have a toshiba satellite laptop and the external speakers do not work no matter which speakers I attach none of them will have sound however all of the external speakers work when I plug them ...
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Sharing speakers between a Mac and PC running Windows 7 on LAN

I would like to be able to share speakers between my roommate's MacBook and my Windows 7 PC. Mostly for streaming music. I've tried VLC player for this, but it's kind of cumbersome because you can't ...
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Why do cell phones disturb my speaker?

Sometimes when I receive a incoming call on my cell-phone which is kept very near to my speakers , it disturbs the speaker sound . why does this happen , isn't it safe to keep mobiles near my speakers ...
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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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Ubuntu - Sounds from both headphones and speakers

Both the speakers and the headphones keep playing the sound with headphone plugged in.
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Set a keyboard shortcut to switch between headset and external speakers (Win XP)

I have both external speakers (plugged into the 1/8" jack on the back of the PC) and headphones (in 1/8" jack on the front of the PC). My computer automatically mutes the speakers when I plug in the ...
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Computer doesn't turn on and HDD activity LED blinks

A few months ago I built a new desktop using a barebones kit from TigerDirect. The specs are listed below. It's been running perfectly since I fixed my previous issue. A few hours ago, I was trying ...