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17 views

In Windows 8, how do I get an application to connect audio to newly attached audio output device?

At work I am using Windows8.1 on a lap top. I have firefox running and select a video on the web to watch, so far it is working good. Now I plug in the HDMI to TV, and tell the computer to mirror the ...
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25 views

Sharing “mapping” an audio device or mic to another PC.

I was wondering if it is possible to map an audio device or mic (3.5mm audio jack or USB) to another computer, sort of like you can with a drive or a printer? My scenario: I have a security software ...
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21 views

Lag in Windows 8 when playing audio

I ran LatencyMon and these as the following results... CONCLUSION: Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns ...
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13 views

Left channel sound comes out of desktop speaker and right channel sound comes out of laptop speaker

I have a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 8 and a pair of Bose desktop speakers. When I do tests from the playback devices, the Realtek control panel and a youtube speaker test it will always play the ...
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1answer
22 views

What does Windows 8 use for mp3 metadata?

I've been trying to write a program to modify the metadata of audio files. I read that MP3 files normally use ID3 tags, however when I modify them, it does not change what Windows Explorer displays. ...
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15 views

My audio on my Toshiba laptop has become distorted

Recently my computer was used by someone trying to use it through a church sound system. Something has gotten messed up and the audio is now distorted. It sound like it has split channel audio and ...
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1answer
34 views

How to balance speakers using a microphone?

I am sure in a past version of windows I was able to balance the left and right speaker by using a microphone. However, in windows 8 I do not see this feature in the sound control panel. It may have ...
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Windows 8 lowering down volume of applications when it detects communications - yet setting is set to “Do nothing.”

Title pretty much explains everything. In my sound settings under the "Communications" tab, I have Windows set to "Do nothing" when communications are detected, yet it still lowers other applications. ...
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1answer
42 views

My laptop keeps losing sound

I have read about similar problems online. As suggested, I unchecked the box in the sound control panel to give it exclusivity, and I also had to disable and re-enable my sound to get it to work. The ...
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0answers
29 views

Acer Inspire Windows8 Sound Malfunctioning

Okay so about 75% of the time I use my laptop the sound will not play. When I open up the sound mixer in the bottom corner it will either show that the sound is playing properly, or it will not show ...
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1answer
48 views

Sound stops until restart sporatically [on hold]

Strange issue has been occurring. The sound (including system sounds) stop working until restart. The mute button doesnt work when the volume stops, no muted items on the sound mixer. I find it to ...
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70 views

Windows 8 Audio Changes Default Playback Device or Stops Playing Audio

I have a Sony Vaio SVT15115CXS laptop running Windows 8 64-bit. I've recently noticed a strange audio issue. At seemingly random times, the audio may switch from the default playback device (laptop ...
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46 views

Speakers has a lower volume than actual volume output from system

This started happening a while ago. I realized the volume I hear is very low. I opened up the volume control panel and I see the speakers are outputting a lower volume than "System" (it is only ...
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1answer
47 views

Inconsistent sound support from Windows 8

I hope I can explain my problem as complete as possible. Recently I got me a pair of bluetooth headphones, because I loathe cables. I also got a bluetooth dongle for my windows desktop. I plugged it ...
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1answer
140 views

NO Sound Windows 8 - Aspire One Acer netbook

I have a strange problem with my sound. I turn my computer one and skype starts up and I hear the skype start up sound and that may be the only sound I hear from my computer all day. Sometimes the ...
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45 views

Sound Loss on Windows 8 Laptop

My windows 8 laptop will not play sound, when returning to the laptop after a period of time, without having to shut down and restart the system. In trying to to trouble shoot I get a message that ...
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1answer
316 views

Windows 8 HP Laptop is stuck on mute

Ever since I ran an automatic update a few days ago on my Windows 8 HP Envy dV6, my computer will not play sound. The speaker button in the bottom corner says it's muted, but even when I adjust the ...
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1answer
44 views

How can I find the advanced settings in my sound properties?

For some reason I can't reach the advanced settings in my audio properties I don't see the option. The only options I see are: general, levels and a third one I have a problem with the sound ...
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201 views

Can't play audio files on Windows 8

I am trying to play mp3 files on my windows 8 laptop. For some reason they are not being played on any player. I can see the following error in Windows media player: Windows Media Player ...
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3answers
424 views

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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3answers
60 views

Why some web pages interfere with my USB speakerphone?

I have a speakerphone (Jabra Speak 510) connected via USB to my computer (Windows 8.1). There are some specific web pages (very few) which interfere with the speakerphone (like the sound of a modem, ...
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94 views

Windows 8 volume bar stuck on screen(top left corner)

On my Sony Vaio Tap 11, the Windows volume bar is stuck on the top left corner of the screen. If I try to lower it by clicking with the mouse it will automatically go up to 100%. This seems to ...
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0answers
30 views

Play sound when Windows 8 unlocks

I have the opposite problem of this user – I want to get Windows to make a sound when I unlock it, but I can't figure out how to. I followed the instructions that are linked there to modify my ...
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1answer
73 views

Headphone playback not working

I am using an Acer S7-191 with Windows 8.1, I had the system reinstalled with the same Windows version after an windows update crashed the system. The problem is I cannot plug headphone to playback. ...
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2answers
77 views

How do I stop Windows from muting background applications?

When an application is not focused I believe it's considered "in the background" by windows. My specific frustration is with games. I tend to play games in a windows so I can quickly switch to chat ...
2
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1answer
293 views

Why does 3.5 mm audio out work through headphones but not through external speakers?

I have a computer that has a 3.5 mm audio jack on the front of it. The computer itself has no speakers, so this is the only way to hear sound. If I plug headphones into it, the audio properly plays ...
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0answers
75 views

Realtek HD Audio manger doesn't detect microphone

For some reason, a couple weeks ago, realtek stopped giving me the "Microphone" option when I plug in an audio device. This is what it shows when I plug a microphone in: It doesn't show a ...
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1answer
101 views

Media Keys suddenly not working?

The Play/Pause, Stop, SkipForward and SkipBackward keys on my CM Quickfire TK keyboard have suddenly stopped working. These keys were working before, I don't know what has changed to make them not ...
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0answers
24 views

Break or Lag in Audio from PC

I'm experiencing Audio breaks in my PC when played any Song in VLC Media Player or iTunes. But Windows Media Player works fine. What is the reason? Note - I have tried re-installing all my Audio ...
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0answers
14 views

Choosing Audio-out for Apps

I have a question regarding the use of seperate audio outputs for seperate apps. So I would theoretically be able to put music on speakers while listening to something different on headphones. (not ...
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79 views

Change base volume of device (Windows 8)?

I own an USB speaker, since I found the audio quality of builtin speakers far from sufficient. Sadly however, it doesn't have an analogue volume control. The volume buttons on the device simply change ...
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2answers
94 views

Recording microphone and computer audio at the same time in Windows 8

How can I make my computer record computer audio and microphone audio at the same time (stereomix or otherwise). I've tried to set up defaults several ways and none of them seem to work. I'm using a ...
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0answers
91 views

Sound on my headphones is too high

Sound from my USB headphones is way too loud. I have to keep everything on total minimum, otherwise it's too high. Screenshot bellow shows highest acceptable volume for me. On Youtube where you can ...
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522 views

Speakers and Audio Jack not working on windows 8

Computer: Asus S56C- runs windows 8.1 So a few months ago my cat knocked over a cup of milk on my laptop, and I quickly removed the battery and took the computer apart to dry, etc. and everything was ...
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27 views

How can i refresh my audio devices from within windows 8?

I have a media server running Windows 8.1, It is connected to an A/V Receiver which is then connected to my TV. My A/V Receiver has a pass-through mode so if i just want to use TV Audio which i ...
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50 views

How do you connect a bluetooth speaker to use as the main audio on Windows 8?

I am having a problem getting my bluetooth speaker to work with my Windows 8 laptop. In the bluetooth settings menu I can see the device and it asks to pair, states it is connected and then loses ...
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0answers
28 views

Windows 8 audio panning issue

I currently have a cheap headset which I accidentally managed to drop, this has caused the audio in the left ear to be louder. I have tried panning the audio so that it is quieter in the left ear to ...
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3answers
581 views

Why does windows media player stop at random?

I have two PC's here at our shop that I play media on (local not streaming) 24/7 via windows media player. The one is a windows 8 in our break-room that I have a playlist of 394 short avi videos that ...
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25 views

De-esser for Windows 8 audio output?

Lately I've been watching a lot of lectures online, but a good amount of them hurt my ears because of how sharp the professor pronounces any words containing "s". This is a very recognized problem for ...
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37 views

Audio/Video Problems on USB connection

I have a Logitech G430 USB headset, and whenever I seem to plug in a USB with things on it, or with nothing on it, I will get the Ping of a new connection then ALL audio shuts off. Not only that, if I ...
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0answers
38 views

Audio/Video Doing weird things, with new Connections

I have a Logitech G430 USB headset, and whenever I seem to plug in a USB with things on it, or with nothing on it, I will get the Ping of a new connection then ALL audio shuts off. Not only that, if I ...
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1answer
52 views

Using a Script to control Audio driver functions

I have Asus Essence STX sound card. When I want to change the sound card's output device (eg: from Speakers to Headphones) I have to launch the driver GUI and change it there. However, I would much ...
3
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1answer
698 views

Windows 7/8 no sound (after ubuntu dual boot)

So my brother has a Asus laptop(old) which came with Vista Ult. When Win 7 was released i installed it and everything worked fine (all the drivers). Then my brother tried dual booting it Win7 and ...
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63 views

Windows 8 lowers volume when incoming notifications

as many others I have that annoyying shit when Windwos 8.1 lowers the volume at for example incoming facebook notifications. I tried This and that didn't work, I also tried to close the Sound Blaster ...
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84 views

Windows 8 Metro background audio stopped working

Inexplicably, almost all of my Metro music apps that previously worked in the background now fail to play background audio at all. This includes MediaMonkey, Hyper for YouTube, VLC for Windows 8, and ...
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1answer
582 views

Sound lag/glitch while browsing internet (loading pages) [closed]

yeah that's crazy. Never happened this before, but started happening few days ago and can't trace down what. And please don't suggest audio drivers, it worked fine for ages and I got latest version. ...
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54 views

Annoying sounds on boot in Windows 8 when set up with dual-boot with Fedora

I have installed Fedora 20 on my HP Envy laptop. After every reboot from Fedora to Windows 8 my headphones don't work and my loudspeakers squish. I've heard this problem can be caused by PulseAudio ...
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1answer
110 views

Strange speaker bug

I have a Toshiba Satellite L755, with a Intel i3 processor. It came with Windows 7 and, since purchasing it, have installed Windows 8 (upgraded to 8.1) and Ubuntu 13.10 (it's tri-booted, so I have all ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows 8.1 sound stutter

Since I installed Windows 8.1 I have had audio issues. On any given system load the sound will occasionally stop for one second, and then just resume. This happens while watching videos, listening to ...
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426 views

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. ...