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I feel silly suggesting this as the answer, it seems too simple. Can't you go to the audio source's properties. Then on the Advanced tab uncheck "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device" to fix this?


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You do have the onboard chipset/sound ports, right?: You may get by with that until you obtain a decent sound card. Sometimes onboard sound is pretty good--even outstanding. (You may enable and disable the onboard sound chip in the BIOS settings.) Given that your onboard sound chipset is dead--or that the ports have lost integrity--many simple USB dongle ...


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USB sound can be lost after PC sleeps or after playing. I found the problem to be caused by a conflict between devices. I fixed the conflict by doing the following: Find 'sound' on control panel. For Windows 10, control panel is found by going to settings and search for control panel in search line. In 'sound', select the sound system you want to be the ...


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if using Voicemeeter, why not connecting your application to Voicemeeter output which is a recording device (like microphone input). You normally don't need additional cable to do that... follow user manual until step 5 (replace Skype by your application): http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/Voicemeeter/Voicemeeter_UserManual.pdf


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Magnetic fields do horrible things to speakers. Fridges draw a lot of power so send out a lot of electromagnetic radiation, especially when starting up (and then a lack thereof when stopping). A similar thing will likely happen if you put your cellphone beside your laptop speakers and call it from another phone. It means that the grounding of the setups ...


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The Sound Blaster works natively in 48000 Hz The EMU10K chip introduces a lot of distortions when it downsample ( dunno if upsample is possible above 48khz) This is done automatically depending on the source. if you're listening to a 44.1khz sample then the soundblaster will be forced to downsample from 48 to 44.1 which is not done correctly as i said ...



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