Questions tagged [audio]

For questions about the recording and playback of speech and music on your computer, as well as for problems about the sound component of videos.

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Any way to control all individual volumes in Volume Mixer

I'm wrestling with what seems to be a relatively unusual problem, but for the life of me I can't seem to find any other alternative that doesn't involve a lot of hardware. I've been trying to equalize ...
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Windows 11 Pro Bluetooth speaker (Google Home Mini) Problems?

They were working just a few hours ago, but now suddenly no sound. I looked at the list of available sound output devices and it's not even showing up as one of the options. I disconnected and ...
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How to use the volume knob on an audio interface to adjust the desktop volume?

I found a very old crappy audio interface in a garage and thought about repurposing it to use solely as a volume controller and not an audio interface. What I mean is that I would like to connect the ...
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Why does Windows Search have an audio output?

I opened my volume mixer to tweak some stuff and found this. Why does windows search have an audio output?
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Windows 11 22H2 has completely obliterated any audio output

I have an ITX B550 that just stopped outputting audio, any audio. I’ve tried everything in the OS to troubleshoot, including drivers. I’ve changed GPUs to make sure it isn’t that as well as testing an ...
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Why is the audio quality in a recorded Zoom video worse than during the live Zoom session?

Several times now when having Zoom calls (and recording them), the people on the other side say that I sound good and clear, but when listening back to the recorded video MP4s, my own audio sounds lo-...
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How do I find out what app is generating notification-like sounds on Windows 11

I am intermittently getting a notification-like sound played on my Windows 11 machine. I have Do Not Disturb enabled on the settings System > Notifications page. The sounds persist. I checked the ...
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Rebuild .m4a file with ffmpeg

I have a couple of corrupt m4a file that I'd like to try to repair by rebuilding the container, so I thought ffmpeg could do that easily. However, when I run this, even on a valid file, I get an error:...
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USB dongle refuses to work on startup when in USB dock

I have a wireless headset with a USB-C dongle. I bought a USB-Hub so that I do not have to plug it into my laptop where it takes up either my only thunderbolt port or a USB port. It works well, but ...
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ffmpeg .3gp file from Twilio (MMS) to .mp4 audio plays too fast or broken

Trying to transcode a .3gp file that was received from Twilio into .mp4. Transcoding works, but the audio is severely broken. Almost like it is playing back too fast. The video is 17s and audio only ...
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Windows 10 Movies & TV app opens up to a black screen with no trackbar or menu options

figured I'd try my luck asking here, since google gave no helpful results. It's as the title suggests, Windows 10 Movies & TV app opens up to a black screen with no trackbar or menu options, but ...
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How to increase sound with a shortcut?

I am on Windows 10, and I don't want to install anything (like AHK). I am wondering if I can get a shortcut on my taskbar that ticks up/down the sound by one. My computer is funky and when I press ...
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ffmpeg with libfdk_aac: AAC-HE-V2 profile doesn't work for mono sound?

Whenever I use ffmpeg with libfdk_aac to convert a piece of audio to AAC, I noticed the aac_he_v2 profile does not work if the source audio is mono. For example: ffmpeg -i mono.wav -c:a libfdk_aac -...
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An audio device visibility control in Windows

I have 3'rd party application that depends on system audio. Unfortunately if fails handling scenario of reconnecting output audio device. Specifically it fails when user plugs-out and plugs-in system ...
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how to set a pipewire sink channel Tascam Model 12

i have a Tascam Model 12 and was using qpwgraph in qpwgraph i have playback_AUX0 to 9 by default it will output to AUX0 and 1 is there a way i could set the default AUX? i would like to set it to AUX6 ...
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Controll Room output from audio mixture as a mic to Mobile phone

A local discourse group nearby me uses PreSonus StudioLive AR8 USB 8-Channel hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer during discourse meetings every week with offline audiences. This is the picture of ...
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Windows 10 sounds are played only when changing speakers volume

I have Windows 10 Dell Latitude 5420 laptop with the Realtek sound device. Sounds from laptop speaker suddenly stop working. The only sound are played when volume is changed. Other sounds when ...
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If FLAC is a file format, how can one software make them smaller than ffmpeg with maximum compression?

While compressing all my FLAC files with the latest version of FFMPEG with maximum (12) compression level, it turns out that some of them become LARGER afterwards. How is this possible? Even if a non-...
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How do you convert PSF music files to FLAC without using some "online tool"?

I love the soundtrack to the 1997 PlayStation video game Breath of Fire III. I have its soundtrack as MP3 files on my computer. After hearing what a huge difference it made to go from MP3 to FLAC for ...
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Garry's Mod x64 error: Unable to initialize DirectSoundCapture. You won't be able to speak to other players. if I try to use my mic

I have been having this problem with the x64 build of Garry's Mod for some time now. In the console if I try to use or test my microphone it says: "Unable to initialize DirectSoundCapture. You ...
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Link two mics to one mic

I have FL studio, using the FL Studio ASIO driver, and my microphone. I want the FL studio to output to my headphones and a VB-Virtual Cable audio input. I want my mic also to output to VB-Virtual ...
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Accessing Boot Files on V-Machine SM Pro Audio

I have a V-machine stand alone VST player and i want to modify it with a different linux distro i know it runs some sort of linux, when connected with the usb port, it only comes up as a midi device, ...
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Volume issues on an Asus laptop

So Win 8.1 did an update yesterday and all of a sudden my old Asus laptop wouldn't boot into Windows (it was stuck on the Asus screen) & I figured out it was the USB hub and I could only boot into ...
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WSL2/WSLg: PulseAudio: Unable to Connect: Conection Refused

I broke my sound somehow. Whenever I try to play any sound (e.g. using sox), I get: ALSA lib pulse.c:242:(pulse_connect) PulseAudio: Unable to connect: Connection refused play FAIL sox: Sorry, there ...
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my mic in Headset don't work after last update window 11

I have a problem with my mic in my headset don't work after last update. it was have to option stereo and hands free AG work when select hands free AG with Mono audio in windows 10. and 11 work auto ...
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Windows 11 Pro: How to fix warning icon in device manager for some hardware controllers?

I built a new modern system and included the Creative AE-9 in it for best audio experience. I installed Windows 11 Pro on my new system and everything was recognized and working nice. I then picked a ...
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Is there any hidden danger in re-converting all my FLACs with "-compression_level 12"?

For some time now, I have been upgrading my music library from bad-sounding MP3 files to lossless FLACs. This obviously takes much more storage space. The 465 GB internal disk which contains my "...
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Lossy to lossless conversion (audio)

I have an mp3 file which i want to convert to a flac. I realise that it wont "improve" the quality rather I want it in a flac format so that when I edit it each time and re encode it, it won'...
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(FFMPEG ) How to stream video file (WITHOUT AUDIO) with audio coming from the desktop (from playing songs in the browser)

I have a mp4 file and I want to stream it with ffmpeg to youtube. I am able to do it when using anullsrc so that I tell youtube those videos has no sound and it works okay. But I do want audio, I just ...
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Why does my monitor (in this order) turn on, make a really high-pitched noise, turn off and repeat until I unplug it?

As the title says, every time I plug the LG Flatron E2342 monitor in, it makes a high-pitched noise, logo appears, turns off and high-pitched noise stops forever until I unplug it. The noise comes ...
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using sound fonts on xmplay

I am trying to install a small sound font for XMPlay. This far, I have downloaded a harmonica font and installed it in the config menu, by clicking in the add button on the top of the dialog; but ...
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Exported Video in Pinnacle Studio 23 dosnt save full sound

In Pinnacle Studio 23, during edit their is audio, but in the exported file, the audio in some areas is muted while others it plays. the audio is not fully exported. I have rendered fully and tried ...
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Lossless extraction of audio from .webm and .mp4 files

To extract audio from a .webm file, using the ffmpeg tool: ffmpeg -i "input.webm" -acodec copy "output.opus" The command above works perfectly, however it extracts only one file at ...
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How can most apps play AAC for free?

Web says that AAC is not a free format, and decoding software must pay the fee. I have downloaded a sample AAC file, and tried playing it with free apps. On Android, Google Files, VLC, and Musicolet ...
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sox and PipeWire

I am using Ubuntu 22.10 which comes with PipeWire as a default sound server. Now, I would like to use RTL-SDR for listening radio. I type this command: rtl_fm -M wbfm -f 93.5M | play -r 32k -t raw -e ...
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audio ingame not hearable when using microphone ingame

Why is it that when I use the mic in games like valorant and phasmophobia, I can't hear in-game sounds like footsteps and guns. I have done things like rebooting the mic. Anyone know how to fix it?
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Windows 11 surround sound subwoofer output not working

I have a desktop pc running windows 11 and a 5.1 surround sound amplifier and speakers. I have configured the onboard soundcard of my motherboard (using the windows utility Sound -> More Settings -&...
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Access microphone of connected-to device while RDP session is active

This was asked before here, but not sufficiently answered. I have a laptop in a room. This is the remote device. I use it to monitor some equipment. The laptop has an integrated webcam and microphone. ...
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How to stop apparent speaker-to-mic sound filtering / noise cancellation?

Background: I have a 2021 Acer Swift 5 running Windows 11 Home. I've been doing some remote tutoring. Sometimes I need to play a video from my computer that the student can hear. The speakers on the ...
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ffmpeg pan filter stopped working in 5.x

With ffmpeg 4.x I've been using the pan filter to "map" the channels in 12 and 16 channel wav files so other applications know which channels are which. Here is an example command (from a ...
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How to keep audio driver from idle using PowerShell or Registry Editor?

There's a well-known software bug in Windows and macOS audio driver's of Apple's laptops released since 2019: a random pop or popping sound during media playback and a pop sound when media is stopped/...
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Single Mono file into left channel only 5.1 channel file

I am trying to set up a Halloween display with a 6 talking props. Only one prop will be speaking at a time with a speaker placed behind the prop. I am currently using AWS's Polly to generate mono ...
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How to specify the audio hardware in mplayer?

All the audio card info in my os: ls /dev/snd/ by-id by-path controlC0 controlC1 controlC2 hwC0D0 hwC2D0 pcmC0D3p pcmC0D7p pcmC0D8p pcmC1D0c pcmC2D0c pcmC2D0p pcmC2D1p pcmC2D2c seq ...
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How can I generate a square wave with FFplay?

I'm currently working on a small script that utilizes FFplay to generate a quick 650hz beep tone. I'm able to get it to output sine waves, but I can't figure out how to do square, triangle, or ...
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HTPC Issue: PC considers AVR to be switched off when TV is powered down

So I've got an extremely irritating problem with my home theatre PC. My basic setup is this: PC ---> DisplayPort ---> Monitor PC ---> HDMI ---> Denon AVR-S960H ---> HDMI ---> LG OLED ...
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File bitrates unknown/missing after applying ffmpeg operations

Recently, I have been doing some ffmpeg operations on some video files whether it's to extract out audio or convert its codec. The output files' bitrate is always go unknow due to some reason. I'm not ...
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FFmpeg audio normalization from multi-channel audio to stereo to fix the quiet dialogues

When playing 5.1 surround sound audio on stereo, the dialogues come out quiet low but the other sound effect comes out heavily loud. Fortunately, FFmpeg already has built-in filters to fix this issue ...
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Distorted sound - KDE, Plasma, Debian

I have a Plantronics headset. That's how KDE Plasma used to recognize it on Debian Bullseye: [79714.810762] usb 5-2: New USB device found, idVendor=047f, idProduct=c058, bcdDevice= 2.13 [79714.810767] ...
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How can earbuds+mic use a single audio jack?

For various reasons, I've been working nomadically in a city away from home, oftentimes videoconferencing from the laptop at public spaces. The background noise annoys meeting participants, and there'...
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Decoding aac to PCM in ffmpeg introduces noise in the raw PCM audio

I have a .mp4 file generated with ffmpeg as follows. ffmpeg -y -i video_extended.mp4 -itsoffset 00:00:04.00 -i output5-1.wav -map 0:0 -map 1:0 -c:v copy -c:a aac -ac 6 -ar 48000 -b:a 128k -async 1 ...
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