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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Distorted sound on Fedora 36

I am using Fedora 36 on my ThinkPad x250. The output of the speakers is quite low therefore I tried tweaking it using Alsamixer. However, the results were not satisfying hence, I used other solutions ...
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CD Reader is producing corrupt files

I have a few CDs and DVDs with music on them that I want to transfer and store on my Windows computer. Some of the disks are being read fine however some of them are being read with the audio files ...
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Why does segmenting result in imprecise lengths?

When I segment audio using this command ffmpeg -i test.wav -f segment -segment_time 60 output_%03d.wav I would except to get segments exactly 60 second long. What is produced is segments of 00:01:00....
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No sound output devices listed on Debian testing

After I installed some updates form the package manager my sound device is missing on Debian testing: $ inxi -SMA System: Host: Hera Kernel: 5.18.0-2-amd64 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: GNOME v:...
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how to batch video and audio merging with ffmpeg? [closed]

How do you convert an entire directory/folder with ffmpeg via command line or with a batch script? ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -i audio.m4a -c:v copy -c:a copy output.mp4
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ffmpeg never finishes encoding, instead starts dropping frames indefinitely after reaching the -vframes limit

I am trying to stitch together 5 view angles of a VR 180° video (camera pointed forward, pointed up, pointed left, etc.), which involves taking 5 video files, applying a mask, and overlaying them on ...
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FFmpeg command to loop an audio starting from a sample twice and add a fade out

I have some audio files and I want to use FFmpeg to loop them twice, but starting from a given sample (I have the sample numbers), and add a 5 seconds fade-out at the end. The output has to be a video:...
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Audio keeps dissapearing mid sentence only during Voice chat

my friend keeps disappearing mid-sentence. He said that his Microphone and Audio just stops for about a second. It happens on Discord and Teamspeak. He said that he updated his Drivers. Every other ...
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GPUs benchmark terribly when in either of my PCI-E slots - motherboard issue?

System -> GTX 960/1060, Asus Z97-AR mobo, Core i5 4460, Windows 10 I've tried a 960 and 1060, both perform terribly in either of the PCI slots on the mobo. I've benchmarked the GPUs in a friend's ...
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Why cant i use my internal microphone at the same time as my headphones

I have a ThinkPad E450 , which has a dual-purpose mic/headphone jack. In both Ubuntu 22.04 and Windows 10, whenever I plug in my headphones the internal mic goes completely dead. When the headphones ...
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Short fizzing buzz sound in microphone input whenever sound is played in the OS

So I was thinking of recording some gameplay videos for my youtube channel with nvidia shadowplay but the microphone audio channel has this weird fizzing/buzzing noise that plays every time any audio ...
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Make Android to play music via handset (not via speakerphone) [migrated]

When I make a phone call, I can choose one of two modes: normal mode (when I use my phone as a handset and the sound is emitted from the upper part of it) and speakerphone mode (then sound is emitted ...
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VLC doesn't play audio on Windows 11, says Channels: Unknown-chan-mask

[Edit] It's probably Windows11 - Windows 10 works fine! I have a number of mp4 files which used to play fine about a year ago, but now: Some play with no sound. Looking in codec info, I see Channels: ...
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ffmpeg HLS add drawtext in one of the TS files

I'm trying to add a text to an mpegts file previously encoded. When I run the command below, it works fine but the resulting file cannot be added in the HLS VoD as the previous mpegts file. ffmpeg -y -...
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ffmpeg: alpha merge with audio

I am alpha merging two videos for iOS/Apple devices (mov), the color.mp4 has audio, while alpha.mp4 has not. The end result has no audio ouput. What is the proper flag to grab audio from color.mp4 ...
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convert huge amount of mp4 videos to audio in short time

previously i used to think i can convert say 100G video to audio in matters of seconds because i thought video and audio are seperare in mp4 format and converting video to audio is like doing an easy ...
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changed from Radeon to Amdgpu in grub and lost sound

So I followed the instructions in this kb from Proton/Steam: For-AMD-users-having-issues-with-non-OpenGL-games and checked those with this: https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo#Drivers and my sound quit ...
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I got a error for setting up microphone for speech recognition on Windows 11

I got a error for setting up microphone for speech recognition on Windows 11. I got an error from speech recognition troubleshoot, settings -> time language -> microphone start. (Error ...
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Enable Bluetooth auto-connect in Windows 11

So far I was using my Bluetooth headphones with Windows 10 and whenever I turned them on, they're connecting to my PC automatically. Now, I have switched to Windows 11 and each time I turn my wireless ...
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How do I access the *remote* microphone in a RDP session?

I'm doing some remote testing of a system. I have an external camera/mic as well as the built-in laptop camera/mic. Using an Remote Desktop session, I can see into the lab, but I'd like to hear it ...
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Why is audio streaming harder than video streaming?

I have two separate Linux computers on the same LAN. One computer has speakers, the other computer has a monitor. To play a movie with video and sound I have two options: Play the movie on the ...
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Set FFPlay Output Device (Win+Mac)

I'd like to run multiple instances of FFPlay and play different audio files to different sound cards simultaneously. I'm primarily focused on Windows but I'd like to try to get this to work on Mac as ...
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ln alias path to audio samples not recognized by Ableton Live

I used to have an external HDD titled "WD Elements 250GB" which contained audio samples I used in Ableton Live projects. The files are still present, though on an internal HDD now. I tried ...
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I'm installing hd audio driver using setup file, during the uninstallation process the setup unistallation window froze

Im using windows 11, the windows says InstallShield Wizard is unistalling, the bar behind it is frozen, I can still use my laptop, the audio doesn't work, I dont know if I should power the pc off, the ...
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loopback/listen to Line In, ALSA/Pulseaudio

I have 2 computers, and one set of headphones. When I used Windows on my desktop PC I could simply select Listen to and it would pipe the Line In input to the default output device. I don't see a way ...
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How to make audiovizualizere wave with ffmpeg

I have a ffmpeg comand: ffmpeg -y -i one_channel_youtube3.mp3 -loop 1 -i prep_image.png -filter_complex "[0:a]showwaves=s=1920x175:colors=White:mode=line,format=yuv420p[v];[1:v][v]overlay=0:800[...
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Can't reduce System sounds volume?

Whenever I reduce the System sounds volume in the Sound mixer options, then I close the window after having done so, it immediately reverts back to 100%. How can I permanently reduce it?
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Delete 4 empty audio channels from MOV with 6 channels in one stream

I have to work with video files obviously recorded with somekind of 5.1 setup where only two channels got filled with mono signals from two separate microphones. My idea is to use ffmpeg to delete the ...
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Can't hear any other sound while using bluetooth headset during a call (Discord and other social medias) | Windows 10 [duplicate]

Problem: Audio/program sounds muted during in-call Headset: Steel Series Artis 3 Play Youtube music -> Call via Messenger -> The audio disappers Disable Headphones Bluetooth Stereo and leave ...
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split flac track with ffmpeg

I'm trying to split a flac soundtrack into several files but it fails with Output file #0 does not contain any stream. The file is actually a flac encoded in an ogg container, but I have the same ...
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How can I make itunes work with bluetooth media buttons on windows 10?

If I am listening to music on itunes on windows 10 and I press any of the media buttons on my bluetooth headset such as play/pause, next, prev. It does not send the commands to itunes. Instead it ...
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Sony WH-XB900N headsets and Ubuntu. Correct configuration

I want to configure my WH-XB900N headphones in Ubuntu (Linux) and after reading a lot of documentation and solutions about it, I am still having problems. I've read that with some bluetooth codecs the ...
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Hum/noise from audio interface after some time of inactivity - is there a setting for it?

I have a laptop and external amplifier + speakers connected to its internal audio interface / analog output jack, which usually works fine. But for some time (months or year even), whenever no audio ...
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Why does `amixer set Master toggle` toggle both Master and Speaker?

Why does amixer set Master toggle mute both Master and Speaker? (or, if you have headphones plugged in, it will mute both Master and Headphones). Yet, when you run it again, it will not unmute both; ...
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Editing Game Audio Disk

I have a very old game from 90s. the disk contains the setup files only. But When I right-click on it, It seems it is a multimedia disk which contains in-game musics and I can play them track by track ...
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How do I make all silences in an audio file be of equal length (e.g. 1 second)? "My name is Bob [1s] I like ice cream [1s]..."

How do I make all silences in an audio file be of equal length (e.g. 1 second)? Before: My name is Bob [0.5s] I like ice cream [2s] and I like music [4s] I also enjoy... After: My name is Bob [1s] I ...
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Does Airpods Sound muffled after watching video or attending a call or virtual meetings?

I need help with my new Airpods. I got them two months back and they sound perfect every time I listen to music, however, after I join a phone call or watch a video, or join a virtual meeting and go ...
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Ffmpeg multitrack live streaming is breaking when source becomes a bit unstable

I am struggling with Ffmpeg live streaming where my input is from many live RTMP streams and my output is multitrack live mpegts stream, the idea is that I am getting input from multiple live RTMP ...
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What is the difference between these audio devices (same hardware)?

This is what I see as a choice for audio devices on my Windows 10: There are two entries for the same headset (Jabra) and I do not know what I gain or lose by choosing either one. Interestingly ...
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Copy all FFMPEG streams and metadata except the first video stream

I have some "voice memos" that were recorded through the video camera app. They have huge video streams, but I just want the audio. How can I copy all streams via ffmpeg except the first ...
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Ubuntu22.04 Bluetooth connectivity issue

I have an old laptop HP pavilion g4 and have dual boot setup on it. The laptop has INTERNAL bluetooth + wifi combo adapter Qualcomm Atheros AR9485. Everything used to work fine in windows until a few ...
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How to keep the Microphone volume up, and disallow apps to change it

I have this issue on my Mac: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msteams/forum/all/microsoft-teams-keeps-adjusting-my-microphone/58475db0-2d0b-43e6-a012-29efe938f983 No one have a good solution that I ...
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Merging two WAV files together with different durations so that the end times match

I have several pairs of wav files (obtained by recovering the audio from VoIP packet captures). I'd like to merge the two files down to a single-channel WAV file, which is easy with ffmpeg or sox. ...
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Efficiently extract & crossfade hundreds of audio segments (ffmpeg)

I have a long audio file. I want to extract some segments out and crossfade them together. (This is part of a larger program that detects silences in speech and trims them out.) I already have a ...
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Ubuntu keep right microphone level 0

I recently had some trouble fixing my microphone volume. I was able to fix my issue with this solution. Basicly what this does is setting the right microphone volume to zero and using the left ...
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Adding music to Video FFMpeg

I am trying to add random music to a video from a text file but don't know how to do it, Code tried is ffmpeg -f concat -safe 0 -i C:\Users\harin\Desktop\test\list.txt -i E:\gy\Videos\Music\music....
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Unable to install Realtek High Definition Audio driver - "No Audio Output Device is installed."

Today my partner's Windows 10 Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB decided it no longer wanted to produce any audio. It's coming up with "No Audio Output Device is installed.". Screenshot of the error ...
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Windows 10 no longer detects new audio port connections after replacing GPU

I just upgraded my GPU to a 3060 ti. When I booted my computer, the sound was working normally and the drivers were out of date. I updated to the latest driver through the GeForce Experience control ...
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Volume issue with pulseaudio on Debian 11

I recently installed new Debian 11 on my desk, my audio devices are managed by pulseaudio and pavucontrol. I mainly use DragonFly red DAC to listen music or something else on Chromium. Everything is ...
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How to disable keyboard shortcut sound effects in Monterey on an M1 Macbook Pro?

On my M1 Macbook Pro (Monterey), I sometimes get a sound effect when pressing certain key combinations. For example, if I open up Finder and then press Ctrl+B I will hear my generic system sound ...
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