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How do I manage multiple audio playback devices on Windows Vista/7?

I've got speakers (audio in) and headphones (USB headset with it's own soundcard) connected to my desktop computer. Under Windows 7, I can right-click the Audio Mixer and select Playback Devices and ...
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Double-speed playback for iTunes?

The iPod app on the iPhone (and presumably the iPod Touch) supports playback at 2x the recorded speed. This is great for listening to talk-radio podcasts when I'm driving, as I can get about twice the ...
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How to play 24 fps video smoothly on a 60Hz display?

I use mpc-hc to play videos on Win7 x64. With the default settings (#1), video playback is great most of the time. But for panning shots, playback is not smooth. I stepped through the video frame by ...
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What speed is 'fast' and 'faster' in VLC?

VLC isn't very informative in it's playback speed designations. Any idea as to which playback speed each adjective refers to?
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Can't change default playback device on Windows 10

I changed the default playback device from speakers to headset, but sound is still coming from speakers. In this case, the default device is headset, but as you can see, the green indicator shows ...
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Is there a way to play iTunes U files at 2x speed?

I'd like to keep my iTunes U audio files organized in the iTunes U category in iTunes; however, I can't seem to do that AND find a way to open the option to play at variable speeds for these audio ...
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Replay UDP Packet Capture

I have a UDP packet capture which was streamed from Port1 on IP1 to Port2 on IP2 on network N1. I need to replay these packets on another network N2 from Port3 on IP3 to Port4 on IP4. I need to know ...
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How to increase the playback speed of a recorded WebEx meeting?

My company records WebEx meetings. Playing them back usually starts in IE and then jumps to a standard WebEx client (showing the shared screen and participants list), and also has the playback ...
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Skip songs in winamp based on minimum stars rating

Is there a Winamp function/plugin that will skip playback of songs that have rating lower than a set minimum of stars?
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Is there a video player that can go at various speeds?

I have to review very, very long videos where there is very little movement. I am looking for a video player that can go up to speeds to 2x, 4x, 8x, 32x. I've tried VLC, Windows Media Player, Winamp....
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Ubuntu 10.x playing ALL DVD videos: via a simple GUI app, precise instructions required for every day folk, please

Is there a DVD player application i.e. a graphical user interface for Ubuntu that plays ALL DVD Videos, encrypted, non-encrypted, home made DVDs, "CSS" DVDs? Is it easy and straight forward to ...
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Disable all sounds except currently playing

I often work with music playing and as part of my work I browse various web pages. There ones with video playing by default or even with sound-enabled banners so I want to disable all sounds from ...
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How to convert video for slow Android device

I know there is no best video codec or format. Because, each codec is designed for its corresponding job and situation. I have an Android Tablet, that can play any video with any codec or format, but ...
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Music player that can speed up/slow down the music

Is there a music player for Windows that will let me speed up / slow down my songs? I can do it for each song in Audacity, but that's too tedious, I don't want to resample my entire collection to new ...
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Convenient way to switch Windows default playback device

I have loudspeakers and headphones, both of which are connected to the PC all the time (the headphones are wireless so what is actually connected to the PC is a USB cable from the cradle). If I want ...
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Linux Podcast Playback with Resume Capability

I'm asking a question similar to but distinct from this one Is there a Linux player that can resume playback of a podcast episode where it was last left off? This is the default behavior of iTunes ...
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Audio stops during audio-visual presentation playback

I'm a member of a photography club and responsible for the computer and projection equipment. We have a PC running Windows XP SP3 that exhibits a strange audio problem that I've never seen or heard of ...
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Can I talk while playing music?

I have taken the advice of some people on here to use Shoutcast for my online radio station, but I have run into a problem. I need to be able to talk while the music is playing. Not through the entire ...
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Applications continue to use original audio device, even though I selected a different default audio device

Problem example: Default Audio Device is my Headset. ITunes playback through headset. I switch Default Audio Device to Monitor. ITunes continues playback through headset. This happens visa versa ...
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Is there a video player program that allows me to play 2 audio tracks at the same time?

I'm watching a bunch of videos that have a commentary track and I want to hear both the regular audio and the commentary audio at the same time. An option to be able to adjust the volume of both ...
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Windows 7 playback of dvr-Microsoft files stutters

I've just had to install Windows 7 on my Media Center machine because my Vista installation had a faulty drive. I've got the latest drivers that I can find - Intel 945GM integrated Graphics, Realtek ...
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Can I make a BAT file that plays the next track (like multimedia keys)?

I would also like to be able to play the previous track and play/pause. The problem is my keyboard doesn't have multimedia keys, so I want to setup hotkeys to do the same thing.
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How to separate volume level for front and rear panels and yet keep single sound device?

I have realtek HD Audio, and I'm pretty satisfied with its settings — my main speakers are connected to the rear panel and whenever I turn headphones in on the front panel, the former go silent and I ...
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WMV videos playing too fast when skipping

When I'm playing a WMV video and I skip to some part (clicking in the video timeline), it starts playing in fast-forward and only resume normal speed after 2 or 3 seconds. This happens only with WMV ...
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Live Microphone Playback in Windows 7

I've just upgraded to Windows 7 on my Dell Latitude E5500. I have installed all the default drivers but how can I configure the laptop to enable live microphone playback? I managed to do this in XP ...
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What can I use to slow down a Flash .swf file's playback speed?

I've got a pile of .swf files here that are static animations, and I'd like to find some way of playing them at half or quarter speed. Preferably one that doesn't rely on exploiting sloppy browser/...
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How do you repeat a WMA in Media Player with no gaps?

I've set up Windows Media Player with a playlist that plays the same WMA twice. I've also set it to repeat (loop). This is somewhat Ok for no gaps during transition, but once every 10 minutes, I'll ...
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change avi playback speed and sound (maybe using ffmpeg)

I have a video file of 5 FPS / 8000Hz that I want to speed up 6 times. I want the pitch and playback to increase - can I do this by simply adjusting the file header? I can't seem to figure out the ...
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How to view TightVNC recordings

TightVNC allows you to record VNC sessions. It saves them in fbs files. I'm trying to playback these files. There does not appear to be anything that can play these that come with TightVNC. All my ...
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Stuttery 1080p playback on decent system

We have a media center system that was recently built. It works well for all types of content, however it has issues with 1080p content. 720p plays fine. I have tried VLC, ffdshow and finally, ...
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Why can't I play YouTube clips properly anymore?

I haven't got the faintest idea what happened, but since about 3-4 days now I can't play any clips on YouTube properly at all. Proper as in continuously without loading, pause, playback, pause, ...
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What is the difference between 16bit 48000hz with dvd quality and without dvd quality?

As the attached image, when I plugged Yamaha pjp-20ur on my Windows 8.1 notebook, the default format has two option: '16bit, 48000Hz' =>seems to be default '16bit, 48000Hz (DVD ...
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VLC: Play on Fullscreen

(Mac OS 10.6.8 Snow Leopard) Is there any way, to configure VLC to start playing paused videos when it enters fullscreen mode like in older versions of QuickTime (or newer versions with this ...
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DVD playback with Windows Media Player 11 works fine, but when copied to HDD and then played back, the audio stutters

I have several DVDs with short documentaries on it. Since the notebook I'm using (a Dell Latitude E6400) has only one DVD drive, and I might play back those short movies very often, I thought of ...
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Is it possible to play two different sounds through two sound cards at the same time?

Is it possible to play two different sounds through two sound cards at the same time? For example: Media Player audio through sound card one and GOM Player through sound card two at the same time?
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Blu-ray software options for Mac OS X?

Ok, so Apple has not official supported Blu-ray playback in Mac OS X yet. Has anyone developed any Blu-ray playback software for Mac OS X? I have seen Toast and a few others that are able to write ...
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Not getting any sound from ATI HDMI

I am not getting any sound on LCD TV when HDMI are connected to ATI 5800 graphic card. I have checked all the volume on the Playback devices on Windows 7, I've clicked Test button on each playback ...
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Remote synchronized TV show watching [closed]

My significant other and I want to watch recorded TV shows together. Problem is: we live a few hundred kilometers apart and only see each other on the weekends, which we want to use for seeing mutual ...
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piping cdparanoia through play, aplay, /dev/sound, etc

Currently I am trying to use cdparanoia to play from an audio cd directly without making any temporary files. I can play the first track of a cd realtime by doing cdparanoia -e 1 /dev/shm/tmp.wav 2&...
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Play PowerPoint slide show with custom timings on TV

I have a PowerPoint slideshow that uses custom transitions to advance the slides slides at different timings. I saved the slideshow to JPEG and transferred it to a memory stick to display on a TV. It ...
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How to control youtube playback with Microsoft keyboard media buttons? [duplicate]

Is there a way to control youtube playback with play/stop media button on a Microsoft keyboard? Thanks
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Windows can not find a playback device. Soundcard installed and working

Okay let me set the scene of this computer Dell Dimension 3100 Added ATI Graphics Card, Ram Upgraded to 2GB Windows XP SP3 So the problem is thus: Going Start>Control Panel> Sounds > Audio No ...
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How to seek to a specific time in Subtitle Workshop

I'm trying to add subtitles to an AVI file. I need to seek to a specific time. Using the slider isn't accurate enough. How can this be done in Subtitle Workshop? Is there some other video player that ...
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playing Matroska (.mkv) files via Windows Media Center - no audio

I'm looking to play my .mkv files via Windows Media Center - I've got it almost working. They show up on the menu, they play video fine, but the audio is mute. Strangely, if I play the .mkv file via ...
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External hard drive and Xbox

Is there any way of playing movies on the Xbox from an external hard drive?
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How to pause an m4b file

When I play m4b files on my computer, they open with iTunes. I can stop the file, but I cannot resume the file from within iTunes. In order to pick up where I left off, I have to open the file again....
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Diverting sound output of MCE to SPDIF

I have an ASUS SupremeFX II audio card (which in fact is an onboard audio riser slot) with the default drivers that are pre-installed by Windows 7 x64 for this card. I am able to manually switch ...
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Preview 4K video on a smaller screen without scaling

I want to test some 4K videos and inspect their detail. However, I don't have a 4K monitor. What I want to do is zoom in the vide to preview parts of it in native resolution. Each pixel of the video (...
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How do I create an AHK that disables a specific bluetooth device?

How do I create an AHK script that automates the following process: 1.Right click audio icon and enters "Playback devices" menu 2.Right click a specific bluetooth device 3.Disables this bluetooth ...
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Is there any advantage to not using max volume? [duplicate]

Heyo folks, No one likes their ears blown off by loud music. I've noticed a side-habit of mine: I lower the volume of all volume controls related to playback down to ~90%, (e.g. Windows main volume, ...