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A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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No Audio Output Device is installed messagem, but sound card is seen in Device Manager

After some updates were installed (some of those failed to install, in case it is relevant) audio started to behave strangely. It shows red cross on the speaker icon, and shows message "No Audio ...
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Stereo mixed down to “almost mono” (both right and left speakers output right and left channels, in different mixing)

This is my Windows 10 laptop from work, a Dell XPS 13. When I listen to any sound (audio player, conference software, youtube videos), depending on which device I use I get a different balance: ...
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Play multiple sound devices

I am trying to play songs in a game whenever I press the mic (push to talk). My current problem: If I play any songs on the loud speakers and hear on mic, there is lot of disturbance from my ...
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Win 10 audio sound setting window must be open

I could use some assistance. I'm unable to hear audio on my plantronics headset unless the sound settings window is open. this is a unified communications device which connect via usb
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No sound - Dummy output - Ubuntu

You see, my problem is this... I have a soundcard integrated on my mother board. I am using an Ubuntu machine For a while I cannot use my sound card. I tried anything from question and forcing alsa ...
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Transfer sound between two soundcards

I have physical and virtual soundcards at my computer. It's possible to set audio output and input for every application in Windows 10 (it's described at Is it possible to have two sources of audio ...
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How do I discover the quality specifications of my laptop's soundcard?

This is a y510p lenovo ideapad. The product page doesn't list anything of value outside of the built-in speakers being jbl and it supporting dolby digital...irrelevant. I'm trying to discover how this ...
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Sound BlasterX G1 low volume unless configuration is changed

I'm using onboard sourd card with loudspeakers at day and Sound BlasterX G1 with headphones at night. When I connect G1 to USB port, sound volume is too low and kinda muffled. Bu after I open Sound ...
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Sound card only detected with logged in user

So when I ssh into my Pi and try alsamixer / aplay -l or similiar no Soundcard is detected. but when I log in on the Pi directly everything behaves "normal". How can I get the sound working with no ...
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Theatron Agrippa unable to connect 5.1

I’m trying to configure a Theatron Agrippa with a 5.1 configuration. The thing is that I don’t have a 5.1 speaker system available at the time, but my Enterprise needs to test 5.1 works although, so ...
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virtual sound card in Ubuntu 18.04

I have to test a piece of software. This software is capable of recording some sound. For my testing it no problem if this sound is silence. I want to run this software in a docker container running ...
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Soundcard microphone suddenly stops working for no reason

A couple of months ago I bought a Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 Sound card to improve my sound quality for gaming. It works great with everything except with my microphone. I'm using a ModMic ...
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Would a dead internal audio card kill hdmi audio output as well?

I've got a old gigabyte motherboard. The internal audio card is mostly dead since none of the audio drivers worked so far. Ive got an Sapphire 7850 video card and was wondering if I could replace the ...
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Can not record sound when using pyaudio on raspberry [closed]

I'm using a USB microphone on raspberry3B+, and using pyaudio to record the sound.Today my codes suddenly failed, i'm quiet sure i didn't do anything to my code and i don't think it's a code problem ...
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Windows 10 - Headphone audio bad with Microsoft drivers, Realtek audio manager won't work

I bought some pioneer headset and the sound was very low quality, check at another pc with specific drivers and it sounded better, so I installed Realtek's latest drivers instead of Microsoft's one, ...
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PCIe sound card not detected by mainboard / Windows 10

I'm using the following hardware setup: RyZen 2700 2x 32Gb DDR4 Gigabyte B450 AORUS PRO https://www.gigabyte.com/de/Motherboard/B450-AORUS-PRO-rev-10 Gigabyte RTX2070 AORUS 6 SATA Devices PowerColor ...
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Earphone-microphone combo for TWO applications concurrently?

Windows 10: If I use the earphones of an earphone-microphone combo for listening to audio notes (.mp3 on my pc) from a transcription software, can I use the micro of the same combo to dictate into ...
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How to configure sound output when multiple cards are installed?

My laptop has both a Realtech HD audio sound chip and Nvidia high definition audio. I noticed in sound settings in control panel that laptop speakers are driven by the realtech chip, instead if I use ...
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Windows 10 audio configuration keeps changing from 5.1 to stereo at random

I have configured my sound system in Windows 10 as 5.1, and can hear and test all 5 speakers individually without problems. Then, when I am playing a movie with VLC or working with my Unity ...
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How do i connect my electric guitar amp to my soundcard and use it as speaker?

I have a Focusrite scarlett solo g2 soundcard and a Laney 15watt LR20 amp. I use normal(not monitoring) speakers combined with a subwoofer and connect them to my soundcard and use Guitar Rig 5 app to ...
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Split 5.1/7.1 audio into multiple outputs [closed]

I'm getting a new computer in my home studio I would like to have multiple stereo outputs so I can properly DJ and do things like cue up a track with headphones or do separate analog processing live ...
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Audio interface suddenly stopped working on Linux but works fine on Windows

I have an external audio interface (Line6 UX2) to use my XLR mic on my desktop. This used to work fine with my Linux install without issue, however one day it stopped for seemingly no reason, and ...
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Ubuntu 19: No sound at the Headphone Jack - Audio

I've a problem with the sound at the Headphone jack on my Optiplex 9020m after installing Ubuntu 19.04 on it. Here is what alsa says. My soundcard is not in the list, and lspci | grep -i audio ...
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How is this microphone and speaker piece called?

I was trying to remove a broken jack (3.5mm) from my audio panel on the top of my case, which is a Phanteks Eclipse P400 and I disassembled it until I could extract the piece that you can see here: ...
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Noise in my handsfree

I have a wired handsfree (It's new). When I connect it to my laptop, I hear some noise like the sound of wind. It works with my phone without any problem also my other handsfree work with my laptop ...
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Android x86 select Sound Card

I really really hope that someone can help me, I spent days trying to get it to work, but to no avail. So here goes: I have a small HP Tablet (Pavilion x2) and installed Android x86. The newest ...
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snd_hda_intel no sound SMP Debian 4.19.5-2~mx17+1

right after installation everything was fine with my soundcard: Audio: Device-1: Intel 82801JI HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-1-amd64, there was sound both from internal ...
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Decoding dtmf from sound card

I'm trying to decode DTMF (phone tones) from my linux sound card. I tried to use multimon. But when I run "multimon -a DTMF" as it says in the documentation, it doesn't work. Does anyone know how to ...
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Soundcard Xonar DGX only works 'sometimes'

Since about half a year, i am having a really confusing time with my Soundcard. When I boot my PC up it feels like there is a gamble going on that is deciding if the Sound Card works now. If it does ...
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How to get surround sound speakers working “speaker-fill-style” with SB 5.1 VX

I have a 5.1 soundsystem connected to a "SB 5.1 vx" soundcard on Win10. It's running fine generally - when testing it through the windows sound driver options it works, I can hear sounds from ALL ...
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Manjaro/Arch+KDE: Speaker-Test works but applications have no sound (external USB-Sound-Card)

I have a Cinebar One speaker system with build-in sound card connected to my computers USB port. It gets recognized without any issue when I press the "Front Right/Front Left" Speaker Test buttons in ...
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Speaker becomes full of static on Dell laptop, temporarily fixes when I changes sample rate(win10)

I have a new Dell laptop with the latest realtek audio driver. Ive noticed that the sound would start off playing fine for an hour and then starts degrading into full on static. This would be ...
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Noise through speakers when ASUS RX 570 4GB is doing 3D operations

The noise is not coming from the case, it's coming through the speakers. It's inaudible when only browser, etc running. But when i start games, i hear a spinning up, higher pitched buzzing noise ...
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Audio and Soundcard issues in arch-like system

i have a recently installed parabola OS (basically arch with openrc) on my LENOVO 3134A11 and since the begging i have no audio in the system. The thing is that when i run pavucontrol the emergent ...
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Is my ASUS ZenBook’s sound card capable of recording two channels in stereo?

My laptop (ASUS ZenBook running Windows 10) has a combo jack for audio and mic. It has no separate sound card, just motherboard in bulk. This laptop has literally one jack hole that has a 4 ring “...
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Sound Not Working Windows 10 v1809

I recently installed Windows 10 Pro 1809 and I've got a weird sound problem, let me explain what's happening. If I try to adjust the sound here: I can hear the "ting" sound that you hear when you ...
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Setting a permanent default communications device in Windows 10

I have three monitors which are not always on when I use the computer. Each of the monitors also has it's own speaker system. They all use DP cable to connect them to the computer via nVidia GFX card. ...
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Windows 10 - No audio i/o after attempting to dual boot Ubuntu

Similar Question. My situation is basically the same as this (5 year old) unresolved question, except with Windows 10. I tried all listed solutions here and none worked. I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu ...
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My voice sounds like a robot, what to do?

I have some audio software problem that makes my podcast recordings to sound like a bat fifties sci-fi robot made them. Listen to mic test here at pCloud (no download needed) I have no idea where to ...
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How to connect old stereo speakers to computer

I have a set of stereo speakers (Creative Inspire T7900) that I would like to use with my laptop. I've connected all the smaller speakers to the main speaker (excuse my lack of speaker terminology) ...
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Is Audio from a SATA CD Drive via SPDIF Output Ever Converted?

I assume your typical SATA CD drive in a PC is outputting a digital signal via the SATA cable when it's playing an audio CD. If you output that sound through your motherboards spdif output, ie Realtek ...
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Sound card works with ALSA, but not showing in volume mixer

After a system upgrade I noticed I had no sound. In the volume mixer I see that my integrated sound card is not shown, while another one (HDMI) is. I managed to find that the device name is CARD=MID ...
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Sound malfunctioning in Windows 10

I have a computer which is shared by two users, each one with his own user account. For some time now, it looks like Windows starts pre-loading applications that the user had running in the previous ...
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Loud buzzing noise through microphone

Whenever I have my microphone plugged in, it makes this noise: https://vocaroo.com/i/s0w66Ay95zpG While it is possible to hear my voice if I talk, it's almost impossible due to the noise. It's not my ...
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Onboard soundcard not working

I think Something happened to on board sound card. No sound played when I connect any speakers/hedphones to backpanel jack or to front jack. What I hear is static sound even if nothing is playing! ...
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What is the modern way to get emulated 3D on headphones in a video game (PC)?

For the past decade or so I've been playing video games with an X-Fi Creative Sound card which has the ability to convert a 3D surround sound signal into a very believable emulation for 2 ears. ...
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Linux: Soundcard not being released by some application

so I have a computer running Linux Mint and to play loss-less audio-files I use DeaDBeeF, which I have configured to not use ALSA up-sampling in order to listen to allow my external Audio Interface(...
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Volume is usually low on my laptop, is there a software/driver way to add +20dB to the output?

Compared to previous laptop computers I had, I've found that the different Thinkpad T*** series I have, have a low or at best "medium" output loudspeaker volume (that's normal: they are not designed ...
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How does computer differentiate if I plug headphones or speakers?

i was wondering how PC know which speaker I plugged in? When I plug in standard pc speaker, my pc says that speaker is connected. If I plug in headphones, PC says that headphones are connected. Does ...
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How can I “record” sound directly from an audio file?

What is the easiest way to route an audio output (e.g. a playing song) into the recording input of another application (e.g. discord's microphone input)? I'm looking for a solution that is ...