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How to rescan connected audio devices after waking MacBook from sleep?

The post Restarting sound service? has this answer by robmathers: sudo pkill coreaudiod On older OSes: You can kill the CoreAudio process by opening Terminal and running: sudo kill -9 `ps ax|grep '...
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Change Default Master Volume Control to "PCM" in alsamixer on Linux Mint

I've googled a solution that works for me on Mint 21, current kerneles 5.15.0-* and 6.5.0-* Open following file as root /usr/share/pulseaudio/alsa-mixer/paths/analog-output.conf.common sudo xed /usr/...
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Audio Codecs Confusion

Yes, your computer Bluetooth stack absolutely needs to support the codec you wish to use on your headset. The codec is the audio format that is transmitted "over air" from the computer and ...
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PC audio stuttering/noise every 2-3 seconds

Finally I managed to resolve the issue. It occurred due to overclocking memory. I forgot but a while ago I've overridden the Bios memory settings and sped up the memory to 2400MHz. After disabling XMP ...
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How to enable/disable audio device with hotkey?

There are multiple methods you can use to approach this, but the easiest method (probably) would be to bind a hotkey to launching a .bat script. Credits to @alelom for the script syntax: Enabling/...
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sox became buggy after MacOS upgrade to Ventura 13.6.5

It turned out the problem was because of my having soundflower and background music installed. I forgot how I installed them, but these are not well supported by Ventura, and sox haven't quite ignored ...
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How can I get Windows 11 to show both headphones and headset as separate devices in playback devices for my Bluetooth headset?

A bit late to the party but if you have the same problem that I had, degrading audio quality when any program uses the headset input, open up Device Manager > Sound, video and game controllers, ...
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How to disable inline headphone controls on Windows 10/11

So.. AFAIU from the linux documentation and code, jack keys mapping is handled not by the general HDA controller but it's up to the specific codec chip (which makes sense considering it's the thing ...
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How to play a folders worth of music/video in VLC media player

Kinda late to the party but here's my answer anyways (I'm assuming it is a windows OS with non music/video files in the folder as well) Open the folder you want to play music from then create a new ....
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How can I set a Discord mute key/button for M3 MacBook Air running Sonoma?

To do this you will need to make use of the new hidutil functions (which I believe only work on Apple Silicon models but I have not confirmed) as well as Hammerspoon. The first step is to add a plist ...
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Zoom on Remote Desktop with Bose Headset (no audio when microphone from headset is used)

I ran in to the exact same problem. In my case, on laptop B if you go to Control Panel -> Sounds, on the Playback tab, the Bose Headset was set as the "Default Communication Device" and ...
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Microphone volume very low in Windows 10

I solved the issue by reinstalling windows 10. That's not much of an answer, but my microphone volume worked fine after the reinstall
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How do I prevent my audio from cutting out when I open another program

The solution to my problem was to disable the headset option, so only the headphones option would be available. Then, under advanced headphones properties I disabled "Allow applications to take ...
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Is there a way to get the current volume output from command-line on Windows?

As there are no such programs for this task, I compiled a program written by ultimatebrent. You can download it here: https://github.com/TheTitanrain/wov/releases
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How can I detect which channels contain compressed audio in a video file by using command line tools?

MediaInfo has a command line version (which I did not know about when I posted my question). It looks like that gives all the information I need. $ mediainfo --Inform="Audio;%ID% %Format%\n&...
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Mute microphone input without muting in Windows

The easiest thing, for a microphone using direct wired input (not USB or Bluetooth), would be to make a cable with an in-line switch, to place inline with the mic and PC. You'd need the appropriate ...
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How can I record sound from Linux?

parec is a tool from PulseAudio Make sure you also have installed ffmpeg parec --format=s16le --rate=44100 --device=alsa_output... | ffmpeg -f s16le -ar 44100 -ac 2 -i - output.mp3
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Trying to narrow down the cause of a Bluetooth headphone app-specific sound issue

The root cause is essentially a game bug. An unsupported audio format, such as a signal with too high or too low of a sample rate or bit-depth, can cause issues if the application attempts to fulfill ...
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Properly downmix 5.1 to stereo using ffmpeg

mpv-downmix-gui is an mpv GUI to modify the parameters to downmix surround sound to stereo the default parameters are taken from RFC 7845 Section 5.1.1.5 usually, to increase the volume of dialogs, ...
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How do I stop the Linux terminal in Windows from making the error sound?

If you're using the new Windows "Terminal" application (which is pretty slick) then you can go into Settings > [The profile you want to change] > Advanced > Bell Notification Style ...
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Want to understand encoding with Opus for maximum audio quality in FFmpeg. Bitrate stuck at 96kbps?

The libopus encoder does not support quality-based encoding. The default bitrate is based on channel count. You'll have to set some manual bitrate. It can go as high as 256k * # of channels. VBR is on ...
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How to repair damaged AAC file without re-encoding using FFmpeg or other tools?

Audacity and most audio editors decompresses the audio when you load the file, and when re-exporting it in a lossy format you are now doing another round of lossy compression, although MP4 (AAC) was ...
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