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Sound stream splitting? multiple plugs for sound devices

Q: Sound stream splitting? multiple plugs for sound devices

I have an onboard realtec 97 sound device, and it has multiple plugs on the back of my cpu, Green, for speakers, pink for mic, then theres a blue, black and orange plugs also.

I dont know what the blue black and orange ones are for, but my question is this.

I have a headset with a mic, which had a seperate jack for the earpiece and the mic, i use both ventrillo and teamspeak but not both at the same time, and i was wondering if it was possible to plug the earpiece into something to just use the ventrillo or teamspeak audio streams, while having the regular desktop speakers broadcast the sound from a game and my sirius satellite radio. currently all sound comes from the speakers, green plug, what exactly are the blue, orange and black plug for? and is the above scenario possible? thanks.

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A: Sound stream splitting? multiple plugs for sound devices

Im not sure whether you can split the stream or either turning it on and off as you wish. But what i know is the function of those colour plugs.
It all means that your sound card is compatible with 7.1 theater speaker configuration. As i remember, green is for front channels, blue is for rear channels, red is for subwoofer and centre speaker, and orange is for middle (7.1) channels. Don;t worry about all these colours, it shows that your soundcard is good. However i've even came across with an integrated sound card which has 6 plugs (2green, red, blue, orange, red, and black).

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i have speakers connected to the hdmi and have a fm transmitter connected to the headphones jack. how do i get the soud to come out of both? Picture:


A:Sound from multiple devices

You can't have sound from both at same time - it's either one or other because the headphone jack is designed to mute the speakers when headphones are plugged into it.

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I use laptop, with system speaker volume too low, almost inaudible.
It has inbuilt sigmatel HD audio, with 3.5 mm jack ( I do connect my headphone with it).
I also posses a bluetooth headset (DELL).

Is there any way I can get output to both the headsets?

I need this to watch movie, so that me and my room partner can easily listen via saperate sets fo headphone without difficulty.

A:using multiple sound devices

as far as i know you cannot output to two audio devices at the same time from one program unless the program alows this (eg. PCDJ)

To solve the problem you could get a 3.5mm spliter and another set of 3.5mm headphones but this would probably require a trip to an electronics shop unless you have one already.

also post what OS you are running in case someone else knows of another way.

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Sometimes I watch movies using HDMI output from my computer. When I connect the HDMI cable windows also discovers new sound device. I want to redirect some of outputs to the television so I can use its speakers.
For now, what I do is that I disable the internal sound card and system automatically uses HDMI then.
Thank you for any help

A:Assign applications to multiple sound devices

In many systems, when you plug an HDMI cable into the PC Windows will automatically set the HDMI as the Default audio playback device. If Windows is detecting a new device it suggests the Video drivers (usually where the HDMI audio is generated) may not be the correct driver.

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Hi all,

I bought a Mitsumi VT6205 '6 in 1' multicard reader (sold as Owltech FA405F) with mike and headphone sockets. At certain points (different installations or points of upgrades), the mike and headphone sockets have worked with a headphone/mike set. Currently they are not working, and no matter how much tweaking I do in the Sound, Speech and Audio devices panel, I get no response. I had detached and reattched the audio cables to my motherboard (sound chip onboard), but again, no success.

Any ideas?

I'm running Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2 on a Gigabyte GA-8I915P-D Pro mobo with a Intel Pentium 4 540J, 3200 MHz (16 x 200) CPU. Motherboard Chipset: Intel Grantsdale i915P, System Memory 1024 MB (DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM), BIOS Type: Award Modular (06/03/04)
Audio Adapter: Intel 82801FB ICH6 - High Definition Audio Controller [B-1]

A:No sound through frontpanel mike/headphone plugs

Hello, blvtzpk, (did I spell that right?)
My headset works fine simply because it is hooked into a jack in the front of one of my speakers. The mike is a bit of a hassle tho, since I need to plug it into the back of my computer tower, which is under the computer desk.

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Hello Guys!  At my workplace we are experiencing with ALL  our x250's that the internal Realtek Sound Controller cant transfer sound to external devices, only picture.  In Device Manage -> System units, I can see that is detects the external input as "High Definition Audio-controller" but has a little warning triangle with an exclamation mark, and you cant select other speakers under sound (in the processbar) except from the build in speakers.  We have tried using all sorts of externalspeakers incl. mini-jack input, but nothing works.  Info:Model: Lenovo x250Win: Windows10 1803 build 17134.376Realtek High Definition Audio (controller) driver vers.    17 Apr 2018 (newest version for 1803)Connection: MiniDisplay-port  I really really hope someone in this forum can help with this problem, as it affect alot of colleagues not being able to play sound on our projectors.

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How can I know the manufacturer of the soundcard?
My computer doesnot have the sound mixer devices on it, but still playing the audio cd. Now how to install this mixer devices?
When I'm trying to detect the new hardware on the system, it is askng for ALS 100 Media Audio Controllers. Now what is this and where can I get the suitable one to my soundcard?

A:how to install the sound mixer devices to get the sound icon on the task bar

You can get them here, download the file, it is a self extracting zipped archive.
Create a folder on your desktop, cut and paste the file into it, then double click the file to decompress the archive. After decompression there is a readme text file with installation instructions.

Good luck

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The Conexant HD Audio Sound Driver was replace by High Definition Audio Device after i update to Windows 10 Home Version 1511 from 1011

Now if i want to plug my earphones to the left side of the computer where the audio jack socket is located the sound does not transfer to my earphones except i will change the default sound device from speakers to headphones.
How can i set it to automatically when i plugin my headphones/earphones/external speaker automatically transfer the sound to this device without changing the settings?

And also SmartAudio in the Control Panel is not working ether it says "Failed To Initialize SmartAudio The Application will now exit" Error message.

How can i fix this?

A:Sound does not transfer to the External Sound devices Automatically

The first thing that needs to be done is get the correct sound driver from Toshiba. If it came with Windows 8.1, the 8.1 driver is valid for Win 10. If it came with Windows 7, install the Win 7 driver in a Win 7 compatibility mode (what I did on my Toshiba Satellite) to get it working.

The "High Definition Audio" driver is a generic, basic function, Windows installed sound driver.

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The Conexant HD Audio Sound Driver was replace by High Definition Audio Device after i update to Windows 10 Home Version 1511 from 1011

Now if i want to plug my earphones to the left side of the computer where the audio jack socket is located the sound does not transfer to my earphones except i will change the default sound device from speakers to headphones.
How can i set it to automatically when i plugin my headphones/earphones/external speaker automatically transfer the sound to this device without changing the settings?

And also SmartAudio in the Control Panel is not working ether it says "Failed To Initialize SmartAudio The Application will now exit" Error message.

How can i fix this?

A:Sound does not transfer to the External Sound devices Automatically

The first thing that needs to be done is get the correct sound driver from Toshiba. If it came with Windows 8.1, the 8.1 driver is valid for Win 10. If it came with Windows 7, install the Win 7 driver in a Win 7 compatibility mode (what I did on my Toshiba Satellite) to get it working.

The "High Definition Audio" driver is a generic, basic function, Windows installed sound driver.

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what can downloadable program can i use to split sound from an avi video and save the sound seperatly as mp3

A:splitting sound from avi video

I think virtualdub will do this...Its free but you may need to google a tutorial on how to do it...Good Luck

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I just bought a Viewsonic monitor with 1080 HD and although the video is excellent but the sound is awful. It appears as though the HDMI is taking ownership of the sound and transmitting it to the rinky dink speakers embedded in the monitor. I would like to use the regular desktop speakers I have always used that worked well but as long as the HDMI is plugged in they do not work. When I changed the connection to the monitor to VGA, the speakers work again but I lose the HD quality on the video. Is there anyway to use the old speakers for sound and HDMI for video. I surely hope there is or else I will feel as though I have lost my money on this monitor!

Thank you in advanced!

A:Splitting the sound from HDMI

keredd, welcome to the Seven Forums.

I guessing from your specs that you are using the onboard video, seeing as you didn't list a video card. If that is the case (or it is an AMD card), the onboard video has its own audio built in for audio over HDMI in addition to the regular onboard audio. When you open the Windows playback properties does it look something like this,

In your case it should show the same ATI HDMI audio as well as the Realtek onboard. If it isn't showing the Realtek then that would be why you can't select your speakers when the HDMI is connected, and you need to install the driver for it. You can find the latest Realtek driver here,

Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

Once installed then it is just a matter of setting it as the default playback device.

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I game, and use 2 monitors. I would like to be able to play music through my surrounding speakers on and around my desk, controlling it on screen 1. And would like to simultaneously hear my game through my headset that I have plugged in via USB, controlled on screen 2.
Is this possible? Could someone please help me with this?
I have Windows 10 and Realtek speakers.
Thanks in advance!

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Is there a way to split your audio sources based on their source? If I have a youtube video, can I have it play from my speakers while a game plays through my headphones? I only have one sound card, realtek HD audio and windows 10.

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Hey guys, I have a question to ask the experts. Last year I bought some z-680's for my small room set up for when I play my xbox and watch dvd's. Now I have moved out and I am now using it for the living room and it sounds great. Only bad thing is that it only has one optical slot and I want to use it for more then when I am playing games or watching dvds on the xbox. I heard that if I picked up one of these http://www.gameexpress.com/product_detail.cfm?UPC=708056590604 I would be able to seperate the sound to more then one input. Can anyone confirm these rumors for me as I am planning to go to fry's to pick one up so that my tv, ps2 and xbox can all be hooked up for surround sound.

THanks guys.

A:Splitting sound from Logitech z-680's

That will work.

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My computer just came back from fixing and it is all great and stuffbut I have no sound, the sound thing is with a cross. Everything is alright, these columns were tested in other computer and were just fine.
On this computer the device is not found but it is working...what can I do?

A:Unable to have sound devices on the computer, no sound

My computer just came back from fixing and it is all great and stuffbut I have no sound, the sound thing is with a cross. Everything is alright, these columns were tested in other computer and were just fine.On this computer the device is not found but it is working...what can I do?Have you check the Device Manager (assuming this is a Windows computer) to make sure there is an audio driver installed/working?

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In my headphones, I ear a constant scratching sound even if all sound devices are disabled (playback and recording).

Where can comes this sound ?
What can I try ?


A:scratching sound even if all sound devices disabled

its either faulty headphones or your sound card that is playing up.

the issue is usually caused by the grind not earthing out. hence the low scratching buzzing noise.

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Basically, I want to hear music/other stuff through my speakers but talk on Ventrilo and hear other people through my headset.

I have an analog headset that is plugged through the front panel with my speakers through the back panel. Sound card is Realtek and I've tried to mess with the front/back panel settings and switching it up from headset to front/rear speakers etc but it still doesn't work.

Does anyone know how to do this?

PS: I know I should have bought a USB headset but I've already bought an analog one and I don't want to waste money by buying a USB one now, so if there's a way to do it with an analog mic, I'd be really happy to know.

A:Splitting sound with speakers/headset

The best you can do in your case is this (screenshot below). Your soundcard being duplex will allow you to play 2 different audio streams "simultaneously" or "together". This means your external speakers will play your "rap music" AND the person you are talking to on Ventrilo at the same time. If you jockey your volume settings you will probably be able to tolerate the confunsion while under the headphones. Of course all others in the room will hear who you are talking to. Not very private. So much for multi-tasking.

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I've been stuggling with this for a few hours now and am at the end of my wits..

I've got two audio devices that I would like to link to my PC at once.
I've got one plug connected to the back panel, and one to the front. But one always cuts off the other. In my sound devices, the system registers them both as: "speakers, VIA High Definition Audio, Standard device"

Is there any way that I can connect them both at once, and still have both of them outputting audio?

I hope the internet will save the day!

Many thanks in advance!

A:Multiple audio playing devices, playing the same sound at once

If you use realtek,
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Otherwise You're pretty much screwed, only other way is to use Virtual audio cable, but you'd have to set it up every time you booted (and it costs 20$)

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First time poster, so I'm not sure it's the right sub, but anyways:

My graphics card has two DVI outputs and I'm only using one for my single monitor. I also have a wall-mounted LCD TV with HDMI inputs in another room and I'd like to be able to stream movies and stuff from my computer to this TV.

So, is there a way to somehow channel only desired sound streams to this TV (i.e. if I'm playing a game on my main display and also a movie is being played on my extended display, how can I tell the computer to play game audio in my earphones and play movie audio through TV speakers)?


A:How To Stream Different Audio To Different Sound Outputs?

If you do not have an HDMI output on the video card, you would have to send the audio separately to the TV. DVI does not contain audio. Even if you have a DVI to HDMI converter it still would not contain audio.

However, most TV's that have an HDMI input will not be able to be setup for audio from another source at the same time.

Best option is to change the Video card to one that has built in audio and an HDMI connection. That will solve the problem of getting HDMI video/audio to the remote TV. Keep in mind when you use the HDMI connection, you will not have the regular PC audio (Speakers). Windows only allows one default audio playback device, e.g. either "Speakers" or HDMI.

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hey hows it going?

I recently built a new computer, running XP with a PcChips M960GV mobo.

It has onboard sound, c-media, which I couldnt get to work. The driver installs, it shows up with no errors in device manager, but all the options in control panel are greyed out, and anything i open that requires sound errors and says nothing is installed.

There were other sound drivers on the mobo CD, one for Sis, and one for generic Realtek AC97 drivers, same problem as with the c-media drivers.

I went into the properties of the sound card in device manager, made sure the card was set to be used, rebooted, still nothing.

So i figured it was either a jumper setting somewhere, or a fried sound controller, so I went to my standby, a yamaha PCI DX soundcard, i disabled the onboard in the BIOS, went into safe mode, removed any other previous sound drivers, rebooted, loaded the yamaha drivers, and the same thing happened again.

I'm lost, I've also tried getting the sound drivers thru windows update, thinking that the ones i got werent signed, still nothing.

Anyone have any ideas? Is there a jumper setting somewhere i missed?

Thanks in advance.

A:two sound devices, no sound

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Scan saved at 8:23:42 AM, on 10/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://ca.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...search/ie.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://securityresponse.symantec.com...r/fix_homepage
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
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A:sound studdering and skipping cannot stream videos from youtube or anyware

You have a lot of lame BHO's (pieces left from toolbar installs that apparently are now uninstalled) BUT also have this entry I think may be malware; O4 - HKLM\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [] 

I recommend you post a new post in the Spyware section after reading and complying with this; http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

edit; once assured you are 'clean', post about the sound issue if it still exists


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I have a HP laptop running windows XP.

I have a problem with the sound devices. I tried installing windows media player last night and now when I open itunes or try to play any sound, it says there is no sound device installed. When I went in the control panel it also said there was no sound device. How do I get this back and working?


A:Sound Devices Gone

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Look in the Device Manager for a yellow question mark. If you see one right click and select Update Drivers, hopefully it will search the correct location and reinstall them for you. Let us know if you are having difficulty we will offer further assistance

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Hey people i have a similar problem my audio doesn't want to work! when i go into control panel and click on sounds and audio devices it shows that there isn't any audio hardware installed?!

I have a sound blaster live! Audigy
model number: SP0410

Also when i get into control panel/system/hardware/device manager it shows my sound card as "other devices with a Yellow question mark. when i expand it it shows me the same yellow question mark but this time with an exclamation mark in it saying multimedia audio controller.


A:Sound devices gone

Gearhead, please start your own thread to avoid confusion.
Give your exact model number.

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So for the past month I've had this problem with a sound device called Digital Output, It wasnt there until I updated to windows 10. I had had this problem before but I forgot how I fixed it and what I had remembered no longer worked. I updated from windows 8.1 to 10 about two to three months ago so I can no longer revert back to 8.1.

So the real problem comes in when I try to disable digital output and switch to my Headset. It says that there are no sound devices plugged in. I try troubleshooting but it says everything is fine. All my headsets and digital output are up to date. If I turn digital output on I can open volume mixer but all of my programs run their sound through that and not my headset, and the few that do have recently stopped working, it no longer has any sound. I really need this problem fixed asap I do a lot of video's online and I play a lot of games with friends and I can no longer hear them and I'm frankly just tired of having no sound.

A:Ok , so I need help with my sound devices.

Please fill in the "My System Specs" - helps us to try and help you.

Also, post a screenshot of the Device Manager, Sound, Video and Game Controllers section.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi all,

Throughout last week I have experienced a strange occurrence at startup.
I'm running Win Xp SP2.

Windows would not run the sound devices nor recognize them. When trying to use win media player, the taskbar and all windows would assume/change to a win 98 look and keep it, with all the shortcuts blinking a little.
With a message that no sound devices were installed.

So far I was able to fix this without knowing why or how, by restoring the computer and undoing the restore.

I am currently traveling and using a hotel cable internet connection, but I'm not relating the occurrence with this fact since it has happened before a couple times, only I was able to fix it merely by restarting.

Regardless of the fact that so far I was able to fix it without understanding how, this is a disturbing situation.
Any expert opinions about this issue would be greatly appreciated, and how to solve it on a permanent basis if possible.
Understanding why or how it happens would be, of course a plus.

Thanks in advance

A:Xp sound devices

Please donīt forget about me...this has occurred again and this time Xp did not allow system restore, although it was fixed after 3 restarts.
I still do not know what is causing it and would like to fix it for good.
I read some posts of other users were the problem is similar except for the appearance change part...

Must I re-install my drivers?
I have driver genius installed and did a backup in executable format...

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Ok, first my hardware:
Bose Companion 3 Interface - 3.5mm Stereo Jack
Insignia Portable USB Speakers Interface - USB

What I would like to accomplish is to have Windows 7 play sound through both of these devices at the same time.

My reasoning for this is that I have my Bose Speakers at either end of my room, about 12ft apart, and I would like to use the insignia speakers as tweeters if that is possible.

A:Sound Through Two Devices

omureadhaigh, welcome to the forums.

Don't think that is going to work for two reasons,

1. Windows 7 (and Vista for that matter) only allows for one audio device to be set as the default at one time (then again so did XP), regardless ofg how many you have installed; and your sound card (onboard or an actual card) counts as one device, and the USB speakers as a second.

2. Don't know of any multi-media software that allows for playback from more than one device at a time. Some will let you choose which to use if there is more than one installed, but not use more than one at a time.

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I have an e-machines T 6528 pc with windows xp home edition, i toasted my motherboard and brought my pc to a local repair shop . they replaced my motherboard and now i have no sound and no sound devices installed. i believe the new mb is a biostar. how can i get my sound back?

A:no sound devices

So do you mean under "installed hardware" while running "add hardware" there aren't any yellow question marks next to the devices? If there are then drivers just haven't been installed yet. The wizard should be able to find the drivers for you, but if not you will need specifics for your motherboard. (just ask the repair shop)
If nothing else pick up a cheap sound card

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I sometimes get a bump sound from the speakers when i access certain websites followed by some video shudder (usually on my second screen only). I have an AMDRadeon HD5970 dual GPU card.

I am looking in device manager and see the following:

> AMD High Definition Audio Device
> VIA High Definition Audio

Should I disable the AMD device? As I think there may be a conflict.


A:2 sound devices

The AMD is for HDMI audio. The VIA is for your PC's "sound card". They won't conflict.

I can't say what is causing the problems. Occasionally I will get a glitch in audio when accessing some sites and its probably the media player, such as Flash, that many sites use.

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Cheers all,

Problem is as stated in the thread; I downloaded, untar'd and set the theme up today. I know it's specifically the "Close Window" sound since it's unique from the others. I'm referring to the following actions in particular (there may be more things I could do to proc it, but I haven't checked yet)...
Opening a Program
Opening a Folder in Windows Explorer
Starting a new Windows Explorer Session
Closing a Window (expected function)
Closing a Windows Explorer Session (expected function)
Those not followed by (expected function) have a different sound assigned to them, although the Close Window sound plays anyways. Not always immediately after the action is performed, either - there can be anywhere from a 1 to 15 second delay before the .wav plays.

The sounds are located in C:\Windows\Media\AltimitOS\ with AltimitOS being a custom folder I copied in. I originally untar'd everything to the desktop, then created and moved everything into the folder and tried running the theme from there. I've made sure all file paths are leading to the \Media\AltimitOS folder.

Any help is appreciated. Cheers,

A:Custom Sound Scheme: Close Window Sound Plays Instead of Chosen Sound

As this is a 3rd party app, it sounds like it is buggy. Does the Windows schemes work OK? If so, that puts it back to the buggy app.

I would go back to the app developer for assistance.

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Hello; A rare conditon: I cant get sound out of any internet video. sound card is ok. Sound from every other source is ok,,,except from internet explorer videos of any kind.


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Hello all,
I hope someone can help my predicament.
So, I have an old LCD Toshiba TV screen, which I connect with HDMI to the new Dell Inspiron 5559 Signature Edition. The visuals work perfectly, but not the sound. It keeps playing from the laptop.
I paired it with my Bluetooth portable speaker, and it still doesn't play, though the devices are paired. 
I couldn't find the devices in the device list in the sound setting. 
Couldn't find an answer. 
Please someone help.

A:Sound Devices not detected

Hi Optimus1,Thanks for posting.Here is some information you may find helpful: http://dell.to/2xFYCKV

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Hi all,

I had to reinstall XP on my very old emachines T6216. I've dl'ed the realtek driver and windows media player but if I try to play a song or get any sound, it just says that I don't have any sound devices. I have logitech X 240 speakers hooked up and attached and they worked just fine prior to reinstalling xp.

Help? Please? I just am out of ideas and have no idea how to fix this problem.


A:XP doesn't think I have sound devices

Go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In the Device Manager and if there is a yellow mark next to the RealTek audio then download the correct driver for your model here Now go to the Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices/Audio tab and take the pull down for Sound Playback Default Device and make sure it says Realtek audio. Then make sure you are plugging in your speakers to the Green input on the back of the computer.

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I've tried everything, installing legacy hardware from the device manager. There are no sound devices listed, and I can't hear anything. I've tried following guides and it was just working fine. Then when I did a computer factory reset I couldn't hear anything and it states that no sound devices are installed.

A:No sound devices installed?

I plugged in a usb device for sound and it works but the regular jack inputs do nothing.

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What is up with my laptop all of the sudden no sound at all, devices manager says that there is no sound device installed.. I have deleted all drivers and rebooted still nothing.. Any advice??


Tim O

A:No Sound Devices Installed??

What's the brand name, model name, and model number of your laptop?

Is it running Windows XP or Windows Vista or Windows 7, 32-bit or 64-bit?

What's listed in the Device Manager in the Sound Video And Game Controllers heading?

Are there any entries in the Device Manager with a yellow ? or ! next to them?


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Hey, CyberGurus!
My problems started as I was logging into Second Life a couple of weeks ago: Using the Firestorm viewer, the monitor started flickering and then the computer froze.  I rebooted by holding down the power button on the front of the computer.  It went through the normal sequence...motherboard manufacturer welcome screen (Gigabyte GA-M57 SLI-S4) then what i guess is a self-check screen in black and white console font which looks for a CD to boot from at the bottom of a bunch of computer arglebargle.  Assuming you hit a key or wait it out, it goes to the next screen which offers me a choice of partitions to boot from.  Both of these screens were nearly incomprehensible due to the computer substituting some of the English alphabet characters.  Here's an example:
Windows Advanced Optiofs Eenu
Safe mode
Safe mode with Fetwgrcing
Safe Eode wit' Cgemand Proept
It then went to to login screen for Windows which looked normal, so i logged into my account.  But instead of the desktop, the screen was filled with black and white stripes, mostly horizontal, but connected to each other with a few vertical or diagonal stripes, all about an inch in width.  The machine froze again and i shut down with the power button again.  The same process played out.  I started up in Safe mode, then shut down, then started normally and everything was cool again.  I ran though some maintenance routines, disk check, IObit Ad... Read more

A:No Sound Devices found

'sfc /scannow' on the command line should help Windows back normal, then you will be able to reinstall your audio drivers.

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Hello, firstly i would like to say im not great with computers so please could you give as much detail as possible if you have a solution.

i have just bought a new pc (custom built) as far as i know everything is working fine.

the problem i have is getting my sound to work, i have tried plugging in the different cables (HD Audio, AC97 and none) and i have tried near enough every driver going but i still cannot solve this problem.

i am connecting to a monitor not a tv, i do not have speakers i just have a gaming headset which has a headphone and microphone jack. and my monitor does not have built in speakers.

i have looked around the net and people have had the same sort of problem as mine but their sound menu can find playback and recording devices (where they have a picture of the headset and microphone) but mine doesnt even find these. i know the headset is working because i have tried it on other computers

my motherboard is the asus m4a785td-m evo and i have got drivers from both asus and realtek websites and still nothing.

i have uploaded some screenshots to try to help, if there is anything else i need let me know.

EDIT: i have checked the "show disbaled devices" box.

thanks, Glen

A:sound devices not being found

Are you really sure you installed your sound adapter drivers yet that you got from the manufacturer's website? It should come with your motherboard's setup CD if it has one

Or maybe you onboard sound is disabled. Try enabling it from the BIOS.

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So, I have a sound card that has 6 jacks in the back. 2 of them are headphones, 1 is mic, and the rest I do not recognize. I have two questions regarding this.

First off, how do I change what they are for. For example, how do I change one of the ones I don't recognize to be a headphone jack?

Second, how do I make it so that things don't play over all of the audio ports it is hooked up to. For example I have my headphones hooked up to one of the headphone jacks, and my speakers hooked up to another. Every noise on my computer gets played through both. I play quite a bit of games online, listen to a lot of music, frequently use Ventrilo, and frequently use Skype. There are times when I want my game/music/tv sounds come in over the speakers, while the voice comes in on the headset.

A:Modifying sound devices in XP.


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I have an E Monster Machine with Wins ME, which I can't get any sound from - it has on board sound which can't work, so I added a Creative PCI128 sound card - installed the drivers and checked Device manager which said it was OK

Went to CP - Sounds to check some Windows Default sounds, but under Audio, no playback or recording devices were listed - it was greyed out

Hope someone can help


A:No Playback Devices - No Sound ....

This might sound stupid,but did you Reboot after the Install......

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Hello everyone

A few days ago my sound devices started getting all messed up out of nowhere. I wouldn't get audio out of my monitor, which is a Sanyo LCD TV (bought it recently), and when I would plug my headset, it wouldn't recognize them right away and change to that device immediately like it would do before.

The only solution so far is manually going into the Playback Devices and changing the default device to the one I want to get audio from, which is annoying to do frequently, changing from my headset to the TV back and forth. I just want the devices to switch back and forth automatically.

Possible reason might have been installing a new AMD graphic driver, which includes the AMD HDMI Audio Driver, since I get two devices with the same name for my monitor on my playback devices.

Any solutions for this problem? Thank you in advance.

Alienware X51 R2
Windows 8.1 64 Bit
AMD Radeon R9 370
Intel Core i7-4790

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I have vista....up until today i have always been able to switch sound between my speakers and headphones just by pluging the headphones in and out of the hardrive but after a windows update i had to reinstall drivers...now i am unable to switch between my speakers and headphones automatically

my sound device manager asks for a deafult device and i can only choose the speakers or the headphones, but when I choose the speakers asdefault and try to plug in my headphones no sound comes out of my head sets

is there any way to fix it so that when sound is coming from my speakers and i plug in my headset the speakers are muted and the sound transfers to the headset...just as i was able to do before

thank you in advance and plz forgive me if this has already been covered.

A:Sound-Switching Devices

Did you reinstall the drivers and software for your sound controller?

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I turned on my computer this morning, and noticed high CPU usage right away.. I didn't think much of it, so I continued and opened iTunes, but nothing would play. So I opened task manager, saw RUNDLL32.EXE running at 50+ % CPU usage. After investigating, I found that in the Sound control panel, the devices are "flipping" back and forth between the default at a very fast rate.. it's going crazy. Any idea what is going on?
Also the USB mouse stops working intermittently...

A:HELP! Sound devices going crazy!


Here is a video of the problem...

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ive just reinstalled xp on my comp
the motherboard is a msi 6714 with onboard sound ive installed the drivers and it still says no sound device installed

A:sound devices not recognised

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Have a Gateway M-Series laptop that came with 32 bit Vista Home Premium installed. We upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium (also 32 bit) several years ago and have had no problems until recently.

We have no sound. The speaker icon in the system tray has a red X to the right of it. Clicking on it opens a diagnostic page, that within 20 seconds says it couldn't identify the problem. When I go to Control Panel - Sound the Playback tab only displays an AMD High Definition Audio Device which it says is not plugged in. We DID have 2 other devices listed there previously, one of then being the default device labeled Speakers and Headphones. Device manager currently displays only the AMD HDMI sound device.

When I start the laptop I always get a msg that Catalyst Control Center host application has stopped working and that Windows is searching for a solution. It doesn't find one.

Yesterday I was somehow able to get everything back into place (Tweaking All in one repair?), but although it showed the speaker icon without the X, and another device displayed under Sound in Device Mgr, and the Speakers and Headphones was back under the Playback tab, and Windows Audio was enabled and started.... I still had no sound. A subsequent reboot brought back the red X in the system tray.

I have a W7 32 bit disk and when I attempt an in place upgrade it wants me to first deauthorize iTunes on the computer and remove ATI Catalyst Control Center and ATI Catalyst Install Manager. I have gone int... Read more

A:Sound Devices Have Disappeared

ATI/AMD. ATI is now AMD, as it was bought by AMD several years ago. Catalyst Control Center would be for an ATI/AMD Video card. As this is a laptop, does this have a separate Video Card and does it have an HDMI connection? The Catalyst Control Center is not a "must have", just the video drivers however Windows probably downloaded the combination Catalyst Control Center and Video drivers. If you can figure out what video card you have, you can go to AMD and download the latest version and that may take care of the AMD problem.

Now, back to the PC Audio, which is a separate issue. Go to the Device Manager and Display the Sound Devices listed under Sound, Video and Game Controllers. The AMD HD Audio should be listed (for the HDMI Audio) and there should be another listing of your sound device (such as RealTek, VIA, etc). If there is a sound listed, what is it and does it show an error code? If it shows the generic basic function Windows installed "HD Audio Codec" that indicates the correct sound driver is not installed.

Please fill in the "My System Specs" so we know what we are dealing with. Helps us to help you and not speak in generalities, as I've done.

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I need sound to come out through my hdmi AND the headphone jack at the same time.
Under playback devices I have AMD HDMI sound and Realtek High Definition audio. Both devices work when I check them - just cant get them both to work at the same time?? Help!

A:Need sound to come out through 2 devices at the same time

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Generally speaking, connecting headphones to the front sound port will cut off the sound output from the rear sound port.

A simple way round your problem would be to connect a 3.5mm stereo plug to 2 phono sockets adapter to your rear sound port enabling you to use your speakers and headphones at the same time.

3.5mm Stereo Plug to 2 Phono Socket

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The images attached show this:
My computer before i installed Xp mce 2005 had realtek hd audio drivers
anbd stuff but when I instaled MCE I never got sound and I've tried every possible realtek driver I could find...

The computer model is a Emachine T5026

A:Xp no sound devices installed

Hi and welcome to TSF have a read through here Readme for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP - Microsoft Windows and run speccy Speccy - System Information - Free Download then get the driver

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It turns out we had a fastclick malware program adding urls to the history this week.
So, I installed Spyware Blaster, Spybot SD, X-Cleaner, and Microsoft's ASW program on top of the CCleaner and AdAware, AVG, and ZoneAlarm Pro.

First off, ZoneAlarm makes me re-enter the license key each time I open Windows.
Second, after deleting the Fastclick malware today I noticed that WMP would not play any mp3s.
I searched for more info with the error code on Google but found nothing of use.

"C00D11BA: Cannot play the file
Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device, such as a sound card or sound controller. You might encounter this error message for one of the following reasons:

Your sound device is in use by another program. Quit other programs that might be using your sound device, and then try to play the file again.
Your sound device requires an updated driver. To determine if an updated driver is available, see the Windows Update Web page at the Microsoft Web site, or see the sound device manufacturer's Web site.
The selected sound device does not support Secure Audio Path (SAP). If you have multiple sound devices installed on your computer, try using a different one.
Your sound device is not functioning properly. To troubleshoot the problem, see the Sound Troubleshooter in Windows Help or refer to your sound device's documentation.
You do not have a sound device installed on your computer. Install a soun... Read more

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