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How can I connect a stereo receiver/Phono Player to my computer?

Q: How can I connect a stereo receiver/Phono Player to my computer?

I just purchased the program called Cool Edit Pro, and wish to record my old records onto CD with my CD Burner. I am using an older Onkyo Stereo Receiver, and professional turntable, Polk Audio Speakers. However, I cannot correctly hook up the receiver to be able to record and play from Cool Edit. I hooked up the receiver on the EPS Main Connector with RCA Phono Plugs, but the RCA Plugs don't really fit into the Sound Card Ports on the back of my Compaq Presario. I also tried connecting to one of the tape ports on the receiver, didn't work at all. When connected to the EPS, I can pick up the radio tuner, it plays fine. But, it seems nothing is being read by my computer. Do I have the wrong connectors? What ports should I use? HELP! 8^)

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A: How can I connect a stereo receiver/Phono Player to my computer?

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Here is my situation. I have 5.1 surround sound speakers connected to my pc. I decided it would be nice to be able to run the ps3 through the surround sound for blu-rays and gaming without having to buy a whole new surround sound system. The setup that I have now sounds great for stuff on my pc. However, my pc didn't have an optical audio input so I got a usb device with optical audio in. Here is the problem that I'm having. I can get the sound to play through the speakers using vlc but there is quite a bit of latency. I've looked into using asio4all to try and eliminate the latency problem but I can't find a program that will let me use asio while directly playing the sound from my optical audio input. I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to either eliminate the latency in vlc or a program that I could use to directly play the input either without lag or using asio to try and eliminate it. Anyone have any ideas?

A:Using PC as a stereo receiver

Hmmm, I would probably look for an audio card with a digital optical input and bypass the USB conversion.


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Does anyone know of a way to connect my laptop to my home receiver to play my downloaded music?

A:laptop to home stereo receiver

Hello tpo9595!

If I may suggest: I believe this question would get much better response in the Hardware Forum?

If you wish, you can clisk the report button at the top right of the post and request that it be moved.

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Win 7 hooked with HDMI to STR-DG1000 audio receiver. Windows detects equipment and installs microsoft "High definition audio device" driver. Go to configure speakers and only two channel stereo is available. Tried installing soundcard drivers and video card drivers, but HDMI port defaults to Microsoft driver. Does this mean my soundcard doesn't allow anything but stereo over HDMI?

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I currently have my computer and stereo hooked up together(line out from computer to line in on stereo). I was wondering if anyone knew of a reailer that sold, almost a reverse Y connector, so i can have 2 inputs to my stereo(so i dont have to keep rumaging in the back on my computer to switch conncetions). Any ideas appreciated.

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Is it possible to transfer music from my old 33 rpms to my computer to burn CDs? My husband says he heard something about plugging the phonograph into the 'audio in' on the back of the computer. Is this possible? Do I need any special hardware or software? Would be great since I have an extensive LP collection dating from the 60s that I would love to be able to transfer to CDs.

A:Transfer music from phono to computer to make CDs?

Try tis link : http://www.shareup.com/dadioh/

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Laptop: Sager NP9150
Receiver: Sony STR-K850P
Audio: Realtek HD
Connection: SPD/F Optical Cabe
Listening mode: AFD Auto - runs everything as 2.1

Issue: when I know I'm utilizing a 5.1 source, the receiver only auto-detects 5.1 sound from DVD movies. Sources such as Netflix streaming and Steam games do not detect as 5.1.

I've run a few tests and for Netflix, I think the answer is as simple as selecting whatever Dolby flavor I think is applicable (Dolby ProLogic I or II, etc.) That seems to work fine.

For games, I'm less certain. I've read that games do not send 5.1 audio over SPD/F optical. The tests that I've run seem to indicate that in games, when I force a Dolby format with the receiver, it just sends the audio to all the speakers. In movies (DVD or netflix) I can (I think) tell that the individual speakers seem to be doing different things.

So, anyway - I apologize if this is all very confusing.

One thing I've hit on, is that I can use a hacked Realtek HD driver that allows me to force Dolby Digital Live. What is that? How does it work? Right now, it just seems to be muddying the waters.

A:5.1 Sound - PC Processing vs. Stereo Receiver Processing

What is your windows sound playback settings set for the output? Is it set to 5.1 under configure speakers?

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I have a Samsung UHD tv series 8, a Pioneer receiver and a PS4. The receiver is connected to the HDMI Arc port on the tv. When I turn on my tv in the tv the PS4 and the receiver also turn on, each time my wife is screaming about that in the morning and I want to find a solution to this problem... I don't want to have all those advices on when I turn on my tv. Thanks for your help.


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Just updated my DTV to a HD receiver which has the ability to access movies/shows via internet so I hard wired my belkin router to the TV receiver and I can't get it to connect. The router light does not go on showing me I am not connecting to the TV receiver. When I go into the DTV receiver it reads all my IP address and has an OK behind them, but says there is an error and the internet is not connected. When I plug the same cable into my PC or my laptop the light on the router does come on. Also my iphone does receive WIFI via the same router. I called DTV and they said everything on the receiver is correct. I called my router folks and they said everything is correct and that it must be the DTV receiver. I've been using this router for several years and their tech guy sounded like he knew what he was doing. Any suggestions as to how I can get the router to recognize the TV receiver?
Here are my router settings: I used the WAN IP info in my TV receiver.
Home| Help| Logout Internet Status: Connected LAN SetupLAN SettingsDHCP Client ListInternet WANConnection TypeDNSMAC AddressWirelessChannel and SSIDSecurityUse as Access PointWireless BridgeFirewallVirtual ServersClient IP FiltersMAC Address FilteringDMZWAN Ping BlockingSecurity LogUtilitiesParental ControlRestart RouterRestore Factory DefaultSave/Backup SettingsRestore Previous SettingsFirmware UpdateSystem Settings

Version Info Firmware Version4.03.03 Boot Versionv1.03.09.t2Hardware F5D7230-4Ser... Read more

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Need some hook up help,  what type of audio cable do I need to hook up to a receiver? My receiver supports both Optical and Coaxial digital input? 

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I tossed the old computer but my speakers --  mms 5650 -- are still good.  i wanted to use the powered subwoofer with a surround sound amplifier.  i have gotten a piece to convert mini jack to the appropriate way into the back of the receiver and have tried the different colored mini jacks.  i read in one place that the yellow is for the subwoofer but none seem to work.  is there something basic i am missing here like you just can't get the computer speakers to work with an external amp?  or is there a way it should work?  thanks

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I tried all the steps ive found online but when i get to this point...

Right click on Computer
Go to Properties
Click on Device Manager
Right click on the Unidentified Device
Go to Properties
Go to the Drive tab
Click on Update Driver?
Browse my computer for driver software
Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
Microsoft Common Controller for Window Class
---Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows Version: [8/13/2009]

I dont have that in my options.... so is there a way for me to download that driver, can someone share it with me or something...



A:XBOX 360 wireless receiver won't connect to controller with Windows 7

Yep. You can get if from Microsoft Update catalog. Just enter - xbox wireless, into the Search bar.

Open it up and use in IE only.

Download your specific file, then go through those steps you show above, to manually update it. You want to extract the cab file with something like 7-zip (right click, Extract here), then You want to go to "Have Disk" (right after the "Let me pick from a list of device drivers"..), then browse to the inf file. (where you extracted it to). Then "OK".
Microsoft Update Catalog

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My modem connects to my computer - Windows XP w/DSL connection - with an ethernet cable. The computer has just one ethernet port. I just learned from my satellite TV provider that in order for me to access certain of their services, e.g, the On Demand feature, my receiver also would need to be connected to my computer with an ethernet cable. It is very unlikely that both computer and any of the TV services would be used at the same time. Is it possible to use a simple splitter along with a new length of cable to make this function? I've seen an ethernet splitter - just like a phone line splitter - on sale for as little as $6.99.

A:Solved: Ethernet splitter sufficient to connect sat TV receiver?

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I had to reset my router. I do not remember how to connect the two.
If someone can help that would be great.

A:XBOX 360 wireless receiver won't connect to controller with Windows 7

Hi mcupryk,

Please see this guide, hopefully it may help point you in the right direction:

Xbox LIVE Connection Help | First Time Xbox LIVE Connection | Xbox LIVE Help - Xbox.com

Scroll down and choose Wireless under "Which type of connection are you using?" to get started.



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I am having problems with my computers DVD player - it sticks about an hour or so into a film when I'm watching on my PC ;-(( To get around the problem I was thinking about trying to connect my standard DVD player (bought in the UK) to my PC to be able to watch DVDs on the computer? Is this possible and how do I go about doing it? I do not own a TV, have no wish to and don't want to buy a TV tuner to be able to connect the DVD player to the PC! Cheers

A:Connect DVD player to computer

Dear Friend,

You can connect the DVD Player to your PC. For this you need to acquire TV Card that supports the DVD Players. Most of External TV Cards are useful in this case. With the TV card You can use your monitor to watch TV/DVD as well use the PC simultanously.

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going to scream!

Just bought a new Phillips GoGear Hdd086 MP3 player. I can't get it ot sync with my computer. I plug it in and it doesnt even pick it up. Windows media player keeps tellin me that the device is not connected although the MP3 [player shows it is on its screen. How on earth can I get the bloody thing to work!
Thanks guys

A:Mp3 Player. Won't Connect With Computer....

I fixed it! Just needed to reinstall the device drivers. S'ok now.See here:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/873169

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I do not have a DVD drive on my PC. Is there a way I could hook up my regular DVD player to my PC so I can view the DVD on my PC monitor?


A:Connect DVD Player to my Computer?

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I've got a problem....I can listen to music just fine. I can also play my guitar through my sound card's "line-in" and hear it thru the headphones plugged into the computer. All good, right? Nope!

Yet, when I want to play the guitar, acompanied by some internet blues radio station for fun/practice, I cannot record my noodlings. Apparently, Windows 7 is not allowing "Stereo-Mix" to work on my computer. I've tried several sound recording suites and all of them cannot get the "Stereo-Mix" option going - only my "line-in" guitar noise gets recorded. The "Stereo-Mix" option appears right below my "line-in" system sounds settings, but says it's "CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE".

What, did Windows 7 send it on vacation?

Curiously, there was absolutely no problem until I "upgraded" from WinXP.....There has to be a way to get back this capability!?! It's frustrating!! There must be a fix.

I have an integrated sound card - a VIA VT 1708B on an Asus P5KPL-CM mobo.

And, yes I've tried "enabling" the stereo-mix to no avail, clicked every button imaginable, and I've updated my VIA on board sound wafer with VIA's latest 2009 driver updates....still cant record my guitar sound with music playing over the internet, or from my CD drive.....sucks!

Grrrrr..............Win 7!

A:Stereo-Mix Blues - please help this guitar player!

There is a chance an updated Via driver from the Asus web site will solve it.

More likely, you will have to buy a new sound card that supports "stereo mix" recording.

That functionality has been removed from many Windows 7 audio drivers. It disappeared from my system also.

If you need a new sound card, you will have to research which ones are KNOWN to support stereo mix in Windows 7. I have not yet seen such a list, but I don't think they are common. Hit google and hope.

This is probably a deliberate move by Microsoft and sound card manufacturers to appease certain organizations. My opinion only--why else would they remove it?

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I recently purchased a mp3 player and would like to use it in my car through the radio. While there are lots of choice out there, I'm not sure which one is the best to use? Many if not all say you can download your music from your mp3 to a flash drive. I'm not sure how this is done?? Will a flash drive hold much in the way of music, etc..? I think there are some that allow you to plug your mp3 directly into the device and listen through the radio that way? I'm just not sure how the flash drive/mp3/plug in device all work through the car radio??

A:MP3 Player Wireless FM Transmitter for Car Stereo

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Dear All,
I am using E177FPb monitor quite long time. Since i have a satellite receiver which has HDMI output. Planned to connect the same to my monitor. Purchased HDMI to VGA converter, connected, monitor giving error message " CANNOT DISPLAY THIS VIDEO MODE Optimum resolution 1280 x 1024 60Hz". Tried with other LG LED monitor, working fine. Tried the below steps as per advice from few sites. No luck.
1. Tried to change the setting of monitor through laptop, no luck.

My Sat receiver giving output format as 720P.
Hope you understand my concern, expecting the solution.

Best Regards

A:Dell monitor E177FPb - Could not connect with Satellite Receiver through HDMI to VGA converter

720P is 1280 x 720  75Hz your monitor does not support that.  1280 x 1024 60hz interlaced is max.  This monitor is over 10 years old.

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An article currently in the Tech/Help section of the Chicago Tribune talks about the ability to connect a laptop to a stereo and play Mp3s.


In it, he says:

"Meanwhile, let me suggest a work-around where you use your laptop computer in place of the MP3 player. Laptops, after all, do come with both USB 2.0 ports to accept external hard drives and with RCA pin audio out ports that can easily connect to the red and white audio inputs of a hi-fi system using conversion cords from the likes of Radio Shack."

Is the RCA audio out jack he's talking about my laptop's connection for headphones, or external speakers? If I run a cable from there to the stereo's AUX connection, won't I be running through the stereo's circuitry, as well as the laptop's?


A:Connect laptop to stereo

Buy the correct 3.5mm to RCA plug cable, connect the Line-Out, headphone, speaker jack to the inputs of the stereo. Play the MP3 with your favorite player.

Of course you'll be running through the stereo, I thought that was the object of the exercise.

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Is it possible to connect my pc (thru the audio card) to my home stereo (audio-in?) so I can listen to my mp3 collection thru my stereo speakers?

I know this must be doable. But the audio card has only one hole for audio out while the stereo seems to need two/four inputs.

Any and all help is appreciated.

Pentium III
256 RAM
Windows XP
Sound Blaster Card (nothing special)

Home Stereo : AIWA NSX-BL54 (also nothing special)

A:Connect PC to Home Stereo

Your local Radioshack should have the cable adaptor you need.

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Hi Guys, 
As i do not have a digital speaker set up i would like to know where (outputs), should i connect my stereo speakers (two front and subwoofer). Right now i have it in the green output, but looks like doesnt sound as supposed to be.
Am i missing something? 
Thanks in advance!

A:Where to connect stereo speakers? XPS 9100

The GREEN speaker jack is the correct analog speaker output.  What sound problem are you having?

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Hi , I took the plunge and bought a surface book but don't like where the earphone jack is on top right corner of screen . Am I able to use a USB to phono adapter ( to place the adapter in one of the USB 3.0 slots on the keyboard edge) and have any of you had experience of this set up .


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I just hooked my Xbox up to a Epson 3LCD projector with an HDMI cable. Everything is working great, image is good, but the sound only plays through the projector. I have the Audio RCA ports ran to the receiver head which is hooked to the subwoofer and surround sound, but sound is only coming out of the projector.

Any cables I need or soultions for this? What good is great picture without awesome sound too, right?

It's an Xbox 360, not sure if that matters.

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I currently have the logitech x-530 5.1 surround sound speakers. I purchased a turtle beach montego 7.1 card so my computer can make use of all the speakers. I also want my playstation 3 to use these speakers with true 5.1 surround sound. The problem is, the speakers don't have a digital input. I noticed that my sound card has an spdif input. If I was to buy a digital cable and connect my ps3 to the spdif input jack on my sound card, would I be able to relay the sound to my speakers in true 5.1 surround sound? I'm sorry if my scenario is unclear in anyway, but this question was written under time restraints (time for class).

A:use computer as an audio receiver?

Ive answered the question under the General discussion forum.

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Hi Guys,

I guess this is a pretty straight forward question. I'm trying to connect and charge at the same time a XBOX 360 wireless controller with Windows 7 without buying a Wireless Gaming Receiver. Please only post if you have a resolution for this problem with step by step instructions on how this is done if it even is possible.

Thank You


A:Connect / charge wireless XBOX 360 controller Windows 7 w/o Wireless Gaming Receiver?

Well to connect wirelessly you will need to buy a receiver..

But for wired, download this:


Then insert your Controller into the PC using a Play&Charge USB cable.

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Hi all!
I have a CREATIVE Sound Blaster ZxR PCI-E Audio Card, and would like to connect my Yamaha PSR-E433 Electronic Keyboard and a Tivoli Audio Digital Radio to my INTEL Core i7-6700K computer preferably on the same input, running MS Win 10 Pro 64-bit.
And hence, my question is as follows;
Can a 3.5mm Stereo Plug to 2 x 3.5mm Stereo Jack Splitter Adaptor INPUT sound?
Thank you very much in advance!

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I am trying to connect my PC to my Home Theater System (Receiver). I purchased a "Y" cord and plugged one RCA jack (black) to the computer. I plugged the red and white RCA jack to the audio receiver. I have 5 speakers hooked up to the receiver; however sound is only coming out of one speaker clearly. I can hear sound out of the other four but it is extremely faint. When I switch the red/white around the sound comes out of a different (left) speaker; however the right one goes faint. Any idea as to how to get all five working?

A:Connecting Computer to Audio Receiver Problem

I am trying to connect my PC to my Home Theater System (Receiver). I purchased a "Y" cord and plugged one RCA jack (black) to the computer. I plugged the red and white RCA jack to the audio receiver. I have 5 speakers hooked up to the receiver; however sound is only coming out of one speaker clearly. I can hear sound out of the other four but it is extremely faint. When I switch the red/white around the sound comes out of a different (left) speaker; however the right one goes faint. Any idea as to how to get all five working?Your problem is your using a mono jack to connect to a stereo system, this is why you are getting only one channel to work, what you need is a 3 conducter 3.5 mm stereo plug on one end and the two female RCA jacks on the other.The male 3.5 mm connector goes to your sound cards stereo output jack, the two male RCA jacks goes to your suround sound systems AUX input jack.

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I have this problems for quite some time now. Now I realized that this same problem also has my coworker. Because I dont know how to solve this, I post here. This is problem description that occurs on both computers:

After running Firefox for a while, computer suddenly becomes totally unresponsive. Sometimes this is immediately after bootup, sometimes later. Closing Firefox via Task Manager does not help. Internet does not work anmyore with other browsers (IE), email also does not work. Only solution is to reboot computer. When rebooting, computer pops up some End Now messages, however then pops up this message for XPCom: Event Receiver. When you click End Now button, computer suddenly becomes responsive and reboots with normal speed. So this is the cause of problems. How can I solve this?

Thank you!

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I have a Dell XPS 13 which has one of those mic+headphone combo connector and I want to use a stereo lapel microphone for speech recognition. The problem is that when the microphone is attached, the computers speakers are disabled. I think it might be because of the stereo mic, but I'm just guessing.

Since a have a new Dell, I have something called Dell Audio with the following options, but none of the headset options work (neither the headphone options obviously):
2.Speaker out
4.Skullcandy headphone
5.Dell speaker out
6.Skullcandy headset

Could this be the problem? Is there a workaround for this?

This is the mic, it's a Tip Ring Sleeve:

A:How can I use my computer's spekers with a stereo lapel mic plugged to my computer?

Yes is is disabled - deliberately to stop feedback.
It does not mute the line out though (which does not help when it is the same as the microphone).

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I have no audio, but when I go to (right-click sound icon in tray) --> Playback Devices --> Playback tab --> right click "Speakers / Headphones Realtek High Definition Audio" --> Configure, then in Speaker Setup dialog:
* If I select Quadraphonic in the "Audio channels" list, I hear sound for the RL (rear-left) and RR (rear-right) speakers, with my stereo speakers plugged into the black jack in back. I cannot get sound when testing the regular L and R speakers in Quadraphonic mode; I've tried all 5 jacks.
* When I select Stereo, then clicking L or R speaker icon to test results in no sound, again no matter which of the 5 jacks i plug my stereo speakers into.
* So the only way I have sound is in Quadraphonic mode, but only for the back speakers. Therefore I cannot hear regular stereo output from applications, such as Youtube in Chrome.
This seems like a bug, or a highly unintuitive aspect of Realtek's or Dell's software at best. Any ideas on how to solve? (Beside buying full surround sound speakers)

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I'm noticing a really weird problem. I have a thinkpad t60p running winxp pro sp2 with integrated bluetooth.

I have two logitech mice, both with wireless USB receivers, and I like to switch them out because sometimes I feel like using my right hand and sometimes my left.

But sometimes when I unplug a receiver, the computer fails to make the "DING ding" usb device leaving sound. When this happens, all of the usb ports stop working. Reinserting the receiver does not fix the problem. Then after awhile, the bluetooth icon in the tray turns read and pops up an error message complaining about not being able to start the bluetooth service.

I have no idea why bluetooth would have anything to do with these logitech usb receivers, but that's what happens.

At first I thought my only way to fix things was to reboot, but then I noticed that when I shut Outlook (2007) suddenly I get the USB dinging sounds and everything is fixed.

Can anyone tell me what is going on and how I can fix this problem?


A:weird, unplug usb receiver and computer doesn't recognize; bluetooth fails

The Bluetooth might be connected internally via USB hubs and when you suddenly unplug the USB stuff, the bluetooth stops working because all the hubs are "disconnected".
As for the USB not working until after Outlook 07 is shut down ... maybe your computer can't handle the process. How long do you wait until you decide to restart?

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My computer is apparently not giving me stereo output using headphones or external speakers plugged into the sound card.

My CD player is an HP 9110i internal. (Plugging headphones into the jack on the front of the unit gives no sound.) The sound card is Sound Blaster AWE64. I'm using Windows Media Player to play it.

I'm testing it with a CD with voices that are very distinctly left and right separated when I play it on a Walkman CD player. There seems to be a hint of separation with the computer, but barely any.

Isn't the equipment on my computer almost sure to give me pretty pure stereo? What could be wrong here?


A:Not getting stereo from computer?

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I've been trying to hook up my computer's audio output to my home stereo and have also tried with a portable stereo. I can use the same cables with my iPod and get perfect sound but with the computer's Line Out or headphone jack I get a low hum and a higher buzzing noise out of the stereo. When I use amplified computer speakers (small R&L with subwoofer,) the sound is great. I've also tried connecting to the headphone jack on my computer speakers and I get the same problem. Can anyone explain this and how I can fix it?

A:Low hum when connecting computer to stereo.

Same problem on some of my REAL OLD speakers, I just sat em in a corner and gave up, they made hardly any sound on my TV either.

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is there like a plug you can get so you can attatch the wire that is showing from the cable going into speakers i want to plug 2 stereo speakers into my computer sound card but the ends of the stereo speakers are just wire

any help will be appreciated cheers

A:stereo speakers into computer

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I want to connect my computer to my stereo system to enable me to load all my CD's and tapes on to the Hard drive and play them back through the amplifier. How do I connect my computer and my Stereo systems to achieve this and get the best sound quality. Please use none tech speak!

A:Connecting Stereo to Computer

closing duplicate

respond here... http://forums.techguy.org/t322126.html

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I hope this is the right forum to ask.  I have a computer with Windows 8.1.  It has mini jacks on the back for line in, line out, rear left & right, side left & right, and center/subwoofer.  I'd been using the line out for computer speakers.  Now I have the line out going to a stereo amplifier.  I want to have the option of using the external computer speakers too. 
I know I could do this with a splitter, but is there a better way?  I've tried the computer speakers in all of the other outputs.  I went to Control panel/sound/playback tab/speakers/configure.  I tested the speakers in all of the other outputs, and the test works.  However, the normal computer sound (which is now going to the stereo amp) doesn't come out of the computer speakers in any combination.
Is there a way to set it up so I can use either?

A:using computer speakers and a stereo

Hey there,
You might want to take a look here to see the visual instruction that can help you do it the right way.
This is a visual instruction so you can see clearly and follow the steps.
I hope this helps.
p.s post your final results back. I'd like to know this was helpful.
Good luck boddy..!

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I was just about to order a nice speaeker set for my newly built win x64 comp., then I just remembered that there was an "aux" function in my stereo. I also found this ( I really don't know how to describe it) device where you can plug in a yellow aux plug into it, and then plug the device into the motherboard, and then connect the aux wires.(there are three types red, yellow and white). So, I plugged the device in (which looks similar to a video card, or sound card, or any other PCI slot device from the outside) into the motherboard. Then, I plugged one end of a red-white-yellow wire to the device in the computer, and the other one in the stereo, turned it to AUX, no results. Is there a driver I need? I did look into device manager, and it was sort of complicating to exactly pin-point which one it was though, but I don't recall anything working improperly.

Not only this, but I tried using the headphone jack. ~I have a whole bottom of a closet filled with wires...I have no clue where they came from but there are wires, I;m pretty sure for anything you need in life~ This headphone jack was actually unique because it had 2 sides that you had to plug in. One went into the computer headphone jack, the other one into the stereo's headphone jack. So...just imagine a headphone, it has two ends, one end a plug-in, and the other end two headphones, this wire has two of the plug-ins. This wire came with my flat panel that included speakers. So, I plugged both... Read more

A:Stereo speakers to computer

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I want to connect my computer to my stereo system to enable me to load all my CD's and tapes on to the Hard drive and paly them back through the amplifier. How do I copnnect my computer and my Stereo systems to achieve this and get the best sound quality. Pleas use none tech speak!

A:Coonecting Stereo to Computer

Can you tell use what type of soundcard you have?


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All right all you tech heads,
here's your chance to show your stuff!

My family is going to be buying a new computer.
We would like to combine the computer with a stereo system and television (of sorts).

We ONLY use the TV for movies (no satellite, no cable, no local stations).
We would like to be able to use a larger computer monitor (21" or so) to watch the dvds.

Is there a monitor out there that will accept signal from dvd and computer?
We thought about just using the dvd player on the computer, but would like to be able to use a home theater sound system too.

Can it be done? Has anybody out there set up something like this?
Any ideas or suggestions or specific products or advice would be appreciated.


A:TV/computer/stereo system can it be done?

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Just recently, the stereo mix on my computer won't record sound. It's been working perfectly in the past, but one day I went to record music (for a youtube video) and none of the green bars next to the stereo mix icon is showing that music is playing. If you someone could help me with this problem it would be greatly appreciated!

A:The Stereo Mix on my computer isn't recording sound?

Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click to higlight the RealTek audio device and then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT check the box to also uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This fixes a lot of problems and a first step to fix your problem.

Shortcut to Device Manager, Hold the Windows key down and then press the Pause/Break key. In the panel that comes up, Device Manager is in the task list in the upper left.

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I bought an HP G60-443cl notebook computer about less than two years ago. It had Vista installed on it. I was able to record direct audio using Hypercam, FRAPS, Audacity, etc...... Then I reinstalled Vista and now the only sound I'm able to record is via microphone. I checked the sound and audio settings from the control panel. Under the recording tab, only microphone is listed. Nothing else is there even with disconnected and disabled checked. Did I install the right audio driver? I installed the Conexant SmartAudio 221 driver. I didn't bother looking into what audio driver i used before reinstalling Vista and I don't know who manufactured this laptop's sound card.

A:My computer no longer has Stereo Mix / Wave Out Mix.

 Hi, Record What you Hear/Wave Mix/Stereo Mix on the PC (Example: Record a Song that is being Played in Windows Media Player or Online)  Start->Control panel->Sound, click ?Recording? tab above, right click on Empty Space on Recording Tab above, check ?Show Hidden Devices? and ?Show Hidden Devices?, we will find ?StereoMix? entry, right click on it, click Enable, select it, and click ?Set Default? Button below to have the Green Check on. Click Start->All Programs->Accessories->Sound Recorder,  Play a Song/Video online, click Start Recording Button on Sound Recorder Window, once done, click Stop Recording Button, it will ask you to choose a Location to save the File.  Go to the Location, and Play it to check if the issue is fixed.

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I know there's a topic a lot like this one on these forums, but the guy had a different problem and it was never resolved.

my right speaker is the speaker that connects directly to the computer and to the AC adapter. however, the audio cable isn't long enough for it to reach all the way to the right side of my monitor now that i've stationed my tower to the left of my desk, so the right speaker is on the left, and the left speaker (connected to the right) is on the right. without spending money, is there any way to reverse the stereo on my speakers using software, preferrably?

and no, you absolutely cannot do it from the volume control in the control panel.


ps: here's the configuration...

CPU---------------R speaker .......... Monitor .......... L speaker
Power--------------' .... '--------------------------------'

A:Reversing Stereo on my computer speakers

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

Other than rewiring the speakers (advanced users only ),
I can only think of some games I've played that have
a software reverse stereo ouput in audio settings.

There are features in various recording software that will
also let you reverse stereo out put.

So there is no way. (without spending any $$)
I could be wrong here but not likely.

If length of cable is a problem, (advanced users only )
just cut the shortest one and
lengthen it with (b u t t) connectors ($0.45 usd radio shack)
and more wire to extend it to any length you want.

There are stereo extending cables too I'm using 2 right now.

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Okay so I want to record videos but camstudio pops up with an error that can be cured by enabling stero mix; however, when I do things go terribly. The "recording devices" tab freezes. I can't play youtube videos or listen to any audio. It then says windows shell dll isn't responding and something else "unknown" isn't responding.

A:Stereo Mix Enabled freezes computer


Check you have the latest version by going to the website. Or try re-installing the software.


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hi quick question, when ripping songs from cds should you use stereo or joint stereo. i noticed that no matter which 1 u use, the file size remains the same.

i would like to know whick one gives u the best quality and such....i want my songs to sound the way they do on the cds without losing any information.

A:Solved: Stereo or Joint Stereo?

If you want a technical answer look here


and here


(it starts a bit flamey, but gets more interesting towards the end)

As for which to use, thats really a personal choice, many will say to go for true stereo, because that is more like the original. However, that isn't necessarily true. It is possible to recreate the original sound via joint stereo (all my music is stored in lossless format and uses JS), and JS performs better under compression than true stereo. Therefore, JS should out perform Stereo in any given amount of data, or, if the quality is the same, the JS compression will give more data to other parts of the track. (I hope that makes sense).

You need to bear in mind that there is only so much data to provide for the track, good compression concentrates the data where it is needed. JS allows more data to be used by more important or noticeable elements in the track.

Of course the best way to find out is to test it yourself and run ABX tests.


Foobar2000 is a good tool to do ABX tests. Try to use quality audio equipment

Doing these tests will show you what your ears find is the best system, which is what it really comes down to.

It is important that you use a good encoder and a bit-rate that will give you a quality that you are happy with. If you are encoding in MP3, th... Read more

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