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No Audio in Dark Souls Prepare to Die edition after Windows 10 Uprade

After upgrading to Windows 10, I no longer get any audio when playing dark souls. The strange thing however, is that if I restart the game in windowed mode, audio works perfectly fine. In ...
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How can I use an Xbox 360 headset through a PS4 controller?

I have an Xbox 360 headset that I'd like to use through a PS4 controller. It is a 2.5mm connection. Are there connection cables to convert from a 2.5mm to 3.5mm jack?
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Using Apple EarPods (MFI) with Xbox One Headset Adapter

So I have some Apple EarPods, as well as some other nice MFI (Made For iPhone) headsets that I'd like to use with my Xbox One's headset adapter. Right now, I can get audio just fine, game and voice. ...
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How can I make PC games output Dolby Digital or DTS encoded audio?

I hooked up optical out to a receiver that supports Dolby Digitial DTS However, I cannot seem to get any games to play in those modes. Is there a way to do this? I have a huge library of Steam ...
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How to output stereo sound from PS4

When watching content in Hulu, Netflix, HBO Go, etc. that is encoded with stereo audio, I want the PS4 to output stereo (2.0 channel) audio through HDMI. It doesn't seem to matter whether I select ...
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Is there a way to reset the audio for games?

When I start the game on my computer with my headphones unplugged, and plug them in afterwards, the audio sometimes don't change to my headphones, and stay on the silent speakers. Is there a way to ...
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Is Bluetooth (headphones) efficient for gaming?

I read that Bluetooth on several headphones send the sound with a small delay. This is not a problem when you listen to music or talking with a friend but it is a problem when watching a movie or ...
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Standard Stereo headphones on Xbox 360 E

I'm not sure if this goes here, but I think this place is the best place for this question... Anyway, I've got some cheap dollar store headphones, and I was wondering if the pin out of the Xbox 360 E ...
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Using 5.1 Dolby with Xbox One

I have a Xbox One and a tv decoder (for cable television) connected via HDMI to the television. Yesterday I've received and "old" Philips 5.1 Home Theater that doesn't have HDMI inputs, but only one ...
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Using Sennheiser Momentum On ear headphones with PS4

I have momentums with a mic remote on the cable however they are made for Apple so the microphone won't work on Ps4. I have looked into the boompro mic but due to the unique jack into tge headphones ...
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PS3 Sound Problems

So my PS3 has been working for a while, but recently it started doing this thing where there is sound when it starts up, it makes the chiming sound and clicking while scrolling through the start up ...
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Can't record Old Game with sound with MSI Afterburner

I have an old PC game called Midtown Madness 2, an old 2000 game, that I desperately want to record to make a Machinima. No recording program could record without rendering issues. I tried several ...
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Bluetooth Audio Streaming from Mac/PC to DualShock 4

Is it possible to stream audio output from a PC/Mac (I myself use a Mac) to the speaker or headphone jack on a Sony DualShock 4 controller over Bluetooth? I have done some digging around the Web and ...
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Can I use a USB Headset with a PS4?

Is there an adapter which lets you use a USB headset with the controller? I would rather not have to buy a new headset.
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How can you use headsets with separate Audio and Mic cables for Dualshock4?

I am hoping to buy a headset for use on both my pc, and my ps4 - So want one with a 3.5mm jack. I have found some I like, within the price range, and using 3.5mm adapters. However, these headsets have ...
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Is there a way to repair the audio of an Xbox 360?

My Xbox 360 has serious audio issues. Whenever I start it up I get a persistent crackling noise. I've tried two different HDMI cables so my guess is that there is something wrong internally. Does ...
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Can I connect a headset to a PlayStation/DualShock 4 controller?

I was reading a similar question when I brought this one up. We all know that you can output audio through the 3.5mm jack, but there are headsets out there that can both receive and transmit audio ...
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What is S/PDIF Port on Xbox 360?

How does the S/PDIF Port work? If it can be used with RCA Adapter, how would I connect the cables from the VGA HD AV cable?
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Sending Minecraft audio to different output device?

When I play Minecraft, I sometimes connect my TV and play a video (a TV show or a YouTube video) and I set the default output device to the TV speakers, but I don't want Minecraft audio to merge with ...
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How do you connect a 3.5mm headphone/mic to DS4 and get audio in both ears?

I tried using the mic that came with the PS4, but I didn't like the way that it fit in my ear. Instead, I opted to buy a pair of earbud headphones that included a mic. I plugged it into my DS4, but ...
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Audio in Battlefield 4 open beta coming through speakers

I have joined the Battlefield 4 open beta and I am having some problems with audio. I am using a laptop to play, and the game's audio is coming through the main speakers rather than the headphones, ...
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Can I direct the audio in Fallout: New Vegas to another device?

I'm playing New Vegas on my PC. I want to redirect the audio to my monitor's speakers while my default audio device is set to my TV. I couldn't find anything in the options, is there somewhere else I ...
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Razer Surround must be always connected?

Razer Surround comes together with Razer Synapse software, and Synapse asks me to connect everytime Windows starts. If I do not connect, will Razer Surround work? If I close Razer Synapse, will Razer ...
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How to mix PS3- and PC-Sound for one headset? [closed]

I like to play games on my PS3 while I'm talking to my mates on Teamspeak on my PC. So I switch to PTT (Push To Talk) on Teamspeak to not broadcast my TV-Sound all the time and simply play. That is ...
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No sound while running Chasm: The Rift on DOSBox

I recently retrieved my copy of Chasm: The Rift from my really old Windows 95 laptop, and I'm trying to run it on Windows XP via DOSBox. However, there is no sound, even though the game is supposed to ...
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Wii U connected to projector audio issues

I'm thinking of buying a Wii U but It seems that it doesn't have an audio out (only HDMI). My projector Sanyo Z-700 has HDMI but I can't get sound out of my projector. So is there any tested way to ...
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Using a standard dynamic microphone (3.5mm male mini jack) + a female 3.5mm jack => USB adapter for a PS3

Similar to Using a standard dynamic microphone (3.5mm male mini jack) + a 3.5=>2.5 adapter with an Xbox 360, I would like to know if I can use my dynamic microphone (3.5mm male mini-jack, actually ...
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Using a standard dynamic microphone (3.5mm male mini jack) + a 3.5=>2.5 adapter with an Xbox 360

Can I use a standard dynamic microphone with an Xbox 360 ? To be sure I can, I would need to be confirmed that 1. any dynamic microphone with a 3.5mm mini-jack plug + a 3.5mm=>2.5mm adapter would work ...
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wireless bluetooth headsets on xbox 360 [closed]

Should I be able to hear game sounds on the these bluetooth wireless headsets? Both of my sons are set up win these headseats yet only the 1st player can enter in or hear the chatting with online ...
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Turtle Beachs Not Picking Up TV Audio

I just bought these brand new turtle beaches and I want to play xbox with them. I have the audio jacks (greed / pink into red / white jack extender) but I have an HD LED TV with Digital Surround ...
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My microphone doesn't work unless i manually shift the jack around and place it in a certain way [closed]

What are the possible causes and waht can i do to fix it? It starts working whenever i apply some pressure to it to force the jack to one side but otherwise it doesn't. Please advise, thank you!
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Playing oldgame in Dosbox, is sound blaster or Roland better?

I'm playing an old game in Dosbox. The game asks me whether my sound card is Sound Blaster or Roland. What should I choose for best sound? Game happens to be ...
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Sound in Final Fantasy X [closed]

According to various sources (like this), FFX features multi-channel audio: Dolby Pro Logic (gameplay) and Dolby Digital 5.1 (movies). I have my PS2 connected to my surround sound receiver via ...
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Possible to use usb headset for game audio?

I know that this is an age old question, but can you use a usb headset on a PS3 for both chat and game audio? I know that the firmware didn't use to support it, but now that Sony has their USB stereo ...
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Why does my Official PS3 Bluetooth Headset have permanently low volume?

I have an official Sony PS3 Bluetooth Headset, one of those you clip on your ear (the second generation)... I've used it with Skype, both on my laptop and on my phone, and it's awesome... but when I ...
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Turtle Beach XL1 & PC Connectivity [closed]

I bought a Turtle Beach XL1 headset earlier today and i was going to connect them to my computer via the PC/PS3 adapter that you can by for it. After I bought them, I realized the one chart that I ...
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No Dolby Digital from optical out in Skyrim

I'm trying to get Dolby Digital (DD) when playing Skyrim on my PC. I can successfully get DD to show up on my receiver (Onkyo 5.1) when playing a .MKV in VLC Player (and selecting SPDIF). However, ...
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What's correct BLASTER variable for my sound card?

I want to play Quake in its (not so) original realm, but I have a problem. I cannot play with sound because my BLASTER environment variable (found in readme.txt) is incorrect. What's correct BLASTER ...
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Connect Xbox 360 Video to HDMI & audio to Subwoofer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can both the digital and analog output on the Xbox 360 be used at once? I got an Xbox 360 console and connected it to LCD display with HDMI cable and Xbox HDMI ...
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Playing local + online coop with one headphone set

I wish to play from my XBox with a friend of mine on some game that allow local (split-screen) + online co-op. I only have one headphone set, though. Is it possibile to have the audio incoming from ...
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How can I connect a PS3 to two TV/ sound systems in two different rooms?

Our PS3 sits in our lounge connected to our TV(1080p) via HDMI and our home theatre via the digital optical connection. I want to be able to use our PS3 in the room directly below our lounge. I'd ...
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how do you record the audio (what you say & hear) from a gamer headset?

Trying to make a cool Machinima video and I want to record the audio I'm saying and the audio I hear from the gamers I'm playing with. I've found a couple of links but they don't really solve my ...
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What has happened to EAX and other hardware sound enhancements? [closed]

Since Windows Vista has dropped support DirectX support for hardware accelerated sound, new games using EAX have become virtually nonexistent. So what are games using today? Have game developers ...
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Is it worth using a headset instead of speakers for FPS games? [closed]

I've read few recommendations which would suggest that using a good quality headset improves your chances of survival a lot, as you could hear the steps of enemies or where they are firing from. ...
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What are the considerations for gaming speakers/headphones?

What features would distinguish a gaming audio system from the regular one? I would assume that direction from where the sound is coming is extremely important, would having 7 channels ( as opposed ...
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Razer Megalodon problems

I just bought the Razer Megalodons and I've run in to a problem. I cannot transmit while playing audio. I also keep getting "USB bandwidth exceeded" errors. I'm using a 850W power supply and I used to ...
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PS3 Blueray 5.1 audio playback with older receiver?

I'm having problems using my PS3 as a Blueray player and getting surround sound from my receiver. First my setup: I have both a Tivo Premier and PS3 connected to my Sony LED TV by HDMI. The Sony ...
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Is the Logitech Vantage USB Microphone for PS2/PS3 compatible with Wii?

Is the Logitech Vantage USB Microphone for PS2/PS3 compatible with Wii? I'd like to use one for Disney Sing It Wii game.
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WD TV Live + WD My Book + PS3 + HD TV + 5.1 receiver for them all?

I intend to play some network content over the HD TV. I would like to, as well, play some ps3 games, and benefit on both, from the same 5.1 sound system. I'm not sure, how can I connect all this, or ...
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PS3 and 5.1 sound

I have this PS3 that I would like to use for playing but also see some bluray movies... but I also have a nice Tv. I'm wondering if someone could provide me some info about what kind of hardware ...