Digital Audio

Digital audio is technology that can be used to record, store, generate, manipulate, and reproduce sound using audio signals encoded in digital form. Following significant advances in technology, digital rapidly replaced analog audio technology in most areas. Digital audio systems may include compression, storage, processing and transmission components. It is important to distinguish between the audio coding format, the codec performing the encoding and decoding of the raw audio data, and the container file. Common file formats include .wav, .aiff, .au, .m4a, .mp3, .wma, .ra and .raw.

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Need help choosing a WP Podcast theme for PowerPress

I am unsure what particular details should govern my decision.

https://tinyurl.com/Themes-best-suited-for-PowerPr

I think any special requirements will be covered by PowerPress. So, as far as the theme, I just need a simple way to show a snippet of text and potentially a unique photo, for each episode.

I need a header image where I can have a 60 second audio where I SELL the podcast.

As far as audio players, and outreach to listeners, PowerPress covers that.

So, can you suggest a Theme that works well with PowerPress?

Thanks
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Rowby Goren Makes an Impact on Screen and Online
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Learn about longtime user Rowby Goren and his great contributions to the site. We explore his method for posing questions that are likely to yield a solution, and take a look at how his career transformed from a Hollywood writer to a website entrepreneur.

I have many voicemails that I transferred from my Android phone Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with a file extension .smil. that I can not listen to . Can you advise me on what to use in order to listen to them? Also, why does the voice mail gets recorded in this file extension not other ones like .avi or .mp3?  Thank you
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Dear users,
assume that we have a 10:00 minutes conversation audio file and that you are suspecting that this file was cutted from the minute 5:00; in other words, the person who gives you tath file has probably used an audio editor to delete the first 5 minutes. So, this file is not created with i.e. a smartphone voice recorder but by an audio editor program. How can I check it? Is a audio-spectrum or a particular audio analyzer that can check this?

Thank you very much!

PS: the problem is not, a central part is cutted and the first and last are merged (in this case is easy check a discontinuity of spectrum). The problem is that, the entire start part is cutted.
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I need to extract some metadata from folders of mp3 files. I thought I had the answer but I've hit a stumbling block.

Example: Looking into a typical file folder, by just viewing it in Windows, I see this :

Windows Screen Shot of Contents
I want to extract (is that the right word?) the Titles and the corresponding Contributing Artists  and be able to place those files into a .csv or Excel file  to be placed into two categories, Title of Recording and Featured Artist of Recording.

I've been told that this can be done using Mp3tag, which I have, but I can't quite seem to configure it the way I need to

If there's another relatively uncomplicated solution, I'm open to haring about it.

FYI, I will be using this for about 4000 songs and any new ones added to the batch to comply with licensing and reporting requirements.
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I have large building that is really 3 old building tied together.  Wiring from one building to another is difficult, not impossible, but very difficult.
The goal is to have the background music in all building playing the same thing (from one source).   Currently there are speakers in each building and each "building's speakers" go to an old stereo tuner of some sort amplifying the signal.  

We have a "Music on Hold" device that allows music and "ads" to be loaded onto a USB and this device has a simply RCA Out jack that feeds into one of the tuners.
We have standard 14ga SPEAKER WIRE running from the center-most tuner to the other 2 tuners.  If looking at the attached PDF, we have speaker wire running from A to B, and from A to C.
If that wire can be used to connect them together that would be AWESOME.  If I need to run a different kind of wire because of new equipment needed, so be it.
I have attached a rough diagram that hopefully will make clearer my situation.

My question is what device(s) can I get to make all these speakers play from one source?   Either new amplifiers, or something that could go from an output of one amplifier to an input of another.   AND.... of course I'm trying to do this as inexpensively as possible.  
Thans for any help.AudioDiagram.pdf
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Android 8

Please tell me how phone can ring in headset instead of in phone. I want ringer to wake me but not to wake anyone else.
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I am running Windows 10.  I am not an audiophile, but I need to combine and do minor editing with a variety of audio clips.   I don't mind paying for a program that will let me import a few audible files and put them end-to-end and then save it as a new file.  What is the best bet?

Thanks,

Phil
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I need a phone number for BEHRINGER company. They manufacture audio equipment. I need configuration assistance. I cannot locate any contact information phone wise. Even the selling dealer could not assist me.
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I have speakers plugged in and recognized because audio is playing out of them on the 3.5 mm audio (headphone) port on my windows 10 pro tab.  However these speakers are not appearing in the playback tab of the "Sound" setting of the control panel nor are they found in either "Sound, video, and game controllers" or "Audio inputs and outputs" of the control panel.

What is found under:

Audio inputs and outputs:
Microphone (Intel SST Audio Device (WDM))
Speakers (Intel SST Audio Device (WDM))

Sound, video, and game controllers:
Intel SST Audio Device (WDM)
Realtek I2S Audio Codec

Playback tab of the Sound setting in the control panel:
Speakers Intel SST Audio Device (WDM)
Default Device

Also, none of these settings change when these speakers are plugged into this 3.5 mm audio (headphone) port.

What I would like to do is, using Visual Basic 6.0,  when a command button is clicked (cmdSound1_Click()), have a message (msgbox) that reads simply if there is a device installed in this  3.5 mm audio (headphone) port.  For example "Hardware found in audio port" or "No Hardware found in audio port, please be sure that the speakers are powered on before trying again."
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I have a fiend who wants to copy music files from a PC to an iPhone? I downloaded a free program called AnyTrans but it didn't work.
     Also, the music on his PC is neatly categorized into folders, which are further categorized into sub-folders, etc. Even if AnyTrans had worked, we would have had to select the music from each individual folder (very tedious) and then dump them all into one big folder on the iPhone (when we tested AnyTrans we only copied about a dozen music files from one of the folders).
     This may be asking for too much, but is it possible to not only copy the music but to do it with them all still in their respective folders?
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Expert Spotlight: Joe Anderson (DatabaseMX)
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I'm having a problem with the audio output on my Windows 10 system, which is signified by the following message: "No speakers or headphones are plugged in." But it's a little more complicated than that.

I'm leasing a "high-end" computer from Blade, on which I'm running a couple of games. I'm new to cloud-based gaming, so I'll let them explain it…


Shadow is a high-end streaming service for games. What does this mean? Any game you can play on a Windows 10 computer, you can play on Shadow using virtually any device you want! Turn a laptop, Mac, smartphone, tablet or even a 5-year-old PC into a high-end gaming rig through the Shadow app. Then, all you have to do is download your current game library to your Shadow account and start playing all your favorite PC games on max settings! We provides all of the power you'd get from a gaming computer at a fraction of the cost with none of the maintenance!. Our data centers are upgraded with every new generation of technology at no additional cost to you!


I can connect to my Shadow server in either of two ways: There is a client that runs as a Windows desktop application. Alternatively, there's a physical appliance that Blade has named "Ghost." The Ghost  connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi, and includes several USB ports (both USB2 and USB3) as well as an Ethernet port, an HDMI port and a headphone jack. When I'm accessing the cloud server (i.e., the Shadow) from the Windows desktop application, everything works fine.…
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Best audio format to use for RingTones ?

I found some information online about what file types can be used as ringtones and the info is kinda all over the place.
Some say that WAV files can be used as ringtones, some say they have to be converted, some state that file types must be converted to M4R.

Anyone know the real story ?  Is there not one foolproof format that I can convert the audio files to and work on Android and IPhone ?

Thank you,  Any help is appreciated.
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I want to start converting my CD's (.cda files) to mp3.  What is the best software to do this with?  Is there just freeware I can use or would it be better to use a well known product, and are you aware of what's best quality?
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How can i convert a OPUS audio file to a .wav file in VB (or C@) - possibly using NAudio?
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I need a program that can look at MP3 files, identify them and rename them by Artist and Title. Please don't just google and send me a list. I am looking for something someone has used and can confirm that it actually works and works well. Thanks.
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My wife had a new car that does not have a CD player. It has Bluetooth and USB media ports. She has a lot of CDs she would like to listen to. Does anyone know if a "good" Walkman style CD player that can supply power and play through the USB media port, or connect to the car's Bluetooth? If it can connect to Bluetooth, there is power available through a USB power cable (same as used to charge a phone). Preferably don't want to use an auxiliary cable.
Seen some on Amazon with Bluetooth but say they won't connect to a car's Bluetooth, only headphones. Most have awful reviews.
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I am using cool edit pro and the play-record controls located in the bottom left corner have disappeared. How can I get them back?
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My Skype Video (Mac) is not working and I have an interview at 4PM EST today!

I see the option FaceTime HD and the second camera I plugged in ONLY after seeing the built-in camera was not recognized.


Skype video
I have the latest version of Skype, according to Skype.

What canI try? It's urgent!

Thanks
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My OS is win 7 64 bit and I am using a dell e6500 laptop and I am using sony Sound forge ver 10.  I created a short wave file which is a person chanting a mantra.  But he is chanting very fast thus not possible to catch what are the words.  Is there any way to slow the track without making the sound slurred.   thank u
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PMI ACP® Project Management
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I am using Audacity, a sound editing and creation program. I wish to save my files for a particular project in wav format. I wish to use the most compatible type of wav format so it can be played on virtually any player. I am given several choices. Which is the one for me?
WAV Microsoft signed 16 bit PCM or
WAV Microsoft signed 24 bit PCM or
WAV Microsoft 32 bit float PCM?
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Does following a podcast normally require you to create a new podcast?

I host my podcast at PodBean, and generally feel like I made a good decision. I assume after I get some traffic, I could consider hosting on my WordPress site...we'll see.

For now, I have given my Podbean URL on a business card to over a hundred people who were really interested in following me. But, according to Podbean, none has shown up as a follower.

The thing abut Podbean, to follow a podcast, you need to create your own podcast. And I fear this is scaring away so many people that otherwise would follow my podcast.

What do you know about hosting my podcast differently so that to follow, you simply click follow. This lack of engagement may be seriously killing my podcast. I mean people tat were really engaged, who got scared away when they were forced to create a podcast.

I distribute on iTunes, Google Play, Youtube, and soon other sites as well.

Have you ever heard of this? I wold consider switching, simply over this requirement. I am stunned that no one has followed my podcast, considering I have given my business card to over a hundred people who saw my presentation and were amazed.

Thoughts?

Thanks
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I am looking for some wireless earbuds to use around the house and at the gym. I am concerned about sound quality, but I also get headaches from larger, noise-cancelling headphones. (I am not sure if this is solely from the physical headphones or if there is something in the noise cancellation that causes a headache.)

I do not like earbuds with the rubberized/gummy feel to them. Those are uncomfortable and never seem to fit my ears properly. I also would prefer some that were not too loud to people sitting around me, as I tend to crank the volume up.

I am mainly considering AirPods, but I want to be sure that is my best choice. I have a pair of basic Apple earbuds right now, and they fit my ears well. I am looking to spend under $200. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Can I use CREATIVE BLUETOOTH speakers to help adit Mac.Audacity audio files?

My MacBook has little speakers and I need a louder set. Can I use CREATIVE BLUETOOTH speakers as output for my Audacity?

I connected the speakers to my Mac via BT but when I open Audacity, I do not see CREATIVE as an option on the speaker drop down.

Is this a connect that should work?

Thanks
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Using two microphones with Audacity (Mac High Sierra)

I have two microphones working as inputs with Audacity, via this box:

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=nt4TXNHgDMOw5wKClbP4Cw&q=UMC202HD&btnK=Google+Search&oq=UMC202HD&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0l10.1107.3443..3840...0.0..0.316.1964.0j4j4j1......0....1..gws-wiz.....0..35i39j0i131.Xobu0FE3zh0

But, Audacity creates a single track with Left and Right sub-channels for a single channel, while I need each to have each microphone in its own channel.

Or, is there a way to convert a track with Left and Right to two distinct channels?

Thanks
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Can anyone find my podcast on Google Play?

It's called "EagleEye Outlook"

it was approved on 12/7/18 around 1:00 PM EST

it said it'd take 24 hours.

I looked here:
https://play.google.com/store?hl=en

I find it here...
https://play.google.com/music/listen#/sr/eagleeye+outlook

Thanks.
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Digital Audio

Digital audio is technology that can be used to record, store, generate, manipulate, and reproduce sound using audio signals encoded in digital form. Following significant advances in technology, digital rapidly replaced analog audio technology in most areas. Digital audio systems may include compression, storage, processing and transmission components. It is important to distinguish between the audio coding format, the codec performing the encoding and decoding of the raw audio data, and the container file. Common file formats include .wav, .aiff, .au, .m4a, .mp3, .wma, .ra and .raw.