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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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 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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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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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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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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Checking on my podcast in Google Play

I do not have an Android, but just submitted my podcast to Google Play.

Can someone tell me how to check from my browser if it is live?

Thanks
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Self-training on using Social Media to promote my podcast

I am fairly new to SMM and have a podcast I need to get people subscribing to.

Any training videos and/or tips and tricks you can share?
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Trouble distributing a podcast on iTunes

I have a podcast that is now working:
https://eagleeyeoutlook.podbean.com/

and I want to submit it to iTunes.

Does this mean I need to get picked up as a developer?

I plan to have only free episodes.

I created a new Apple ID but am blocked from logging in when I try and log onto:
https://itunesconnect.apple.com/login

I get the error:
Your Apple ID isn't enabled for iTunes Connect

What is the minimum I need to do for this to allow me to get configured?

Thanks.
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I run Windows 10 on my computer, but use iTunes to sync my songs and Outlook with my iPhone.  What I can't figure out is how to separate my different groupings of songs (e.g. My Favorites, My Wife's Favorites, Dance Tunes, etc.)?  I do have separate playlists, but when I want to import a bunch of - for example - "Hard Rock" songs, they're just added to my master list and the only way I can get them transferred to my "Hard Rock" playlist is by going song by song through the list and trying to remember which ones belong in the appropriate playlist.  With several hundred songs in my master list, this becomes unmanageable.  Is there a way to keep the imported songs segregated by category or folder or ?????   I'm more than willing to buy a third-party software program if that's what it takes.

Thanks,

Phil
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Audacity: How to mute all silent periods?

I have pauses between my speech, but sometimes I hear breathing and other small sounds which forces me to edit each one. Or, even a jet overhead which could not be heard as I spoke.

Is there a way to fix all these silent periods at once? Is there a feature (like Amplify) where I could reduce them all by about 10 Db?

Thanks.
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I am looking for recommendations for a dictation system.  Recording device, transcription foot peddles, software to manage files to be transcribed and forward to secretaries.  Experience using  Dragon as an add on.  Small office: 5 to 10 secretaries.

Please only reply with actual experience using these tools.
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How many people can access podcasts on iTunes and Google Play?

I have a podcast coming up hosted on podbean and distributed through iTunes and Google Play.

How many people could potentially access it?

Thanks
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Got a lecture on MP3.  About an hour long.

Want to cut bits of it into a loop.

Looking for super simple drag & drop audio cutting and splicing.

Audacity seems too complicated.  Need something simpler.  Only requirement is to select blocks of audio and splice them together.  No need for processing or enhancing.

What looks like an easy piece of software to do this?
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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.