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What's the verdict on bluetooth multicasting using Windows 7?

Mrs. Van and I enjoy watching movies at night using XMBC on our HTPC (which runs Windows 7)... But in a Manhattan apartment with two kids under the age of 2, we're usually stuck watching foreign subtitled films, using bulky headphones with a splitter, or turning the volume up and down constantly on a Hollywood blockbuster. I bought a couple of bluetooth headphones and an adapter a while back. I got one of the headsets to pair, and while that works beautifully, I don't think there's a way (using the normal Broadcom drivers) to pair two at the same time. Is there a software product or workaround that would allow us to pair *multiple* bluetooth headsets, allowing both of us to listen to audio coming from the computer? Thanks.
posted by BobbyVan on Oct 1, 2013 - 13 answers

Best hard drive solution for mobile audio recording

Trying to decide what to get, here. I've got an interal 750gb 5400 rm drive in the MBP that very occasionally throws up the dreaded "drive too slow" dialog in Logic at only 6 or 8 tracks of 24 bit 44.1 kHz. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jul 12, 2013 - 16 answers

bring back the vocal please

I got a new PC, it turns songs into Karaoke songs, the beautiful vocal channel is missing. Help! it's so annoying to be stuck with this situation. Thanks [more inside]
posted by akomom on Aug 23, 2012 - 8 answers

What is the screeching?

Computer/Electronic/AudiophileFilter: I just finished my first build of a computer. When I plug in my computer's onboard sound into my receiver through the standard 3.5mm audio jack and output to two KRK monitors and a sub, I get screeching/scrambling from the speakers that drives me nuts. It basically sounds like I can hear my processor. This doesn't happen with headphones. Lots more inside. [more inside]
posted by jwmollman on May 28, 2012 - 22 answers

Limited sound card?

How do I make my computer stop using the built-in microphone when recording sound? Is my sound card so poor that it can't record from anything but the built-in mike? [more inside]
posted by Termite on Jan 26, 2012 - 11 answers

Needs to go up to eleven.

Is there a way I can increase the maximum volume/gain on my computer on a software level? [more inside]
posted by triceryclops on Dec 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Aligning a mic and audio buddy with Mint Linux

Great mic, nice pre-amp, sound card completely incompatible with Linux. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Dec 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Is it smart to run both my computer and record player audio through an amplifier?

Is it possible to use the same set of speakers/studio monitors with both my computer and record player/amplifier? Is it possible/smart to run both the computer and record player audio through the amplifier? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Oct 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Where can I find this early NeXT audio clip?

Anyone know where I can listen to the Steve Jobs audio clip from the default NeXT welcome email? [more inside]
posted by zamboni on Oct 7, 2011 - 2 answers

How can I stream audio at home to my stereo?

How can I stream audio from several PCs (or one external-hard-drive-based music library) to my downstairs stereo? [more inside]
posted by audiodidactic on Sep 24, 2011 - 11 answers

Why do my speaker drivers keep disappearing?

Why are the drivers for my USB speakers missing sometimes when I reboot? [more inside]
posted by peacay on Jul 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Comprehensive Home Network Setup

I have a few questions about a home server / backup / HTPC solution and I would really appreciate some help. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on May 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Config for a sub-$1k PC for audio production?

Please help configure a sub-$1k PC for professional audio and video production. [more inside]
posted by k8t on May 7, 2011 - 11 answers

What's a cheap, reliable A/V laptop?

Help me find an inexpensive laptop for my DJ/VJ gigs. [more inside]
posted by jtron on Feb 8, 2011 - 3 answers

A Priest and a Rabbi Walk Into a Recording Booth...

Uploading audio from weekly church sermons to online playback site (speaking only, no music). That part is simple. Getting the audio files from several different churches in different locations (even cross-country) is the tough part. How to set up a relatively dummy-proof system to record and transmit audio files to me? [more inside]
posted by skypieces on Nov 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Could somebody please help me with my new headset and speakers?

Could somebody please help me with my new headset and speakers? [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on Aug 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Cracklin' MIDI

Electronic musicians: help a brother out with MIDI and latency issues? [more inside]
posted by echo target on Jun 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me with my new audio setup.

Right now we play music using the iMac in our living room. But in our new apartment the computer is going to be in the office. How can I get the tunes out of there and into the adjacent living room? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Apr 19, 2010 - 18 answers

How do I make Blu-Ray work on a standard computer?

Going to buy a new computer and connect it to already-owned surround speakers and HD monitor. I want to be able to play Blu-Rays with nice HD sound if possible. I'm an HD, HDMI, Blu-Ray and recent-PC-hardware virgin, and will need to be led through this like I'm a kid. [more inside]
posted by paperpete on Feb 2, 2010 - 8 answers

I didn't know this album was recorded in a tin can!

My new laptop has terrible speakers. Please help me make it better, or make the best of a bad situation. [more inside]
posted by gursky on Jan 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Open Back Headphones On A Budget.

Could someone please reccomend me some comfortable open back headphones with decent enough sound for under £40? Prefebly they should have a short cable (as I keep triping over my Sennheiser's). [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Jun 15, 2009 - 7 answers

PC speakers

New speakers for computer (PC). And a few questions. [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Jun 10, 2009 - 6 answers

The sound from a movie download comes out of two speakers, but what about 5.1?

These days a lot of movie viewing takes place from digital files sitting on a computer and downloaded from BitTorrent. In this environment, is it worth having a 5.1 type surround sound audio decoder? Do most of the movie files on BitTorrent come encoded as multi-channel surround sound these days? And to output 5.1 digital surround from a computer what does one need? A special sound card? Some kind of surround sound decoder separate attached to the computer via its optical out?
posted by skylar on May 4, 2009 - 11 answers

How do I get my files from Point A to Point B?

I need to move several gigs of music files from one external hard drive to another. But, there are a few problems... [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 23, 2009 - 16 answers

Do I really need two or three separate boxes for just-OK computer audio?

Do I really need two or three separate boxes for just-OK computer audio? I need some kind of speaker to hook up to my laptop-used-as-a-desktop, but having three or even two separate components is cumbersome. I also don't think I really need an expensive, fancy system. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Mar 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Accessible playlists

How would one go about creating a playlist akin to a mixtape (ie with specifically ordered songs), to share with a friend via thumb drive/zip file? [more inside]
posted by miss_scarlett on Feb 25, 2009 - 3 answers

How can I listen to DSS audio files on my Mac?

How can I listen to DSS audio files on my Mac? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Oct 28, 2008 - 3 answers

How setup the most perfect, affordable computer sound system?

Would it be possible to replace the satellite speakers in this Logitech system, with these professional reference speakers, and then connect all this to a PC? [more inside]
posted by wigglin on Sep 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Is ther an easier way to switch audio output?

On my computer, is there an easier way to switch between two output sources? [more inside]
posted by Kraki on Aug 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Why does Skype not want to take calls?

Important Skype Issue! I primarily use Skype for voicemails, however I am getting lots of complaints that Skype's line is busy. Every time I open Skype the preferences are set to only allow calls from people in my contact list. I keep setting them to allow calls from anyone and they keep going back to only accepting calls from people in my contacts list. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Aug 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Easiest way to swap left/right audio channels?

What is the easiest way to readily swap the left/right audio channels on my PC? [more inside]
posted by FrostBite795 on Aug 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Can I wirelessly have audio from my laptop play on another computer?

Can I wirelessly have audio from my laptop play on another computer? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Jul 14, 2008 - 12 answers

I am an Audio/Video/Graphics designer looking for the proper machine for multi-media production. Please help me find the right components I need. ANYTHING BUT DELL!

I am an Audio/Video/Graphics designer looking for the proper machine for multi-media production. Please help me find the right components I need. ANYTHING BUT DELL please! [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on May 21, 2008 - 22 answers

Creating Non-Downloadable Audio Files

How can I create non-downloadable audio files for a website? [more inside]
posted by panboi on May 18, 2008 - 18 answers

What audio visual equipment is required for a modern office ?

Help needed, designing an AV facility for the future. [more inside]
posted by matholio on Oct 7, 2007 - 6 answers

Audio help...

So I procured an HD copy of "300" in 720p matroska (.mkv) format, but the 5.1 audio track won't play on my 2.1 speakers. Is there any way I can configure VLC or another media player to convert the audio to 2.1 format? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Aug 2, 2007 - 9 answers

Drivers for OrangeUSB USB 2 PCMCIA?

Where can I find drivers for an OrangeUSB USB 2 PCMCIA card? [more inside]
posted by wheat on Jul 16, 2007 - 3 answers

Soundcard interference but only over KVM?

I need help figuring out a strange audio interference issue with my computer setup, involving headphones, a KVM, and an apparent contradiction. [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Jul 10, 2007 - 7 answers

G5 audio solution

Just bought a new loft and will be using my G5 as the main audio source for entertainment. the comp has optical digital audio output (mini jack) and a built in 12watt amp. I would like to find an affordable (~250$) solution where my music would fill the place. I used to have a Creative set with 4 satellite and a sub but they are dead... I own the place and can drill holes or mount speakers in the corners, it's a large rectangle shaped 25x40 feet space. what are my options here ? thanks everyone Selfsck
posted by selfsck on Jun 13, 2007 - 7 answers

PC Audio Feedback 4 Life?

Can you help me with my PC audio woes? This high-pitched whine isn't just coming from me... [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Apr 29, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I "start" an enabled driver in XP SP2?

My audio device is giving me the following message: "Driver is enabled but has not been started." Please help. [more inside]
posted by padjet1 on Apr 24, 2007 - 8 answers

How to connect PC sound card to an LCD TV?

I have a Gateway desktop with a standard sound card in it. The video is connected to a Vizio 42" LCD TV via VGA cable. We would like to connect the sound to the TV as well. There is no PC Audio input on the TV...just red and white RCA jacks. I looked for an adapter cable or sound card that had RCA jacks out, but got confused really quickly. All help is appreciated!
posted by titans13 on Feb 7, 2007 - 3 answers

Cables cables everywhere, and not a stereo 1/4" to dual mono 1/8" to be found

Solutions for organizing lots of different kinds of cables (xlr, 1/8 in, 1/4 in, rca, usb, firewire, ac) for easy access where space is at a severe premium?
posted by Eothele on Jan 6, 2007 - 14 answers

Deadly Speaker Whine Driving Me Bonkers

I've just hooked up an oldish minsystem to my PC, and lo! Speaker whine that was once a few metres from the nearest thing with ears is now glaringly obvious when I'm at my desk. [more inside]
posted by Jilder on Dec 5, 2006 - 2 answers

Best inexpensive receiver to use with computer

I have a pair of stereo speakers that I want to use with my computer. My old receiver broke, so unless there's some way to hook stereo speakers directly up to a computer, I'll need a new one. I want to find an inexpensive receiver that can turn on automatically when it gets a signal. I don't want to have to walk over and turn it on every time I want to play an MP3 or have to remember to turn it off. (I think my old one broke because I'd just leave it on all the time.) The only other thing I'd use it for is playing DVD audio, so it should work with that as well. What's the best receiver to use for computer audio that will detect a signal and turn on by itself? Or should I just lose the stereo speakers and get a pair of computer speakers?
posted by lsemel on Nov 29, 2006 - 9 answers

Barking Subwoofer Blues

My mother-in-law plugged in her laptop via a docking station, hit the on switch on the powerstrip, and two disturbing things happened... [more inside]
posted by I, Credulous on Nov 1, 2006 - 6 answers

Sound Output problem with Alesis MultiMix 8

I bought an Alesis MultiMix 8 the other day, which is an 8 input firewire interface. It works OK but the main problem I have is that the stereo out (from the computer to the mixer) cuts out very frequently. [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Oct 11, 2006 - 7 answers

Computer speakers?

Since 90% of my music listening happens at my computer, I've decided it's foolish to keep using the budget Zoltrixound speakers I've had for several years. Can I expect half decent audio from the new $100 range systems offered by Altec Lansing? I've read reviews that suggest they're surprisingly good. Will the sub-generated bottom end sound anything close to natural? I'm open to any and all suggestions.
posted by davebush on Sep 1, 2006 - 18 answers

Audio/video stuttering

Audio and video has recently started stuttering on my computer. It might have something to do with the installation of new hard drive on Monday. It seems to be worse in some applications than others. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Jul 12, 2006 - 9 answers

the is what we call the zip zap rap

Is there a way to play my ipod through my computer? [more inside]
posted by Kifer85 on Jul 10, 2006 - 11 answers

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