audio

Fri
25
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Fix: No Sound - High Definition Audio Driver (Code 10)

Infopackets Reader William C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm have a problem with my sound after the latest Windows Update in Windows 10 (version 15063.540). If I use System Restore to roll back the sysetm (which then uninstalls the update), my sound ... works perfectly fine. In my Device Manager I have: a 'High Definition Audio Device' with yellow exclamation point warning, and two 'Realtek High Definition Audio Device' with no warning. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the Realtek audio drivers to no avail - the sound will simply not work! My system is connected to a TV via HDMI cable. If I use ... (view more)

Thu
29
Dec
John Lister's picture

Amazon Gadget could be Murder Case Key

Amazon has refused to give police access to data from a home gadget that may have recorded audio relevant to a murder investigation. The company says its policy is to only provide customer information if and when it gets a valid court order. The ... request by Arkansas police is for information that may have been recorded by an Amazon Echo. That's a gadget that combines a wireless speaker with voice recognition and an Internet connection. It lets users give voice commands for actions such as selecting music to play, carrying out voice searches of the Internet and controlling smart devices ... (view more)

Thu
24
Nov
John Lister's picture

Report: Earphones Could Be Hijacked By Hackers

Security researchers say hackers could turn people's headphones into a microphone for surreptitious remote listening. However, the method has enough limitations that it shouldn't be a major concern for most users. The method, shown off by ... researchers at Ben Guiron University in Israel, takes advantage of a very simple element of engineering. That is that the process by which a microphone turns speech into an electronic signal is effectively the same as that by which earphones turn a speaker into sound, just with the process reversed. According to the researchers, that's a security ... (view more)

Tue
28
Apr
John Lister's picture

Facebook Debuts Free Video Call Service

Facebook has begun rolling out its free video and audio call service to other Facebook users via its Messenger app. It's arguably the biggest challenge yet to the Skype audio and video calling platform, which is now owned by Microsoft. Facebook ... began offering video calls back in 2011, when it partnered with Skype but has since developed its own technology. The new call service works in the dedicated Facebook 'Messenger' app, which is available only on smartphones and tablets and does not work through the Facebook website. Last year, Facebook removed the messaging feature from its main ' ... (view more)

Wed
09
Jul
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'MemInfo 3.3.3', and 'Free Audio Editor 2014 8.9.2'

MemInfo 3.3.3 This simple but useful program displays the current memory usage of Windows in the system tray area. It uses a small gauge graphic (that updates in real time) to show you your system's memory usage. MemInfo can even alert you if your ... memory usage is too high. http://www.carthagosoft.net Free Audio Editor 2014 8.9.2 As the name suggests, this is a completely free audio editor tool. It allows you to record audio from a microphone, apply unique audio effects, and burn CDs. It's also compatible with many file formats, from WMA to OGG. http://www.free-audio-editor.com/ ... (view more)

Tue
16
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'MC Audio Tagger 1.3', and 'Machete Lite 3.8.44'

MC Audio Tagger 1.3 MC Audio Tagger is a great tool for organizing your digital music collection. This free utility is a full-featured audio file manager anyone can use to tag their music files. MC Audio Tagger comes with extended tag processing ... abilities and a very user-friendly interface. http://www.multimediaconverters.com Machete Lite 3.8.44 Machete Lite is a convenient program for playing and editing many kinds of multimedia files. Currently, Machete Lite can edit video and audio files stored in in AVI, FLV, WMV, MP4, MOV, WMA, MP3 and WAV formats. This free program is simple to use, ... (view more)

Mon
15
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'OutlookAddressBookView 1.25', and 'MC Audio Recorder 1.3'

OutlookAddressBookView 1.25 OutlookAddressBookView is a simple utility that displays the details of all contacts stored in the address books of Microsoft Outlook. You can easily select one or more of these contacts from the list and export their ... details into tab-delimited / comma-delimited / xml / html file, or copy them to the clipboard and then paste the list into Excel or some other program. http://www.nirsoft.net MC Audio Recorder 1.3 This free utility program allows you to convert audio from CDs, DVDs, tapes, live shows, TV, Internet radio, and video games into audio files that you can ... (view more)

Fri
21
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft: Whack Your Cellphone to Stop Ringing

Microsoft is in the process of pursuing a new patent that would stop mobile phone rings with a simple "whack". The new technology could save users from embarrassing searches through pockets and purses in order to find and press the 'decline' or 'end ... call' button. The Microsoft patent application is filed under the name "Controlling Audio of a Device." According to the patent description, it covers "a method comprising, in a mobile communications device, receiving information indicative of acceleration of the mobile communications device, determining correlation between the information ... (view more)

Wed
05
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'FlashGot 1.3.3', and 'Free Audio Editor 2010 7.3.1'

FlashGot 1.3.3 FlashGot is the free add-on for Firefox and Thunderbird, meant to handle single and massive ("all" and "selection") downloads with several external Download Managers. http://flashgot.net Free Audio Editor 2010 7.3.1 Free Audio Editor ... is an ideal solution for audio editing and mastering. The program contains everything you need to create great sounding recordings and audio CDs, including professional tools for recording, analysis and editing. http://www.free-audio-editor.com This freeware software program is brought to you by MajorGeeks.com: The Original ... (view more)

Fri
26
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

'1by1 Audio Player 1.72', and 'FreeUndelete 2.0.34689.1'

1by1 Audio Player 1.72 1by1 is a small, fast and handy audio player. It provides a smart and versatile environment to handle your file collection and listen to your tracks, with no need for playlists or databases. http://mpesch3.del.cc FreeUndelete ... 2.0.34689.1 FreeUndelete restores deleted files, including those removed from Windows Recycle Bin. In case of accidental removal of files on a NTFS (1.0 and 2.0) (default for Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and NT), FAT32, FAT16 or FAT12 file systems this is the utility to help. The recovered files are saved into a new user-selected location to prevent ... (view more)

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