#StackBounty: #windows-10 #audio #bluetooth #iphone Streaming audio from an iPhone to windows 10 PC using bluetooth

Bounty: 500

I was able to do this in Windows 7, but now I have a Windows 10 PC and I can’t get it to work. The iPhone is running iOS 11.4 and the PC has Windows 10 with latest updates (version 1709, OS Build 16299.431)

What I want to do is to be able to make music/podcasts on my iPhone play through the speakers on my PC using a bluetooth connection between them.

I have been able to pair my phone to the PC using the “Bluetooth & other devices” dialog as shown in the first screenshot. It appears in the control panel as a bluetooth device second screenshot and I can connect to the PC from the phone using Settings/Bluetooth. The problem is that I can’t play audio from the iphone using the PC speakers. When I try, the iPhone just plays through its internal speakers.

Can anyone walk me through how to do this? Am I describing this functionality correctly?

  1. Screen showing the iPhone is connected.

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  2. Screen showing device details.

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  3. Screenshot showing Bluetooth details on the iPhone.

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  4. But the iPhone does not appear as an input device in sound settings:

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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #audio #gaming #directx No audio in newer games on Windows 10

Bounty: 100

I’m on the latest Windows 10 1803 17134.48, running on a ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Intel Z370 motherboard with Realtek audio. Speakers are plugged into the headphone (green) jack in the back.

The hardware (and the Windows install) is 7 months old, and sound has worked great everywhere for most of that time.

Recently I do not get audio in most games. Audio still works fine in non-games (e.g. VLC, Chrome/Youtube etc) and in some games (older games?).

This makes me suspect that the problem is with Direct X / DirectSound, but since there is no way to install / reset that in Windows 10, it’s hard to tell.

“Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)” is always set as the current audio device. When in e.g. VLC I can see the audio meter move in the volume mixer, but in games there’s no output there.

I’ve searched for clues, here’s a non-exhaustive list of things I’ve already tried:

  • Deinstalled all other audio output devices that I am not using, such that there is no chance it can be switching to another. There was Nvidia audio or output to my monitor that is now gone, and there’s only 1 audio device left (speakers).
  • Checked DxDiag.exe to see if there were any errors. none.
  • Checked Device Manager for any problems.
  • Tried reinstalling Realtek drivers.
  • Tried unplugging any devices that are not keyboard/mouse/monitor/speakers.
  • Tried re-installing Steam (some Steam games have audio, but wanted to try anyway).
  • Disabled all sound effects in audio settings.
  • Tried low bit rate (16 bit 44khz) and high (24 bit 48 khz) settings.
  • Deselected allowing applications to take exclusive control.
  • Spatial sound off.
  • Quit as many concurrently running application, especially Skype.
  • Run Windows Trouble-shooter.
  • Checked per-app volume settings (all default).
  • Checked in-game audio settings 🙂 But yeah, no audio in games I am running for the first time.
  • Checked Steam settings (nothing applicable).
  • Checked Sonic Studio (sofware installed by the asus drivers) and made sure all settings are default / no effects).
  • Installed older versions of Direct X.
  • Make sure I’m up to date on Windows update.
  • Reboot a bunch of times.

None of this appeared to make any difference.

What I did not try yet:

  • Reinstall Windows. Was hoping to avoid that, and seeing as how “fresh” this install is, I was hoping it is not necessary.


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#StackBounty: #audio #music #silent-mode android 8.1 plays random music sporadically and stops after 10 seconds or so

Bounty: 50

I have an android phone that runs 8.1 and sporadically it will run some random music that I don’t know of. It then stops on its own after a few seconds. My browser is turned off, and the phone is on vibrate. Checking the running processes in developer mode does not reveal anything suspicious. I also did not install any shady apps. What can I do to pinpoint the problem?


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #google-chrome #audio In Windows 10, Google Chrome keeps muting itself in volume mixer

Bounty: 100

I’m on Windows 10 and just recently I’ve noticed that Google Chrome starts off muted in the volume mixer and needs to be manually un-mute. When left alone for a while, Chrome automatically mutes itself again.

Here is how it looks in the Volume Mixer:

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I have uninstalled and re-installed Google Chrome and it did not fix this issue. All solutions of this issue on the internet say that I need to do something with Google Toolbox, which I don’t even have installed.

How can I fix this?


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#StackBounty: #ubuntu #audio #thinkpad #xubuntu how to make the Ubuntu volume control to work on the active output device

Bounty: 100

I am listening to audio with headphones attached to my Lenovo Thinkpad docking station. The output device is “ThinkPad OneLink Plus…”. However the volume control, both the keyboard volume keys and volume button on the indicator panel, work only on the “Built-in Audio” (presumably the computer itself) and does not have any effect on the volume. Is there a way to change this, perhaps setting the other one as the default? (xUbuntu 16.04)

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#StackBounty: #6.0-marshmallow #audio #calls #sony-xperia #microphone Sony Experia E5 microphone only produces static when I talk

Bounty: 50

I noticed that in my last two phone calls noone was able to hear me talk so I tried to send What’s app voice message and when I listened to it I discovered that when I talk only thing that can be heard is some weird static noise. Is this a known problem or has anyone else experienced it and if yes do you know how to fix it?
This happened out of the blue – my phone didn’t recently fall or anything like that it worked fine until it just stopped working fine. The android version is Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #audio #bluetooth #speakers #headphones Connected Bluetooth Headphones don't appear as Playback device in…

Bounty: 100

I’ve been struggling with this for a while. Updated all drivers I could, no luck. Headphones connect and pair successfully, appear in manager, show all services correctly, but don’t appear as a playback device.
Any help would be appreciated.

Here are the details:

Windows 10 build 17127

Headphones QC12 with AptX

Killer Wirelesss Bluetooth

Screenshots:

device manager
bluetooth settings
device props
sound manager
services


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #audio #bluetooth #speakers #headphones Connected Bluetooth Headphones don't appear as Playback device in…

Bounty: 100

I’ve been struggling with this for a while. Updated all drivers I could, no luck. Headphones connect and pair successfully, appear in manager, show all services correctly, but don’t appear as a playback device.
Any help would be appreciated.

Here are the details:

Windows 10 build 17127

Headphones QC12 with AptX

Killer Wirelesss Bluetooth

Screenshots:

device manager
bluetooth settings
device props
sound manager
services


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #audio #bluetooth #speakers #headphones Connected Bluetooth Headphones don't appear as Playback device in…

Bounty: 100

I’ve been struggling with this for a while. Updated all drivers I could, no luck. Headphones connect and pair successfully, appear in manager, show all services correctly, but don’t appear as a playback device.
Any help would be appreciated.

Here are the details:

Windows 10 build 17127

Headphones QC12 with AptX

Killer Wirelesss Bluetooth

Screenshots:

device manager
bluetooth settings
device props
sound manager
services


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #audio #bluetooth #speakers #headphones Connected Bluetooth Headphones don't appear as Playback device in…

Bounty: 100

I’ve been struggling with this for a while. Updated all drivers I could, no luck. Headphones connect and pair successfully, appear in manager, show all services correctly, but don’t appear as a playback device.
Any help would be appreciated.

Here are the details:

Windows 10 build 17127

Headphones QC12 with AptX

Killer Wirelesss Bluetooth

Screenshots:

device manager
bluetooth settings
device props
sound manager
services


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