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Connecting multiple speakers to my laptop and controlling them individually

Q: Connecting multiple speakers to my laptop and controlling them individually

I am creating a small demo software wherein 4 simple mono-audio speakers need to be connected to my laptop, the main program, written in Java will play audio from one of the speakers depending on the input cue.

How do I go about achieving this? Any tips, hints most appreciated.


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A: Connecting multiple speakers to my laptop and controlling them individually

First, the laptop audio is not a home sound system and can be easily overloaded with what you are attempting - - don't drive this at high output volumes!

this will show the wiring to get all 4 with output at the same time.

The speakers in parallel like this create a load 4x heavier than just one speaker.
Get 8ohm speakers like these
which will reduce the load to only 2x.

The red circles are individual volume controls. Place a toggle switch between the controls and the speakers and you can play 1, 1+2, 1+2+3 or all four.
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The 2.1 in the laptop only produces a 2.1 audio stream
You need to reprocess the sound to get 4.1, which is a 4.1 sound card's function.

An external device cannot truly create 4.1 from 2.1, the required info is not actually in the audio stream. The best you would get is a psuedo 4.1, if such a device actually exists,
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Not that I'm aware.
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A:connecting speakers

Check the speaker connections and make sure it's plugged into the correct port.

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At almost any electronics store you can purchase a Stereo to RCA Left/Right cord.

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A:multiple viruses, music playing through speakers, google redirects

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Button, select Immediate Notification, and click on Proceed. This will send you an e-mail as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing us to resolve the issue faster. NOTE: Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of hartaches if things don't go as planed. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive, anywhere except on the computer. NOTE: It is good practice to copy and paste the instructions into notepad and print them in case it is necessary for you to go offline during the cleanup process. To open notepad, navigate to Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad. Please remember to copy the entire post so you do not miss any instructions.Security CheckDownload Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. Note 1: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote 2: If you recieve an error "Illegal operation attempted on a registery key that has been marked for deletion." Please restart the computer"information and logs"In your next post I need the following
Log from Combofixlet me know of any problems you may have had
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A:Saving clips individually in Windows Movie Maker


Once the clips are imported into WM maker go to the file menu & save/ export them, one & all. You should be able to save them in the file name format you see them in or rename them to what you want.

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A:connecting multiple switches

Without knowing the type of switches you are talking about, the devices you are looking to connect, the type of traffic you plan on supporting on this network, and where these devices are going to be physically located relative to one another, it is hard to give a proper recommendation.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6021 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1988 Mb
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Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0J7G0Y
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

I have 2 computers. Both computers are Windows 7 Home Premium. One of them has a Verizon router connect with an Ethernet cable to the Verizon router. It has internet explorer and is the main computer. I have it set up for sharing. I want to be able to share data and files with the main computer. The other computer does not have a network. How do I set it up so that it has Internet Explorer and allows sharing?

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A:Multiple switches connecting together

This topic should be in Networking.In commercial use, a hub or switch should feed 16 users. In good practice there should not have to ever be more that two switches from any users to thew main server. But each office can has its own layout.If the system is really several years old, like maybe over 15 years and has grown, it may be time to review the entire topology.  You may need the help of outside consultants.Something that complex can not be resolved with a few changes if it  is a large system. How many workstations are there? Over 100?You said 3 to 5 switches. That sounds very huge.,150733.0.html
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A:Connecting multiple devices to a VPN

Sorry for the bump, but would this do the trick?
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Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
Reboot the computer.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

Note: If Ur computer is running 98 or ME replace CMD with command.
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A:Connecting to Multiple networks simultaneously

Hi and Welcome to TSG!

The following is directly from microsoft.
There are a number of scenarios where it is desirable to have a wireless device connect to multiple networks simultaneously. Currently, this is possible only by using multiple wireless network cards in the device. Unfortunately, using multiple wireless cards causes excessive energy drain and consequent reduction of lifetime in battery operated devices. In this paper, we propose a software based approach, called MultiNet, that facilitates simultaneous connections to multiple networks by virtualizing a single wireless card. The wireless card is virtualized by introducing an intermediate layer below IP, which continuously switches the card across multiple networks. The goal of the switching algorithm is to be transparent to the user who sees her machine as being connected to multiple networks. We present the design, implementation, and performance of the MultiNet system.We analyze and evaluate buffering and switching algorithms in terms of delay and energy consumption. Our system has been operational for over twelve months, it is agnostic of the upper layer protocols, and works well over popular IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN cards.Click to expand...

Hope that helps in a way.
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A:Connecting multiple printers, scanner and zip

Plug the Zip drive directly into the computer to avoid loss of data.

Daisy chained out from the computer:
Zip Drive, Scanner, Printer-at the end of the line.