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Computer Model: Dell Inspiron N5050 (laptop). Version of Ubuntu: Have checked in Ubuntu 13.10 and 13.04

Model of Bluetooth speaker: Bose Soundlink mini bluetooth speaker

Description of issue: Issue 1: Able to pair and connect laptop to the speaker (but the connection breaks after some time & I have to remove the speaker from the laptop bluetooth and re-pair and reconnect. Issue 2: When the speaker is connected; if I play a movie, the sound often stops (and pauses the video). Also, the sound and video are out of sync (what I see and what I hear do not match, the sound usually lagging the video).

I have no issues connecting the bluetooth speaker to my Android phone (HTC Wildfire S Android 2.3.5) and Samsung Galaxy tab 2 (10.1 inches) and viewing movies.

I have tried the below:

cannot connect my bluetooth speakers. why? sudo gedit /etc/bluetooth/main.conf Change the value of RememberPowered from true to false

Have installed blueman and bluez.

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i'm having the exact same issue, on a Dell Inspiron 7720 running Ubuntu 13.04. very frustrating. –  Joshua Burns Jan 30 at 1:18

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You should try a current release or another Bluetooth dongle. I found that some USB dongles work better than integrated Bluetooth. I know that this somehow defeats the purpose of having Bluetooth only non-dongled hardware. :(I noticed on my laptop, that the audio delay was reduced to a minimum with 14.04.

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