Questions related to PulseAudio, the default sound server in Ubuntu, which manages all audio devices like internal and external sound cards (and therefore all speakers, microphones, headsets, etc.) through its ALSA backend.

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How do I switch audio sources on an HP Pavilion DV7? [closed]

Just switched from 11.04 to 11.10 and suddenly got the problem of audio switching. in previous versions I could've switched from analog output to analog speakers on my HP pavilion dv7-3170el. Now I ...
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Audio volume is maximum but when i play music its not the best maximum level yet compared to Fedora, Windows XP

How can i maximize the volume to highest++? (i have used alsamixer, pavumeter, etc) But none of those yet giving me more volume. So to test it. I removed Ubuntu and installed first Windows XP the ...
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Why can't Skype hear me?

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10, Skype can't seem to hear me any more. It's not that it transmits poor quality sound, it's just silence. I've tried the echo123 service many times, and there's ...
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Logitech C310 audio problems

I just installed a Logitech C310 webcam, on my onieric system, and I have a problem with it's audio. When recording sound from the webcam's source, the resuult is played very fast, in a very high ...
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How to change sound driver? (pulse -> oss)

I think Ubuntu is set by default to use pulse audio driver. How do I change to OSS? Some softwares that I am using only allow this type of sound driver to use corectly the sound system. Thank you for ...
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How to change the default audio in Wine to Alsa only

I am trying to change the default Audio sound system to ALSA so it fixes some sound issues. How can this be done? Am using 1.3.x branch from PPA which is much better than the 1.1.x and 1.2.x in every ...
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Pulseaudio/flash overloading CPU [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Flash player + YouTube HD = crashing plugin My laptop fan has now been going full throttle for 10 minutes (not unusual) and top shows: PID USER PR NI VIRT ...
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Is there any Sound enhancers/equalizer?

What I am looking for is to have system wide implementation of sound enhancements like bass boosts, echoes, Fidelity, Stereo enhancement and so on. Audio Video players have their own equalizer but ...
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Controlling Phonon via command line?

My onboard audio card has analogue and digital outputs parallel, where I do connect them to my speakers and an amplifier. Now every time I want to switch where the sound goes I have to long way via ...
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How to change pulseaudio sink with “pacmd set-default-sink” during playback?

I need to switch the pulseaudio server of a currently playing audio stream. Pulseaudio server is set up with IP 192.168.1.105 $>cat /etc/pulse/default.pa ... load-module ...
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Static sounds every 20-30 seconds when playing HDMI

When I play a movie on my TV through HDMI, I hear periodic short static sounds. This happens with all players in Ubuntu, so this is not a problem with the player. When I play a movie through HDMI in ...
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Why am I getting this “Connection to PulseAudio failed” error?

I have a computer that runs Mythbuntu 12.04. It has an external USB Kenwood Digital Audio device. When I open up pavucontrol, I get this message: If I do as the message suggests and run ...
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How do I forward sound from one computer to another over the Lan?

I have two computers. Computer A is running Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome Clasic. Computer B is running Mythbuntu 11.10. Computer B has a sweet digital audio sound system. I want to play music from Banshee ...
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How do I set a pulseaudio card profile persistently across reboots

I'm trying to set up pulseaudio's card profiles, and I've gotten profile switching to work using pactl set-card-profile, but so far when the machine reboots, the audio profile reverts back to the ...
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Mic works in sound recorder but in nothing else

Mic only works in sound recorder and although it works there its just a bunch of static underneath the spoken word, but audible. In skype, cheese, and using "arecord test.wav" at the terminal, it's ...
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Sound reverts to 2 channels from 5.1 + Analog

After installing Ubuntu 11.10, I configured my Sound Settings to be 5.1 + analog input. It works ok, but after closing and reopening Banshee, the sound channels reverts back to 2 channels, this also ...
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How can I pan single application's audio?

Using the Sound Settings window (last tab) I can adjust all applications' audio volume, independently from others. Can I in a similar way adjust their stereo panning? What exactly I would like to do, ...
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PulseAudio does not recognize laptop microphone

I was trying to tune my guitar, when I've decided to increase the microphone input volume. Well, i went in the sound settings and it worked. Also, in the connector options list, there was selected ...
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My fresh installation doesn't load. (PulseAudio problem)

I made a fresh installation of Ubuntu 11.10 beside an old W7 and another Ubuntu Installation. When I started my netbook and chosed the new installation to boot, it doesn't load and it stops in a ...
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Audio and video are out of sync

I just upgraded to Oneiric Ocelot and a problem that was already present in Natty has become worse - namely, the audio and video are not in sync both in VLC and in mplayer. The problem only used to ...
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How can I send pulseaudio streams over to another computer?

I upgraded to Oneiric today and found out that I can't send my PA stream over to my desktop anymore. The same program that I used in Natty and before, papfrefs, is still there, but everything in the ...
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Route Output to Input/Skype Upload Greeter Audio File

I need to record a greeting message in Skype, but I already have a .flac but I don't think you can do this so I thought maybe there is a way to pipe vlc's output to skype's input. Any help is greatly ...
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Configuring HDMI Audio via command line

I'm looking for a way to configure HDMI audio output via the command line using pulseaudio. I was able to get it running by using pavucontrol and changing it in the configuration tab, but I need a way ...
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How can I apply a global pedestal to PulseAudio?

On my system, analog output works, but the volume of the headphone output is very low. Internal speakers work well, and the volume level is reasonable. However, even at 150%, the volume of headphone ...
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Which sound profile will allow me to simultaneously hear and record system audio + microphone input?

I'm trying to screencast with both mic and system sounds at the same time. Previously this didn't work, but I have found that fiddling with the sound profile brings me a step closer. To fiddle with ...
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Problem with pulse audio with ntfs partition

Im having troubles with pulseaudio. I have my home folder on an ntfs partition because i have dual boot on my netbook, and i need to share my home folder with windows. I used to have debian, and i had ...
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Garbled Festival Sound

I'm using the Festival speech synthesizer under Ubuntu 10.04 like: echo '(SayText "hello world")' | esddsp festival --pipe This works perfectly on 32-bit systems, but on 64-bit machines it's ...
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How do I use my PC as a Public Address system

I have a set of external speakers for my pc which work very well. I have a microphone which works very well with my pc. How do I get the sound that I make into the microphone to come out the speakers ...
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How to verify if my microphone input is dead or ubuntu not detected it yet? I can hear music but i cant record audio

I have installed 11.04 Ubuntu. I can play music i can listen. But i cant use the microphone input, i tried with alsamixer + pavucontrol+(arecord -d 10 /tmp/test.wav), pavumeter (apt-get install ...
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Can I use my Bluetooth headset as a microphone?

I have a Motorola S305 Bluetooth headset which I use with my computer often for headphones. I've been using them for a while and have been really pleased with the sound quality, form factor, and ...
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Jackd does not work with winesasio and FL Studio [closed]

I'm trying to get FL Studio to work using wineasio and jackd, but so far: no luck. The problem lies with jackd and pulseaudio. I can start jackd and have pulseaudio piped through it, but no sound ...
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Record a programs output with PulseAudio

I would like to record an output of a program with PulseAudio using command line/bash script. It is important not to record every output of the sound card, but only the one of one specific program. I ...
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Impulse convolution options in Ubuntu

I've made impulse to correct my speakers response, and would like to use it in my Ubuntu 11.04. Only possible (in common sense) way seems to be through Jack and jack_convolver plugin. As not all ...
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USB Headset Output Suddenly Stopped

I have been using my USB Headset with no problems up to about a week ago. Ubuntu registers that the device is plugged in and I can select it in the sound menu for output or in PulseAudio Volume ...
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xvidcap sound recording not working

I followed the steps in How to record internal audio with XVidCap? (Not with Microphone) but I still can't get audio to record when recording a video app. Playback produces a pulsed buzz are roughly 1 ...
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How to fix “No Soundcards Found”

I was trying to get IEC958/SPDIF optical out working on my ASUS P8P67PRO V3 motherboard running Natty and I seem to have wiped out a crucial part of my sound setup. Here is the output from some ...
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Wrong audio volume at boot

When I boot my computer and login the volume level is always way too loud. Unfortunately the only way to change it is a physical knob on my speaker. As soon as I can change the volume using my ...
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Bluetooth audio stops working after some random time [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and want to use my new Nokia BH-503 Bluetooth headsets with Ubuntu to watch movies and listen songs. I can pair my headsets using a Bluetooth dongle, and even see it in sound ...
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Auto-switch audio to HDMI when HDMI monitor/receiver plugged into laptop

I have a laptop with an HDMI port. While we're homeless and staying with friends I've been plugging it into their surround sound receiver with an HDMI cable. To get sound working I have to open up the ...
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Pulseaudio not starting

Well here's an embarrassing problem. PulseAudio doesn't seem to be working. I've been trying to load the sound applet for a week or so and I checked ps aux | grep pulse and found that there's no PA ...
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How do I define the pulseaudio server during login?

I frequently need to login from my desktop into my laptop using FreeNX, I am able to redirect the audio from session running on the laptop by setting the pulse audio default server using the ...
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How to get pulseaudio working from chroot? [closed]

I've got a chroot environment with the same architecture as host environment. I'm trying to get apps from chroot be able to play sound with PulseAudio. I've tried the tutorial from Arch Wiki and ...
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No sound from speakers

I was mucking with my sound card hardware profile in the Sound Preferences menu and I seem to have lost my sound. But what's strange is that when I open the Pulseaudio Volume Control panel I can see ...
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HDA Intel ALC269VB internal mic only records a high-pitched whine

The title pretty much says it all. See also: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/799058 This didn't work. Any ideas?
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High CPU usage with Team Speak 3.0.0-rc2

The CPU usage is always around 40 percent. I use push-to-talk and I had uninstalled pulseaudio. Now I use Alsa. I don't even have to connect to a Server. By simply starting TS the cpu usage goes up ...
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Why Ubuntu-Desktop package is allways associated with pulseaudio?

As my question above, i wandered why ubuntu-desktop package is always with full association with pulseaudio packagae? Why can't we erase pulseaudio without erase ubuntu-desktop too?
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How do I replace Pulseaudio?

Previous answers refer to previous versions of Ubuntu. I'm having the same issues and dislikes with Pulseaudio in Natty as I had with previous versions of Ubuntu, so I want to replace it with ...
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Inverted surround channels

I'm encountering an issue with surround sound on Ubuntu 11.04. I managed to play sound trough HDMI but the channels are inverted. For example when Pulse Audio plays on the center speaker, it goes ...
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Audio backend for 11.04?

Often the audio quality is very bad so I've to restart the audio backend. When I'm using ALSA I can't since the command to restart it seems not to find the file (strange as ALSA works..) when I'm ...
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How do I get SDL Audio working on 32 bit?

I have been struggling with an SDL audio problem for a few weeks now. I have two installations: 1. Ubuntu 10.04 (64 bit) 2. Ubuntu 11.04 (32 bit) Both are more or less clean installations running on ...