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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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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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. The only possible (in common sense) way seems to be through Jack and the jack_convolver plugin. As not ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Audio stopped working in 11.04

Today, maybe after some automatic updates, my audio stopped to work... Doesn't work anymore both with ALSA (the default one) and Pulseaudio.. So I've tried to install also OSS (doesn't work so I've ...
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How to switch audio output between laptop speakers and docking station, or at least disable jack sense? [closed]

I got an HP 8530w Elitebook laptop which is in a docking station quite often. When it's in the docking station, I'd like to be able to choose if sound comes from my built-in laptop speakers (for ...
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How to change volume of pulseaudio playback-apps / -streams that aren't currently in use?

I can change sound volumes with "gnome-volume-control ". But there are listed only playback-apps / -streams that are currently in use. In "~/.pulse "-directory I found e.g. "*-stream-volumes.tdb" and ...
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How do I stream my microphone via VLC?

I'm sure this is a quick one if you know it but I'm stuck been searching around for a long while now. All AUDIO works mic/Spkers/Skype etc... which is great. What I am trying to do is get the mic to ...
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FA-66 sound card sometimes cuts out and stops working, causing me to restart Jack

I have setup Ubuntu 11.04 to use Jack and PulseAudio just to get sound working. It was a little tough, but I got it to work. Now as I use my computer - like Banshee, Youtube, or VLC - the FA-66 will ...
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How can I apply a LADSPA plugin to a PulseAudio stream?

I want to apply a LADSPA plugin to everything that streams through the default PulseAudio sink. How should I set this up?
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Skype - voice fine, but no notification sounds

I have Skype installed via Software Center on clean copy of Ubuntu 11.04. Skype package version is 2.2.0.25-1maverick1. Voice calls work perfectly fine both ways. But notification sounds do not work ...
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Sound application indicator for Esound is missing after I uninstalled PulseAudio?

I removed PulseAudio as it seemed to be in conflict with Skype and VLC but now the volume indicator applet is gone and the action keys won't turn up nor down the volume. Is there a solution? or Is ...
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Enabling system-wide dynamic range compression [closed]

I need to enable dynamic range compression system wide. I've tried looking around some but couldn't find anything precise on how to set it up. The target system is running Ubuntu Karmic, but ...
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Why can the volume go higher than 100%?

How come the maximum volume on the sound menu isn't actually the maximum volume possible? If I select "Sound Preferences..." and look at the volume slider in the window, it can go quite a bit higher. ...
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Pulse Audio not sending sound to speakers

I've been wrestling with this problem for two days. Since upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04, I can no longer get multichannel (5.1) sound to my speakers. Stereo 2-channel sound was working, but it was ...
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Xine always starts muted [closed]

I'm suffering from the issue that xine is always starting up muted so that I have to manually increase the volume. I tried all options (with Configuration experience level set to maximum). The startup ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 doesn't distinguish between audio outputs?

My PC has two audio 3.5mm audio outputs: back - used for speaker system front - used for headset This is my audio controller: id: multimedia description: Audio device product: N10/ICH 7 ...
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Sound is played in a loop without mouse or keyboard activity [closed]

I have a weird problem with my linux. if I run a mp3-file with the rhythm box or also run a video in youtube that results in that if I do not move my mouse or touch the keyboard for about 3 seconds, ...
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How do I write raw bytes to a sound-device?

In the olden days, you used to be able to open /dev/dsp for reading and writing, now, with PulseAudio this doesn't work anymore. I thought you could do it with padsp, but this code doesn't run: ...
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What user settings control audio access?

Running a regularly updated 10.04 LTS we have a weird issue with access to audio with pulseaudio 0.9.22. Sound device is ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) Login user1 after reboot: sound ...
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Kubuntu 10.4 No Sound Since Latest Update

Yesterday I preformed a standard update routine using KPackageKit. Everything went smooth. However, today I found out there is no sound anymore on my machine. Since I was listening to music yesterday ...
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Adjust PCM volume?

The default sounds levels of master volume 100%, application/stream 100%, are too loud through my headphones. I can adjust applications or the master volume down, but if a new application makes a ...
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Surround Sound and Video Setup

Ok. We're trying (really hard) to port from Windows to Linux (Ubuntu to be exact) Problem is... I just doesn't work as good as a Windows Box... The box is to function as a media centre and all ...
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Is there a way of leveling/compressing the sound system-wide?

As a Laptop user, I'm sure that a lot of people, even the ones using Netbooks would have already gone through this problem. Especially when listening to podcasts, and using it as an example, the sound ...
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Attenuate applications while receiving output from Mumble

This relates to Mumble. The attenuate other applications feature does not work (lowers volume of other applications while someone is talking). I was wondering if there was native feature built into ...