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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Default sound device different when run as service

I use squeezelite to play audio streams on my laptop. The laptop has a built-in Intel sound card, but I use the HDMI connection to my monitor to play the sound on my monitor speakers. This works well ...
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PulseAudio: Setting a default sink for created sink inputs

From what I can tell, each time youtube loads a new video, it changes the index of the sink input that it uses, or creates a new sink input to use for that new video and trashes the old one. The ...
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PulseAudio + HFP profile in Ubuntu

Objective is to attend the call via BT paired devices using HFP Steps done: a. The softwares used are -pulseaudio-4.99.2 -Bluez-5.14 -ofono-1.14 b. The above mentioned application were started ...
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Sound problems in Ubuntu 14.04

I am having problems using my audio ports in Ubuntu 14.04. I didnt notice this before, because I use wireless speakers and they use a USB port. But today I tried to use my headphones and I heard ...
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Distorted sound unless PAVUCONTROL is open?

Seems as though there ought to be a simple solution to this: My sound comes through a jack in the back of a Samsung HDMI monitor. If pavucontrol (Pulse Audio Volume Control) is running (if the ...
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Is there a command to pause the native Ubuntu sound player?

So under my volume drop down menu, I have Spotify, Rhythmbox and VLC: Here I can pause and play the various different applications. My question is, is there a command to pause the one that is ...
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PulseAudio Loopback Latency

I am using pulseaudio loopback's to link together my system sounds and my microphone. The problem is that my system sounds have a delay of a second or even more sometimes. I have changed ticked ...
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Graphics (HDMI) driver not defined

I have a dell vostro 3500 which used to run Ubuntu just fine (14.04). I've switched to Kubuntu (14.04) to give it a go and I have a problem with the HDMI. There is no option to output sound via HDMI. ...
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Edit: Audio Inputs and Outputs not displaying

I asked this question in a previous thread, but nobody responded so I'll try again. My volume is permanently set on one setting. I cannot mute it by my hotkeys. I can manually adjust it in my GNOME ...
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JACK Issue with Internet DJ Console in Ubuntu 14.04

Running jack in dummy mode gives no audio from Internet DJ Console but the stream played from the server works perfectly fine. You can tune into the stream at http://myradiostream.com/olpr The server ...
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Problems getting 5.1 Audio support over Optical Out (make not completing as expected)

after some time figuring out what's wrong with my HDMI audio I've switched to optical out which seems to have fixed the stuttering I was getting in games. Now I am having problems getting 5.1 audio ...
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Is There an Alternative to PulseAudio?

I've experienced many problems with pulseaudio one of which my bluetooth headphone never works properly after it wakes from the idle mode if there are no sounds for a while. I even tried to go to ...
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finding audio limits of usb microphone

Is there a command to find the audio recording limits of a usb microphone example: it's rated for only 16000hz or 44100hz Thanks
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How can I calibrate audio settings for my Bose USB audio speakers?

I recently updated from 12.04 to 14.04, and since, I have been having problems with my Bose Companion 5 speakers (5.1 Surround Analog audio output). As you might know, alsa and pulse audio have all ...
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How can I cleanly remove PulseAudio in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am having sound issues in Ubuntu 14, mostly underruns causing skipped and ugly noises and I want to remove pulse audio in an attempt to debug. But when I do this breaks system settings in ubuntu. ...
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Upgrade Broke Audio

After upgrading Ubuntu this morning, all audio has stopped working... I'm assuming it's a pulse audio issue as I get the following: pulseaudio -v I: [pulseaudio] main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_NICE, (31, ...
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Audio issues, cutting out and random loud noises the more things it has to process

I'm stuggling with audio problems with Ubuntu on my desktop PC, when audio skips and paused and sometimes dies completely and produces loud static. If all I'm doing it watching youtube things are ...
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No rear audio when front jack is connected

I have Ubuntu 14.04 64bit dual booted. When I connect something on front audio jack then rear audio is not working. I have tried changing analolog-output-headphones.conf file. After changing that ...
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Intel HDA (Realtek ALC887) Audio stutter

Installed on a new PC with an ASUS H97M-Plus motherboard, got everything to work except the audio. While I have sound, and the mixers and volume controls appear to work correctly, the audio is very ...
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14.04 - shortcut keys for volume control do nothing after linux-image-extra-3.13.0-30 update

Multimedia key events stopped working. It started after a routine system update, or so it seems. Checking the problem, I verified that the problem is not with creating the events, but only with ...
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When using internal laptop speakers sound will often stop working and seldom come back.

It's like the title says. The sound comes and goes seemingly randomly, but tends to go more often than it comes back. I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop recently. Using my external speakers ...
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5.1 surround through home theater

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to use my home theater system on my pc. It's connected through S/PDIF however in the sound settings it only sees it as stereo. I played a surround sound test on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Audio doesnt work until I change the volume

I have this weird bug that I think I also had with 13.30, where I a movie or Spotify, it doesnt matter which application, and the audio wouldn't play at all. Of course my first reaction would be to ...
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Volume too low after connecting Pulseaudio to JACK

I followed the tutorial mentioned here but after the sound is much quieter even at 100%. I have loooked at the Pulseaudio volume controls and alsamixer and they are all also at 100.
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Dummy Output; I need to re-install alsa-base and pulseaudio every time[14.04]

I have a strange problem about sound. Dummy output is a well known issue for sound problems. That is OK. I searched all over the askubuntu and internet. Found some solutions. It works. After applying ...
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What is the most robust web frontend for MPD for Linaro/Ubuntu 14.xx?

I've built a headless server instance with linaro on a Radxa rock connected to speakers, and am currently trying out rompr. Does MPD offer any other "streaming" jukebox style frontend options for ...
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CoolerMaster 5.1 headset not working properly on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using a USB 5.1 surround sound headset and it's not working how it should. I am able to use the 5.1 surround sound. Sometimes even in Steam games so it is possible. The problem exists when using ...
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No sound into headphones

I will make it quick : I have no sound in my headphones when they are plugged in on my Asus F200CA running Ubuntu 14.04, but : I have sound in the laptop speakers when the headphones are plugged ...
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No Sound even after fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 x64

I have done everything that I could get off Google to correct the sound problem but none of them is working. My last install of Ubuntu had the sound working, but this one, I don't know why it is not. ...
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How to output sound on Freebox Server/Player?

The french internet provider Free is providing AirPlay support for its two boxes (http://www.free.fr/adsl/freebox-revolution.html) the player and the server. By AirPlay I mean here, a way to output ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Top right sound screen icon, greyed and not working

I can hear rythmbox songs and Internet videos perfectly, but my screen sound icon is always greyed and muted, and I cannot use it for turn up and down sound volume... Any advice would be of great ...
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USB Audo speakers: only one speaker enabled until I change volume with alsamixer

When plugging in my usb speakers, only one of them gets enabled (sound only comes out of one) until I open console, alsamixer, select the usb speakers and change volume on them. Then both speaker have ...
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Problem with 5.1 AC-3 through Alsa, Pulseaudio on SPDIF, Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed (i386 Architecture) on Zotac ZBOX-ID18. I am trying to output digital surround audio through digital SPDIF output, I understand that the default SPDIF output is on PCM ...
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No sound after Xubuntu-desktop installation

I had, initially, a Ubuntu installation running completely fine. Compiz bugged, then I switched to LXQT. LXQt bugged between sessions, then I switched to KDE. KDE bugged on some applications, then I ...
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Missing sound volume icon on screen top (14.04)

I have recently installed a fresh ubuntu 14.04. But the volume icon is missing. I can hear all kinds of sounds (rythmbox, youtube videos,...) ... I have already tried to install the package ...
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Sound randomly muting in ubuntu 14.04

PulseAudio or ALSA, I cannot tell which, randomly mutes itself for no reason. This is EXTREMELY frustrating. It happens typically when I am playing a game, but can also happen when playing a movie. ...
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Stream from Pulseaudio to Philips Fidelio

I've been trying to figure out how to configure a Philips Fidelio 5000 to receive the audio from my laptop. I searched on google and I found that I can set up rygel to create a new device in the ...
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bluetooth headset connects but not showing in sound settings

I was able to listen with my BT headset, but suddenly, one day, it disappeared from sound settings forever! I've even re-paired my headset (and its connected already) but it doesn't have any options ...
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No voice on front headphone port.

I have a strange problem. It just happen recently, when I accidentally unplug my headphone. But I unplugged it before and nothing happen. Basically now, when I use my headphone through front jack, ...
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Speakers and headset not working

I need help. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and my volume mixer goes up, but, when I'm playing a Popular Smash-Hit game called Minecraft, I get no sound on either device, which are my speakers and my ...
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Unable to record from USB sound card line-in connector

I've been googling and struggling with this for a while but haven't been able to make this work. I bought a USB sound card (Encore ENMAB 8-CM) to record from its line-in connector. I'm not sure which ...
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Ugly noises randomly from certain applications (pulsing static, and watery noise)

I'm getting random problems with the sound on my desktop PC. I'm running it through HDMI on my NVidia card but also have Optical and Analogue connections on the motherboard which I am not using (and ...
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Fix slow motion sound

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware (Windows 8 as host). The problem is that when I try to watch a video on Youtube, both video and sound are slow motion. It also happens when I try to listen ...
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How to change the volume of left channel using pulseaudio

I am recording the video using logitech camera and bluetooth microphone. Logitech can used for recording both audio and video. When I turn on bluetooth microphone in the middle of recording, it is ...
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iMac Late 2013 Audio Cirrus Logic CS4206 Issues

I have just switched from OSX to Xubuntu 14.04 on my iMac Late 2013. I've got everything running smooth, except for my freakin' audio card. It works occasionally for a few minutes and then it just ...
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JBL bluetooth speakers play no sound, a2dp off?

I have JBL bluetooth speakers like this one. With Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Gnome) I get it to pair with my pc, either with gnome-bluez or blueman, but I am unable to reproduce any sound. I stumbled upon ...
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Set default pulseaudio volume

When I reboot, the volume on the PulseAudio sinks is set to 100%. I know how to change the volume using pactl set-sink-volume, but that is only set temporarily. I could write a script that is run at ...
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M-Audio Delta starts up at wrong sample rate

When the PC starts my M-Audio Delta 66 is using 48000kHz sampling rate when it is set for 44100 in Envy24. This causes audio to play slower than it should. This is in Kubuntu 14.04 on my new PC using ...
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Can pulseaudio be used with port audio?

My question may not make sense and I will try to articulate it better. I want to use this command with port audio: gst-launch pulsesrc ! pulsesink. I use a program called fldigi and it is a ...
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A2DP on PulseAudio - terrible choppy/skipping audio

I have paired my Bluetooth headset with my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop with a Bluetooth chip inside: lsusb | grep Bluetooth Bus 003 Device 003: ID 045e:0745 Microsoft Corp. Nano Transceiver v1.0 for ...