Questions about sound issues with Ubuntu spanning from sound cards, microphones and speakers/headset to the transfer of audio signals via audio port, bluetooth and HDMI.

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No sound in totem

When I play audio files with the default application (totem), nothing can be heard (but the "disco effect" animations are active). Sound is not muted in totem and in fact is pushed up to the fullest. ...
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Ubuntu sound is locked at a certain level 14.04

I have sound, but the problem is that I can't lower it or raise the sound, I'm stuck at a certain sound level. None of my short-cuts work on it, they're usually ctrl F11 or ctrl F12.
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Beep command works but the bell character doesn't

After reading this answer, the beep command successfully makes a sound. http://askubuntu.com/a/168628/445574 But when I print the bell character, it doesn't make any. I've already tried: ...
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Microphone detected as speakers

I have a laptop with one of those dual microphone / speaker analogue ports. When I plug in a microphone it does not get detected as a microphone but a speaker (even with an input splitter). Is there ...
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Audio output to external bluetooth speaker not working (Ubuntu 14.04LTS)

I connected an external bluetooth speaker, following the instructions here: BluetoothHeadset. Unfortunately, it didn't work out. Here my observations: I can pair the external speaker successfully. ...
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Editing system settings not working

So this happened after I tried to plug an external monitor into a 10,1 Macbook Pro running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I first started playing with nvidia-settings without success and then I tried to ...
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No Audio in Sopcast on Ubuntu 15.04

I installed Sopcast player on Ubuntu 15.04. The video is perfect, but the audio does not work. Any suggestion?
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Heavily distorted sound

I am getting extremely distorted sound from my onboard sound card.... and any music I play only comes through as a series of vague "thumps" amidst a constant load hissing/crackling background noise... ...
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noise audio problem in xubuntu

I recently installed xubuntu and the output from the speakers has a lot of noise I tried to reinstall "alsa-base pulseaudio " but didn't work ,I'm dualbotting with windows 7 and it doesn't have that ...
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iMac 27" (Late-2012) Headphone audio not working

I cant seem to get my headphone audio working for the life of me! The speakers work just fine, but when I plug in my headphones they are recognized by the computer, but no sound comes out of them. I ...
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There isn't coming any sound out of the headphone jack [on hold]

When I take the headphones out, there is sound and when I set the HDMI as output there is sound to.
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Dual microphone and headset port - No audio when only using microphone

My laptop running ubuntu 15.04 has one of those combined microphone and headphone analogue ports. Just plugging in my microphone causes ubuntu to disable the in built speakers and use headphones ...
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No sound in chrome on ubuntu 15.04

I have a problem with my goolge chrome. Yesterday I used and all was OK. But today I haven't sound only on Chrome. I tried: sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins /opt/google/chrome/plugins and ...
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How to record with sox?

I would like to record some text-to-speech. Right now I pipe the audio to play so that it can be played. The command that I use to play the tts is play -q - I have tried using audio-record and ...
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Totem 3.10 -no audio mpeg4 aac after 4 seconds-

I've a new camcorder Canon and problems with audio when playing on Totem (Ubuntu 14.04). The firts 4 seconds sounds perfect, but after then remains silent, with no audio. The video is perfect, also ...
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How to exclude certain device from being grabbed by PulseAudio?

To cut a long story short: I have a specific case with application run in Wine. The thing is this application is not seeing my sound input device when this device is grabbed by PulseAudio. ...
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Low mic volume on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I know that this question was already asked, however their answers do not solve my problem :( I have a very low microphone volume. And I tried to unmute and to maximize all scrolls in alsamixer. In ...
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Server hangs on “Reaching Targeted Sound Card”

Running Ubuntu Server 15.04, and just after updating Plex, it hangs on this. It also said there was an update to do before I restarted. Is it safe to restart? And what could I do to fix this?. Thanks
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Bad sound and video quality on World of Tanks (Through WINE)

I have installed World of Tanks using Play on Linux and the installation was successful. When I enter the game (apart from the longer than expected loading times), the sound quality is poor (i.e. ...
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Sound card is detected, no sound playing

A while ago I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with an older hard drive. everything installed right, and basic functions were working perfectly (like sound). recently I swapped in a newer hard ...
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Firefox doesn't play audio

To be clear, the audio on my laptop is working just fine. Other applications in Ubuntu play sounds as expected. Firefox, however, won't output any audio through the native speakers or headphones. ...
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No sound in ubuntu 14.04 (in toshiba satellite). Earphones are working but speakers don't work

I have toshiba satellite p50 b-117. I installed ubuntu 14.04. My computer's speakers don't work but earphones are working. How can i fix? (This is my first time with ubuntu so pls try to explain your ...
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Audio over HDMI to receiver + 2 DVI monitors (NVIDIA)

It’s difficult to phrase my question succinctly since it I seem to strike new problems at every turn. The above title is what I’m currently trying to achieve, but the overall aim is to get 5.1 audio ...
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Mic Static Ubuntu 14.04

I have been looking around online and I have yet to find anything about this. I tried looking at this post on here and that never helped. Any advice would be great. I'd be down to try anything that ...
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USB headset not working properly [closed]

I have a Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB Headset and I'm using linux Mint. My headset doesn't always immediately work when connecting it to my pc, but most of the time the headset works. Sometimes the ...
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Clicky noise before and after every sound

I'm getting a click/pop before and after every sound (or modification of the volume) on my system. I'm using a BEHRINGER UCA222, connected using an optical audio cable. This is my inxi -Fx ouput: ...
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Dummy Sound on Asus X550JK on ubuntu 14.04

I've got a problem with the soundcard on my Asus. In sound settings I've got an dummy output against the built-in speakers. When I execute aplay -l in the terminal, I recieve aplay: device_list:268: ...
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HDMI audio only works when X is started with KeepTty

I have my Ubuntu 15.04 installation setup to boot into the console, and then I manually startx when I need X. My machine has an nvidia card (346.82 drivers from distro) that is connected to a ...
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Duplicate CyanogenMod's DSP Manager effect on Ubuntu

I have an Android phone with CyanogenMod installed. I use it to listen to music on the way home, and I prefer to listen to it with a slight bass boost. CyanogenMod comes with a built-in DSP Manager, ...
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How to correctly detect hdmi port in 14.04 with onboard radeon 1200 to enable hdmi audio?

After upgrading from 12.04, i get no audio device from HDMI. Altough the display itself is working, seems that it doesn't even detect it as HDMI, but as DVI instead: mrguga@mrguga-server:~$ xrandr ...
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Can't use optical audio out

I have an amp connected to optical audio. It works in windows perfectly, however in ubuntu it plays no sound when testing in sound settings "Digital Output(S/PDIF)" which at least tells me it's ...
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Play dual movies, using two sound devices one for original version and the other one for dubbed

I have some movies, in avi and mp4 format, with two sound channels. It would be great, if I could play both channels on different sound cards to be listened with earphones (one for me and the other ...
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Extreme sound lag (chrome)

This issue occurs every time i watch a video. I can only say that it happens on chrome, because i currently didn't test it on another browser yet: At first, the sound is in place with the video. ...
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Problem in sound in ubuntu 14.04

two days ago I opened a video using Videos and it said that I need to download some kind of plugin to be able to play the movie, I have downloaded it. Now the sound in every video on my machine is ...
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sound card issue

I followed this link in order to install vmware workstation, after i installed vmware workstation, i lost sound. i tried by reinstalling alsa and pulse but no luck with it. sound is working with ...
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My Headphones crackles and sound dies?

This has been bothering me for a while. Mostly when my headphones have just finished playing something. I hear a crackling sound for a second and the sound dies out. I have to put my computer to sleep ...
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Microphone doesn't work!

So, I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then after all Skype. But when I want to talk with someone my microphone actually get high. He is changing from Rear Microphone (that's is version who works) to ...
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I cannot play audio in Firefox, KODI and other video streams, video is fine, just no audio

After an update yesterday to Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, I no longer have audio when I play a video from Youtube, KODI, or other video streams. I can play audio using Jack/Alsa using the VLC player, so it ...
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speaker not working no sound

purchased a new dell inspiron 3542 with ubuntu OS. speaker not working. I am unable get any sound in the laptop. Contacted Dell, they said hardware is OK, issue with ubuntu.
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Difference between mpg123 and mpg123-alsa

On my Ubuntu machine I have both mpg123 and mpg-alsa in /usr/bin (though former is linked to /etc/alternatives/mpg123). The documentation for both just says that they read files and URLs and play ...
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please help me with this output summary from terminal regarding sound issues in system

I am using ubuntu 12.04 lts and after updating all softwares,the sound system has stopped working. after following one of the post from ubuntu forum; i found this summary as result. please help... ...
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Audio in videos is playing in slow motion on Google Chome browser.

I'm having a technical problem. The audio is playing in slow motion (SoundCloud, Youtube, DailyMotion, etc.) on my Google Chrome browser. But the sound is working fine when I use Internet Explorer. ...
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Bluetooth speaker (Magicbox) not working on Ubuntu 14.04

My DKnight Magicbox bluetooth speaker is not working on Ubuntu. It pairs, then after I select it as my output in sound settings, and then click on "test sound" there is no output. The speaker also ...
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How to pair computer with bluetooth hearing aids?

I have a Dell D630 with Bluetooth. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. How do I pair a Bluetooth computer with Bluetooth hearing aids?
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VLC doesn't show track details in system sound menu/indicator

VLC isn't showing details about the current track in the system sound menu/indicator as seen here: http://s30.postimg.org/k8u7djxo1/Screenshot_from_2015_08_19_21_21_55.png I can still control VLC ...
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Output sound is being piped into input sound

For some strange reason, my output sound is being piped into my input sound. That is, if I try and use my microphone, the only thing that gets recorded is what the headset is currently playing. I've ...
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PulseAudio not Showing Devices/No Sound

I've been searching the help sections here and the Ubuntu forums for the last 2 days and still can not get my Audio to start working again. I'm not sure how but I booted up after work a few days ago ...
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How to add more Languages\Voices to `Espeak`?

I've installed Espeak and tried this & this. But still I need more ! How to get Indian Languages\Voices as well as other languages like French, German,UK-English,etc.,? I tried to change the ...
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no sound after upgrade to 15.04

hello I tried the alsamixer in the terminal and the GUI both have volume all the way up and was unmuted and I had sound before but I had to upgrade case something happened and every one said an ...
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Broken Sound and Nothing Seems to Fix it

For many months I have had the problem of no sound in Ubuntu. I did all the standard procedures to fix this and none of them remotely worked. When I boot up into Windows the sound works, when I boot ...