Questions about sound issues with Ubuntu spanning from sound cards, microphones and speakers to audio signals not being correctly transfered or not at all via Bluetooth or HDMI.

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No audio with avconv (formery ffmep)

I cannot get any program that uses avconv (such as Openshot, or VLC), to play any sound on videos (or even mp3). This is after trying to uninstall and reinstall libav-tools, and even after upgrading ...
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Internet and sound issues

Ubuntu has stopped connecting to the Internet. It started after I uninstalled pulse audio, does that affect it? It connects to the network, but you can't do anything like update packages or browse the ...
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Converting m4a to mp3 using sound converter on Network Attached Storage

I am trying to convert m4a files to mp3 for uploading to an mp3 player that doesn't support m4a. All my music is stored on a Buffalo Network Attached Storage (NAS) and I am using Soundconverter. ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 have a sounds folder to help set my email notification?

Does Ubuntu 12.04 have a stock sounds folder with some sounds I can use to set my email notification and other kind of notifications? I am looking for something centralized, like in /usr/share not a ...
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UAC1 DAC (ODAC) and Ubuntu sound settings

I am trying to get Ubuntu to output I2S output to my ODAC. When I go into sound settings, I get two options. Digital Output (S/PDIF) (IEC958, so it must actually mean S/PDIF...) Analogue Output (This ...
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sound not working ubuntu 12.04

I killed the pulseaudio with 'killall pulseaudio'. and then reinstall pulseaudio. Later i came to know that it is not just enough we have to install the few additional packages for the sound to work. ...
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Sound not working on new Macbook Pro retina running Ubuntu 13.10

I have a new Macbook Pro retina (late 2013 model) running Ubuntu 13.10. I can't get the sound to work. I have tried the solution here , but it's not changing anything. I also tried the following ...
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ASUS X55A Sound not Working

I have problems with my sound - vanilla 12.04/13.10 ( Asus X55A ) The sound driver seems to work correctly, but I don't have any sound :( I tried updating the ALSA drivers but still the same :(
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How to play audio from different applications on different output devices?

How can I play music on my speakers while I use my headset for video chat applications like Skype? Shouldn't this be possible via this PulseAudio sound server that Ubuntu uses?
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How to play music, coming from the microphone jack?

I have a USB device attached, which enumerates as a microphone. It streams some music, and I can easily record it with e.g. Audacity. However, I want not to record it, but jsut listen on my ...
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How can I specify which programs play sound through headphones and which ones play through speakers?

When I used Windows (sorry for bringing it up,) I could specify in the sound control menu which programs I wanted playing through which speakers. For example, I could have Skype playing through my ...
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Skype making high pitched noises - Ubuntu 13.10

I have a problem with Skype in Ubuntu 13.10. When I try to make a call or when any application sound plays, my laptop starts making high pitched noises that won't stop until I quit Skype. Do you have ...
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WINE: minor delay on sound playback

When running a game under WINE pulseaudio is showing a constant delay of what I would estimate to be 100-200ms that on occasion climbs to over 500ms. I can't put my finger on why it increases on some ...
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Audio on MacBook 2,1

How can I setup audio in Ubuntu on the Apple MacBook 2,1? The laptop has three speakers which don't appear correctly on 12.04.
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sending sound to analog, hdmi and bluetooth (if paired)

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (soon upgrading to 14.04 LTS if its important) as HTPC with XBMC. Current sound setup: no pulseaudio, just ALSA. In ALSA config I have "combined" analog and HDMI output in ...
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how avi file is stored in a disk in ext2 file system?

avi file like any other multimedia file contains audio video streams along with metadata describing synchronizing information. I am confused whether the avi file is stored in a partition as a ...
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Sound problem with Chrome [on hold]

Ubuntu 13.04 Installed, worked but few days ago sound disappeared on youtube, so now there is no sound in Google Chrome, but it works in VLC and Rythmbox.
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Ubuntu 12.04 has no permanent sound or runs out of it at a times?

i have installed ubuntu for like 3 times. Every time i did it a problem eventually appeared; something related with a disk, or that i created too many partitions. I decided to do it one more time so ...
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Sending sound only through HDMI (kubuntu)

So I am a new user to Ubuntu coming from Windows, and I wanted to connect my PC to the TV via HDMI. I have and it works perfectly, however, I have the sound coming from both the TV and the PC and it ...
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How can I auto balance speaker output for surround sound 2.1?

I don't know how to tune speakers well, so I wanted to know if there is a program that will create a balanced sound output when connected to my 2.1 system for all sounds. Using Macbook Pro 2010 15 ...
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Pulseaudio all volumes set to 100%

It happens when flat volumes = no. When pulseaudio daemon is starting, it set all volumes to 0dB. On logon screen my speakers sounds like "BOOM!" It is not as annoying to change them every time as ...
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SAA7115 Capture Card with video but no sound

I'm using an Empia video card with SAA7115 and it works fine for video. However I cannot get any audio out of it. When I plug it into the USB I get the following events: [15217.788130] usb 2-1.2: new ...
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How can I get my built-in microphone to work on a Lenovo G770?

I am dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo G770. The internal mic works fine in Windows 7. The mic is recognized and unmuted, but it just isn't detecting any sound. I tried messing around with ...
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USB audio device not working

I have recording device it record the audio frombluetoothand usb audio sound card. I assigned the bluetooth device to the right channel and usb audio sound card to the left channel. I am using pulse ...
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Starting Network Audio System via its init.d script fails but works when using start-stop-daemon on the command line

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 (saucy salamander) and need the Network Audio System service (package nas, version 1.9.3-6) which relies on /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer so I installed the OSS Proxy Daemon osspd ...
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How can I batch compress and decompress Monkey's Audio In Ubuntu?

I am using the command mac in terminal to compress and decompress Monkey's Audio files. However, I want to find a way to do it to more than one file at a time. Is there a trick for the mac program ...
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Laptop Speaker Ringing

I recently switched from Windows 8 to Ubuntu (smart move, I know), and I can't help but notice that whenever I play a loud noise, there is always something that sounds like either a buzz or a ring ...
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Control sound permissions, revoke access to audio

I would like to control permissions to use sound card. There are devices "/dev/snd/*", the owner is "root", group is "audio", permissions "660". So, I would expect only users in "audio" group could ...
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How can I get an indication if my music is paused/played?

On my keyboard I can press fn and a pause/play button, but the issue is that there is no indication if it was paused or not. Like when I press the next song button a pop up shows the new song that is ...
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How do I get WebEx fully working with Ubuntu 12.04?

I am trying to join a WebEx meeting from Ubuntu 12.04. I can join but I do not see the live chat messages, I hear no sound, and I cannot see the presentation. I have tried using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit ...
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ncmpcpp and sonata don't show any songs in the library, can not be played with mpd too

I recently uninstalled pulseaudio while setting up something else, and then had to reinstall it because Unity and Ubuntu whined too much about the missing pulseaudio. Now, when I installed mpd, using ...
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Not able to hear any sound in my ubuntu 10.04 [on hold]

Sir i installed Ubuntu 10.04 in my system. I am able to watch videos in that but i am not able to here any sounds. i tried different posts in Ubuntu website but they are not working. Moreover my ...
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Gearing a glitchy, static-y sound coming out of the speaker

I recently upgraded my hardware at the same time I upgrade from 12.04 to 13.04 but I don't think it comes from the 13.04 update itself. I keep hearing a glitchy, static-y sound coming out of the ...
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no sound in Ubuntu 12.04 and /dev/dsp does not exist

Computer isn't playing audio. I've checked the hardware volume buttons, pavucontrol, and alsamixer. Nothing is muted. I've added the ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev. I've also done ...
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no HDMI sound snd-hda-Intel

I am currently trying to make the sound work with HDMI so I can play films/music through my sound system. My mother board is a Gygabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI with 2 hdmi ports, the audio codec of the car for ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 13.10, tried everything

I've read through a bunch of differen't suggestions. I've restarted/rebuilt alsa as well as pulse audio. I've ran speakertest. I've installed ubuntu restricted extras. Here's what's happening... ...
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ubuntu 13.10 no soundcard found

I've went through SoundTroubleshootingguide unfortunately it didn't help at all. I still was not able to fix the sound. Those are my very first steps with ubuntu therefore Im not quite sure if I did ...
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No sound on laptop speakers on an Acer Aspire 6920

Computer: Acer Aspire 6920 Card: HDA Intel Chip: Realtek ALC889 My problem is that the laptop build-in speakers don't play any sound. When i plug in my headphones the sound works normally, the same ...
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No sound in Xubuntu after starting from command line

When I first installed Xubuntu, everything was working fine. Then I encountered a problem where it would start up in the command line with no GUI, but I fixed that by typing startx. The problem, ...
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Enable IDT High Definition Audio Codec hardware enhanced sound

I brought a new HP pavilion 6g 2301ek laptop and among the driver problems I encountered (which I couldn't solve) is the IDT hardware enhancement. On Windows, using the generic sound driver, the sound ...
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Getting sound to play on my new machine on Ubuntu 13.10

So I've been struggling with this for a bit now, and it's getting a bit frustrating. Some preliminary information: I've just built this computer from parts. Checking the available audio (not sure if ...
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How to make pulseaudio work again?

I was having problems with sound (mono only output), so following advice from another askubuntu question I made some edits in /etc/pulse/default.pa After rebooting I had no sound at all. So I deleted ...
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USB sound card (Just for headphone jack, not recording)

So I have found a few questions that asked about recording equipment that work with LINUX through USB, but I don't need anything so extravagant (or expensive!), I just need something to be able to ...
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How do I get sound from speakers instead of TV over HDMI

I'm a noob with this OS. I installed Ubuntu today and it's up and working surprisingly fast ^^ My only issue is: I got my PC connected to speakers and connected to my TV via HDMI, when I try to play ...
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How to convert .aif audio files to mp3?

I have audio files with .aif extensions (AIFF/Amiga/Mac audio). How to play them and, more important: how to convert them to mp3 or other more common audio format? update: trying to run a command ...
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Is there another way to restart Ubuntu 12.04's sound system if pulseaudio/ALSA don't work?

I was listening to music, and my sound suddenly went dead in all my applications. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, which uses pulseaudio, so I tried sudo /etc/init.d/pulseaudio restart, but nothing happened. ...
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Sound and WiFi not working on HP15-50009tu on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a HP 15-d009tu Laptop. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is installed by my company. The problem is it neither search for wireless network nor have the wifi driver. I ran the additional driver software but it ...
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Set HDMI sound output automatically on connect/disconnect

I have a dual screen setup on my laptop (using 12.04 LTS) using a HDMI connected display. Everything works fine, but everytime I connect/disconnect the cable I have to go to Sound preferences and ...
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Earphone port does not work exclusively until replugged

This is one of the recent syndromes that I have been encountering for a few days: I switch on my PC with my earphone plugged in to the appropriate port. When I play music on my PC, it plays the ...
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Annoying sound issue

I'm experiencing a quite annoying sound bug on my Ubuntu v. 13.10. When I'm listening to Pandora, or watching youtube videos I will use fn + f9/10 for volume control. However, when I do this the music ...