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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Sound doesn't work after running VLC

I just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now, after I ran VLC for the first time, the audio doesn't work anymore. Before, everything worked just fine, but as soon as I opened a mkv-Video in VLC, the ...
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GTA IV under PlayOnLinux, Can anyone help?

So, after finally buying GTA IV i realized that i no longer had windows on my computer (Finally ditched it, no longer dependent). Thinking about running GTA IV, I Said to myself, "Hey, Playonlinux as ...
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Pairing error with Jawbone Mini Jambox

I just bought a Mini Jambox (Jawbone) wireless bluetooth speaker. It work like a charm with my Nexus 7, iPhone 4 and MacBook Pro. Unfortunatly I can not make it work with my Ubuntu 14.04 Laptop. What ...
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Sound issue on Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot

I have a dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 with windows 7. Recently after starting windows to play a game Ubuntu would no play any sounds. looking in the sound settings there are no input or output devices ...
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[Ubuntu]Turtle Beach X12 HeadSet Mic Not Working?

I did a lot of research, I had not luck. I can hear audio in my headset, but the mic is not detected. Here is my set up: Ubuntu 12.04 (64-BIT/x64) LTS Intel Celeron Processor (Dual-core) Realtek ...
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How to use the webcam's microphone in Skype?

I'd like to use my camera's microfone to chat within skype. In my systemwide sound options, I have two entries in the Equipment tab: One Duplex for the Internal SoundCard and one input for the ...
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Firefox/Rekonq cannot load audio on soundcloud and bandcamp

I run kubuntu 14.04 and cannot listen to audio files from soundcloud or bandcamp. f.ex grooveshark or youtube work just fine. I already installed the newest version of flashplugin-installer. When I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck in headphone mode (no sound through speakers)

The basic symptom I was having is that sound was not working in Ubuntu 14.04. However, I had recently used the front headphone jack, and after unplugging the headphones, I noticed in the sound ...
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How to set low battery sound alert? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Mostly I study from e-books, so I read e-books in fullscreen or play games in fullscreen. How to set a sound alert for low battery?
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Is there a "top-level' package for ubutu 14.0?

With a really dumb move, I removed the pulseaudio package on my machine and reinstalled it. The resulting desktop is broken (all the packages that are dependent on pulseaudio have not been ...
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Problem with microphone sound when using Skype 4.1. 0.20 on Ubuntu 10.04.4

I have Ubuntu 10.04.4 installed in my machine ( Acer 3810 T). With some recent kernel update (present kernel is 2.6.32.46) there is a problem with the microphone sound when I am using Skype. While ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 Usb headset not working

I have a pair of Afterglow headphones that work fine on my ubuntu laptop but not my Kubuntu desktop. It's seen in cat /proc/asound/cards, but not lsusb. It shows up as a playback device under KDE ...
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Strange bug with sound slider

I have a strange bug with sound slider in Ubuntu 14.04. This problem was described here too but with no answer and the author was using another desktop - I'm using default Unity. I can confirm that ...
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No sound devices or input devices (Ubuntu 14)

So last night I turned my laptop off to go to sleep, I then turned it on this morning only to discover I have no sound devices (input and output). I tried sudo Alsa force-reload and also tried ...
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Change default sound device

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 my sound stopped working. I eventually figured out that Ubuntu had selected the HDMI sound device instead of my analogue speakers. I switched to the correct device and ...
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Audacity audio problems since upgrade to 14.04

I was successfully using Audacity to record from vinyl via a Terratec Phone Preamp under Precise Pangolin. After upgrading to Trusty Tahr, not only was the sound signal massively reduced but it was ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Asus G550JK SonicMaster External Subwoofer not working

I have bought Asus G550JK laptop(G version of N550) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm just a beginner in using Ubuntu, but I managed to make everything work fine except the external SonicMaster ...
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New install of Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty) - 3 audio devices, no sound

I'm brand new to Ubuntu. Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty) on my old Abit KN8 SLI. Everything works except sound. I went through all the troubleshooting steps here and it still doesn't work: ...
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Skype sound plays only through external speakers [on hold]

I have this really annoying problem skype is playing sound through speakers instead of Headphones , it uses pulse audio and i can't change to other alsa for example because it Says it appears your ...
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Converting from mp4 to Xvid avi using avconv?

I normally use avidemux to convert mp4s to Xvid AVI for my Philips Streamium SLM5500. Normally I select MPEG-4 ASP (Xvid) at Two Pass with an average bitrate f 1500kb/s for video and AC3 (lav) audio ...
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sound no longer works with xfce4 on acer chromebook [on hold]

I 've gone over a lot of forums trying to solve this problem, uninstalled a reinstalled a lot of packages, and am no better off. I 've had this problem for over a month now and my patience is gone. ...
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Unable to unrestrict the codecs [on hold]

Following are the two snapshots of the error I am having while using .mp3 or any other video format, done with unrestrict thing but still no success, both manually (via the Terminal) and automatic ...
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Media player breaking audio

I am a new user my problem is when I play the video in any browser it is good but when i play it in any video player the audio is distorted what should i do?\ I am using 14.04 LTS
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Microphone not working

Microphone stopped working. Sound configuration input volume is set to 100% and input level bars graph reach about 50% even with no microphone device connected on the jack. The same happens with both ...
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No audio from line in

Ubuntu 14.04; Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24 bit sound card; Dell desktop computer; amplified speakers. Can't get any sound from line in. Tried Gnome Alsa and Pulseaudio mixers, installed restricted ...
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Asus x550L problems with Ubuntu 13.10

Problems with audio. Headphones work, but without them sound is not working. Many FN keys aren't working. The brightness levels, play buttons, etc. The brightness, if I adjust it, then I restart ...
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Whenever I plug my headphones, I hear static noises

whenever I plug in the earphones (headphones) in my laptop it starts a static sound, which so annoying. sometimes, for this sound, original media sound can't be heard! note that my laptop's ...
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how do I disable the headphone jack so sound will come out of the speakers?

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 (it still has windows 7 on it but I can't access it I don't think) on my moms older and pretty beat up laptop. the thing has a few problems like needing the keyboard ...
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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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Tried to install audio driver for ASUS P5K, now sound is not working

I was bored recently so I decided to download and install drivers from ASUS site. My motherboard is Asus P5K. After downloading the drivers, I messed up the installation somehow (don't remember the ...
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Sound Setting panel disappear [duplicate]

After I reinstall alsa and pluseaudio (was trying to fix another issue) the sound panel does not exist in System Setting I guess I accidentally uninstall something, does someone know which package ...
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Screencam that records sound (2014) [on hold]

It's 2014. What's the best tool for recording a session on my computer that includes internal audio?
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Volume buttons not working in 14.04

When using the volume buttons (+, -, mute) there is no reaction, neither on laptop keyboard nor on USB keyboard. No popup, no volume change, and no sound indication. Volume control with the mouse ...
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will it be harmful if we install windows 8/

I have a dell latitude 3540 ubuntu pre installed . as many of us suffered a audio fail includes not working of speakers. is it because I had installed windows 8 or something else ? and how can I ...
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HDMI TV Issues with Acer V3-571 laptop

Im a complete Linux novice. Iv installed Mint today on my laptop. So far so good. However Im having a few teething issues with regards to my HDMI connection. When I connect to my TV via HDMI the TV ...
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How To Get List Of Files From Audio CD Bash Terminal

I've been using VLC with command line batch files for years to rip audio cds. I just tried writing a similar bash script in Ubuntu 14.04 and was surprised--I can't figure out how to get a list of ...
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Stream sound card output to icecast2 via darkice

I want to stream to icecast server via darkice, the default .cfg comes with /dev/dsp, witch is OSS, but there is no /dev/dsp in Ubuntu 12.10, so I tried hw:0,0, but it's just the microphone, and I ...
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No sound-indicator after login

This is a weird one! :( An fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install (an hour into installing all my stuff).., I can play sound just fine, but there's no sound indicator. If I go to system settings and then into ...
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Audio input prompt not updated

I am currently running 14.04 on a dell xps 13. I have installed some of the drivers from the driver support pack. However, these drivers were created for 12.04. The problem I am getting is that the ...
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Simple voice chat over command line?

I will be using this for development. What I want is: No large proprietary blob overhead to accomplish this, like skype No account needed. So no skype account, no email, etc etc. Ability to run ...
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Sound Balance and volume adjustment - Ubuntu 14.04

When I change the balance of the sound output in sound settings, I try to maximize the volume with the icon in the right upper part near the language icon. Every time I try, either it hardly changes ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data on a Windows 7 PC (physically)?

I have this windows PC, and I want to install this Ubuntu physically without VMware. Last time I installed this, I lost up-to 160GB, and it was all of my hard drive. I have 4 drives C:, D:, F: and E:. ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04, intel chromebook, no sound

I am a total newbie to Ubuntu, and I'm not sure what to do here. I have a Toshiba Chromebook. I had a friend install the latest version of Ubuntu on it for me. For a while, the audio in Ubuntu was ...
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Why is XBMC failing to play audio from my HDMI port?

I have the following setup: Ubuntu 14.04 Server Latest Nvidia video drivers ALSA installed PulseAudio NOT installed XBMC 13.1 Gotham installed The problem: running speaker-test -c2 -D plughw:1,7 ...
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All audio and video files play faster and have no sound

as the title says, all video and audio files, whether from youtube or some other web site or locally from my pc, play around 6x faster and there is no sound at all. I didn't preform any updates or ...
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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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No sound in ubuntu 14.04, again!

I have done almost all the solutions that I could find! i.e. reinstalling pulse-audio and alsa-base, playing around with alsamixer, etc. But couldn't make it work. My audio card is "Integrated: ...
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I need to change the graphics card depending on what I want to do

In the beginning of this year I bought a secondhand computer. The CPU is an Intel 3.4 GHz dual core and the GPU is an AMD RV410. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it, and it worked wonderfully, as usual ...
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Laptop speakers sound not working but headphone sound working

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop speakers do not produce sound but when I plug in headphones, I can hear sound. I am a newbie in Ubuntu. Please see the screenshot below. Is this setting OK?