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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How can I use PulseAudio virtual audio streams to play music over Skype?

I'm trying to listen to the audio output of a specific process (A) and another process (B) while redirecting A's audio output to B's audio input. This would be the equivalent of playing music into ...
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How to change audio bit depth and sampling rate?

I'm a novice Linux user. I'm currently using Xubuntu 11.10 I like getting the best I can out of my hardware. This includes sound. In windows it was quite simple. I just went to the audio settings and ...
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Re-Enable “Popping” sounds

I want to know why the "popping" sounds were disabled, the ones that sound when I changed the volume, very Mac OSX like. Is it possible to re-enable them? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I loved those ...
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Simultaneous output with paprefs no more working on ubuntu 13.04

I was using at the same HDMI audio output and laptop built-in speakers, by means of a virtual output device created by paprefs. This was working on 12.10 and no more on 13.04. On 13.04, the 'virtual ...
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Bad sound on log-in to Skype

Every time I log in to Skype I hear a bad sound on top of the log-in sound. (I hear both bad sound and the log-in sound.) This problem has existed since I made the full install, (Skype is in my ...
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Microphone problem in Ubuntu 11.10

I am using both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 on a single system with the same hardware. While I'm making call through Gmail or Skype my voice is audible to others while I'm on Windows 7, but while I'm ...
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How can I enable the old African Savanna sound on boot?

Hi I would like very much to enable the sound when I start Ubuntu with the old African Savanna sound that Ubuntu had in older versions . Can somebody help me please ?
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Sound not working for uid=1003 but working fine for uid=1000

Sounds works for uid=1000, but not for the main user on the system, running with uid=1003. Upon boot, the Ubuntu chime clearly plays. When the user is logged in, sound test shows no input device. I ...
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USB Audio on 0 volume on startup

I have a USB Audio system, on every system start, its volume is zero. I cannot set it with the regular sound widget in the notification area but have to use alsamixer in the terminal. Any ideas why ...
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No sound output (MSI K8N NEO4/CK804 AC'97)

I have a K8N NEO4 motherboard with a built in AC'97 sound card. It has a digital spdif output I wish to utilize. My reciever is a Denon AVR 1709 which supports afaik DTS/AC3 in 44100 & 48000 hz. ...
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How do I enable system sounds?

Lately I noticed that there aren't any sounds (beeps, boops, plinks, swooshes, etc.) when I press buttons of any sort or if an event happens, such as opening/closing a tab in chromium, pressing a ...
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How do I output audio through HDMI?

having a bit of an issue with getting audio to go through HDMI. Here are the base specs: OS: Ubuntu Desktop 12.04.1 x64 CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8G 4M FM2 R Mobo: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 OS: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS ...
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No headphone sound on a 2011 iMac

Sound works fine from the internal speakers from my iMac 2011, but the headphone and microphone jack seem to have no output/input. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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HDMI sound doesn't work on an Asus EEE

I installed Ubuntu-Netbook remix to Asus EEE series. And plugged device to a Sony television through HDMI interface. But I can't get any sound from television but sound is available from the headset ...
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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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Beep in shell script not working?

I'd like to use a beep sound in a shell script. Unfortunately none of the methods I found via Google work for me. I tried echo -e '\a' echo -ne '\007' and the command beep after I installed it ...
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How can I extract audio track from video file and save it as mp3? [duplicate]

What is the easiest way to extract an audio track from a video file and save it as mp3 file?
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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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How can I disable the “popping” sound when adjusting the volume?

Whenever I adjust the volume there's a popping sound to indicate when the volume is changing. I find it really annoying. Is there any way to change/disable this behaviour?
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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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No sound in Ubuntu 13.04, only Dummy output device listed

My sounds suddenly stopped playing on Ubuntu 13.04 64bit. I can only see Dummy output device in the Sound Settings and no sound is played during testing. I can get the sound temporarily working by ...
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How to add columns displaying Audio and Photo (EXIF) metadata information into Nautilus list view

In Nautilus, I would like to add columns displaying metadatas contained in files. This is mostly useful with audio and pictures files: Audio : Artist, album, Track Title, Year ...(ID3 Tags) Photos ...
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How to view video file with external ac3 audio track?

I can listen to view the video with built-in audio (ac3) and listen to the audio track as regular sound file, but how to do these same time? Can't see such options in Totem, Kplayer, VLC, KMplayer, ...
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Poor sound quality and headphones not working

I'm running ubuntu 10.10 and my soundcard is a realtek alc880, with intel HDA controller. I have a very low sound, and, when I raise the volume over 50%, it sounds "cracked". When I plug the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not detect the HDMI sound output

So, I have maded the upgrade to ubuntu v.13.04, but, when I have maded this, my HDMI sound otuput sttoped to work... and, the HDMI sound device not appers any more on sound preferences :( When I run ...
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Zune + Ubuntu, What are my options?

I have a Zune HD (don't ask). Is there any alternative to using this in Ubuntu besides creating a virtual Windows environment (in say Virtual Box or VMWare) and running the Zune software there?
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How to switch 'default' sound device controlled by hardware keys in Xubuntu?

I installed xubuntu-desktop on a 12.04 Ubuntu upgrade after finding Gnome3 lacking. I've mostly been happy, but I've found an odd and frustrating bug. My laptop has two sound 'outputs' - an HDMI-out ...
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How do i fix the weired skype Noises

How to fix the weird Skype noises on raring? (it sounds completly distorted I tried a guide from askubuntu.com so it ruined my pc so i reinstalled ubuntu but how do i fix the weird noises? here it ...
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Screencast with both mic and system sounds at the same time

I'd like to make a screencast that records both mic (audio input) and system sounds (audio output) at the same time. For example, so that I can capture a screencast while talking to someone on Skype ...
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How do I quit Banshee?

When I press the X button in Banshee's title bar, it hides, but the music continues playing. However, from time to time I need to quit Banshee completely. How can I do that? (pressing "close" from the ...
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Problem with speech dispatcher

I had some problems with shutdown/restarting Ubuntu 13.04. It used to hang in a black screen with some codes about speech dispatcher. I searched the web and found a solution: sudo nano ...
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Sound in VLC is out of sync [closed]

After a minute or so all my sounds in different videos and formats gets late. I've tried to reinstall VLC but it didn't help. Please help I can't play any videos because of that. It's late about ...
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How can my audio input always be the webcam microphone?

Each time I want to use Skype, I have to go in the sound preferences. And there, turn the audio-in to "webcam" and uncheck the "mute" button. It's quite annoying. Is there a way to always keep the ...
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Add an audio file to and mkv video

I'm quite new to multimedia things, I'm trying to find a way to make nice screencasts, I've already been able to capture my desktop with ffmpeg: $ ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 2 -i hw:0,0 -f x11grab -r 30 -s ...
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Getting SigmaTel STAC9227 front audio jacks to work [closed]

I run Ubuntu 10.10 on my Intel DG965RY. My front audio ports don't work in Ubuntu, the rear one does. I never got it working earlier when I had Ubuntu 10.04 but this time I am going to try it again. ...
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No sound and flash videos play super fast after daily update

I just updated my 11.10 Ubuntu from the regular auto updater. After I restarted my laptop I have no sound and the videos in YouTube (and other websites) play super fast. Not sure if it has something ...
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Lenovo Ideapad built-in mic not working in 12.04

I just bought a new Lenovo P580 Ideapad yesterday and installed 12.04 64bit on it. I tried making a call with it and discovered that the built-in microphone wasn't working. I unmuted it in sound ...
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How do I fix laptop speakers popping when no sound is playing?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a HP Pavilion dv6. About a week after setting up my dual-boot Win7/Ubuntu, my laptop speakers began a soft popping sound on roughly 5 second intervals. It's the damnedest ...
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How can I properly see lyrics in DeaDBeef?

The solution should be the Infobar plugin - but in my case it doesn't look properly. It should look like this (from the author's site) but instead it looks like this, with a large empty space above ...
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Unable to get audio output from paired Bluetooth device

Hy frnds, I am using byte DM5710BT Bluetooth headset which is working very fine in windows 7 . But in Ubuntu12.10 I had paired it, and made sure it is connected. But still I am not getting audio from ...
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My sound stopped working today, how can I fix it?

This seems to be a problem with pulseaudio. I was logged in over VNC on my phone and started playing a video this caused X to crash (as sometimes happens). I restarted and suddenly the sound doesn't ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Replacing pulseaudio with Alsa?

Because of skype sound issues I was told to replace pulseaudio with alsa. I only found a solution for Ubuntu 10.10. Does this still work for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin? Or does it still not make ...
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How do I output my audio input?

A few iterations ago, I think this was Jaunty but could've been before, I would plug a 1/8" audio cable from the line-out of a Windows netbook to the line-in of my Ubuntu machine, so I would have all ...
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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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Intel HD audio codec power management

Is it possible to enable power management for intel-hda sound card audio codec ? Power management for the card itself works fine, but audio codec module (/sys/module/snd_hda_codec) doesn't seem to ...
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How do I disable the screenshot sound?

I am not holding a camera, I do not need to hear a shutter sound to know I pressed the Print Screen key. Other suggestions on the site encourage people to disable event sounds, but I use these. So it ...
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How to get a NI Traktor Audio 2 sound card work with Mixxx

I've got a NI Traktor Audio 2 sound card I'd like to get working with Mixxx, but I don't seem to have any success so far. The card seems to be supported in Ubuntu out of the box, and it seems to work ...
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How can I play different sounds each time I startup?

I have read questions on Changing startup sound in Ubuntu and Changing startup music in Ubuntu. I understand how to rename 'desktop-login.ogg' and copy the sound I want as 'desktop-login.ogg'. My ...
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No audio in Adobe Flash

I am on 11.10 64bit and I have installed flash from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/. I had downloaded install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz and moved libflashplayer.so to ...
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play audio that are embedded in pdf file

I have a PDF file that has audio embedded in it. In Windows the audio is played when I click the link after opening the pdf file in Adobe Reader. I opened the same file in adobe in Ubuntu, however am ...