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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Volume range is narrow in 12.04

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and I have a problem with the volume. The problem is that the volume is 0 when the volume bar is between 0% and 66% more or less, so the actual volume range is only ...
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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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Bluetooth headset A2DP works, HSP/HFP not (no sound/no mic)

My Philips SBH9001 headset pairs fine using Ubuntu 12.04. In the audio settings it's properly detected as A2DP device and as HSP/HFP device. Hardware: Thinkpad X230, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Kernel ...
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How to add mute/unmute for the sound menu in gnome shell?

The sound menu in gnome shell have no mute/unmute option. so if the sound is muted i have to open Sound Settings and unmute it,unlike unity i,e, i want to add a mute/Unmute button to gnome shell ...
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How do I convert wma files to ogg?

I have installed "Sound Converter" but I keep getting an error when I try to use it. It first tells me that I need a plugin that is not installed (so I have it search) then it reports "Failed to ...
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Why can the volume go higher than 100%?

How come the maximum volume on the sound menu isn't actually the maximum volume possible? If I select "Sound Preferences..." and look at the volume slider in the window, it can go quite a bit higher. ...
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How can I automatically switch to USB headset when plugged in?

Whenever I plugged in my old audio jack headset, sound was immediately diverted from my speakers to the headset speakers, and the microphone was immediately available. When I plug in my new USB ...
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Very low volume from headphones and external speakers on HP p7-1235 (Ubuntu 12.04)

Installed 12.04 on a new HP Pavilion desktop p7-1235 (AMD A8-5500 APU). Volume is very low from external speakers and headphones plugged into the front jack. I set the master volume and ...
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Volume widget issue with sound card hotplugging

When plugging a USB sound card may sometimes cause the current audio output (ie. Banshee and PC speakers) to switch immediately. But the volume controls (sound widget in systray, volume keyboard keys) ...
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Why can't Skype hear me?

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10, Skype can't seem to hear me any more. It's not that it transmits poor quality sound, it's just silence. I've tried the echo123 service many times, and there's ...
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Microphone works, but line in not

I have an interesting issue with Ubuntu. I have a laptop that has one jack for line in/microphone and line out/headphones. This the reason why I bought a spliter like below: Splits one 4 ...
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5.1 surround sound with three 3.5mm jacks

Having an issue with sound at the moment. I am trying to configure my 5.1 surround sound but it will only work on the Front left and Front right speakers. On the back of my motherboard I have 3x3.5mm ...
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What does Banshee need to recognize an audio book?

I do have a few audio books, but Banshee doesn't recognize them. What prerequisites have the files to meet to be recognized by Banshee as an audio book? Is it a one or more mp3 tags or a special ...
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How can I know if my pc has the right drivers?

I'm new to linux, I got myself an Ubuntu 10.04 I think that the audio drivers aren't working well, since the sound is not as good as before (on windows). I also think the graphic drivers aren't ...
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Is there a system-wide equalizer for PulseAudio or ALSA? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any Sound enhancers/equalizer? I often want to tweak the sound quality, but have found no other way than to install plugins for each piece of software. ...
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missing sound-volume-applet

I am using ubuntu 12.10. I had some problems with my skype and audio. So I did the following and it's working fine now: sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio sudo apt-get autoremove sudo reboot After this ...
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Replacement for mplayer?

I'm looking for a replacement for mplayer. mplayer is a audio player for the console. It works just fine when I use it like so: mplayer /path/to/audio.mp3 But when I start it in the background I ...
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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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Why can't i choose output sound for each application?

I am using dual monitors, and i want to be able to play a movie with sound on the TV (through vlc or something) and then play youtube og some games with my headphones on my laptop. Is there anyway i ...
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Why can't I hear audible pings?

The ping manual says that ping -a will generate audible pings, but when I try this no sound is made. What am I doing wrong?
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What is the 'Sound Settings' program's name in Ubuntu

I use Xubuntu. Recently I removed all Ubuntu/Unity related packages in the hope to have a more responsive and less cluttered system. Before I removed Ubuntu/Unity packages following using this ...
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Where do I find system sounds?

After installing gm-notify I see the option of hearing a sound every time a new e-mail arrives in my Gmail inbox, but I don't know where Ubuntu (10.4) stores the system sounds to assign one. Any ...
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Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard setup

I installed Virtual MIDI Keyboard (vmpk) using apt-get install. I also have Jack control and Qsynth installed. When I open vmpk, I cannot hear the sound coming from it. How can I do the setting to let ...
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Is there a way to disable sound in one program?

Is there a way for me to be able to enable sound in one program (say, VLC) and at the same time disable sound in another program (say, chrome). I am not using these programs in particular. The ...
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Increase Sound level

Is it possible to set the default sound level more than 100% ?Every time after booting i have to manually increase the sound level from the sound settings which is a bit irritating. I am using Ubuntu ...
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How do I debug issues with Pulse Audio?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 in my machine. I have logged in as USER_A. My external audio device is a Headset and I was able to hear the audio properly. I need to join my Ubuntu machine to a ...
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Using microphone input port as headphone output

I have one audio output jack and one audio input jack on my laptop. I want to use it for real time audio mixing, and I need to have another discrete output for headphones that is independent of the ...
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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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Is there a vocal interface system for Ubuntu (able to map voice commands to console commands and parameters)?

As far as I can remember, on some of even pretty old cellphones it was possible to say a name to be dialled. From this I conclude that it is possible and not very complex to implement. So, do such a ...
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Video-/podcasting setup on Ubuntu

A few friends and I are gearing up to do a video- & podcast, and I was wondering if anyone had tips as to what software to use... I run 12.04 and am responsible for recording, editing and ...
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Why did my Bluetooth headset disappear from Sound Settings and how can I get it back?

Kind of similar to this, I paired my Bluetooth headset (Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5) in Ubuntu and it at first showed up in "Sound Settings" after pairing. It was not initially working, so I started ...
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Can't configure 5.1 audio with 12.04

I have an Intel ALC892 and a Nvidia GT 520m connected to speakers via HDMI. On lspci, I see 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02) ...
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Stream audio to mobile device

I'd like to stream the audio from Ubuntu 10.10 to my HTC Desire HD (Android 2.2). I've seen solutions so far for streaming from audio players, but I'd like to stream any audio output from the PC to ...
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How to enable the hdmi sound on a ECS GT240?

I can't enable the sound os HDMI in Maverick with a ECS GT240. Why this not work "out of the box"?
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Which Audioplayer do you recommend to listen Audiobooks?

I'm searching for a good Audioplayer in Ubuntu which is able to remember the position it stopped last playing, to resume play even after you closed the application. Which one would you recommend?
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How do I know if my system is capable of playing 24bit/96kHz sound?

Let me state for the record that I'm a total noob when it comes to Hi-Fi sound systems, but I am rather picky about the sound quality. Normally I listen to CD recordings ripped to FLAC in 16/44, but I ...
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How do I stream my microphone via VLC?

I'm sure this is a quick one if you know it but I'm stuck been searching around for a long while now. All AUDIO works mic/Spkers/Skype etc... which is great. What I am trying to do is get the mic to ...
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Microphone crackling in Ubuntu 12.04

I am not very experienced in linux and have this problem with microphone which works fine on Windows. Microphone is external one and when listening to recorded sound (both Sound Recorder and Skype ...
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Strange noise every few seconds

If I turn the volume off on my laptop and an application attempts to play audio (say I get a Facebook chat), my speakers will sometimes play a little "click" noise that's hard to describe. Starting ...
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How to get sound in a separate X server in Ubuntu 11.04 or later?

I configured my Ubuntu system so that I'm able to start any application in a separate X server. Running games or for example XBMC in a separate X server has some major advantages. The problem ...
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Google Talk Plugin in GMail on MacBook 2,1

I'd like to use the chat section in GMail to make phone calls. I've downloaded and installed the Google Talk plugin, and it acts like it knows what it's doing. But when I try to make calls, the ...
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Realtime noise-removal with PulseAudio?

Is it possible to do realtime noise-removal with PulseAudio, so the sound output that's coming out is smoother?
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No sound on resume after suspend in 12.10 [closed]

The issue has begun within 12.10. Before it worked perfectly. Now, even restarting alsa won't work, I have to reboot. Please, ask for details. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10, unity DE with gnome 3.6, no ...
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How to redirect single audio channels to different devices?

I just bought a bluetooth stereo speaker and I had an idea: Is it possible to build a 4.0 audio system using my Bluetooth speakers as rear speaker and two normal cabled stereo speakers (or another ...
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How can I stream my audio output with VLC to my Android device? [closed]

I want to use my Android device like a wireless headset, I want to stream my audio output with VLC and listen to that with an Android app. How can I make this happen with VLC? and what app can I use ...
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Make the sound louder in Lubuntu

I have a Toshiba r835 running Lubuntu 11.10. Turning the volume slider up all the way doesn't give very loud sound. I've tried typing alsamixer in a terminal and turning up all the levels there to ...
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Logitech USB Headset does not work correctly with Skype

How can I configure Skype to correctly use my Logitech USB Headset microphone? I use Skype 2.1(Beta) with the following USB Headset: input: Logitech Logitech USB Headset as ...
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How to normalize sound in mp3 files

I am looking for a way to normalize the sound in MANY MP3 files I have. Some have low sound, while others are louder so I have to turn the volume up or down depending on the song. What ways are there ...
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Skype shows “Virtual device” for Microphone, speakers and ringing

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 and Skype 4.03.0.37. my audio devices are working fine but when I make Skype calls I can't hear the other person neither they can hear me. when I checked Skype audio settings ...
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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 ...