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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sound indicator is missing [duplicate]

my sound indicator in the panel suddenly disappeared. My sound works perfectly accept that I have to run the following script to enable my built-in JBL sound in good quality. I don't if it has ...
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HDMI Audio stops after TV turned off

After the 12.04 Update my HDMI audio stops working anytime I turn off my 2nd monitor(plasma TV). Graphics card is a Radeon 6800 which has DVI out to 1st monitor, HDMI out to receiver which the TV gets ...
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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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Remove vocals from mp3 and get only instrumentals

How can I get the instrumentals only from a file and remove the vocals? I understand this is called karaoke.
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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 can I convert an iTunes WAV music library to FLAC from the command line?

I have a large music library that is currently managed by iTunes in Windows. When I started out 5 or 6 years ago ripping my music to my PCs I had a fairly basic understanding of audio formats, and I ...
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Bluetooth speaker: preferred mode “High fidelity playback” (A2DP) is not getting saved

I have a bluetooth speaker, Sony SRS-BTX300, which works in linux/ubuntu 13.04, but only after some fiddling. (Update Dec 2013: same problems remain in 13.10) I have to set the preferred bandwidth ...
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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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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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How to upgrade pulseaudio

I got some issues with sound, sometimes it freezes and get out of sync with picture. VLC is giving me error, and there is said that I should update to pulseaudio 3.0. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 and ...
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(Only) YouTube Videos automatically fast forward

I recently updated my Ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 lts and there seems to be a problem while I'm playing YouTube videos they, for no reason, start to fastforward (audio and video). This does not happen ...
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USB Audio Device Loopback Through Speakers

I have a USB turntable which when plugged in to my ubuntu 10.10 machine appears in the audio settings as an input device (USB PnP Audio Device Analog Stereo) like a microphone. What I'd like to be ...
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How do I make the 'beep' command work?

I am trying to use the beep command, but it doesn't beep any sound. I installed it with "sudo apt-get install beep", then I run "beep" and nothing happen (no error displayed or sound played). I've ...
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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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Unable to mount Audio Disc

When I insert an audio disc, I get this message: Unable to mount Audio Disc Location is not mountable I use ubuntu 10.10 What can I do to fix this? Thanks.
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Native Flac .cue splitter

I have some .Flac albums I ripped as one big file to save some space (Lossless CD rips are roughly 500mb each), now I have more storage I would like to split them back to there original files. Is ...
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Bluetooth device paired and connected (no sound)

I've got a Bluetooth headset which works great in both Windows 8 and Android 4.2 however on Ubuntu (13.10) it just doesn't seem to work. I installed Blueman, it paired and connected successfully when ...
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No sounds after upgrade [closed]

I upgraded my Ubuntu to 13.10 and now I can't hear any sounds. I checked on alsamixer that voices are on. For example, I can't hear any Youtube videos.
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Chromium doesn't play sound

I have Chromium installed on Ubuntu 13.04, but aside from flash things, it seems I can't get a sound out of it. For instance, I installed an extension, SpeakIt, which is supposed to read paragraphs ...
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Logitech Microphone (AK5370) inaudible volume

I bought this microphone from Amazon last week. It's detected just fine in 12.10. I can see it in the sound preferences. The problem is that the volume is so low as to be inaudible, even when turned ...
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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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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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How can I play AMR files in Firefox on Ubuntu?

I use Evernote to keep voice and text notes. Unfortunately, I've just discovered that I can't take full advantage of the cloud storage capabilities of Evernote, because the AMR files won't play in ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Sound from bluetooth speaker seems to freeze often and is out of sync with the video

Computer Model: Dell Inspiron N5050 (laptop). Version of Ubuntu: Have checked in Ubuntu 13.10 and 13.04 Model of Bluetooth speaker: Bose Soundlink mini bluetooth speaker Description of issue: Issue ...
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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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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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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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bluetooth headset connects but not showing in sound settings

I was able to listen with my BT headset, but suddenly, one day, it disappeared from sound settings forever! I've even re-paired my headset (and its connected already) but it doesn't have any options ...
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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 to play audio faster but keep pitch?

Is there an application for Ubuntu that can play audio faster but maintain its pitch? This is possible in Windows using an application like PowerDVD.
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How to install hda-jack-retask in 14.04?

I recently upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04. My HP has Beats (cue groans of pain, as it's just a gimmick). In 12.04, I used hda-jack-retask to fix it. However, as far as I can tell he has not updated it ...
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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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Sound applet has dissappeared

I recently removed and reinstalled pulseaudio and now I can't get my sound applet back on my panel. Any ideas how to get it back?
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Configuring HDMI Audio via command line

I'm looking for a way to configure HDMI audio output via the command line using pulseaudio. I was able to get it running by using pavucontrol and changing it in the configuration tab, but I need a way ...
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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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Sound not working in Ubuntu 14.04

Initially it was working fine and suddenly it stopped working. After installing AMAROK audio player. This is about the ALSAMIXER Looking for help ? Thanks in advance
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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 ...