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 HDMI sound in Ubuntu 13.10

I made a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 on my desktop. I have a problem with the sound. As you can see from the screenshot, Ubuntu detected my "HDMI sound card" that is onboard the Gigabyte ...
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Why can't YouTube, Audacity, Tartini and PulseAudio all get along?

(This is on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with all the latest updates applied.) One audio application I use a lot is Audacity, both as an audio player and as a recorder, usually with the cheapest headsets I can ...
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ubuntu expectations for laptop drivers

I'm brand new to the ubuntu world. I'm trying to understand what ubuntu requires in the way of drivers (wireless, video, audio etc) when it's going to be installed on a laptop. I noticed when I ran ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Sound Problem

lost my sound by installing Realtek HD Audio Drivers Linux Version got no HDMI choice tried googling for various codes ended up on Dummy Output in Sound and got no sound controll anymore can anyone ...
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Get the Bluetooth Audio Sink working with Kubuntu 13.10 and Bose Mini Soundlink

I'm using Kubuntu 13.10 with a Bose Mini Soundlink. I have no issue discovering, pairing and trusting the external speaker. On the contrary, I'm having great troubles in streaming the sound from the ...
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How to fix sound control problems?

I'm having some issues with sound control. I'm running ububtu 13.10 on HP Pavilion g6. For a while sound worked perfectly, but since skype started barring,I got too lots of sound issues. The ...
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Sound problems with Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

why the sound of movies and video is always a problem after a major update. this a recurrence item with all the Ubuntu base OS. Why do not develop a control interface that could help the user to ...
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Headphones noise, turning on and off

I have a Dell XPS13 9333 running Ubuntu 12.04. Speakers are working ok, while there are issues using headphones. Headphone are muted when there is no audio playing (that's ok), than when the audio ...
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How to open or convert .GPK (audio) files?

I wondering how I could open .gpk files? These files were created by my DigiTech JamMan Loopstation. Internet says WaveLab, but this is not available for Ubuntu, am I right?
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Why is the video blinking?

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on my system, and completely installed all the updates on my system. I am having issues with video playback. I was using default media player to play my videos, ...
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Convert downloaded YouTube videos (downloaded with youtube-dl) to audio-only, with no loss? [duplicate]

If one downloads videos from YouTube using youtube-dl, they get .mp4 files which are a ISO Media, MPEG v4 system, version 2. Can these files be converted to audio-only, ideally with no quality loss? ...
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Is there a way to modulate my voice on the fly?

I need a way to modulate my voice on-the-fly (to lower or raise pitch, etc, for privacy) for use in Mumble, TeamSpeak and other such programs. Is there any way to do this under Linux/Ubuntu? I have ...
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Pops and Crackles problem with music files streamed to sound system

Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere. I did look but couldn't find what I needed. I have copied my music collection from OSX to Ubuntu. My music is a mixture of MP3, AAC, ALAC and AIFF files. ...
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Virtualbox - how to route sound from Ubuntu host to Windows guest?

Is it possible to route my audio output from my Ubuntu Host to my Windows 7 Guest in Viurtualbox? So it appears as a line input? I'm thinking of connecting windows to my PulseAudio server, but as far ...
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audio and video players are not working

04.2. i want to install vlc and other media players. i tried through ubuntu soft center but it shows error message like "Requires installation of untrusted packages. The action would require the ...
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Problem with Fn button sound control Ubuntu

I have a very strange problem with my audio in my ubuntu installation. First of all I have no sound, this alone is a big problem, but I use my computer mostly for work so I can keep with up for a ...
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Share an audio playback stream through a live audio (video) conversation like Skype

In conversations using Skype, I often want to share sound output (e.g. of a Youtube video) with other people I am talking with. So I am looking for a way to route the output to the recording input ...
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Pulseaudio: combining sinks results in having an LFE channel that uses the centre speaker

My goal is applying a low pass LADSPA filter on my subwoofer only, which is part of my 5.1 sound system, in Pulseaudio. I used the following commands: Loading the plugin: pacmd load-module ...
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thinkpad t440p annoying static noise when I plug the speakers realtek ALC292 HDA Intel PCH 13.10

some laptop thinkpad t440p , with windows 8 is fine no noise. with ubuntu 12.04 and 13.10 , if I plug the speakers without music but with the volume up(even low) there is annoying noise come out. ...
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Several issues when trying to start jack server.

Configured or not starting jack server always results in this crash on my machine: JACK server starting in realtime mode with priority 10 ERROR: control open "/dev/audio" (No such file or directory) ...
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Can't install the X-Fi driver from the Creative site

Because I can't adjust the bass/treble levels through alsamixer I tried installing the drivers for my X-Fi Titanium Pro card from the creative website. The Readme file tells me to just execute make ...
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Login/startup sound file help

I am newer to Ubuntu and I am trying to slowly learn. I have been trying to activate and change my login sound but currently I still hear nothing. I did hear the login sound at a point and I think I ...
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Skype incoming call notification doesn't work

![enter image description here][1]I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and the Skype incoming call notification doesn't work. Skype works perfectly, but when there is an incoming call I hear nothing, which is very ...
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How to get a midi keyboard working in 13.10?

I try to get my midi keyboard running with lmms. The device ( a yamaha psx e223 connected via a midi-mate 2 ) is listed when i run: amidi -l IO hw:1,0,0 USB Device 0x2573:0x10c2 MIDI 1 IO ...
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DVDmovie Backup [duplicate]

I try to make backups of my dvd-movies.My plan was to record them with vlc media player but for some reasons there are many bugs in it. I do not want to copy them completely because it takes to much ...
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Graphics and Sound!

How do you change the graphical settings such as the 3D effects on the display for windows etc. Also my laptop has 4 speakers but it seems only 2 are being used... is there any way to fix this? Thanx ...
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Why isn't my second HDMI alsa_output being detected at start-up?

For some reason my audio output isn't being detected on boot-up or after issueing a pulseaudio -k command. Which means I can't set it as the default playback device. The output for pactl list short ...
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no sound at all

No sound at all... Checked all the drivers and sound card, all are installed properly. Checked through the ubuntu forms but the old solution(adding the option snd-hda-model to lenovo sky in ...
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Xubuntu 13.10: I have to choose beteen: no sound Vs no shutdown

I'm running on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I have a funny issue, I'm currently laughing :) I have similar issue to this . And Yes I was able to solve it by RUN=yes, otherwise, I will not be able to shut ...
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Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z1

Sadly, as directed by Native Instruments support, there are no current ALSA drivers available for the Traktor Kontrol Z1. http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Vendor-Native_Instruments ...
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Music Production Tools (DJ)

I just switched to Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 8.1 and I really like it. Although it requires getting used to some different things, nothing in my normal routine that I do has been affected by the ...
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Intel NUC DN2820FYKH, No Sound!

I have Ubuntu 13.10 Installed on this machine. It is a Celeron N2820 Processor which is a fairly new chip, just wondering what I should do to troubleshoot this issue? I have no prior experience with ...
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No Sound after mounting /home

There is no sound after mounting /home from another HDD (ntfs). The sound indicator is also vanished, so are the drivers (sytem settings -> sound) The sound indicator is only shown before log in. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Sound stopped working

I've been running Ubuntu 13.10 since it's release and haven't had any issues with the sound up until this morning. When I logged in I found that it was no longer working. Below is a screen shot of ...
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How to diagnose audio / sound problems

How can I diagnose audio / sound problems? Which informations should I provide to get help to identity the problem?
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Lost volume-controls on ubuntu 13.10

Finally I've decided to make ubuntu as my primary development environment. After a clean install on a brand new ssd, I've checked sound, video, keyboard hotkeys (Asus N55SF) and everything seemed to ...
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Headphone jack physically broken and that automute the speakers after about 1~2 minute

I have a annoying problem in my Asus X52F laptop running raring Ubuntu. My headphones jack had physically broken last mount and after this event the audio output automute after 1 to 2 minute of ...
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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition + Ubuntu 12.04 + Bluetooth Headphones = Choppy Sound

I have a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, the second version (one with full hd graphics) ,running "stock" Ubuntu 12.04 (the one that came installed on the machine). When I connect bluetooth headphones ...
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Successfully connected to a bluetooth speaker, but how do i direct sound there?

I'm running Kubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430 laptop. I've got a Bluetooth speaker. After a lot of troubleshooting i managed to connect to the speaker. bt-device reports: $ bt-device -l Added ...
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Freshly installed Ubuntu12.04 with no sound at laptop speakers but working on headsets!

I am really new to Ubuntu and i just got installed it. The problem is that i can not turn on my Laptop sounds. My laptop is Sony Vaio SVF1521B1E. When i connect my headset to the laptop they are ...
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13.10 - PulseAudio puts audio into HDMI, but no sound out of TV [duplicate]

Basically, no sound is coming out the television. I'm running out of idea of why? Viewing the PulseAudio control panel, it's putting sound out the HDMI Alsamixer is not mute The Television is ...
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Audio over ethernet

I am not sure whether this is the right place for asking this question, but anyway I would like to give it a try. I want to transport audio over ethernet. I want to do a simple experiment with it. ...
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mystery music plays for 20 seconds and then stops [closed]

Mystery music starts playing for around 20 seconds(sound like Eric Clapton & Cream) while I'm on E-bay then stops.Plays every so often and stops. Why is this? and where did it come from? How do I ...
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My sound isn't working

I was watching YouTube and the sound went out. My sound is not on mute.
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No sound (no sound card detected)

I'm installing an old laptop for a mentally challenged person who only uses it to listen to music and surf online. A Packard Bell easynote S5. I've installed Lubuntu 13.10 and everything works ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 Lenovo T500 hardware mute button will not unmute

Have Xubuntu 12.04 installed on Lenovo T500 Thinkpad. The hardware mute button will not unmute, and I'd like it to work for mute and unmute. It works to mute, but I have to open a terminal window ...
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Workaround for playing wav files [closed]

In Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 by default when you click on a .wav file, Ubuntu opens the totem video app and plays the .wav file completely garbled. This is a known bug that has been outstanding for quite ...
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indicator-sound missing + other sound problems 13.10

I seem to have "destroyed" my sound in Ubuntu 13.10... I can change my sound through alsamixer and aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav works fine. However the indicator-sound is missing ...
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Function volume keys get stuck; volume raises to max/min rapidly

I have two function keys for raising and lowering sound volume in keys [3] and [4]. Occasionally, when raising or lowering the volume, it's like the key gets stuck and the volume quickly raises to ...
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Quiet hissing out of audio

This is not a duplicate, from what I've found. Basically, a very quiet (but very noticeable with nice headphones) white noise/hiss is emitted. I'm on the latest version 13. Here's what I've found: ...