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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Updating to the latest ALSA release

I would like to have the latest stable/dev release of ALSA. Can I do this via PPA? So, I need a solution for stable versions and another one for latest releases, even they are unstable.
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Banshee stops working after 1 song

I can't find real reason banshee stops playing and crashes after 1 song (sometimes after 2/3/4 songs, but 90% after 1 song and on fist few seconds of the 2nd song). Shuffle on/off doesn't really ...
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How to choose between HDMI and displayport sound output using radeon free drivers

My graphics card is a VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Turks XT [Radeon HD 6670/7670] I'm using open source drivers and have 3 screens plugged in, using DVI, HDMI ...
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How to customize system sounds

Yesterday I've found a web page containing all the iconic sounds/noises from all the star trek series/films. Being the nerd that I am, I thought it would be fun to change some of the system sounds ...
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Sound Driver is messed up, and mic doesn't work correctly under ubuntu 12

Quick Ubuntu12 sound pops on boot and shutdown, and MIC picks up non-existant static. Edit: please note, Audio out is fine. Issue On shutdown and boot I often hear a loud blast from the speakers ...
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Turn off audio loopback from microphone

I just set up my machine and plugged in my headset, but now I'm currently wondering how to disable the audio loopback from my microphone. I've found nearly the same question over here How do I turn ...
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constant buzzing noise from speaker when headphones are plugged in Ubuntu 13.04

I'm using Lenovo Y410p. After I plug in the headphones, there's constant buzzing noise from speaker. If I unplug them, the noise disappears. If I disable "Auto-Mute Mode" through alsamixer, the ...
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Macbook Pro 11,2 - no sound with Ubuntu 13.10

The sound hardware works. I get the ding during boot up and if I boot to Mac OS, sound works. When I boot to Ubuntu 13.10, most everything works except there's no sound. The headphone jack-light ...
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no sound in headphones on hp dv6 6154tx in ubuntu 12.04

i have installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop hp dv6 6154 tx , but no sound is coming from earphones although the speakers are working fine. Please help!!!!
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How can I make TVTime find my mixer?

I am using a Winfast Leadtek TV 2000 XP card and TVTime 1.0.2 to watch analog TV. The TV card's sound output is hooked up to the CD-in of my mainboard (MSI Intel X58 Platinum). Just recently I ...
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Video editing app for lowering background noise while evidentiating slow voice?

I got a video who needs some delicate tweaks. In that video I recite several poems. My voice sounds too low, while the background noise is too high. If someone turns its sound at maximum to be able to ...
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How do you install avconv on Ubuntu Server 13.04?

I've searched and searched, but I can't find anything, besides compiling it, which gives me an error about ASM.
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5.1 HDMI Mixed Channels, Stuttering/Choppy Audio

I've bought an Intel Core i3 4130 with a Gigabyte H87N-WIFI motherboard with the intention of creating an HTPC. I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.10 on a live USB and everything works except for 5.1 Surround ...
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HDMI audio not working on XBMCbuntu (12.10), working on Ubuntu 13.04 LiveUSB. Need assistance troubleshooting (Alsa logs inside) [closed]

I'm trying to get my HDMI audio working on my new HTPC (Intel NUC D54250WYK w/ Intel HD5000). I installed XBMCbuntu, which uses Ubuntu 12.10 (3.5.0-44-generic). HDMI audio not working. Tried 13.04 ...
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Is possible to record MIDI via USB from a roll up piano?

I have a roll up piano (see the image) that has an USB output. An USB cable comes with it: it is able to connect the roll up piano with the computer. Is there any way to record MIDI ...
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Headphone sound is one sided in ubuntu 13.10

I am using ubuntu 13.10 64bit. I got one sided (one channel) sound only in headphone. Laptop speaker is quite good. Headphone jack of laptop and headphone are both working well. It's software issue. I ...
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Sound from headphones but not from speakers in Alienware 14

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 in my Alienware 14 (july-2013) laptop. Apparently there is no sound from speakers, however when I connect headphones sound is perfect through them. I've tried to ...
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No sound from headphones ubuntu 13.10 on iMac

I have a fresh ubuntu on iMac. I have managed to set up the sound from the native speakers, however, there is still no sound from the headphones. I have disabled automute in alsamixer, but this didn't ...
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Volume low even at maximum

I have an Asus UL20FT-A1 laptop whose sound at maximum is not high enough. I have to open the Sound Settings menu and go over the limitation to get a high enough level. Any idea how I can fix this?
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Bluetooth headset never gives me sound options

I have Buffalo headset with microphone that I know works fine becaue I routinely use it on a Windows 7 computer. It connects to my Ubuntu 13.10 computer fine: But when I open sound preferences, ...
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How do i change the default sound card?

I have an USB card, but the default card must be the onboard audio, i can change the default card in pulseaudio card, but i can't hear anything in Half Life 2, because the usb card is not the primary ...
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GUI to control sound

Is there any good GUI app to control my sound settings? When I use Ubuntu, I use the sound indicator and have no problems with sound configuration. Unfortunately, sometimes sound stops working when I ...
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No sound from external speakers/headphones (jack)

I've got constant problem, after instaling Ubuntu 13.10. I get no sound from the audio jack (speakers, headphones etc) but my internal speakers work right, playing sound as they should. Tried many ...
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mp3 playback crackles/pops and sometimes squelches in Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit

Same issue in Banshee, Rhythmbox, VLC, and even some (but not all) videos from YouTube, etc. in Chromium. It seems to be strongly related to how many other things are happening on my computer - the ...
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No sound through HDMI after trying other options

Hi all recently installed ubuntu 64 bit... Total noob to ubuntu so if anyone can help me in really simple terms how to play sound through my television using the hdmi cable it would be appreciated ...
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no sound in firefox youtube after upgrade to 13.10

After upgarding ubuntu to version 13.10 I don't have any sound while playing youtube videos in firefox browser (version 25 - for Ubuntu canonical 1.0). I don't have this problem in chromium browser. ...
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Easy Audio Cutter for Ubuntu

Are there any Easy Audio Cutter??? Like this? For Ubuntu? Or is possible use this program with Wine?
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Skype on HP ENVY m6 Sleekbook has no sound

There is no sound with Skype on my new HP ENVY m6 Sleekbook. I tried all permutations and options offered. No luck. This makes Skype unusable with UBUNTU and UBUNTU not as attractive to use as it ...
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How do I route the output of a single program to a mic input?

First, some context: I'm a part of a TF2 server that includes lots of micspam. I'm in the process of writing a guide on how to do this properly- namely using a media player and some form of audio ...
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How do I unmute the sound? [duplicate]

My sound stopped working an I don't know why. The GUI and the terminal are telling me different things. The top bar shows the speaker symbol with three dashes. It looks muted. It used to show a ...
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Restore default sound levels

I changed my sound levels, but I prefer the stock settings that Ubuntu was installed with. Removing every $HOME folder to delete all possible config files (besides the Downloads, Documents, etc.) has ...
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Buzzing noise Xubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I'm using Xubuntu 13.10 on a Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C. Recently, I get a buzzing noise on the speakers a while after turning it on. At first I suspected hardware faults - but then I turned down the ...
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Why does “Monitor of Built-in Analog Audio” Has no Sound?

I started with Linux for about 4 or 5 months, moved from Mint 15 to Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm loving it all. Still getting used to terminal commands and the variety of software I can find here. I ...
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Sound Stops working after I close my laptop lid

My laptop's (hp envy touchsmart 15, running ubuntu 13.10) audio stops working after the laptop sleeps or if I close my laptop lid (the current setting are the on closing the lid the laptop does not go ...
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Command line program to show speaker monitor details

Is there a command line program (available in Ubuntu) to display details (e.g. alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo.monitor) of the speaker monitor? I want to be able to use these details to ...
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Reset settings of gnome-control-center sound program

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my notebook. I have a problem only with skype. When it plays a notification sound, the program is muted on gnome sound settings (as seen in the screenshot). But the ...
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Sound coming through my speakers in ubuntu

I'm just trying to get some sort of sound coming thru my speakers. They are hooked up right and a friend who installed this system tells me my soundcard is fine (whatever that is). When I try to fix ...
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No Sound/Audio on new Ubuntu Install

I am installing Ubuntu 13.10 on my PC , but the sound device is not working. It works fine in Windows 7. The VIA Audio driver is needed to be installed in Windows 7 to work. Is there a Linux VIA ...
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Wine Sound Issues (DirectX Games Only)

Title kind of says the issue. Whenever I run an application such as Mari0, which doesn't use DirectX, sound is perfectly fine, but when I run apps such as Runner 2 or LIMBO, which uses DirectX, the ...
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No sound after suspending Ubuntu 13.04

This problem is already known but the given solution didn't work for me. When I suspend Ubuntu, in resume I don't have sound. The solution that work for is to force shut down (by pressing the power on ...
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How can I “uncrackle” my microphone input under pulseaudio (alsa-only works)

When trying to talk on skype or record sound in audacity, the built-in microphone has a lot of crackling interferences, rendering input intelligible. When running audacity with pasuspender -- ...
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Headphone jack port stopped working after opening Audacity

On my Asus F201E with Ubuntu 13.10, I have used headphones without problems until a few days ago, I opened Clementine and Audacity at the same time, and now my headphone port does not work anymore. I ...
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DVD Audio Playback Silent - how to find codec

I'm utterly baffled by this but I'm sure the fix must be simple - I can play DVDs fine on my ubuntu machine but I have just bought a new DVD and there is no sound. The sound works on all other DVDs ...
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Sound problem in Kubuntu 13.10

I have a sound problem on Kubuntu 13.10 which I find rather annoying. The problem comes in two stages. By default, I cannot listen to skype. So, following a suggestion similar to this one, I added ...
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I am not able to download any plugin for audio or video on Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10. And for some reason I am unable to download any plugin automatically. I never had this problem before. Here is an image what Rhythmbox or the default video player ...
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Rhythmbox missing from sound applet on tray after reinstall on uhuntu 12.04 gnome classic

I had an rhythmbox in sound applet on tray but i had a problem in rhythmbox recently, when i wanted to play something rhythmbox was just playing some weird noise so i reinstalled rhythmbox And after ...
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speakers not working

I can hear the sound from my laptop speakers on the startup but after that when I try to play any music on VLC I don't hear any sound. I can't even hear any sound on youtube so it's not the problem ...
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Hdmi sound output

Hello I just built my first computer and it works fantastic all except for no sound from my hdmi output. I was wondering if this is perhaps a driver issue or when I built the computer I chose HD audio ...
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How do I get my sound to work

I recently installed ubuntu 13.10 and am having trouble with no sound output. This was never an issue with 11, which was the last one I used. I am using an HDMI cable for video and audio this time ...
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mpd: Failed to read mixer for 'My ALSA Device': no such mixer control: PCM

I had mpd/mpc running on my Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS headless, X-less server. I decided to switch out the songs; I moved the old songs out of the /Music directory, moved the new songs in, and ran mpc ...