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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HDMI audio to Samsung TV not working Ubuntu 14.04

I have seen many people have had problems with this topic and have tried pretty much every solution I can find (google is an ubuntu users friend) but still have not been able to get audio working ...
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Remove Multiple Players from Ubuntu Sound Menu is not working on 14.04

The fallowing procedure is not working: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/07/how-to-remove-multiple-players-from-ubuntu-sound-menu I have tried to put vlc there with no success. Any help?
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How well does Ubuntu handle real time audio?

I want to ditch Windows for one of my PC's because Windows can't handle my music without stuttering due to latencies. How well can Ubuntu handle real time audio? I need low latency.
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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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ALC892 Low sound issue fixed with changing alsa config, why does it work?

I updated to 14.04. My sound immediately transitioned from being normal to sounding extremely quiet, sounding like it was at 5% of max volume, though all my volumes were set properly. I tried lots ...
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Clementine won't play .wma, with “Your GStreamer installation is missing a plugin” error

Here's a screenshot: It displays messages like: "Clementine stopped." or displays songs that are not playing, and indicator icon is disappearing and reappearing. Does this happens only to me, or is ...
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DisplayPort audio shuts off when Brightness & Lock setting turns screen off

I'm using a Dell U2414H monitor with DisplayPort video/audio and a USB 3.0 hub for keyboard/mouse. When the display turns off after x minutes, from the Brightness & Lock setting, the audio shuts ...
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Sound not working after installing 14.04 from mini CD image

I'm working with a clean install of 14.04, but because my USB ports are broken and I didn't have a spare DVD handy I've installed from the mini CD image. The only problem I've had is that the sound ...
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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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Prevent VLC from always showing in the sound indicator [duplicate]

VLC, a program I use only rarely, has an entry in the sound indicator. I can remove it using dconf by following instructions from Webupd8, but each time I start up VLC, despite it being in the ...
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Where is the sound menu on Rhythmbox. r

Where do you click to open it? There is no sound.We just got Ubuntu yesterday and I know literally NOTHING about where to find things...I'm accustomed to Windows Media Player. And is it worth ...
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Light Locker will not load when I click on it

I keep getting a blank screen and lose my Spotify Stream after about 10 to 15 minutes. The problem I am having is with light locker. In my case I cannot get light locker settings to open at all. I ...
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command line app to burn part of a long .wav to audio cd

I have a 7-hour wav file (recording of rain sounds), and I'd like to burn a CD from it. How can I burn as much as it as will fit onto a standard audio cd so that it will play continuously for the ...
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Control volume of Pulse Audio from command

I load the modle-loopback for Logitech mic and bluetooth device using the sinks. After doing that now I am hear the audio from both but the audio coming from devices is very high. So is there any way ...
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XUbuntu 14.04 - Logitech Mini Boombox Speaker Fails to Connect/stream sound over bluetooth

Installed Xubuntu 14.04 today and again unable to get Logitech Mini Boombox to connect via bluetooth in Linux. I have had the same problem in different versions of Linux distro's and and have tried ...
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problems with video playback speed and sound in 14.04?

my machine is having problems with video playback with both SmPlayer and the built in player. the videos are sped up and sound is chopped. i didn't change any settings or mess with them in any way ...
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Hear the audio of bluetooth and logitech mic from the USB soundcard

I have Syba USB audio souncard (That contain two pins one for mic and one for speaker). I have load the module-loopback using the following command: pactl load-module module-loopback ...
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Skype/14.04: no sound output in conversations

I installed Skype 4.2 via PPA on my fresh 14.04 system. Skype itself makes notification sounds (though distorted), but when I am in a conversation, I receive neither sound, nor video. I tested it ...
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How to get Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Working

I've been struggling now for hours to setup my Bluetooth Audio connection to Bose Soundlink Mini. I can add the device and pair it but when I try to connect via GUI it always disconnects ...
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Bluetooth high quality support gone in ubuntu 14.04?

I have a bluetooth speaker (http://www.sound2go.net/produkte/bigbass-plus). In ubuntu 13.10 I could go to the audio settings and choose the bluetooth mode (Telephony - Low Quality, of High Quality). ...
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Is my sound card dead? Ubuntu/Xubuntu no audio

I was wondering if anyone knew how I can check to see if my sound card is no longer functional or if I'm missing some libraries or something. The sound was working fine for a while and then it just ...
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Why are .mp3 audio files Popping & Crackling ?

When I try to play an .mp3 file I get continuous popping & crackling. If I play a video with audio, all works fine. I also have this problem playing You tube videos online. Is this a known issue ...
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I accidentally killed all of my pulseaudio, now I have no sound.

Ok I made a mistake. I was investigating on how to make it so that I could listen to music or watch videos when I wasn't using qjackctl after being connected to the computer. This is the youtube video ...
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What is the difference between sound drivers in Ubuntu 10 and newer versions?

I am trying to jump from XP and would like to use Ubuntu as it has everything I require. The problem I am having is that I cannot get the sound to work. I have installed older versions 10.10 and the ...
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FFMPEG Audio not recording

I'm having some issues recording sound with FFMPEG on Ubuntu. ffmpeg -v verbose -f x11grab -y -r 60 -s 1920x1080 -i :0.0 -vcodec mpeg4 -f alsa -i pulse -ar 44100 -acodec libmp3lame -ab 192k -ac 2 ...
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No sound with HP 500-016 running Ubuntu 14.04

I have searched quite a lot looking for a solution. Here is the sound info from the terminal. Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 01) I believe the problem is ...
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No sound after upgrade from Xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

No sound, pavucontrol only shows "dummy output". aplay gives nothing, lspci shows soundcard: 04:01.0 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A/VT8251 HDA Controller Subsystem: Micro-Star ...
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Pulseaudio card-profile for Focusrite Scarlett 18i8

This is my first question here and I'm not quite sure what data to include for this question. Please ask me if you need me to provide more information. I recently got the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 a day later sound is disabled

Screenshot at bottom. Hi, so I upgraded my Dell xps13 to 14.0f4 and everything went smoothly. Today when I was just checking out the new os my sound disappeared? The menu bar say volume is muted, ...
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Choppy Sound when using Dash - Ubuntu 14.04

When I am listening to music or watching youtube, the sounds become distorted at the moment I open the Unity Dash to search for something. Using headphones instead of the built-in speakers does not ...
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HDMI output sound

I have no sound going to my TV via the HDMI output. Running 14.04. I have pulse audio and when I plug it into the TV, I get full video but no sound. The sound bar is moving (in pulse audio) like it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Microphone Static

I haven't found any other askubuntu questions that I'm actually looking for.. So, every time I use my internal microphone, whether its during a Skype call or when I'm testing it on the ...
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Sound indicator issues after upgrading to 14.04

I upgraded t 14.04 yesterday and now the sound indicator disappears every time I run Pithos. Also the media keys don't work. I tried showkey, and the system reads the keys fine, but nothing happens. ...
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14.04 Headphones do not appear as an output device

I installed 14.04 yesterday. I always leave my headphones and speakers plugged in together, so I know I have them in the right ports. Sound came though the speakers just fine, but nothing came ...
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HDMI Audio crackling only in Google Chrome

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and it's awesome. I use an HDMI cable: video and audio work flawlessly, except on Chrome 64bit (not chromium). Unfortunately, the audio crackles a lot. This happens ...
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How to play a sound after a command has finished its execution? [duplicate]

I want to be noticed after a command has finished its execution. And I was thinking that if I hear a sound is a good idea. For example, because I have a slow internet connection, the following ...
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No sound ARM Samsung Chromebook Ubuntu 12.04 using Crouton

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 with xfce on my ARM Samsung Chromebook 3 using Crouton. The sound is not working however. When I try to configure the sound using GStreamer I get GStreamer was unable ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 have a sounds folder to help set my email notification?

Does Ubuntu 12.04 have a stock sounds folder with some sounds I can use to set my email notification and other kind of notifications? I am looking for something centralized, like in /usr/share not a ...
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UAC1 DAC (ODAC): digital vs analog output

I am trying to get Ubuntu to output I2S output to my ODAC. When I go into sound settings, I get two options. Digital Output (S/PDIF) (IEC958, so it must actually mean S/PDIF...) Analogue Output ...
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Converting m4a to mp3 using sound converter on Network Attached Storage

I am trying to convert m4a files to mp3 for uploading to an mp3 player that doesn't support m4a. All my music is stored on a Buffalo Network Attached Storage (NAS) and I am using Soundconverter. ...
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How to play audio from different applications on different output devices?

How can I play music on my speakers while I use my headset for video chat applications like Skype? Shouldn't this be possible via this PulseAudio sound server that Ubuntu uses?
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Audio on MacBook 2,1

How can I setup audio in Ubuntu on the Apple MacBook 2,1? The laptop has three speakers which don't appear correctly on 12.04.
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Program to balance speaker output for surround sound 2.1?

I don't know how to tune speakers well, so I wanted to know if there is a program that will create a balanced sound output when connected to my 2.1 system for all sounds. Using Macbook Pro 2010 15 ...
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Not able to hear any sound in my ubuntu 10.04 [closed]

Sir i installed Ubuntu 10.04 in my system. I am able to watch videos in that but i am not able to here any sounds. i tried different posts in Ubuntu website but they are not working. Moreover my ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 13.10, tried everything

I've read through a bunch of differen't suggestions. I've restarted/rebuilt alsa as well as pulse audio. I've ran speakertest. I've installed ubuntu restricted extras. Here's what's happening... ...
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No sound in Xubuntu after starting from command line

When I first installed Xubuntu, everything was working fine. Then I encountered a problem where it would start up in the command line with no GUI, but I fixed that by typing startx. The problem, ...
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Getting sound to play on my new machine on Ubuntu 13.10

So I've been struggling with this for a bit now, and it's getting a bit frustrating. Some preliminary information: I've just built this computer from parts. Checking the available audio (not sure if ...
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USB sound card (Just for headphone jack, not recording)

So I have found a few questions that asked about recording equipment that work with LINUX through USB, but I don't need anything so extravagant (or expensive!), I just need something to be able to ...
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How do I get sound from speakers instead of TV over HDMI

I'm a noob with this OS. I installed Ubuntu today and it's up and working surprisingly fast ^^ My only issue is: I got my PC connected to speakers and connected to my TV via HDMI, when I try to play ...
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Sending sound only through HDMI (kubuntu)

So I am a new user to Ubuntu coming from Windows, and I wanted to connect my PC to the TV via HDMI. I have and it works perfectly, however, I have the sound coming from both the TV and the PC and it ...