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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Audio Switching to Mono after a while

I'm running kubuntu 15.04 - for a few days now, the audio swithches to mono after 48h or so after a reboot. A reboot fixes the issue. Using pavucontrol, output devices, headphones (actually ...
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If I put the volume under +- 40%, the sound stops

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on an Asus laptop. The sound is working. But whenever I try to adjust the volume, if I ever dare to put it under +- 40%, the sound violently shuts down. It's working again if I ...
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I installed Ubuntu on my laptop but why can't I get any sound?

After installing Ubuntu I can't get any sound out of my laptop unless I plug it into my monitor via HDMI. However, out of the speakers on the laptop there is nothing. How can I fix this?
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Audio stopped working on Ubuntu 14.04

Audio stopped working when I booted up my PC, it was working fine the day before. Usually it's fixed with a reboot, or two, but no luck. I followed the usual precedures: 1. checked for muted volume ...
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How to use arecord or audacity to trigger an event in a script through a specific noise?

I'm trying to set up an old computer with a microphone to have an always-on microphone and trigger a script and say send a tweet. I want to create a log of every time a train passes, have it measure ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Audio failure

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.2. This is a new installation, but I was able to play audio through speakers or headphones yesterday by selecting the desired output in the Sound|Output dialog. Today, I ...
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Is there a better (permanent) per-app volume management than volume indicator/Pulse audio volume control?

Because they both work but kind of cumbersome to access and it seems that if the application stops playing audio the volume would reset itself. That's very annoying when you want to lower the volume ...
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Audio Driver on local machine seems missing in UBUNTU on the Cloud

When moving app from local to AWS, audio driver seems missing. Any idea how resolve (not needed just disturbing execution)
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Create Second Audio Stream in AAC with FFMPEG

so I recently started using apache to serve my videos, and while I can use VLC, I would like the option to be able to play in browsers and that requires specifically an AAC audio stream. Anybody know ...
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Bluetooth speaker JAM connected to UBUNTU 14.04

thanks for taking the time to see my post. i ve bought a bluetooth JAM speaker and I am trying to connect it to the computer. The computer actually see the device, and I can even select it from the ...
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Miniscule Audio, All Sliders Max

I've been trying to get my audio to work all day, I've done most of the troubleshooting with no avail. If I listen very close, I can hear audio, mainly high pitches. I've looked everywhere and no one ...
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Sound problems in Ubuntu/Windows

I have Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and windows 8.1 installed on my laptop. After an Ubuntu update, I'm having problems with audio. The speaker and headphones play at the same time on Ubuntu. Only the ...
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Audiojack/headphones not Working Ubuntu 14.04 [Dell Alienware M17x r4]

As title states. Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS dual booted with Win 7 16gb mem, no swap partition, Ubuntu on ~100gb partition. Sound comes out of speakers nicely. Upon insertion of headphone to jack, ...
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Sound not working at all

After a bit of messing around including doing this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa; sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install pavucontrol linux-sound-base ...
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Alsa not working at all [duplicate]

So I had some issues with my microphone not working for some time, and I tried something , and now i can;t hear anything either. There is no sound bar at the top right of the screen. when i try to do ...
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Default sound not working

I have two nearly identical Ubuntu (Mythbuntu 14.04.2) home theater machines. After setting up the first one, sound worked in MythTV, but not in other programs. I created the .asoundrc file and set ...
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Sound Card Not supported!

I'm kinda new to Linux and so i've installed Ubunto and everything seems to be perfect except for the Sound, there's no Sound at all, either in programs or Browsers, nothing. I found out that my ...
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Headphone Jack not working on Asus K55VJ ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS just a few days ago. I cannot get the headphone jack to spit out audio for the life of me. I have read so many of these threads trying different solutions but nothing ...
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Headphones are playing a local radio station

Before you even think about saying "fake" or something like that, I swear on my life this is real. I am sitting in a hotel room in New Orleans right now, with my headphones on. Instead of hearing ...
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Please, find a Decent Audio Driver for Lenovo Y50-70 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (has JBL Speakers, but Linux unable to use max potential)

I'm used to the sound my laptop produces when it's running on Windows. Ubuntu has Volume Exceed, which just horribly distorts the Audio. Audio works perfectly in Windows. Please tell me how to utilize ...
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How can I get the microphone to work on a Macbook Air 1237 on Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Air and am really happy with how it runs. I have even got the internal wifi working and the sound outputs work fine, I can even connect to Airtunes. However ...
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14.04 No sound applet

So the sound applet in the bar uptop disappeared and I cant seem to get it back. I've googled and tried a number of things, but it still hasnt worked, and I would really like NOT to have to reinstall ...
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Sound not being output

I have a USB sound bar on my machine running Kubuntu 15.04. This output works properly (using the test options on the mixer, etc). But when playing a video/Spotify/etc, nothing is output. I disabled ...
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Sound problem with ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo's Thinkpad Edge E540

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad Edge E540 laptop. I have problem with sound. When I play music, the sound is too noisy (before I install Ubuntu, I had Windows 7 on my laptop and sound ...
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Pause music with bluetooth headset button

I have a bluetooth headset (Philips SHB7150 if that matters). Everything works fine; I get audio, volume works, and previous/next works. But the play/pause button does nothing. I tried looking at it ...
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Internal speaker not working in netbook

Heading Hello guys, I have a problem with my built in speaker on asus eeePC, i'm running xubuntu 15.04. When I unplug the headphones, the built-in speaker isn't working. I've checked in alsamixer, ...
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Bluetooth headphones not detected by bluetoothmanager

On Ubuntu 15.04 using an Ausu BT-400 bluetooth adapter I'm able to detect my Psyc headphones on command line: root@napster:/home/hduser# hcitool scan Scanning ... 00:02:5B:01:9B:B2 PSYC and ...
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How do I turn off calendar notifications in ubuntu touch?

I'm using ubuntu touch on MX4. 15.04 r2. I use the calendar app, this one is up to date. I can't seem to turn off calendar notifications for events on my calendar. I've looked in system settings and ...
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sequence of pacmd used by unity-control-center sound

I'd like to script the sequence of commands to switch from speakers to bluetooth headset or external bluetooth speaker. I found the correct sequence up to a certain point: pacmd list-sinks Once I ...
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Can i make 64 - bit Firefox use 32 - bit Java and how?

I am a newbie when it comes to Ubuntu, so please endure my ignorance... I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 for safety reasons and to have a desktop with no distractions for study. The Study I am attending ...
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What libraries should I use for capturing encoded audio and video and then decoding it?

I am working on a project which involves picking up data (both audio and video) over a network. Basically, the data will be encoded (most likely transmitted using Real-time Transmission Protocol), ...
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I installed Ubuntu a few months ago and have yet to hear any sound. How can i fix this issue?

I've asked a similar question before without much yield. It was just people pointing me to different FAQ pages and the likes. It says I have two sound cards when I type sudo aplay -l correct me if I'm ...
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no sound device detected (usb headset)

this has been my problem for a while now and it bugs the hell out of me... everything worked fine in ubuntu 12.04 LTS, then I upgraded to 13.04 my sound worked for 2 days and then suddenly said screw ...
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Audio indicator menu buttons are not visible using Libra theme

I have applied Libra theme to my Ubuntu 14.4 and it looks very neat but it has an annoying bug : Audio indicator menu buttons are not visible so it's hard to use audio players control buttons from ...
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How can I change the pitch of audio on the fly?

I recently switched to Ubuntu, and I would like to change the pitch of audio that is currently playing through my speakers, so that there is no delay in playback and without having actual access to ...
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Change audio output socket on Ubuntu 15.04

My output audio socket is broken. In Windows I can change sockets input and output with "Realtek". Is there a way to change audio sockets on Ubuntu 15.04?
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Horrid Audio with 14.04 on OptiPlex 3020

I am running an optiplex 3020 with a pair of steelseries headphones (that sounds amazing in windows) however in Ubuntu 14.04 its no different than plugging a speaker into the back of a tin can and ...
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Samsung headphones' microphone not recognised on Macbook Pro

I have those headphones provided with most Samsung phones. I wanted to use the microphone that is on these headphones, but when plugged in, only the output device is displayed in the "Sounds" ...
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aslactl storing / restoring issues

I have a problem with alsa settings not surviving reboot. I have a headless server running 15.04, using sound for shairport-sync. When I reboot, I get messy alsa settings (volumes). Trying to restore ...
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Skype Breaks Pulse & Bumblebee, badly. Awesome. 15.04

Installing skype from the partner repositories. Try to start Skype. It fails. Search online. Find this person with the same error message: Error loading libGL.so.1 and ...
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No sound just static

No sound just static i can hear little sounds when tweaking settings or scrolling down a page almost as if sound want's to come out. This started after a power outage. I’m using Ubuntu 15.04..the ...
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Cant select my bluetooth headset

I have laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and I am having problems with my blue-tooth headset. I paired it just fine, go to the sound settings, I can see it, but when I click on it but I cant select it, the ...
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Sudden change and problems after shutting down

As the title says, Since the last time I turned off my Toshiba A300 laptop, and turned it on a couple of hours ago, a lot of things have changed. First the resolution changed, it used to be 1440x900, ...
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How to enable playback on Ubuntu 14.04.2

The microphone seems to be working, it's detected, I've got 4 audio outputs and they're not responsive. I tested all four, I still get no sound. Here's my Audio info: ...
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Audio Scratching when altering volume

Recently after installing Wine and getting the audio to work I've started noticing that whenever I alter the volume for any application audio scratching occurs. Not sure what to do to fix it. The only ...
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KDE Hotkey-Volumecontrol stopped working

After installing a fresh Kubuntu (15.04) the hotkeys for volume-control were working out of the box. (Also making some nice "blob"-sound when I used them) I had to install a few codecs and other ...
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There is no sound out of the speakers from my dell inspiron 15 3000 series laptop ubuntu 12.04

There is no sound out of the speakers from my dell inspiron 15 3000 series laptop OS ubuntu 12.04. All of the blue there was no sound on my laptop without making any adjustments to the sound device. ...
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OS X Host - VirtualBox 5.0 running Ubuntu 14.04.02 video/audio playback is too fast [closed]

Problem is the video/audio is playing back too fast when watching Youtube videos or any kind of video/audio playback in general. This sounds like a chipmunk type effect on fast-forward. I am running ...
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How do I get a Rega DAC-R talking to an Ubuntu USB again?

For playing Flac music files from a Toshiba Tecra 10/Ubuntu 14.04 notebook - I recently upgraded from a $30 Behringer DAC (digital analogue converter) to a Rega DAC-R. The new DAC worked right away ...
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screen record with input and output sound ubuntu 14.04

I want to record my Skype calls with both input & output sounds and my screen. I tried recordmydesktop with pulseAudio volume control and GNOME ALSA Mixer. I tried answer given in this link. It ...