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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HDMI Sound output dissapearing after first use

I have a media centre with a ATI Radeon HD graphics card using Ubuntu desktop with all updates current which works fine for video and will also work perfectly for sound. The problem is that it seems ...
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JACK turns off other sound

I have a midi keyboard connected to qSynth through jack, which works fine. But when I try to play other sound(from chrome, vlc, etc.) it is completely silent. How do I fix this?
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Analog stereo out on speakers and headphones

this sounds like a pretty dumb question but how can I get audio output on headphones and speakers? My motherboard is GA-G41M-Combo and doesn't seem to have any digital audio out, but 3 miniplugs ...
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Bluetooth and speaker occasionally working on ASUS N550JV

I use a ASUS N550JV laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 dual boot. The Bluetooth module is atheros ar3012. Since the day Ubuntu is installed, the behavior of Bluetooth and speaker is weird. They ...
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Headphone is not working for ubuntu 14.04

I just converted into ubuntu 14.04 from windows and the speakers on my laptop are working fine. Although when I tried to use my headphones the sound is still coming out from my speakers. I looked at ...
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No sound output (MSI K8N NEO4/CK804 AC'97)

I have a K8N NEO4 motherboard with a built in AC'97 sound card. It has a digital spdif output I wish to utilize. My reciever is a Denon AVR 1709 which supports afaik DTS/AC3 in 44100 & 48000 hz. (...
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Skyrim with PlayOnLinux audio is choppy [closed]

I've been playing The Elder Scrolls V on Ubuntu 14.10 with wine (PlayOnLinux). There's a problem with the audio that makes everything choppy and fuzzy. Everybody's voices sound super-gravelly and ...
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No audio output devices detected in new computer build with Skylake (Z170) motherboard in 14.04

I'm guessing the problem is that my motherboard is very recent; it's a Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 using the new Z170 (Skylake) chipset. The output of lspci -v shows two "Audio device" blocks, but I ...
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New Sound Devices Show up in Hardware But not Input or Output

If I insert a new audio device it shows up under the Hardware Tab of Sound Settings: However, I don't see it as an option in Input or Output Tab:
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Beats audio driver for hp dv6-7040tx

Here is the model of my laptop: http://www.gadgetsguru.com/hp-dv6-7040tx-lowest-price-spec-cheap-sale-india-15613.aspx As the specs say, it has quad speakers with a sub-woofer... When i was using ...
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No sound Civ 5 and wine

I have installed Civilization 5 retail version with an update pack called update 7 via WINE and while the game runs well I am unable to get any sound working. I am running 12.04 and version 1.4 of ...
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Trouble Pairing Bluetooth Sound Bar with 14.04 LTS

I am currently having issues pairing a Yamaha YAS-103 sound bar with my system. It will appear in my Bluetooth manager screen however I can't seem to get it to pair. Using the 0000 Passkey fails as ...
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does not detect my sound card HDMI

Mainly, the sound only heard in the computer and not on TV, I have no problems with the video, it works correctly. Ubuntu never detect my sound card hdmi. commands: aplay -l results: **** Lista ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5559 hangs at shutdown, wierd start ups

I just bought a new Dell machine. It's awesome! It has a 6th Gen Intel i5, Radeon M335 (4gb ddr3), 8gb of ram< win 10. Nothing special, but still quite good. Anyways I wanted to install Ubuntu on ...
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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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Python script to change the jack from input to output does not work in 13.04 [closed]

To change the jack from input to output for any computer or laptop I followed this question: How do I change which audio jacks are used for input and output? But the Python script does not work. ...
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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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Webex audio not working with 11.10

I can see presentations, chat, screen-share, everything in webex meeting but can't make audio work, I always get: "The Audio Device is Unaccessible Now" Does anyone know what is happening? Thanks.
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Strange noise in headphones when no sound is played

There is a strange noise coming out of my headphones on my Lenovo T440. The sound is like when you tune your radio, but you get a wrong frequency and you hear unpleasant noise. Well - that's the same ...
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Can I downmix stereo audio to mono?

I have one speaker next to my computer which I use mostly as a headphone amplifier. On occasion I need to use it as a loudspeaker. Is it possible to quickly change the audio output from stereo to mono,...
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“Limbo” game has no sound

I just bought a game called Limbo in Humble Bundle V. The site says that all games are cross-platform but in my computer the game has no sound. I've searched in google and looked in the official FAQ, ...
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Audio output device, fast switch?

Depending on the situation, I use either my speakers or my headset for audio output. Given that my headset is an USB headset it behaves as its own audio device. Currently I switch between audio ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 : Sound, keyboard, terminal shortcut stopped working

I have recently upgraded to ubuntu 15.04. After this, I am facing some weird errors. My shortcut CTRL + ALT + T stopped working for terminal. Function keys for Sound not working anymore. My keyboard ...
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How do I toggle sound with amixer?

Including Natty I was always able to toggle (mute/unmute) the 'Master' sound volume with the amixer sset Master toggle command that I linked to an edge binding in CompizConfig-Manager. Now after ...
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How to play mp3 files from the command line?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 server.. so command line only. I need to be able to play audio (.mp3 & .wav) files via the command line! I've installed the MPD & Audacious packages... and ...
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How to record any internal sound in and out using Ubuntu and Audacity

How to record any internal sound like mic in and speaker out from same PC running Ubuntu using Audacity or something else? For example under Windows someone does like this: (i want to do the similar)...
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How to convert wav to ogg and mp3 using VBR

How to convert wav to ogg and to mp3 with VBR and excellent end quality? If possible, using soundconverter or ffmpeg. Incidentally, I tried to see whether soundconverter uses VBR and there is ...
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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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How can I tell if I'm using alsa or pulse-audio by default? (Switching to i3-wm)

I might not be understanding the core concept, in which case correct me if I'm wrong. Ubuntu comes with two different audio rendering servers, pulse and alsa. Alsa is an intermediary layer to pulse? I'...
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Skype shows “Virtual device” for Microphone, speakers and ringing

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 and Skype 4.03.0.37. my audio devices are working fine but when I make Skype calls I can't hear the other person neither they can hear me. when I checked Skype audio settings ...
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Increase Sound level

Is it possible to set the default sound level more than 100% ?Every time after booting i have to manually increase the sound level from the sound settings which is a bit irritating. I am using Ubuntu ...
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App that will rip mp3s from an analog cassette tape?

I have a few audio cassette tapes from the 1980s :) The albums were never released on CD, and to prevent any more deterioration and from losing the songs forever I wanted to rip the tapes to mp3. ...
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After login, desktop hangs for ~20s before showing Unity. Bootchart suggests pactl. Help?

After I log in to my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop, I see my desktop background for approximately 20 seconds before the actual Unity desktop loads. I installed bootchart and that suggests that the problem is ...
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No sound from speakers, but headphones work

I have had a problem with my sound for a while now. Sound comes from my headphones, but not from my speakers. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 on a Compaq 320. I have searched around, but none of the ...
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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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Microphone not working at all in Skype

I have been able to get the built-in microphone (it's an Acer laptop) to not only work, but work perfectly in Ubuntu's own Sound Recorder, but when starting up Skype, there's no sign of my microphone ...
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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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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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Get the audio from Line-in to output to the speaker

I have connected a console to the line-in of my computer. How can I make it so that the sound comes out of the speakers? I've tried alsamixer and it didnt help Im using Ubuntu 12.04
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Ubuntu 14.04 Asus G550JK SonicMaster External Subwoofer not working

I have bought Asus G550JK laptop(G version of N550) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm just a beginner in using Ubuntu, but I managed to make everything work fine except the external SonicMaster ...
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Surround Sound on Ubuntu 14.04 with Logitech G430?

I have a Logitech G430 headset, that comes with 7.1 surround sound. On Windows 7, I have the Logitech Gaming Software installed, which allows me to have surround sound on my headset. I was wondering ...
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Auto-switch audio to HDMI when HDMI monitor/receiver plugged into laptop

I have a laptop with an HDMI port. While we're homeless and staying with friends I've been plugging it into their surround sound receiver with an HDMI cable. To get sound working I have to open up the ...
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How to play piano via a midi keyboard?

I am sorry to bother you but I don't know very much. This is about playing the piano through the computer. I have an m-audio keystation 88 which is a whole separate machine that connects through the ...
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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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Bluetooth speaker no sound in Ubuntu 16.04

After upgrading to Kubuntu 16.04 my JBL Flip 2 bluetooth speaker no longer works. It connects just fine, and the sound is set to use A2DP sink with the speaker, but I get no sound. I found some ...
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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 boost mplayer (SMPlayer) sound (in Lubuntu)?

I am thinking of the useful feature present in the MPUI video player (mplayer for windows) that can enable volume boost to impressive levels (not from the volume slider, but just from the mouse scroll)...
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Unable to get audio through HDMI connection to TV with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having trouble getting audio through my TV which is connected via HDMI. The item is available (HDMI / DisplayPort 2) via sound settings, but it doesn't play any sound. I'm able to get the volume ...
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How to record internal audio with XVidCap? (Not with Microphone)

I installed XVidcap from synaptic. There is an option in preferences to turn on audio recording but there is no audio in final output. I followed instructions on Ubuntu Forums and downgraded the ...
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What are my audio devices?

I'm attempting to use easycap to record from my camcorder but I'm having a slight problem. Using their test script I'm able to get audio and video. I've noticed that in the script on line 159 it makes ...