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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How to play music, coming from the microphone jack?

I have a USB device attached, which enumerates as a microphone. It streams some music, and I can easily record it with e.g. Audacity. However, I want not to record it, but jsut listen on my ...
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Is there a way to enable “beats audio” from within Linux?

I got HP Pavilion dv6 7010ej, using beats audio, how can i enable full audio model support on it (including subwoofer etc.)? Sound Card: lspci says: Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 ...
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12.04 No Audio from HDMI After Switching Monitor Off / On

When booting Ubuntu 12.04, I have sound coming from my speakers through HDMI, except the start up sound (not a big deal). My card is listed in the sound settings. If I switch inputs on my monitor, the ...
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Multi-Room / Multi-Zone DIY Audio Setup

I have been searching around and trying to figure out the best way to create a multi-room multi-zoned setup on the relatively inexpensive side. This rules out a Sonos or Squeezebox based solution as ...
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How do I use Microsoft LiveChat LX-3000?

Work gave me a LifeChat LX-3000 headset. I plugged it in, and now Mixer shows it in a bunch of options. But it doesn't matter which one I select, I can't get sound to go out to the device, not even ...
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How can I use Jack for all my system sounds?

I have a firewire soundcard (Phonic FireFly808 [not the "808-U" version!]) which I would like to use as my standard soundcard. From what I found out, it seems like only ffado could get this firewire ...
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How do I write raw bytes to a sound-device?

In the olden days, you used to be able to open /dev/dsp for reading and writing, now, with PulseAudio this doesn't work anymore. I thought you could do it with padsp, but this code doesn't run: ...
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How do I enable CD-in?

I have a TV card that is connected to the CD-in (JCD1) connector on my mother board. However, I could not find a setting in pavucontrol to playback the sound from that port in Ubuntu. Am I just ...
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No sound on TV with HDMI, Ubuntu 13.04

I have connected my Gateway laptop to my TV with an HDMI cord a million times, and I'm aware that you have to go into sound settings and select HDMI Audio. However, since upgrading to 13.04 there is ...
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Disable sound through HDMI permanently

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop using an external monitor. The monitor is connected by a HDMI cable. The external monitor does not have boxes, it does have an audio exit for a headphone/.. . ...
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HP Envy 15 Speakers Partially Working (Beats Audio)

Anybody have all 5 speakers (front l+r,rear l+r and woofer) working? Currently only the front two (front l+r) are working. I'm running a fresh install of 12.10. Headphones work fine though. Doesn't ...
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Audio not working for Gnome Screencast Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R

I can do screencasts by pressing ctrl+alt+shift+r, but I get no sound when I view the videos, I've check my built in mic and headset, they both work on skype and such, I just can't record sound with ...
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Headphone Jack has no sense [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sound comes out of my speakers even when headphones are plugged in How can I mute the speakers when the headphones are plugged in? I have searched all over the internet ...
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How can I hide extra volume controls?

Currently I have sound controls in both the indicator applet and the notification area applet. Does anyone know how I to hide the audio controls in the notification area?
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tuxguitar doesn't play any sound

I have just installed tuxguitar. It runs correctly, with one exception which is quite crucial - it doesn't play sounds at all. How can it be fixed? I don't know the model of my sound card and don't ...
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HP Envy 15 3040nr sound issues

I have successfully set up my Envy 15" for Ubuntu 12.04 except for the sound, anyone have any ideas about how to get it working? I had to blacklist snd-usb-audio to my alsa to stop pulseaudio from ...
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No sound on Wolfenstien: ET

I am trying to play wolfenstien ET and everything works fine, except the sound... I can't hear anything, doesn't matter if it speakers or headphones.. Anyone have any ideas?
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Unable to make sound play in headset

Top right, I click the sound icon, select sound settings, and connect my USB-headset. I can them see the headset being detected as it pops up in the menu. I click it, and expect the currently played ...
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Is there a music player that can play the sound from a youtube film?

I want to play this song but I don't want to see the video. Is there a music player that can do that and please tell me how to do it? the youtube link is just an example, don't put too much interest ...
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There are no Audio devices listed under hardware tab of audio preferences as a result no sound [closed]

lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" showed the following result 20:01.0 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A/VT8251 HDA Controller (rev 10) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8290 ...
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Audio Playback Problem

I have this problem with all of my music player applications Banshee, Guayadeque and Amarok -when I click the Play button nothing happens, i.e. music doesnt start playing or the Play button doesnt ...
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No sound on a realtek AC97

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 and I've no sound. I tried few method suggested in ubuntu forums like reinstall alsa but nothing works? My PC is old and my audio card is Realtek's AC'97. Any suggestions ...
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No audio with headphones, but audio works with integrated speakers

My speakers work correctly, but when I plug in my headphones, they don't work. I am running Ubuntu 10.04. My audio card is Realtek ALC259 My laptop model is a HP G62t a10em In another thread someone ...
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Skype no sound on Kubuntu 13.10

I just performed a fresh install of Kubuntu 13.10 on my machine. Everything is working great except for Skype. I cannot get any form of audio playback in Skype. In the sound settings panel I get a ...
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Subwoofer doesn't work on Dell Inspiron 17R after upgrade to 13.10

After upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 Dell's Inspirion 17R subwoofer stoped working. In Ubuntu 13.04 was workaround by adding in the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf next line: options ...
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How to upgrade alsamixer in ubuntu 13

I resonantly ran a script which I thought would upgrade alsamixer, I think it downgraded it. Whatever it did I now get crackly sound. I now have alsamixer version 1.0.16. I have heard that there is a ...
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Are there any players (or other programs) intended for transcription? [duplicate]

I mean players that include features related to listening to recorded talking for the purpose of putting that into text. One elementary feature would be a somewhat refined way of play/stopping, ...
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Player to set short-keys for 1-second ahead/back jump?

I need to transcript to text some recordings and I need to jump back and forth, but sometimes 2-3 secs, sometimes 10, or more, or less. (On the long run these differences are not trivial in this type ...
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My headphones mute AlsaMixer when I plug them in, HP DV6 12.04

Whenever I plug any type of headphones into one of the audio out connectors on my hp dv6, alsa mutes them, muting the "speaker" setting(see attached image). This also happened in Fedora, so it's a ...
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Lost Sound To Headphone Jack After Recent Update (Ubuntu 12.04)

After a recent update, I lost all sound to my headphone jacks on an HP Pavilion dv6. Not sure where to begin. Does anyone have any ideas? The external speakers on my laptop work fine.
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Audio not working in 12.10

I did a clean install of 12.10. When I open Sound Settings in gnome the only device in the list is "Dummy Output", and sound is not working. Sound worked fine out of the box in 12.04. I ran ...
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Using Jack audio and getting audio to play though headphones

I need to use Jack audio to prevent clicks but I'm having problems getting jack to play though my usb wireless g930 headphones. I'm using puredata and I can get my usb wireless g930 headphones to ...
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Recording Sound (playing from an external device) and save to my pc using line-in and line-out

I want to record and save say, music being played on my i-pod ,to my PC. Is this do-able? I was thinking if it can be done by connecting my i-pod's line-out to the line-in of my PC. If any CLI ...
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Fix 'no-sound' issue for game family-farm

I have played the family-farm demo game for few days and then I bought the game through the Ubuntu Software Center.
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Speakers / headphones always play simultaneously on an ASUS K50AB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sound comes out of my speakers even when headphones are plugged in There is a major problem that I've been having with Ubuntu. I cannot play sound only on the speakers ...
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Command to unmute and maximize volume?

I need to mute/unmute from the command line. I found out that I can do it with: amixer sset Master mute amixer sset Master unmute the problem is that the command for unmute is not working (as ...
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Reducing bitrate in conversion of mp3 and ogg

I can save space by reducing bitrates of songs to x*, the value beyond which humans don't discern any difference. If so, how to reduce the bitrates with CLI: 1. mp3 to mp3 conversion 2. during mp3 ...
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How to convert .aif audio files to mp3?

I have audio files with .aif extensions (AIFF/Amiga/Mac audio). How to play them and, more important: how to convert them to mp3 or other more common audio format? update: trying to run a command ...
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ALSA fails to recognize on-board audio card

In Mythbuntu 12.04.2, ALSA (1.0.25+dfsg-0ubuntu1.1) fails to recognize the A88GMV on-board AMD 880 HD Audio (card). This system is fully updated. The system also contains a NVIDIA graphics card ...
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Script to switch between two sound devices

I use two sound devices, normal analogue output and sound over HDMI. When I'm not using the TV I leave it turned off and switch to the speakers. As I do this regularly I would like a script to do it ...
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Volume control 'out of phase' with actual volume and Alsamixer

I'm setting up a friend's HP Presario (quite old) laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 which used to work fine in 11.10. However, the volume is completely silent until it is turned up to about 3/4. Past this ...
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Sound coming out from speaker and headphone on an Acer Aspire One Model 722

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 on Acer Aspire One Model 722. The problem is that sound keep coming out from the internal speaker even after plugging the headphone in. Now, I am a beginner in the Ubuntu AND ...
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No sound plays from headphones on an MSI Wind u100 netbook

Just performed a fresh install and sound plays from the speakers but not from the headphones. No sound at all. If I pull the jack out, then push it in slightly, it works but sound plays from the ...
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Alsa doesn't work in vlc

Alsa Audio Output works fine from terminal, e.g. aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Noise.wav. But I got to change from default to Alsa Audio Output in vlc. I found it in Tools > Perfernces > Audio > ...
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(Only) YouTube Videos automatically fast forward

I recently updated my Ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 lts and there seems to be a problem while I'm playing YouTube videos they, for no reason, start to fastforward (audio and video). This does not happen ...
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How to make a sound effect play whenever I click?

I know that sounds like a weird idea, but I kinda want to experiment with this. Over the past few months, I've kinda turned Ubuntu into my own little Frankenstein's monster, but whatever you tell me ...
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How do I convert music between formats and keep its metadata?

I tried to use Sound Converter to convert several folders of files from .m4a to .mp3 format and lost all file metadata in the conversion. I used Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with Sound Converter 1.4.4-2. Is this ...
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Notification Alert sounds do not work

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 on a new PC I have sound working and I have the Login Sound working but I don't get any other alert / notification sounds. e.g. If a question box pops up - there's no ...
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How can I send pulseaudio streams over to another computer?

I upgraded to Oneiric today and found out that I can't send my PA stream over to my desktop anymore. The same program that I used in Natty and before, papfrefs, is still there, but everything in the ...
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How do I enable the terminal bell? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Beep in shell script not working? When using the Terminal application in Ubuntu I never seem to hear any alerts. How do I turn these sounds on? I've tried looking in ...