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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Problem with sound in Kubuntu 12.10

I'm really enjoying Kubuntu 12.10 experience, but the problem starts with sound. It wasn't here before, but today sound sounds garbled and echoed and wrong. It happens in Audacity and VLC. It doesn't ...
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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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Why Audio Device shows up in Hardware but not under Input/Output?

I have a pair of the Asus HS-1000W-R wireless headphones with microphone that were working just fine with Ubuntu 10.04. But we had to move cubicles last weekend and since setting the computer back up ...
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System Settings Missing/Bluetooth Settings/Sound Settings/Programs Missing?

Not sure what happened but all my settings are missing, I cant access any to make changes. When check under the dash not of the settings are showing as been instilled. Not only settings but some ...
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Head phones not out puting sound

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu gnome edition last night and have been pretty happy with it. The only problem is that I plug in my head phones, the sound still comes out of my laptop's built in ...
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Everytime I start Ubuntu or change sound settings my volume is put to 100%

Problem Every time I've logged into my Ubuntu desktop the volume is set to 100%. Except it doesn't state it's at %100 in the icon, and when I do change the volume it suddenly remembers the setting ...
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How to fix microphone that sometimes has wrong volume, other times doesn't work at all?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. I have had mic problems since 10.04. At times my mic level is just really low and other times it just doesn't work at all. I am using a Gateway M-Series. How can I ...
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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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HDMI onboard sound works but no analog sound

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 recently on my computer, but there's no sound. My computer mobo is Intel and it has VGA, DVI and HDMI outputs, all of them onboard. But I installed on it an external PCI-e ...
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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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What is the maximum audio bitrate humans can distinguish? [closed]

Some audio bitrates go as high as 256kbps. But I have listen to very very clear music with 92kbps. I became suspicious that beyond a certain bitrate of x kbps the average human ear cannot tell the ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 bluetooth A2DP does not work

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 in a new partition and I have some issues with bluetooth. I usually use bluetooth to connect to my wireless headset, in the old partition with Ubuntu 12.10 everything is ...
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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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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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Command to mute and unmute a microphone

During voice / video conversations online I would like to mute/unmute the microphone without having to go through all these steps each time: Sound indicator, Sound preferences, Select Input, Mute ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Noise from headphones

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. When I plug my headphones in I hear an annoying noise . The noise is not influenced by the volume level as well as the software used. It is just always there. Any ...
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sound stops working after a while in ubuntu 12.10

i did a clean install on ubuntu 12.10. Everything seemed fine at first including sound but after a while it stopped working. To get is back i have to restart it, sometimes even more than once. Any ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Volume control keys

I've used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for 3 weeks. My laptop's(Samsung RV510) function keys did work for volume changing until now. Yesterday they suddenly didn't work anymore when I turned on my computer. I ...
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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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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 ...
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No sound after resuming from suspend?

When my system gets to suspension while the song being played, and got resumed from the suspension, I found my Rhythmbox player running but no sound coming even from the system. I had to suspend it ...
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Microphone ALSA noise

I've got two microphones. Both works good under Windows. If i use them under Ubuntu the first one (call it X) works fine, but the second one (call it Y) produces a lot of high-frequency noise. I know, ...
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Internal microphone not listed in sound settings

On a fresh 12.04 installation in sound settings the internal microphone is not listed (worked upto 11.10). Alsamixer shows that mic is "0" and muted, but after changing that it remains undetected in ...
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How do I get my paired Bluetooth device to work properly and show up in Sound Settings as a profile?

I recently paired a brand new Jabra Halo v2 (Supports: HFA, HSP, a2dp) and although the device pairs with Ubuntu 12.04 (same issue in 11.10) just fine it doesn't show up as a audio device profile ...
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Switch between speaker, Bluetooth stereo, Bluetooth mono

Using a bluetooth headset that does Stereo (out only), mono (in / out) and speakers. Switching between the 3 is a lot of clicks. What I want to do: - run Stereo either on Speaker or headset - when I ...
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Speakers make tiny crackle noise every second, then trackpad stops working on a Dell Studio XPS 1640

So for the past few days, an issue has arisen that can't be ignored anymore with Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Studio XPS 1640 laptop. I've had 12.04 installed on it for months with no problems until ...
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Only root can play sounds

I did a minimal installation of ubuntu server on my computer cause I wanted to have a clean environment to run a very lightweight window manager (xmonad). I don't know much about the sound system in ...
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How can I stream my soundcard output?

I want to stream the output of my sound card to my iPod, via http server. The goal is to use my hifi as loud speakers for my computer, using my iPod, wireless. (NB. I want to stream everything to my ...
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Audio jumps to full volume or mutes randomly

I'm on 14.04 and I get volume spikes randomly. I first noticed it only when using Spotify so I thought it was a software issue with Spotify, now I've started it noticing sometimes when playing through ...
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No sound by speaker in ubuntu 12.04, only by headphones (re installing, updating and in liveUSB without sound)

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and the speakers don't work. Before I had 13.04 without problems about sounds. I re install ubuntu 12.04 and update, and also no sound, only by headphones. Also I tried by ...
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How do I rip audio from a DVD?

I remember reading a long time ago how you can rip the audio (music) from a DVD and convert it to a usable/readable format. I can't find that article any more. Can anybody help me?
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How do I switch to another audio output sink in XFCE?

From the command line I can easily create another pulseaudio sink and switch to that but I have not found a way how to do this using a GUI from the XFCE desktop. In GNOME I use gnome-volume-control ...
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How to upgrade pulseaudio

I got some issues with sound, sometimes it freezes and get out of sync with picture. VLC is giving me error, and there is said that I should update to pulseaudio 3.0. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 and ...
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Is it possible to automatically switch to HDMI sound output? 13.04

I've seen a few similar questions however couldn't find a solution and they were all a few years old. When I plug my laptop into the TV HDMI port I have to manually go through the sound options and ...
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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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Sound doesn't work with update 14.04 to 14.10

After my Ubuntu updating (14.04 to 14.10), an Ubuntu none modified (on Unity), after doing a classical update with graphical update, et installation came fine, and restart much times after making all ...
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Missing sound volume icon on screen top (14.04)

I have recently installed a fresh ubuntu 14.04. But the volume icon is missing. I can hear all kinds of sounds (rythmbox, youtube videos,...) ... I have already tried to install the package ...
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I want to split sound

I would like to split sound between skype and games/music/system. I want skype to use headphones plugged in, and system to use speakers. Is that possible? Microphone - mic in PINK Headphones - audio ...
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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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How can I specify which programs play sound through headphones and which ones play through speakers?

When I used Windows (sorry for bringing it up,) I could specify in the sound control menu which programs I wanted playing through which speakers. For example, I could have Skype playing through my ...