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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hissing noise over headphones only in Ubuntu

So I've looked at many of the other forums but nothing I've seen so far has eliminated my issue. As soon as I boot up my laptop, Lenovo T440s, I start hearing a pop then a loud continious hiss that ...
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How to check music file for distortion?

Distorted audio Sometimes, when palying some music file, it just does not sound right - for example it sounds like it's distorted by overmodulating - but it's not so strong that it is obvious how it ...
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sound is not audible in online videos

I am using Ubuntu 15.04, chrome browser. My sound is playing in saved videos and all the drives are perfectly fine. When I go on to play online videos the videos and the video quality is perfect but ...
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Sound not working in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

i have installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS with windows 8 in different partitions. Sound is not working in ubuntu. I checked all answers for all similar questions but nothing helped. I have an asus n-550jk ...
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Sound not working folowing Ubuntu 15.04 install

Following the 15.04 installation I found ALSA Mixer setting to unmute the Headphone channel was not saving. With the headphone channel muted I got no sound playback through the speakers. How do I ...
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low Sound volume on flash but normal in soundcloud. #Chrome

I have an odd issue ^^ I have a low volume on the flash player (zb. Youtube) on chrome. But a completely normal one on some online radio like soundcloud. The volume is setted to max. but is still ...
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No “Hdmi” option in my Sound Settings. How to fix it? [duplicate]

My laptop is a Dell 5748 (Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed). After formatting the hard drive I installed Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1 Pro. My problem is that there's no Hdmi option in the sound settings. I ...
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Sound device missing after ubuntu 15.04 upgrade (HDMI / ALC283) [duplicate]

I just upgraded to ubuntu 15.04 and noticed that my HDMI audio device is totally missing from the sound menu / application in settings. It looks like there is a device, but it's number 1 instead of 0? ...
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Sound issues. ubuntu thinks my headphones are always plugged in

Alright regardless of the fact that my headphones are plugged in or not ubuntu seems to claim that my headphones are plugged in. I checked under sounds settings in the main settings and the only ...
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Ubuntu 15.04, 6 channel suround sound on 3 ports audio

My motherboard have 6 channel capability chipset, but it only have 3 ports audio jack: line in(stereo), line out(stereo), and mic. My question is : how to configure / swap line in(stereo) port and mic ...
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Front Audio Panel Issue

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time, the 15.04 version. I plug my headphones in the front audio panel but there's no audio even though on Windows worked perfectly. Thanks in advance
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no HDMI audio on Intel NUC (NUC5i5RYH)?

As the subject suggests, I'm having a bit of trouble getting audio over HDMI with an Intel NUC. I'm running 15.04 Vivid. To be honest, I've heard before that the kernel is considered to be monolithic ...
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My in-built speakers aren't working :\

I have installed both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on my standard hdd. I have a dual boot system. I disabled fast startup in windows and windows claims to do a full shutdown, yet I still cannot gain ...
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Audio Drivers for Lenovo G580

I have a Lenovo G580, with Dolby speakers. These used to work fine with windows7,8,8.1,10(Technical Preview) after installing the Dolby drivers available on the official website, but due to non ...
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Control Alsa in real time with external controller?

Okay so after hunting down old threads and questions, I feel it's best to just ask this and see if I can get some help. My question is how in the world do I control Alsa externally with my Korg micro ...
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Status of Steinberg UR22 USB audio interface in Ubutnu 15.04

What's the current status of the Steinberg UR22 USB audio interface in Ubuntu 15.04? Does it work out-of-the-box as expected, such as being able to record to a stereo track, or does it take some ...
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bluetooth headset video and audio out of sync

i have noticed that when playing videos online that when i press pause the audio plays about a second longer. as a result the video and the audio is out of sync. using the same headset on android ...
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UBUNTU 12.04 LTS - Dell Vostro 3446 audio and wifi (Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565) not working after update

I bought a new Dell Vostro 3446. everything was working fine till I was asked to update the Ubuntu package 12.04 LTS. Now my audio is completely silent and wifi network is gone. Can anyone please help ...
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Is there an Ubuntu upnp interface or api for XBMC/KODI?

I am in the process of developing a voice controlled home automation system, a big part of which is my media center...currently XBMC running a Rasberry Pi, soon to be Kodi running on a Rasberry Pi 2. ...
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Speaker Sound is Good But Google Translate Sound Is Cracky

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for during almost 1 month. My laptop's speaker is pretty fine. I can listen musics without any problem. But whenever I try to listen pronunciation of English or any other ...
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Lenovo G50-70 Microphone Doesn't work with Skype/Hangouts on Ubuntu 15.04

I have not tried this on other versions of Ubuntu, I tried calling through Skype and Hangouts, but the problem persisted- No Sound was emmited. I increased the values of the input device tab and the ...
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Auxiliary port not working (Ubuntu 14.04)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Alienware m14x laptop; it is my first experience with Ubuntu so I might be missing something simple here. All sound works fine coming through the internal ...
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Special Function Keys are not working in Ubuntu 14.0.4.2 LTS

Volume (+/-/Mute), Brightness (up/down), Disable Webcam, Mute Microphone and Projector Function keys are not working (when used through laptop keyboard) but Next, Pause/Play and Previous keys are ...
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pavucontrol is not launching in xubuntu

I have the xfce indicator plugin in the system tray. When I click on speaker icon > sound settings...: Nothing happens. This used to work. pavucontrol is not launching, any suggestions on how to ...
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No Sound using pipelight

Hi i am hoping someone can assist as i have installed the pipelight plugin on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and on the Sky GO website i can see the video but cannot get the sound to work. All seems to work ok from ...
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CPU Locks up due to intel sound drivers during boot

My Vivid Vevet install was working just fine until I did an update. On the next startup the screen would just freeze on the loading screen before I could decrypt the hard drive. I can't get to ...
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Audio capture from multiple USB sound cards In Lubuntu

How do i capture sound from multiple sound cards simultaneously in lubuntu 14.04? At the moment I have installed Audacity but it can only record sound from a single device at a time. Is there any ...
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Is there a way with sox to trim parts of audio file with volume under a certain level?

I have an audio file and I want to delete the parts of this audio file that have less than a certain level of volume. Is that possible with sox?
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Sound output turns off after clicking on video or live cam

When I click on any video or live cam the sound goes off after a few seconds. I can reboot to get sound back, but still goes off after a few seconds. I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10.
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No sound over HDMI running 15.04 on NUC D54250WYK

After upgrading to 15.04, and maybe another update round, I can't hear any sound over HDMI. A sound device seems to exist: $ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 1: PCH [HDA ...
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Cracked Sound In Ubuntu But Smooth Sound In Windows!

Some sound files in Ubuntu gives cracked sound, but the same files run on Windows without any problem! Why it is happening? Moreover, when I record screen captures and record sound using a microphone, ...
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Only analog sound device in 15.04, HDMI device was accessible before

as the title suggests I can't choose HDMI audio output anymore, the only available sound device is analog. I could choose HDMI audio output before, but now it is missing.
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Add an audio track to a .mkv has already included an audio track

Got a .mkv file (with ID 0, type: video and ID 1, type: audio) and a .mka file (with ID 0, type: audio). I tried to merged them by using mkvmerge GUI. It seems successfully and the report seems OK: ...
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Xubuntu 15.04, no sound through HDMI

I've just installed Xubuntu 15.04 in my Dell laptop after using Ubuntu for over 2 years. I can't get the sound to work in my Samsung monitor, which is connected to the laptop through its HDMI port. It ...
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Audio Problems on 14.04

My Thinkpad T440p is having audio problems with Ubuntu 14.04, and I don't have any idea where to start troubleshooting- I don't even recall there being a point where something seemed to have went ...
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No microphone input. Ubuntu 14.04, Asus x550ln

I can't use my microphone after installing ubuntu 14.04. I have made a little research and using alsamixer and pavucontrol to chance microphone configurations had no results at all. After installing ...
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pulseaudio-dlna not working with mpd and ROCKI devices

Note: I rewrote this question because the signal-to-noise ratio was approaching 0. Just installed pulseaudio-dnla on my Ubuntu 14.04.2 system to create pulse sinks for my ROCKIs so I can stream audio ...
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ubuntu 14.04 no sound using hdmi (C210 Series Chipset Family High)

I'm not original in my question and nevertheless, I couldnt find a solution in the internet. Ubuntu 14.04 wont make any sound when connected via hdmi to my tv. could someone help me? I think I tried ...
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Dell Inspiron 13 laptop speaker constant hiss

I have a Dell Inspiron 13 7348 laptop and in Ubuntu the speakers emit a constant hissing sound with an occasional click. The sound starts at the lightdm login screen. There is no hiss in Windows so ...
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Sound settings not working after login

Up until login the sound settings in top right corner appear fine. After I login though it shows the muted icon and sound settings are all disabled. The sound plays but I can't change volume outside ...
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Lost HDMI sound somehow

A few days ago, everything with my HDMI was working fine - sound and video. Yesterday, PulseAudio Volume Control no longer detects HDMI output as an audio output - video still works fine. I don't ...
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Sound Recorder output Distorted

I have an Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller . when recording sound using Audio Recorder , the output is a distorted sound barely you can understand . but in skype it works perfect and ...
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Internal speakers not in output devices

Problem: My internal speakers aren't listed in the output devices tab resulting in no sound coming out of them. Just tested, headphones/headset also don't work. System does "see" sound card Things ...
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Alsamixer or Pulseaudio reverts PCM channel level to 100% in 14.04

Can anybody help me figuring out why every time I change volume with media keys, or restart my Dell E1405, the PCM slider goes up to 100%? How do I make it stay at 81% (which is one step below the red ...
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Audio capture from Stereo to USB sound card

I have a 4 channel stereo input to USB sound card that I have connected with a odroid-c1 sbc running lubuntu 14.04. I need to capture the audio from USB sound card. For this I had pulseaudio installed ...
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Skype crackling audio during Test Call?

I have a problem with Skype 4.2 during the Test Call that I don't think it matters on client side, but during the test call after the recording and then playback the audio is crackling. Now I fixed ...
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audio device not found! arecord -l has strange behaviour

I am in a very strange situation. I have a commodity hardware. I attached my webcam (Logitech C525) .Now here is what is happening: Running a record -l produces this output ...
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HDMI is my card 0

I am dual booting linux and windows 8 on a lenovo yoga 2 pro. My speaker volume isn't working but headphone volume works fine. Alsa controls my audio and the speaker volume is on. I found that my ...
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How to change right/left speakers through HDMI?

I connected my laptop to TV with HDMI cable. There are 2.0 speakers. In sound preferences "Test sound" utility two test button "right" and "left", but they play left" and right speaker respectively. ...
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AAC to AC3 avconv failing on some Files

This excellent thread helped me get a script setup for converting my video files with 5.1 AAC sound to 5.1 AC3. However I'm having issues with some files avconv version 11.2-6:11.2-1, Copyright ...