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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Why is my audio device switching?

My computer keeps switching the audio device from "headphones" to "speakers", even though the headphones aren't plugged in. I rebooted the computer but the problem kept happening even while the ...
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How to change sound indicator player's icons size

Where can I change the size of icons in the portion of volume control? view screenshot
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Sound Card being disconnected/reconnected constantly

I am running 16.04. My built in sound card on my motherboard shows up as connected, thenSound Card being disconnected/reconnected constantly Sound Card being disconnected/reconnected constantly ...
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Converted video from .VOB have no voice

I'm stock on this for a while. I have tried ffmpeg -i inpout.VOB -c:v libx264 -crf 20 -c:a libmp3lame -ac 2 -ab 192k output.avi and mencoder in.VOB -nosub -nosound -ovc x264 \ -x264encopts ...
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My microphone goes to my own speakers not partner

I just installed Skype on Ubuntu 16.04. Now not only in Skype but also other applications like Firefox Hello I do hear my own voice (mic) on my own speakers (I have a headset). The microphone is not ...
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I can't get sound to work in Ubuntu 15. Could upgrading to 16 fix it?

I'm pretty sure the hardware works, since I was able to hear sound when I had CentOS on the same computer earlier, and also in an earlier edition of Ubuntu before that (again, on the same hardware).
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16.04 ALSA / Radeon R9 380 HDMI Audio

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu Studio 15.10 to 16.04, and audio output from my GPU's HDMI port no longer seems to work at all. Output from alsa-info.sh can be found here, which includes aplay -l ...
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Rhythmbox stopped working after upgrading to Ubuntu 16

So, I had my Ubuntu 15 with Rhythm working fine. Then, when it was released, I upgraded to Ubuntu 16 and after that Rhythmbox stopped working. When I open it, or click in some audio file, it shows up ...
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USB headset causes bizarre system behavior

I have a Sennheiser headset that causes bizarre system behavior when it is plugged in, including: Graphical corruption: all of the system text, such as the toolbar clock, shifts to a very different ...
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How to set QMMP to play - not enqueue - with double click?

On Lubuntu 14.04.4 - When double-clicking on an MP3 file, I'd like it to rightaway load and play in QMMP, but instead it QMMP opens and then I have to click "play". If I right click an MP3 file and ...
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Chrome on Ubuntu not playing sound from YouTube

Recently I have lost the ability to play sound from Flash-based apps like YouTube through the built in speakers on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop via Chrome. (When I plug into an external monitor with ...
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Installed Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Sound Problem, try everything on the internet

Hi, I'm noob like super Noob but i wouldn't ask without trying anything out there first and i have tried the sudo alsa-force-reload Not working I have tried changing the default output as well, ...
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Automatic mute speakers after headphones unplugged

Does any one know of a way to mute the speakers when headphones are unplugged? I tried this method http://askubuntu.com/a/697631/527877, but its not working.
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS - Random beep from system speaker

My internal speaker (mainboard) sometimes does a beep. This seems to happen randomly. Sometimes it happens every few minutes, sometimes it is quiet for hours. There seems to be no specific event ...
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How do I get my Bluetooth speaker to connect with my laptop?

When I try to connect my Bluetooth speaker to my new Asus TP500LB, Blueman-Applet gives the option to use a "random passkey" or not to connect, but no option to enter the passkey that my speaker gives ...
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No sound from inbuilt speakers from dell inspiron 15 3542 series ubuntu 12.04

I have dell inspiron 15 3542 series laptop with ubuntu 12.04 as operating system. Yesterday I had executed following commands from terminal sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The above ...
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No sound using Displayport to HDMI connected to TV Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a desktop connected to a TV HDMI input using Displayport as an output from the PC. The problem is that I don't have sound. Even when I tried to change the sound hardware I ...
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No sound after two minutes of playing movie.

I am a new ubuntu user. I have sound card ES 1978 Maestero 2E in my computer. When i play the movie I can easily hear the sound but after few minutes I can't hear anything. Then I go to settings and ...
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Sound not working Ubuntu 15.10 after installing java by wikihow

I am not sure what causes this problem. Maybe it is because I followed this tutorial: How to Install Oracle Java JRE on Ubuntu Linux (I did this to run FPEXS decompiler) Or maybe was when I run the ...
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Microphone is not working in Ubuntu 14.04.04 LTS

Microphone is not working in my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I've tried a bunch of ways that I picked from internet. alsamixer seems not updating the mic volume I've increased and is always zero on each reboot....
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Distorted sound with a Lexicon Alpha USB sound card

The issue is, whenever I open a program which uses audio in some way (skype, audacity etc.) the sound of my audio player (any, I've tried at least 3 of them) turns glitchy and distorted. To resolve ...
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IOError: [Errno 29] Illegal seek Wavefile

Im trying to use wavebender library to create music and get data out of music. I get this error don't know how to solve this. from wavebender import * from itertools import * import sys def ncycles(...
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How to change audio volume by scrolling in the whole area of the top bar

How to change the audio volume by scrolling in the whole area of the top bar? Now it's possible only by scrolling on the audio icon in that top bar. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 64bit. Thanks a lot.
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Is it possible to prevent microphone from picking up music I play on computer?

For example, when I talk to someone on Skype or Facebook messenger, he/she can hear the music I'm listening to on youtube, even though I play it through headphones, not speakers. Is it possible to ...
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what else can i try to get sound working in 14.04

i've installed ubuntu 14.04 on an old PC and the sound has never worked. I tried all of the tips in the link below since my "play sound through" also just says "dummy out". http://itsfoss.com/fix-...
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I want to beable to record the same audio input with multiple applications

As my title says. I would like to beable to record the same audio input from my sound card to multiple applications. I have been told it can be done with a modification to asoundrc but I don't know ...
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Control sound of individual apps from icon

It is possible to control the sound of individual applications by clicking on the sound icon, going to "Sound settings...", and clicking on "Applications" (see e.g. here). I use this functionality a ...
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Sound lost from HDMI out when no screen connected

My Intel Computestick (with Ubuntu 14.04) is connected to my Marantz AV Surround Receiver SR7009, which in turn is connected to my projector. If I start the computestick with the projector is off, the ...
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Pop, crack and background noise when I plug a jack (Ubuntu 14.04.3)

I have a Dell inspiron 7746 (Specs) series running Ubuntu 14.04.3 When I plug a headphones jack and there is no sound playing, I can hear a noise in the background. When I play a video, at the start, ...
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Pulse Audio Configuration with Remote: Controlling Playback vs. Output Device

I've gone through less than a dozen installations of Ubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Xubuntu and Mint, all 15.10, and have noticed what seems to be a random selection of what the OS decides for the remote to ...
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Bluetooth headset stuttering on Ubuntu 15.10

My headset works fine when it's first turned on, but if I stop listening to music for a few minutes, I guess the headset goes to sleep. When I start listening again, the audio stutters, and is on a ...
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audio through ssh/get raw audio from pulseaudio

How to carry audio over SSH? was closed with a reference to pulsaudio, which is not what i am asking. How do I tunnel sound through ssh? I distinctly want a solution using ssh which would work on a ...
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Sopcast player sound problem

My sopcast player has problems with sound. When player starts there is sound only for few seconds after it disappears. What can i do?
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“No devices available” in USB settings of guest OS

I am trying to connect my sound card and MIDI device directly to VirtualBox guest Windows 10 64-bit. I've done the following: Added current user to vboxusers group Installed VirtualBox 5.0.14 ...
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Black screen flash during video

I am watching videos, not in full screen but full window, running from my laptop to tv via hdmi, at random moments the tv goes black for a second and loses sound but video does not stop. Is there ...
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xps 15 9950 ubuntu 14.04 no audio input

I am running 14.04 on an XPS 15 9950 (late 2015). The audio card is an HDA Intel PCH, the cpu is the Intel Skylake. My problem is that no audio input device is detected. running alsamixer and ...
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Is it possible to use HDMI port as audio input port?

I have a device connected to my Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop through the HDMI port. this device plays sounds and I want to use my laptop as speakers for it. is it possible to do that? if yes, any ...
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Fix speaker volume in alsamixer

I get bad sound quality while using Ubuntu. When I adjust the speaker volume in alsamixer it sounds good. But the problem is that volume level won't stay fixed. As soon as I change the master volume ...
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How to use Computer as a HeadSet using a bluetooth dongle paired with Android phone

My goal is simple. Whenever someone makes a called on my phone I want to be able to use my computer as a headset. This way I could use my Mic to talk back at the person on the other end, and my ...
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Loss of sound with HDMI television for screen

I'm using 14.04 with a Philips TV connected through HDMI as a screen with loudspeakers. Most of the time, everything works fine, but occasionally, the sound just disappears, while everything appears ...
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Sound with Skylake on MSI H170M PRO-VDH

On a new machine based on MSI H170M PRO-VDH motherboard with a Intel Core i3 6100 processor, it's quite impossible to get sound. I try this page No audio output devices detected in new computer ...
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Audio system Realtek ALC 899 doesn't work on 14.04.3

I have a notebook (MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro), on which I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. It seems, that audio driver for Realtek ALC 899 downloaded automatically (for example file /etc/modprobe.d/...
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Bluetooth Headset Connected But Does Not Work / “module-bluetooth-discover” fails

I have a bluetooth headset that connects, but does not work. It shows up in devices and in Sound Settings. However, it cannot be selected in Sound Settings. It is also shown as connected in Bluetooth ...
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No audio in gmusicbrowser, guayadeque, banshee etc but VLC OK

first post here, new to Linux/Ubuntu (14.04). I had Gmusicbrowser, Guayadeque all working then I decided to install Banshee through software center to have a look. Something went wrong during the ...
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No sound icon in top panel in Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday I bought an HDMI cable to connect my laptop to the computer, I changed the sound interface to HDMI and everything worked, when I tried to watch a movie with VLC I had to change the sound ...
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Sound muted and locked but still working

Just reinstalled ubuntu 14.04 on this computer. The sound is working perfectly in every application but it seems i don't have control from the desktop. I do have full controm from alsamixer. Top ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 audio not working for headphone or speakers. Red light next to headphone jack

I'm experiencing problems with my audio on my Ubuntu 14.04 distribution. Recently, the audio has stopped working for both my headphones and speakers. I have a dual-boot machine and audio is fine on ...
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Internal microphone does not work on internet browser

I am studying on Duolingo and I have to use microphone for some speaking exercises. However, it seems that my internal microphone does not work! I tested in gstreamer-properties and it worked okay. I ...
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Audio problems on X1 Carbon, only Mono Audio

Thank you in advance for assistance with this. This issue is driving me a bit nuts, in looking for a resolution. I have Ubuntu 15.10 installed on the X1 Gen2. Latest updates applied. DKMS driver ...
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How to redirect sound file output to computer sound input while still able to hear other input?

I have a sound file with some music, and I want to call someone on qTox and play it to them so that they can hear me, but also the sound file. However as I only have a built-in laptop microphone it ...