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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how to play video on one ubuntu and audio on another synchronously in the same WLAN

I want to watch video on one Ubuntu machine, and hear the sound on another. I tried PulseAudio as suggested in this post, but the delay was too long. Is there a solution that will let me watch the ...
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Terrible Sound Quality with Sony SRS-BTX300

I've paired my Sony SRS-BTX300 speaker with Ubuntu 15.04 (Dell Inspiron 5000) but the sound quality is horrible. I've troubleshot that it's not the speaker itself, and also I've paired with another ...
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audacity not starting

When I try to start audacity all I can see is a blank window and when I start from the terminal I get $ audacity ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:618:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave ALSA lib ...
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Audio jack i/o nonworking

The Headphone Jack works but the audio jack i/o on the motherboard doesn't work on Ubuntu. VIA VT2021
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Capturing an “HD” video from Webcam using gstreamer pipeline is failed

I have a simple pipeline which is supposed to capture a video stream (+audio) from a webcam in JPEG and put it into a .mts container, but at the end when I try to play the file (using ffplay) or ...
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No sound anymore on Lubuntu 14.04.3, Kernel 3.13.0-63

The current version of Lubuntu (kernel 3.13.0-63 in use now) produces no sound anymore. Neither Audacious, Gnome player, YouTube or CD player produce sound. My installation CD (Lubuntu distribution ...
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Terminal beep change

Alright so I found a few questions like this, but they were not what I was looking for. I am looking to change the terminal beep, so the one that plays when I am in the terminal and press tab. I ...
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Sound problem |Internal Speakers recognized as headphones

I have a laptop running Lubuntu 15.04. The problem is that my internal speakers are treated as headphones, and the volume of them is controlled by headphones bar at alsa. So if I plug headphones and ...
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Getting music to play across account switching

I am using Unity in 14.04.3 LTS. I frequently switch users. Click the gear in the upper right corner and switch account. I can play music in various ways but when I switch account it stops. When I ...
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Marian Trace D4 SRC not detect (alsa problem)

I would like to use a Marian Trace D4 SRC (all AES digital card) with alsa (in the Alsa Matrix : FPGA) but  I can't see the card with qjackctl with cat /proc/asound/cards : nothing also with lspci ...
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Laptop speaker cuts out after 3 mins, headphones still work fine

I have been using ~buntus for a few months now, but I have had a problem on my new laptop It is a lenovo x201 and after about 3 minutes from turning the computer on, the main speaker audio cuts out, ...
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Headphone not working

I have intex laptop, after installing ubuntu 14 version, my headphone is being detected but not getting sound. I am using external USB sound card.But headphone is working fine with my friend's ...
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Sound not working on Gigabyte X-99 Internal Audio

I am using a Chillblast Fusion Ares X99 desktop, with a Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 5 Intel X99 motherboard, using the "Onboard High Definition Audio". The sound works with no problems in Windows 7, but no ...
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Manually selecting audio output

I just installed Kubuntu 15.04 and I am trying to configure audio output in a usable way. Since I am using both a USB headset and speakers at my system I need to manually (only manually) switch the ...
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Editing system settings not working

So this happened after I tried to plug an external monitor into a 10,1 Macbook Pro running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I first started playing with nvidia-settings without success and then I tried to ...
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How to exclude certain device from being grabbed by PulseAudio?

To cut a long story short: I have a specific case with application run in Wine. The thing is this application is not seeing my sound input device when this device is grabbed by PulseAudio. ...
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Problem in sound in ubuntu 14.04

two days ago I opened a video using Videos and it said that I need to download some kind of plugin to be able to play the movie, I have downloaded it. Now the sound in every video on my machine is ...
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Microphone doesn't work!

So, I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then after all Skype. But when I want to talk with someone my microphone actually get high. He is changing from Rear Microphone (that's is version who works) to ...
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Output sound is being piped into input sound

For some strange reason, my output sound is being piped into my input sound. That is, if I try and use my microphone, the only thing that gets recorded is what the headset is currently playing. I've ...
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15.04 - Can only hear sound through speakers if headphones are unplugged

Linux Newbie here... My motherboard is an MSI 870A-G54. Headphones and mic are plugged through the front of my case, speakers are plugged in the back straight into the line out jack. In the sound ...
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Sound through headphones but no sound through internal speakers

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. I am dual booting with windows 8.1. I am having the problem of only getting sound through headphones and not through my internal speakers in my laptop. When I go to ...
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No sound through analog speakers

Running Ubuntu dual-boot, previously with Win8.1, now Win10. Using Win10, hit "restart" and chose Ubuntu from grub (altered by me, Windows default). Analog sound through my external speakers doesn't ...
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Audacious can't play some m4a files, but vlc can play it

I have some audio files with m4a format. But some of the file can't be played with Audacious but can be played with VLC. Why did it happen?
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Audio devices not listed for playback

Newbie and I messed something up. I originally had sound but now I do not. When I use aplay -l I get this: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 3: HDMI 0 ...
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Xubuntu audio not working (15.04)

I'm new to ubuntu and I've just fresh installed Xubuntu 15.04 on a Netbook. I've got a problem with speakers since they don't work. I've checked a lot of threads but no one of them lead me to a ...
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Why does indicator-sound-service use so much memory?

What can it possibly be doing to require that much memory? Thanks. -Erik charm /etc/xdg/xfce4 282# cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=vivid STAT ...
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Nautilus: Multiple Selected Audio/Video files length

I would like to know how I can know the total length of the selected audio/video files in Nautilus, if it's possible. I use ubuntu 14.04. Thanks.
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14.04 bluetooth lag (latency, delay) and skipping

i came across: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pulseaudio/+bug/405294 Pulseaudio not detecting bluetooth headset automatically How to get a consistent bluetooth audio playback? (didn't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dell e5440 no sound

I have ubuntu 14.04 on my dell e5440. Every time I start ubuntu there is no sound at all unless I plug in headphones. The only way that the speakers work is if I suspend my laptop and wake it up. ...
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Re-install Alsa on Ubuntu 14.04

I made the mistake to uninstall PulseAudio because i get same conflict error between my OF's app and other audio apps. It seems a very bad idea and i get this error: ALSA lib ...
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How to use arecord or audacity to trigger an event in a script through a specific noise?

I'm trying to set up an old computer with a microphone to have an always-on microphone and trigger a script and say send a tweet. I want to create a log of every time a train passes, have it measure ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Audio failure

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.2. This is a new installation, but I was able to play audio through speakers or headphones yesterday by selecting the desired output in the Sound|Output dialog. Today, I ...
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Default sound not working

I have two nearly identical Ubuntu (Mythbuntu 14.04.2) home theater machines. After setting up the first one, sound worked in MythTV, but not in other programs. I created the .asoundrc file and set ...
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Sound problem with ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo's Thinkpad Edge E540

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad Edge E540 laptop. I have problem with sound. When I play music, the sound is too noisy (before I install Ubuntu, I had Windows 7 on my laptop and sound ...
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Internal speaker not working in netbook

Heading Hello guys, I have a problem with my built in speaker on asus eeePC, i'm running xubuntu 15.04. When I unplug the headphones, the built-in speaker isn't working. I've checked in alsamixer, ...
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Can i make 64 - bit Firefox use 32 - bit Java and how?

I am a newbie when it comes to Ubuntu, so please endure my ignorance... I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 for safety reasons and to have a desktop with no distractions for study. The Study I am attending ...
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Silent audio in vlc, ubuntu 15.04

When skipping trough videos in vlc by clicking on the timeline the audio sometimes goes silent. I can sometimes bring it back by clicking around on the timelime, or restarting the audio track. I'm ...
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Jabra BT2080 Headset stopped working, It paired and connected, shows in sound settings but no sound (just some static)

The device was working fine yesterday. It got paired and connected and I got sound after selecting it from the settings. Today the sound is gone. The device still gets paired and connects, the volume ...
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sound card not recognized in ubuntu

My inbuilt soundcard was not working well(no bass sound,voice screeching) Testing: Speaker:working well with mobile devices Headphones:screeching sound Before I had Windows 7 : Got the screeching so ...
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Internal mic is not working on my lenovo b50 series laptop with ubuntu 14.04

Internal microphone of my laptop is not working whereas when I connect earphones with mic, it works fine. I have Ubuntu 14.04 on lenovo b50 series laptop. As per suggetion Internal microphone not ...
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Swap the stereo Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, but I figure out, that the left channel is actually right and the right is left. I tried everything, from the Ubuntu forums, but without success. I'm using hp dc7600, with ...
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Digital audio does not work

I am having problems getting S/PDIF and HDMI audio working on Ubuntu 15.04. The S/PDIF output shows up in "System Settings > Sound", but no sound is outputted. The HDMI output does not show up. I ...
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Sound is gone after booting system in text mode

I started using GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" grub argument for my boots, and recently noticed that the sound is missing. I start GUI from terminal using startx command, here's my .xinitrc ...
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Bluetooth USB Adapter

Trying to get Bluetooth USB working on my Toshiba Satellite. Tried typing a few things in Terminal from answers to similar Questions (bash_history): 57 sudo apt-get clean 58 sudo apt-get update ...
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Ubuntu MATE: If no sound is playing it will automatically mute

Hi iam have Ubuntu MATE 14.04 on my Notebook, which has physical buttons for volume control (+, -, mute). Whenever plays no sound mute indicator turns red and it will play something like beep (not ...
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Problem with headset communication

Can I use headset only for communication with skype? I want to hear skype on headphones, but other sounds (youtube for example) on speakers. Is this possible?
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How to reset sound and bluetooth settings on Ubuntu 14

When I was using Ubuntu 12.04, sound with a Bluetooth headset worked perfectly. After turning on the headset, it would autoconnect and the sound manager would automatically switch to it in ...
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Sound problem in Xubuntu 14.04

I have recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and having some sound issues.The sound stutters,distorts ,buzzes.This happens no matter it is a video or an mp3 playing. Its frequency is unstable ...
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HP Laptop No Sound

I have an HP Envy Touchsmart m6 Sleekbook. I am solely running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and nothing else. I have: Memory : 8 GB Processor : Intel i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz * 4 Graphics : Intel ...
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Audio Jack sensing does not work when putting the laptop on the docking station

I'm using a Dell Latitude with a docking station. Since installing Ubuntu 15.04 on the laptop I have a small problem with the audio jack in the docking station: I always have a pair of headphones ...