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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Static and crackling in my HDMI audio?

So, I managed to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04. In Ubuntu 13.04, I installed the drivers for my graphics card(AMD HD Radeon 7700 Series, I'm pretty sure it's a 7790 one and Intel HD Graphics ...
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usb audio interface not recognized by alsa

after reading a lot of recommendations I finally bought a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 and installed ubuntu studio. I am running unbuntu 14.04 on a amd64 desktop. $ uname -rvi 3.13.0-46-generic #76-Ubuntu ...
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Crackling and skipping analogue audio, possibly driver issue?

I have recently installed Elementary OS on my system, but I am now having some major audio issues. Any audio that I play (including the test speaker sound in the sound settings) sounds crackly to the ...
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No Sound through Chrome Ubuntu 14.10

So I've just installed Ubuntu 14.1 on my laptop. Sound Won't play through Chrome, but will happily play normally through system sounds and Firefox. Sound settings don't even detect chrome as an ...
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Keyboard Volume Buttons Don't Change Connected Bluetooth volume

tried messing around with a lot of different things and following different threads but to no avail, so i'm hoping someone here can help me. I'm running Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on an inspiron 7537, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Microphone Static

I haven't found any other askubuntu questions that I'm actually looking for.. So, every time I use my internal microphone, whether its during a Skype call or when I'm testing it on the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound on HDMI output

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have an issue with switching audio output to HDMI when external monitor (television) is connected. Here is my setup: I created "udev rule" 10-hdmi_sound.rules in ...
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pactl load-module module-loopback too loud

So, I wanted to record Five Nights At Freddy's and then when I played the video, my voice was way louder then the game and literally you cant hear the game sound effects, mostly my voice. I don't know ...
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Is there software that can recognise which musical notes I am playing into my microphone - to help me practice music?

To help me practice music, I'd like to make a sound (hum, sing or whistle into my microphone) and have the corresponding note displayed on screen. A program that gives feedback live (while I play) ...
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Behringer ASIO audio card in Ubuntu

I am owner of Behringer UMC202 audio card and i want to get it working with my Ubuntu 14.04 PC. There is no official support for this card on Mac or Linux (probably). If i connect device to my PC ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 RAOP to Airport Express 2nd Generation doesn't work, how do I debug and get it working?

I have never had any luck with RAOP or Stream2Ip from Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04 to my airport express 2nd generation. In pulseaudio the airplay device either discovered by RAOP in paprefs or connected to ...
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How to change HDMI sound output to internal speakers

I got a ThinkPad S440 and everything works great except for the poor sound quality. With the previous installed default Windows 7 the quality was already bad, even with the Dolby Home Theater ...
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change desktop environments and no sound lubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

So i've been beating my head against a wall for the last couple f days trying to find the solution to my problems. it started with a complete wipe of a dell dimension 8250 (i think its an 8250, its ...
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arecord flac format

I am playing with scripts that use the google speech-to-text api. The api requires flac encoded files so the recording part of the script looks like this: arecord -q -t wav -d 0 -f S16_LE -r 16000 | ...
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Is it possible to use Ubuntu as speaker while playing music from a bluetooth-linked smartphone?

Is there a way to use the notebook as speaker for my smartphone? I linked them via Bluetooth and saw that the smartphone can be used as an input-Device for music and sound. You can see it here: My ...
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No sound after suspend/standby

For some reason I don't have any sound after suspend/standby on Ubuntu 14.04.1. It happens on a XMG C504, and the online solutions do NOT work. According to alsamixer the 0 is a Intel Haswell HMDI ...
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Crackling and feedback with Presonus AudioBox USB on 12.04

I'm using the Presonus AudioBox USB with the packaged microphone and headphones (AudioBox Studio Bundle with M7 High-Definition Condenser Microphone and HD7 Professional Monitoring Headphones). I ...
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Rhythmbox keeps putting itself back into the sound indicator

I am new to this forum and a relatively light linux user- so please be concise. I have used dconf editor to blacklist 'rhythmbox.desktop' and 'rhythmbox'. I have deleted it from the ...
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Cannot stream music to Philips bluetooth hi-fi adapter

I want to stream music to a Philips Bluetooth Hi-Fi adapter. I have setup a connection to the adapter, but whenever I want to active the connection, it simply refuses. While playing music I hear that ...
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Can't watch YouTube

I am running lubuntu on a Dell mini12. it was working fine until a couple of weeks ago. Now you tube videos have problems playing back sound. I've tried installing the latest flash. My browser is ...
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Change default sound device

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 my sound stopped working. I eventually figured out that Ubuntu had selected the HDMI sound device instead of my analogue speakers. I switched to the correct device and ...
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hardware audio keys wont work in unity, but they do in openbox

When I use the volume keys on my laptop the volume does not change on the default desktop environment. However, after I installed openbox, suddenly my volume keys worked! How can I fix my audio keys ...
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sound problem w new video card [on hold]

OS is Elementary 12.04 and upgrade video card by XFX- Radeon hd5450 does not provide audio input control after available drivers and their updates were installed. Is this wrong card or driver or ...
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Can't select Blue Yeti Pro USB Microphone in sound settings menu

Today, I recieved a shiny new Blue Yeti Pro USB microphone in the mail. I did my research to make sure that it would work. I found the following websites, and this is what led me to believe that it ...
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Upgrade to 12.04 - No Audio Pulse Broken

Trying to fix audio output. NVIDIA GT 520 is the card so HDMI audio. It was working perfectly in 11.10. Following the steps at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/So...otingProcedure Here is my ...
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Is there a natural sounding text-to-speech package?

This question was asked here, four years ago: Natural Sounding Text to Speech? However, text-to-speech is something that's still improving and evolving fast, and all of the answers yield software ...
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Sound devices disappear a few minutes after boot

A few minutes after booting Ubuntu, all the sound devices disappear in sound settings (no dummy output, either ) and sound can't be played. The sound works for a short while after a reboot but then it ...
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No sound anymore on Ubuntu 14.04

I tried Renoise on Ubuntu 14.04, but it complained about Jackd and ALSA threads. I installed pulseaudio-module-jack and jackd hoping that it would help. It didn't. Instead I now lost all my sounds ...
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No sound from external subwoofer “Sonic Master” on an Asus N76VM

A few weeks ago I bought an Asus n76vm notebook looking forward to it's 'superior sound'. This sound system compromises an external subwoofer which amplifies bass and is connected to a special output ...
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Force the sound through internal speaker

Yesterday I accidentaly dropped my netbook, so now the 3.5mm jack is separated from motherboard. The issue is that ubuntu thinks that headphones are plugged in, is there a way to force the playback ...
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VLC media player sound problem

When I skip forward or backward while playing movies the audio goes off while the video still plays. How do I solve it?
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No sound and 'Dummy Output' in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running a dell XPS 13 (developers edition). I had Ubuntu 14.04 from the beginning and for about 2 months everything was working great. After a while, sometimes when i had my earplugs plugged in, ...
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Pulseaudio doesn't work with Jack

At my wits end with Pulseaudio and Jack. I have followed every how to guide I can find, I've installed and reinstalled the Jack sink and source modules for PA and tried Qjackctl and Cadence. I am at ...
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Wine, no sound at X :1

sound for Wine-1.7.34 works at :0 open a new X session at :1 lets make audio possible at :1 with: usermod -a -G audio $USER #requires re-login pax11publish -D :1 -e DISPLAY=:1 ck-launch-session ...
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Can I downmix stereo audio to mono?

I have one speaker next to my computer which I use mostly as a headphone amplifier. On occasion I need to use it as a loudspeaker. Is it possible to quickly change the audio output from stereo to ...
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Banshee not playing anything

I just installed Banshee on Kubuntu 14.10 and even though it can import all my music from my hard disk, it doesn't play anything, displaying a cross against each file I try to play. When I start it ...
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Recently installed ubuntu can hear myself through microphone

Ok so i recently installed Ubuntu and i got my headset Logitech g430s and I can hear myself through my headphones when i talk. How can I fix this it's really annoying.
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WINE discard alsamixer settings, uses screen as speakers

As I run programs in wine-1.6.2 my screen speakers will be used as default. The default, as changed via alsamixer, is to disable the screen speakers and allow all other sound to flow freely (auto ...
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PULSEAUDIO does not list my ALSA capture device as a capture source

I have recently written an ALSA driver for my audio capture card and I have problems with PulseAudio recognising it as an capture source. Here are some facts and hopefully one of you experienced this ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 sound is spontaneously muting during playback

When playing media (e.g. TV broadcast from tuner card (VLC), DVD playback (VLC), Google Music(Chrome Browser)), the sound will spontaneously mute after a couple of minutes (say somewhere between 3 and ...
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Volume level indicator plugin

I may not be best at terminilogy but i am looking for a GNOME plugin allowing me to see the mater volume indicator in real time, like this one: In new gnome, the "indicators" are hidden and you ...
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Thinkpad 13 Edge microphone noise problem

I'm having problems with the microphone making a annoying noise that makes talking really hard. My laptop is a ThinkPad Edge 13 (the version with an intel processor) I reported a bug [1] and I got ...
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desynchronized audio with video after recording a webcam (With avconv 11-6:11-1 )

Giving the following function, I recorded a Logitech C525 webcam stream with sound and that gives me an unsynchronized video with sound. It progressively delay till 15 seconds on 1h30... I have now ...
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How can I cleanly remove PulseAudio in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am having sound issues in Ubuntu 14, mostly underruns causing skipped and ugly noises and I want to remove pulse audio in an attempt to debug. But when I do this breaks system settings in ubuntu. ...
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how can i airplay Mirror my laptop screen and sound projector

I'm a teacher and I often have powerpoint or other resources I want to show students projected to a whiteboard. My school is phasing out serial port connection and is installing a airplay box, which ...
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How do I stop my speaker from POPPING when I plug and unplug my headphones?

my laptop speakers pop very loudly every time I plug in or unplug my headphones. I followed the suggested advice of disabling Auto-Mute Mode in alsamixer, and voila, no more popping. HOWEVER, now I ...
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What is “speech dispatcher”?

I'm having trouble getting sound out of Ubuntu. Some article advised to enable the "speech dispatcher" from /etc/default/speech-dispatcher. What is it? What does it do? Any ideas?
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Can't find libasound_module_pcm_a52.la and .so when trying to fix surround sound

Running Ubuntu Using 14.04.2, I'm following the guide for 5.1 through spdif here and have done it both manually and using the script. What ever I do, I stop at the point when I need to copy ...
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pulseaudio not monitoring any audio output (i.e., ProjectM cannot work properly)

I've got an Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG with LUbuntu 12.10. Sound is working ok with all programs, but ProjectM Visualization is not. In pulseaudio preferences i can choose the analog or digital ...
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Cross fading several audio files using sox

I'm trying to cross-fade several audio files together with a 3 second cross-fade and join them together in to one file with sox. I can join several files together by the command below but not sure ...