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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How do I setup an Icecast server for broadcasting audio in my network?

Broadcasting the output of the soundcard as an internet radio stream is a reliable way to stream audio in a network. This can nicely be used to e.g. transmit audio in a wireless LAN to another ...
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Sound comes out of my speakers even when headphones are plugged in [closed]

I was rocking out to a crazy remix with my headphones plugged in, and someone sitting next to me informed me that the music was also coming out of my speakers. How do I make it so that when I plug ...
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Sound from both headphones and speakers

I guess this question already had the answer here but I can't find it. I'm using 12.04. Update: The problem is that I can hear the sound from my laptop's speakers even I plugged in my headphones. ...
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No sound on HDMI with Radeon driver

My PC has a build-in VT1828S chip. The connection between PC and monitor (which has built-in speakers) is through an HDMI cable. Audio preferences shows 2 devices for audio output: analog stereo and ...
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How can I change the default audio device from command line?

Ubuntu's desktop gui is great for changing audio settings (System->Preferences->Sound), like the default input/output device and setting the volume. However, I would like to be able to do these ...
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Volume indicator issue after xubuntu 13.10 upgrade

Last night I decided to upgrade my system to the latest version of Xubuntu, 13.10. The process went fine, but now I'm facing this strange issue. There is no sound settings available in the settings ...
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Sound problem on both Speakers and HeadPhones

I know there are a lot of questions like this here, but I tried them all and I couldn't make them work. I have a HP dv6-2190ep laptop. My sound card is HDA Intel IDT 92HD75B3X5. My Ubuntu is ...
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Flash in browsers does not play sound accurately using Pulse network audio

I use PulseAudio to send sound over the LAN to an audio server. When playing any Flash media in Firefox or Chrome, the sound flutters (example), as if the volume were going up and down every second. ...
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Analog and digital audio output at the same time

My speakers use a digital input, but my headphones use an analog input. I have them both plugged in, and when I want to use the headphones I just turn off the speakers and switch on the headphones. ...
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Automatically adjust the volume based on content?

In different audio sources the level of sounds are different. It's very annoying to set the level of sound on almost every media content. Sometimes, when before you had something quiet, you had to ...
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Autoconnecting Bluetooth Devices

Is there a way to set the Bluetooth in Ubuntu to autoconnect to devices it is paired to when it is turned on. Furthermore, is there a way to automatically change the sound output to a Bluetooth ...
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2 channel sound when 5.1 is expected

I have this sound issue ever since Ubuntu 10.x. I am on 11.10 now and I was hoping this would have been fixed. I would like to use 5.1 speaker sound, so I go to the speaker icon in the top right of ...
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How do I debug issues with Pulse Audio?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 in my machine. I have logged in as USER_A. My external audio device is a Headset and I was able to hear the audio properly. I need to join my Ubuntu machine to a ...
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Ubuntu refuses to output audio via HDMI

I have my PC hooked up to speakers and a monitor. In addition it is hooked up to my Vizio 37' LCD Telivision. When I was on Windows 7 I could choose to output sound via HDMI. I have the choice in ...
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Distorted choppy audio in Precise

After installing Precise on my PC, some problems with sound occur. While using Lucid there were no problems. The sound is choppy and distorted in the lower tones. As I have no experience in ...
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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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How do I disable the startup sound in Ubuntu 12.04 login-screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable login sound? I would like to know how to disable the startup sound in Ubuntu 12.04 login-screen; that is, the sound produced at the login-screen before ...
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How can I make the volume change in smaller increments?

When I press the volume up/down keys on my keyboard, the volume changes too much. How can I make the step size smaller so that I have finer control?
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Play sound through two or more outputs/devices

I think this is a pretty simple concept. I have one sound card and one pair of bluetooth headphones. I want to play my audio through both my sound card and my bluetooth headphones. I believe ...
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How to add the old startup sound (not login sound)?

I loved that sound. But apparantly they have removed it in this new LTS. Any way to get it back?
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How can I automatically mute the volume at every boot?

Sometimes I forget to enable mute before shutting down my laptop. Can I set it up to be muted by default every time Ubuntu boots, before the login screen is displayed? When I try DoR's suggestion ...
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Command line audio players

What are popular audio players for the command line? How to play a single sound file? Are there command line players that also index the music library like Banshee, Exaile, etc.?
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Volume range is narrow in 12.04

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and I have a problem with the volume. The problem is that the volume is 0 when the volume bar is between 0% and 66% more or less, so the actual volume range is only ...
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No startup sound in ubuntu 11.10

I installed ubuntu 11.10 4 days ago. When I login into my account the startup/login sound does not play. But when I logged in with a guest account, the sound plays. This is happening since I installed ...
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How to reset setting of Wine, avoiding uninstalling all applications in it?

Foobar2000 volume slider stopped working in Wine Sound is good but volume cannot be changed from the player's slider anymore. Is there a setting in Wine that might have entailed this? I have tested ...
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Get rid of 0.5s latency when playing audio over Bluetooth with A2DP

As described in the title I experience a half a second delay when playing audio over Bluetooth with A2DP. This makes watching movies not possible as the sound is not synchronised with the video. I'm ...
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How do I forward sound from one computer to another over the Lan?

I have two computers. Computer A is running Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome Clasic. Computer B is running Mythbuntu 11.10. Computer B has a sweet digital audio sound system. I want to play music from Banshee ...
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How to enable shutdown sound on ubuntu 12.04

I need a sound to play when I shutdown. In Kubuntu, there's shutdown sound. But Ubuntu, not anymore
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Accidentally changed Bluetooth mode to off

My Bluetooth device disappeared after I changed its mode from High Fidelity A2DP to off. Is this a bug? How can I get my speaker back into the audio menu? I tried disconnecting and reconnecting. But ...
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Lots of static/crackling noises after ALSA HDA DKMS installation

I am using a Samsung Chronos 7 laptop with the following sound setup: $ head -n 1 /proc/asound/card0/codec* ==> /proc/asound/card0/codec#0 <== Codec: Realtek ALC269VC ==> ...
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How to automatically change volume level when un-/plugging headphones?

What I want is the following: When I plug in my headphones, I want the sound to be un-muted and set to a specific volume level. When I unplug my headphones, I want the sound to be muted (or set to ...
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How to hear my voice in speakers with a mic?

I have a USB microphone that I can chat on Skype, record sound etc. But how can I make it so that when my mic is on and I speak, Ι hear it in speakers live without having to record my voice first and ...
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How do I change the way Ubuntu adjusts my volume mixer levels?

I've had a mildly annoying problem with my sound for quite awhile now, and I've finally decided it's time to do something about it. Every time I adjust the main volume slider in the toolbar, or use ...
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Shortcut to switch between Analog Stereo output & HDMI audio output

To switch to HDMI audio output (of monitor) and back to normal audio output from system audio jack (for headphones, as my monitor doesn't have audio out), I find myself opening up sound preferences ...
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Sound not working after 12.04 install

I have recently installed 12.04, but the sound is not working from both internal speakers, and from headphones when I connect them. I have followed the instructions at ...
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How do I get a an HP Envy 15 (2012) edition working?

My Specs: HP Envy 15 2012 Processor: Intel core i7 2760QM 2.2 ghz multi-thread capabilities, quadcore. Graphics: Intel HD 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 7690M RAM: 8gb DDR3 Default resolution: 1920 x 1080 ...
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Desktop login sound doesn't play after login

I've been looking around for a solution for this, but didn't found it. I remember that from USB (Live Session) Ubuntu had all its sounds. But after installed and after login, desktop-login sound ...
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Microphone is not working in Skype

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Skype. My mic is not working. I have 1 mic attached to the system and another one in my headphone (Beats by Dr. Dre). I followed these steps: Turn PulseAudio autospawn ...
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Sound problems after upgading to 13.04

After my recent upgrade to 13.04 I am experiencing background crackling noises, particularly noticeable when using my preferred listening over headphones (Grado SR80's). The noise is only evident when ...
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Why are my speakers working but not my headphones?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed on my Asus G50VTX5. Sound works for the speakers but there's no sound from the headphones. Headphones are working fine in other devices.
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How can I disable an audio HDMI device?

powertop reports that Intel CougarPoint HDMI is 100% active and there are reports that this device consumes a lot of power. If that is so, I would like to disable it as I never use it. Is there a way ...
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subwoofer sound preferences problem

I'm having a problem with my Ubuntu and my subwoofer. It won't work until I go into sound preferences -> output tab and re-select the device. Two devices are displayed: 1: Internal Audio analog ...
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Mute key mutes Alsa and PulseAudio, but unmutes only Alsa

When I press the mute key on my keyboard, both the Alsa master channel and the PulseAudio master channel get muted, pressing it again only unmutes the alsa master channel, the pulseaudio master ...
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HDMI Audio stops after TV turned off

After the 12.04 Update my HDMI audio stops working anytime I turn off my 2nd monitor(plasma TV). Graphics card is a Radeon 6800 which has DVI out to 1st monitor, HDMI out to receiver which the TV gets ...
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Skype is not using pulseaudio

After fresh installing 13.04 at my HP ProBook I can have sound only in one application at a time. When I use Skype, there's no sound in Clementine, SMPlayer, etc. I tried to reinstall ALSA and ...
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Terminal command to set audio volume?

I have an external sound card which mostly works fine, except that when its first plugged in, or when I turn on my laptop, the volume gets set to 100%. That is, the overall system volume, as shown in ...
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5.1 surround sound with three 3.5mm jacks

Having an issue with sound at the moment. I am trying to configure my 5.1 surround sound but it will only work on the Front left and Front right speakers. On the back of my motherboard I have 3x3.5mm ...
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Get Creative soundcard working correctly

I am trying to get sound going on my fresh install of 10.10. I have a creative fatlity branded sound card. My ALSA information. Most things seems to be working out of the box, once I turned off my ...
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How to activate subwoofer in Inspiron 17r?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17r, after a fresh install of 12.10, the subwoofer seems to be not utilized. No sound comes from it and in the Sound Control Panel the settings appear grayed out (see ...
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How do you edit the “Preferred Format” settings in Rhythmbox?

In Rhythmbox's Preferences, you can change the "Preferred Format" for Music to MPEG Layer 3 Audio, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, or MPEG 4 Audio. However, despite there being a Settings button, it does not become ...