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It's most likely due to which sound device is selected for play through. Left click on the speaker at the top right of the screen (assuming unity desktop) and you'll find Sound Settings... Click that. After clicking on Sound Settings... the following screen will load: Notice Play sound through on the left side of the Output Tab. Based on your ...


Reinstall Alsa and Pulse Audio Try to reinstall pulse audio and Alsa, open terminal and enter the following commands: Purge Alsa and Pulse audio using the command: sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio Now install again Alsa and Pulse Audio: sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio Then, reload Alsa: sudo alsa force-reload


When you are playing audio via different applications, go to Sound option from system settings and select tab Applications. Then you will be able to see volume settings for each applications that currently play sound. eg: vlc player, Alsa audio plugin etc. You can then set volume for each applications. Hope this might help you.

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