I've tried a lot of things I can find, but nothing helps.
Problem in Ubuntu 14.04:
Audio plays fine through
HDMI, but not through
When I unlock and raise the left front or right front volume, the audio comes in noticeably louder in the speaker that I raise, but when both are set at the same volume level, I can only hear it if I bring the speaker close to my ear, no matter how high I set the volume -- it almost sounds muffled.
What's really strange is some YouTube videos come through loud and clear and some just like I described the problem. Seems like it depends on the bit-rate or codec the audio stream is encoded in.
I have everything unmuted in
alsamixer and raised all the way up and High Definition Audio Controller is set to
off. The digital/optical cable is going from computer's headphone jack to my receiver.
How should I proceed?