Questions tagged [a2dp]

A2DP is a Bluetooth profile for stereo audio transmission. It does not provide recording functionality for voice calling like HSP or HFP.

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Soundcard activity profile turns to off, when no input is provided

Why is mu soundcard turns from a2dp to off, when no audio input is provided? Is there a pulseaudio configuration that allows keeping a2dp profile, or any other solution? I tried using pactl set-card-...
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After upgrade to 22.04 Bluetooth Devices can't connect while PulseAudio isn't running, but no Audio while PulseAudio is running

Before upgrading to 22.04 I was able to pair my phone to my PC and stream music to my headphones. Now when I try to connect my phone it instantly disconnects. If I try to connect with Blueman-Manager ...
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Install good bluetooth audio codec for Sony WH-XB900N

I have the Sony WH-XB900N headset and I've been reading and trying a lot to find the better bluetooth configuration and connection for Ubuntu. I used to have A2DP for output, which sounds pretty good, ...
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Plantronics BT headphone sound output problem after upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

After Ubuntu upgrade from 21.10 to 22.04 my Plantronics BT headphone do not play/output sound, though they are set as default Output Device in Sound settings. I tried to repair them and set different ...
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How to enable LDAC on Sony WF-1000-MX4?

I have tried everything, but I cannont get LDAC to work with Sony WF-1000-MX4. I've added: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:berglh/pulseaudio-a2dp I ran update and upgrade and installed: sudo apt install ...
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Bluetooth headphones A2DP works but HSP/HFP does not on Ubuntu 20.04

I am able to connect my Bluetooth headphones. By default, the audio configuration is set to A2DP, and there is no sound. If I switch to HSP/HFP, I am able to hear. What could be the problem for A2DP?
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How to easily change between A2DP and HSP/HFP audio profiles by holding a button?

I'm aware that PulseAudio doesn't support bidirectional audio in A2DP profile. I use a bluetooth headset and I have to use HSP/HFP profile a lot because I'm always conferencing, but the audio is very ...
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Bluetooth audio A2DP mode stopped working after 21.10 update

After updating to Ubuntu 21.10 that includes pulseaudio 15, my bluetooth headphone could not be set to A2DP anymore. When on this setting, no sound comes out. It is still working with HFP and HSP, but ...
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LP-BT63 headset left speaker and mic not working

I've bought this extremely high end headset that plays nicely with Android but less nicely with Ubuntu (20.04). I can pair it, it goes in A2DP Sink mode but I hear only the right channel. The left ...
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A2DP sound server on Ubuntu server 20.04 (raspberry pi)

I have a Pi runnig Ubuntu server (aarch64) and plugged in my old 2.1 speaker system. In the end I want to be able to stream music from my phone to the speakers over blueutooth and the Pi. I tried ...
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No sound (or cracking sound) in Bluetooth wireless earphones automatic connection, and no Input Device detected for earphones

I am facing several issues with using Bluetooth earphones in Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, having the kernel 5.4.0-80-generic. The earphones work well in other operating systems. Issue 1: Whenever I switch on ...
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Bluetooth Profile Switch on Ubuntu

I was wondering if anyone know a good way to switch a Bluetooth headset profile directly from the desktop tray ? I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and the profiles to switch between are HSP/HFP and A2DP. As of ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 as Bluetooth Speaker (A2DP sink) - volume control broken

I have been able to pair my iPhone SE (iOS 14.4.2) with my Ubuntu Desktop (20.04) using the default bluetooth settings application and I can play music and this is great but controlling the volume ...
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Bluetooth headset stops working when mic used

I'm getting some odd behaviour with my bluetooth headset and can't find any information about what is going on. I have a Sony WH-1000XM4 and it is connecting fine with bluetooth, and I use it to ...
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Why does my webcam light turn on when I select A2DP Profile for my headphones?

I think it is potentially a bug with the bluetooth implementation or something, but I couldn't really figure it out myself. Maybe you can help me out: When I connect my bluetooth headphones, they are ...
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Is it possible to use aptx when using my Pc as a Bluetooth sink/receiver?

Connecting my phone via Bluetooth to my pc and enabling a2dp streaming from my phone to my pc is easy to do. (Bluetooth 5.0) But there always is a average codec used making the loss of quality quite ...
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Cannot switch Bluetooth earphones to A2DP on Ubuntu 20.04

I'm using Kubuntu 20.04 with all latest updates on a Dell XPS 9360 laptop. Earphones are Jabra Elite Active 75t. The earphones pair with the laptop using Bluetooth and work, however sound quality isn'...
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Is there meanwhile a a2dp out of the box solution for ubunutu server? (pi4)

I use ubuntu server for the pi 4 for its 64 bit support. However the repos do not have bluez-alsa which is needed for rpi-audio-receiver. Are there any other solutions which allow easy a2dp setup?
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my bluetooth headphones(boAt Rockerz 400) sound cuts & skips crazily

i have bluetooth headphones of boAt Rockerz 400 in which sound cuts & skips/lags crazily while watching videos or playing music on any platform while it works perfect on windows 10 pc and my ...
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Bluetooth HFP not working and stopping wifi working

I bought a couple of TWS headphones to do calls and meetings, I can pair them with my linux machine but I can't use the microphone. I read that the problem is the profile, that A2DP is not capable to ...
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Bluetooth microphones not working (speakers do work) on Ubuntu 18.04

I've bought a bluetooth headset "Samnyte K10" and connected it to my computer via bluetooth. It plays sounds but my laptop doesn't receive sound from the microphone. In the Settings -> Sound ...
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Bluetooth headset works fine in HSP/HFP but one side is NOT working in A2DP Ubuntu 19.10

Hi everybody, I'm new to Ubuntu. I'm using Ubuntu 19.10. I have a Bluetooth headset that has HSP/HFP and A2DP modes. I only was using A2DP and everything was fine. However, last week, I had to switch ...
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Bluetooth speakers very quiet over A2DP on 19.10

I have a pair of speakers connected to MR230 bluetooth receiver dongle. In Windows there is no problem with the setup, in Ubuntu 19.10 the sound is too quiet. I'd say, with everything maxed out to 150%...
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How to set "A2SP sink" mode by default for bluethooth headphones (18.04)

Every time I connect my bluetooth headphones they go into Headset Head Unit (HSP/HFP), which has very bad quality. Who can I make so they o into High Fidelity Playback(A2DP Sink) by default. I have ...
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Not possible to connect to A2DP

I've got headset SONY that I cannot set to A2DP profile. I've read many questions about that but nothing seems to work. It connects fine via BT, I'm using blueman and Pulse Audio Volume Controle. But ...
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Bluetooth speaker automatically sets audio profile off

When my laptop (Dell Latitude E7240 with Ubuntu 18.04) is connected to my bluetooth speaker (JBL Clip 3) the audio profile of this one goes automatically to "Off" and not to "A2DP" as I would like. ...
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Can't switch to A2DP sink

I'm using a Sony headset on Ubuntu 18.10. When I configure the device and connect it for first time it works great. The default profile is A2DP. However, every time I turn the device off and then turn ...
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Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 Bluetooth Lag

Not sure why, but when I try to run bluetooth on a full install of ubuntu 16.04 (I have my reasons), the bluetooth speeds up and slows down and skips uncontrollably with no explanation in the debug ...
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Bluetooth can't find headphones

When I activate bluetooth on my notebook I can see and pair with every bluetooth device near me but there is no A2DP or HFP/HSP headphones in there. Typing service bluetooth status in terminal gives ...
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Bluetooth Headphones switches from (A2DP sink) to (HSP/HFP) when starting VoIP application

since a few weeks I have some (more) trouble with my bluetooth headphones Sony WH-H900-N in Ubuntu 18.04 (but also in Linux Mint). It is a headphone with noice cancellation feature. So it does have a ...
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Call Audio Doesn't go through A2DP from Android to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Is there a way?

I love the inbuilt feature that comes with 18.04 where you can simply stream audio from Android to Ubuntu if both the devices are connected over Bluetooth. Essentially, I can use my Linux desktop as ...
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Can't find A2DP profile for bluetooth headphone in ubuntu 17.10

My Bluethooth headphones aren't giving stereo output anymore. In the sound option I can only see the HSP/HFP profile, the A2DP profile is gone. Why is there no A2DP profile?
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Ubuntu 18.04 / 17.10 pulseaudio bluetooth iOS volume control

I have been struggling to get to control my pulseuadio volume from the iPhone volume slider. I fixed it using this here: bluetoothd --plugin=a2dp But there is no onscreen display that shows this ...
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how to pair JBL bluetooth device with Ubuntu laptop?

I'm using 14.04 xubuntu version and want to pair it with the bluetooth JBL Flip 4 speaker. If I turn on the bluetooth on the laptop and "setup new device" choose "JBL Flip 4", "Connect to..." A2DP ...
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Why audio sent by A2DP might not be audible on Ubuntu 16.04?

I try to get Bluetooth A2DP audio working on car's multimedia system (W53850, Toyota brand, 2011) with Ubuntu 16.04. Audio works from Windows, or from Ubuntu 14.04, so the problem must be Ubuntu 16....
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Syncing issues with UE BOOM 2 Bluetooth Speaker and Ubuntu

I have been stumped by this for the last couple of months by now. That being to sync a UE BOOM 2 bluetooth speaker to my Alienware Laptop running Ubuntu. Firstly I have gone through alot of the ...
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How do you make Bluetooth device use A2DP profile by default?

On 17.10, when I connect a Bluetooth device (be it a speaker JBL Go or a headphone MDR-ZX220BT), it is set to HSP/HPF by default. Moreover, when I try to switch to A2DP with the menu from sound ...
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Default Bluetooth audio mode set to HSP/HFP instead of A2DP 17.04

I've successfully paired my BT Stereo headset that presents both A2DP and HSP/HFP profiles. However, by default, it starts with HSP/HFP profile active (I do can change it in Sound Settings manually). ...
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Bluetooth headset: using mic with a2dp? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use the mic and headphone simultaniously when using a2dp? the sound quality is really bad when using hsp/hfp.
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Bluetooth Headphones refuse to use A2DP High Quality

Trying to use my bluetooth headphones with Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 but they refuse to use A2DP High Fidelity Playback and instead always uses low quality HSP/HFP. No matter what I've tried it never sticks ...
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Bluetooth Headset not properly working after idle

When I first connect the headset it works fine, but if I stop playback for some minutes and try to use it later again it gives cracking sounds and only works with breaks. I need to switch it off and ...
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audio.conf missing

Xubuntu 16.04 $ uname -a Linux private-client 4.4.0-57-generic #78-Ubuntu SMP Fri Dec 9 23:50:32 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux When connecting my new August EP650 bluetooth-headset, it ...
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Cannot connect to A2DP sink (Ubuntu GNOME 16.04)

I have tried variuos solutions posted throughout the web. Some worked on Ubuntu 14.04 but not any longer. I have tried the a2dp.py script from this post which yields the following output: Connection ...
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a2dp problems on ubuntu 16.4 unable to connect

There are a lot of topics about this but none of them helps . when i try to change profile of my headphones to a2dp it gives me following error on blueman . Before i was able to connect only ...
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Sound Settings won't let me switch Bluetooth headset to A2DP

This issue has been cropping up for a while. Sometimes my BT headset works fine, and other times I can't switch the output to A2DP. When I go into sound settings and try and switch from HSP/HFP to ...
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A2DP and Bluetooth issue upon reconnecting

I have a pesky issue on Ubuntu 16.04 with my bluetooth adapter and my BT Headset (Bluedio). When I first pair the device with my PC the headset does works fine and I can listen to everything with A2DP ...
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A2DP is broken after system update

I have Bluetooth Headphones that used to work with my Ubuntu 16.04 but stopped working after the system update. Now my headphones are working only in headset mode, but when I trying to switch to A2DP,...
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Bluetooth audio sink [sic] refuses to connect in Ubuntu 14.04 (bluez, blueman)

Bluetooth just absolutely refuses to connect to any audio sinks. I've tried with two separate speakers that I can pair with just fine on iOS, yet when I try, I get this error in blueman: Connection ...
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A2DP bluetooth doesn't work on 16.04 [duplicate]

Just moved from 15.04 to 16.04 and now bluetooth doesnt work properly: I can't connect my speakers as A2DP outputs. Apparently everyone is affected according to the forums, but no fix in sight. ...
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Bluetooth speaker no sound in Ubuntu 16.04

After upgrading to Kubuntu 16.04 my JBL Flip 2 bluetooth speaker no longer works. It connects just fine, and the sound is set to use A2DP sink with the speaker, but I get no sound. I found some ...
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