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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Bluetooth a2dp sync with mobile

I have connected my phone to the laptop via bluetooth to record my pubg mobile internal game audio but when I turn on my mic in the game the sound starts to come from my mobile also I can't record 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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My bluetooth speaker sounds bad

My ubuntu is 18.04 LTS. I've connected my bluetooth speaker, but the sound is so bad. The sound is very choppy. Below is my bluetooth speaker information. joont@joont-ubuntu:/etc/bluetooth$ pacmd ...
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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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A2DP not working on ubuntu but HSP/HFP does

I have a JVC headphones (model HA-S30BT). I'm able to connect to PC via Bluetooth and HSP/HPF mode is working but A2DP doesn't. This happens only with this model of JVC headphones. I would like to ...
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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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Bluetooth unable to reconnect to paired phone (Ubuntu 15.10)

I have an Asus laptop with no built-in Bluetooth, so I bought a Bluetooth dongle which works perfectly: I'm perfectly able to connect to my phone and play music from my phone through my laptop speaker....
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Selecting A2DP changes nothing, what's a working conf file?

Xubuntu 14.04.3 Thinkpad t450s Mpow Swift headset $ bluetoothd -v 4.101 $ pulseaudio -v 4.0 A2DP was working (after following other threads to tweak the /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf file). I was able to ...
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Control remote Bluetooth music playback with Ubuntu

I have a Bluetooth speaker, and when I connect it to my tablet, I am able to control music playback with the buttons on the speaker. With Windows as well, a little "music player" shows up when music ...
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Bluetooth HSP/HFP not working but A2DP is

I have a Broadcom internal bluetooth adapter. It is model BCM20702A0 (Vendor=0a5c ProdID=21e1 Rev=01.12) I am able to get the A2DP function to operate but not the HSP/HFP mode. I have tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't connect A2DP

I can't connect A2DP audio sink to my laptop. Blueman says Stream setup failed while connecting to Audio sink. I tried a few solutions I found on the internet but I still can't hear a sound from my ...
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How to use Yamanha MCR-B142 Bluetooth connection as audio output speakers?

1) The Yamanha MCR-B142 mini-HiFi has Bluetooth for streaming audio. I can successfully connect to it from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the device appears in the Bluetooth connections. bt-device -l Added ...
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Display audio metadata while streaming music over A2DP?

I've paired my mobile phone with my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop via Bluetooth and can stream audio from the phone to the desktop using A2DP. Every time I would like to know which song is playing, I have to ...
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Choppy audio playback on bluetooth headset (which keeps getting disconnected)

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) on Lenovo B480 laptop. lsusb lists bluetooth chip as follows:- Bus 001 Device 009: ID 0a5c:21f4 Broadcom Corp. Output of sudo lspci -vnn -d 14e4: 02:00.0 ...
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a2dp bluetooth problem on 14.04

I have a pair of Bose AE2w headphones that initially connect fine with Bluetooth on 14.04. I can select the headphones and choose A2DP output, and everything works. If the connection times out due ...
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Bluetooth receiver not listed in list-sinks even though paired

My Bluetooth receiver says its paired and connected to my Ubuntu 14.04 Chromebook but does not get listed as an out device in pulseaudio volume control. When I try: pacmd list-sinks My Bluetooth ...
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How to use a computer as a bluetooth headset? [duplicate]

I have very little bluetooth expertize. All I want to do is to occasionally be able to use my computer's speakers and microphone for phone conversations. I don't want to use a bluetooth headset. All ...
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JBL bluetooth speakers play no sound, a2dp off?

I have JBL bluetooth speakers like this one. With Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Gnome) I get it to pair with my pc, either with gnome-bluez or blueman, but I am unable to reproduce any sound. I stumbled upon ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS bluetooth does not function, can not establish an Audio Sink connection

I have tried remedies describe in questions relating to "No A2DP streaming audio to Bluetooth headsets" on various Ubuntu version. NONE worked. After following re-loading of bluez and pulseaudio ...
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Is Bluez (bluetoothd) not sending DBUS method_call SelectConfiguration upon Connection? If so, how do I catch it?

UPDATE : not solved yet, but part of a solution. See below. I am attempting to connect my iPod or other smart device to my laptop (Kubuntu 13.10) via bluetooth and stream a2dp-encoded music to a ...
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How to make aptX-capable Bluetooth equipment work with Ubuntu?

I have an aptX-capable headset and I want to use it to play music with the highest possible audio quality the headset can technically provide in Ubuntu. How can I do that? While A2DP supports a lot ...
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Bluetooth: Pairing two ubuntu 13.10 machines for audio streaming fails

I'm trying to stream audio over bluetooth from my laptop to my nas. Both run ubuntu 13.10. I have so far successfully streamed music form three different android phones to the nas. The nas pair's ...