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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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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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Use Ubuntu 18.04 as bluetooth headset (including microphone) for phone

I can easily pair my phone with Ubuntu 18.04 and listen to music from my phone with the PC speakers. Is there a way to make Ubuntu the phone's bluetooth microphone so that pressing record on a ...
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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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A2DP Bletooth sound delayed/ bad quality

I have a Bluetooth-Box form JBL. It works perfectly with Windows and Android. But under Ubuntu, there is a significant sound delay and the soundquality is quite bad. Switching the soundprofile to ...
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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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Bluetooth device on HSP/HPF 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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Constant delays and disconnections with bluetooth headset (a2dp)

Need help! Bluetooth-headset without any problems connects to the notebook with Ubuntu, but it is almost impossible to use it. There are constant delays and disconnections. And this problem is not ...
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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 ...
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Bluetooth on Ubuntu 13.10 Sony Vaio- Can I manage multiple USB bluetooth adapters?

first post, so bear with me. I was wondering if it's possible to manage multiple USB bluetooth adapters and run them at the same time. The computer recognizes both when they are plugged in, but ...
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“Connection failed: Stream setup failed” when using A2DP [closed]

I'm trying to use my PC as a A2DP sink for my Nexus 7, but I can't seem to connect. The bluetooth dongle I'm using is the ASUS-BT211 Things that I have tried already: Adding Source to the ...
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Pulse Audio Bluetooth card profile not displaying on Ubuntu 12.10

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and don't see a bluez_card profile on my system: $ pactl list cards short 0 alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1b.0 module-alsa-card.c I tried to load the module as suggested here ...
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Why do I only hear sound from the speakers with A2DP headset connected?

I have a Sennheiser MM100 bluetooth stereo headset (using A2DP) I'd like to use on my Lubuntu machine. The headset works fine with my phone. Please note that unlike all other Ubuntu flavours, Lubuntu ...
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No A2DP streaming audio from 12.04 to Bluetooth headset [duplicate]

I want to listen to streaming audio from Ubuntu using headset (Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2). Although Bluetooth connection is established, I haven't been able to hear anything via the headset. How ...
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How to debug lag using Bluetooth connected mouse and A2DP headset?

I own a Logitech M555b mouse for use with my HP Elitebook 8570w laptop running Kubuntu 12.04. Works fine right after connecting using the KDE Bluetooth control module. However, after some time (...
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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 ...