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Setting up usb audio link with amplifier

I followed the advice here in order to set up a USB connection to my amp. It worked! But when l disconnected the standard phono link with the amp, it stopped working. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04. Any tips?
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How do I change which application is controlled by the audio controll keys?

I'm sorry if this is an obvious question. When I have a video open in my browser and an mp3 file playing in VLC, how do I change which application is controlled by the play/pause and forward/backward ...
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How can I make audio applications use 44.1kHz as the default sample rate, Ubuntu 21.10?

Its all change now with pipewire. I have a USB-attached DAC which shows the current sample rate (but not the bit depth) and I'm currently using Kodi - but it is choosing to access the DAC at 48kHz so ...
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With multi-server setting Cantata player doesn't play in external bluetooth speaker (and is absent Audio Volume Settings' applications list)

I don't really understand how Cantata works with MPD, I just want it as a normal (local) music player, usually using an external bluetooth speaker. Other players (VLC, Qmmp etc) work as expected and ...
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Why does mpg321 sometimes lose the start of audio?

I am using Lubuntu 20.04 on a Raspberry Pi 3B. I am trying to use gtts-cli (text to speech program) to generate audio directly by: gtts-cli "Almost no modern computer function works properly"...
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Media player significantly quieter than browser

Whenever I use the default video player, or VLC media player my sound is always suspiciously quiet. I have to turn it all the way up in order to hear it. I thought this was an issue with my sound but ...
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Remove audio players from Xubuntu's sound menu

With several media players installed the XFCE Sound Menu can quickly become over populated – so how do you go about removing these entries? That's the question I've asked myself and have been trying ...
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LDAC/APTX support on Linux?

I just discovered that "pulseaudio-module-bt" will not be supported anymore and will be deprecated. [https://github.com/EHfive/pulseaudio-modules-bt/issues/154] Are there any stable software ...
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JACK server could not be started HELP!

I have Ubuntu 18.04.5. When opening QjackCtl i get the following ''D-BUS: JACK server could not be started. Sorry'' 1 picture after that another window pops up saying ''Could not connect to JACK ...
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Can I start a sound with a command?

I want to know if there is a command that starts playing a sound, then moves on with the rest of the script. I need this because I want to play a sound WHILE other scripts are running, and most tools ...
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Customized Audio Visualizer for Ubuntu 20.04

I'm look for an audio visualizer for ubuntu, mainly for spotify. The only thing I could find was Glava - https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/11/embed-audio-visualizer-on-your-linux.html Which is great ...
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Is there a tool for A/B audio-comparison?

I've been in this situation a few times where I would like to directly comare two audio files sonically to each other. Maybe to decide on a different mix or to compare "full dynamic range" ...
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How to install Panucci?

I am completely new to both Linux/GNU and Ubuntu, and I might be incredibly dense, but I have not been able to download and install Panucci audio player for gPodder. I tried cloning the GitHub ...
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Double speed playback in all music player apps on Acer Aspire One ZA3 running Ubuntu 16.04

Whatever music player that I install plays music as if it were in x2 playback mode. I have reinstalled and updated Alsa and PulseAudio and everything remains the same. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ...
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No sound on Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04. After reboot audio is not working. I tried to reinstall pulseaudio and alsa but still not working: sudo apt-get install --reinstall alsa-base pulseaudio sudo ...
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How to make Sforzando drums SFZ library work with linuxsampler?

I have been trying to make the Sforzando drumkit with linuxsampler but I always get the "err 3" error tag in red in QSampler shown below the channel count. I have been able to make other libraries ...
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I keep getting Spotify "can't play this" error in Ubuntu 20.04

So after the first time installing and actually trying Ubuntu. I love it, especially everything is now as how i want it to be. But there's just one thing that bothers me: Spotify keeps showing error "...
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Prevent MPRIS from recognizing an application

I often have my audio player (usually Audacious v. 3.9) running while the Chrome browser is also running. If I open a video in Chrome, it seems to "claim" MPRIS controls from the audio player. The ...
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Bluetooth headset recognized by BT 4 dongle, but no music heard

I just installed Kubuntu 18.04 and updated it. Next I plugged in an Asus BT400 dongle and connected to my BT earbuds. My earbuds were successfully connected and appear in the list of output audio ...
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Any music player whose library only searches for (.m3u) playlist files and can exclude subfolders?

I'm one of those maniacs who want their music library presented exactly as they want it. :) I've tried several players (Clementine, Audacious, Amarok, gmusicbrowser, Guayadeque, Nightingale, QMMP, ...
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How play music with Ubuntu 18.04 using Airplay?

Like on Macintosh (or even Windows, I suppose), iTunes will immediately recognize and use wireless streaming to play music via an Airplay device. I want my Ubuntu to do that. Simultaneous output, ...
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Audio stops when using Audacity on Ubuntu Studio 18.10

After I open Audacity, no sound will be played. Closing Audacity doesn't fix it. Once I have ran it, my pc won't emit a single sound until I restart it.
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How to run Elisa music player

I have followed the instructions under the article How to Install KDE’s Elisa Music Player in Ubuntu 18.04, namely: sudo apt-get install flatpak flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://...
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BPM analysis of streamed audio

I need to determine bpm from streamed audio, like playing YouTube, bandcamp, mixcloud, etc., so the input has to be the current audio device, not a file. I am struggling to find the correct options ...
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Audio stopped working after monitor uses displayport

My monitor has built-in speakers. It's connected to my desktop using HDMI. Speakers work fine, connection is audio jack. Audio stopped working. The only thing I can think of is the connection of the ...
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Unable to mount Audio Disk: Message recipient disconnected from messages bus without replying

When I insert audio CD I get the following message: Unable to mount Audio Disk Message recipient disconnected from messages bus without replying When I start Sound Juicer the following message ...
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New ogg files in 17.10 won't play

I have recently ripped two CDs in 17.10. One using Sound Juicer the other Audex. None of the files produced will play in Rhythmbox, Clementine or Amorak, despite the fact that they will play on other ...
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shnsplit failing to split multiple .flac files

I am on Xubuntu 17.10 trying to split a .flac album file into tracks. When running the command shnsplit -f "Master Of Puppets.cue" -o "flac flac -s -o %f -" "Side A.flac" shnplit responds with: ...
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How to start the preferred audio player via the command line?

My bash script should call the user preferred audio player instead of vlc or mplayer directly. How can I call it from bash? I assume something like audio-player --play music.mp3
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Can I install PulseEffects (v3.0.6 or newer) to Ubuntu 16.04.3? If yes, how?

I want to install Ubuntu 16.04.3 (desktop amd64) to my PC and I would need a good compressor & equalizer program, so I decided with PulseEffects, but they wrote in their GitHub wiki this: ...
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Speakers Stuck at 100%

I have a Hp-15 laptop from late 2014 and in Lubuntu 17.10, the speakers are stuck at 100%! Good thing the speakers aren't very loud. I don't know what to do to fix this. In terms of drivers, the only ...
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Looking for audio player which not scanning audio files

My question is in the title. I try to find an audio player which does not scanning my music library, but which allows me to select some tracks in a folder (in a embedded browser) in order to read it. ...
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Audacious error pertaining to OSS4 on Lubuntu 16.04

The error reads: OSS4 error: The device file is missing from /dev. Perhaps you have not installed and started Open Sound System yet. The file plays regardless. What should I do?
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Miro for Ubuntu 16 +

Is there a way to install Miro for Ubuntu 16? the latest version is only compatible with ubuntu 15. I know it has many alternatives but imo, any of them comes close when it comes to GUI. TomaHawk as ...
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what to do after installing "ubuntu-restricted-extras" to play MP3 and MP4 files? [closed]

I am trying to play MP3 and MP4 files, I found that I must install ubuntu-restricted-extras package, but Rhythmbox and the video player still don't want to play musics or mp4 videos. I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Play and encode audio in reverse?

Using tools available to Trusty Tahr how can I play audio files in reverse (play them backwards)? I would also like to know of tools that will allow me to save or create such reversed audio files...
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How to change the UI language on Clementine?

The title says it all, really. I've recently moved to Ubuntu, tried a LOT of audio players, and I'm liking the features on Clementine so far but... It's the only program that isn't on English and it's ...
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Audio player that supports ZIP archives

Is there anything better than rhythmbox, which does not support navigation between tracks inside archives?
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Any music players with folder browsing for ubuntu?

I am looking for a music player with folder browsing capabilities. I want the folder list on the left side and the all the music files on the right side. Decible, Amarok - ok they are fine, but i am ...
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Loading ac3 files in VLC player [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to view video file with external ac3 audio track? I have mkv and english.ac3 files. That mkv plays with the default audio stream which is not english. How do I load ...
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music player with audiobook support

Hello I'm looking for a nice audio player with audio-book and network support. I know banshee has that but i rather use something that isn't coded in mono. Another no no is KDE programs, Qt is fine ...
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