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Questions tagged [sound]

Questions about sound issues with Ubuntu spanning from sound cards, microphones and speakers/headset to the transfer of audio signals via audio port, bluetooth and HDMI.

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keyboard, multiple monitor, and audio not working after kernel (and packages) upgrade

after updating to kernel 4.18.0-13-generic on ubuntu 18.10, for some strange reason, audio, multiple monitor detection, and some keyboards stopped working (all keyboards would be detected as shown by ...
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What video editing software should I use to make screencast videos with external audio?

I want to make screencast videos and record audio externally. What video editing software should I use? This is for an online class in introductory logic that I'm terribly late putting together. To ...
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How to active Subwoofer in linux (ALC233)

I install Ubuntu 18.10 on my laptop Lenovo Y700. But Subwoofer not work! (in windows all 3 speakers working good). Current sound information uploaded on: http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=...
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No Audio in front or rear jack - HDMI Audio working - Ubuntu 18.04

So, I have been dealing with this issue the last 3 days and i haven't gotten anywhere. My audio jacks doesn't work, neither my digital output. HDMI audio does work, and USB audio too. My motherboard ...
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Bose Revolve Soundlink USB output no sound

I am trying to get my Bose Revolve Soundlink to work trough USB (Bluetooth and AUX works fine). Using it trough USB on Windows works fine too. The speakers get detected just fine, but when I change ...
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Hello, my Ubuntu system has no sound

On my Ubuntu system I have no sound. My headset is a Logitech G430 with dual jacks for headphone and mike. I also have a USB adapter I use for it, I plug in the 2 jacks from the headset into the ...
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Audio issues in 18.04 - distorted sound and choppy video when selecting USB audio interface - Focusrite Saffire 6

Just getting around to updating an old Ubuntu machine. After the update to 18.04, my Focusrite Saffire 6 USB no longer works. With some tinkering in Pulseaudio and Alsa I have managed to get the ...
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Recording audio to a pulseaudio stream / sink input, and playing from stream on demand

I am using CS42888 codec in order to record audio from Line Input. I read the thread Record a program's output with PulseAudio and got some ideas towards what I am trying to achieve. However, I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Dual Boot With Windows 10: Audio Issues

everyone. I've recently installed on an SSD that's shared with Windows. Everything seems to run fine except the audio. If I plug in a USB-C hub that includes an audio jack, and set that as audio ...
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My sound is not working and my computer doesnt detect my speakers

I tried to install pulseaudio to equalize the sound of my computer but instead sound stopped and I tried uninstalling pulseaudio but it didnt work. Im using ubuntu 18.04 LTS
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Whenever I connect my ds4 controller, via USB, Ubuntu always sets my audio output to the controller speaker

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.1 and I've installed steam-devices and the controller works fine. The only gripe I have with the controller is that I have to change the audio source back to my speakers ...
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Issue with the speakers

I have a trouble with my speakers. When I boot my computer for the first time in day, my speakers don't work. If I reboot the computer, the speakers start working. After trying a lot, I found that the ...
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WARNING **: Sink input info callback : SINK INPUT INFO IS NULL or our user_data is not what we think it should be

could someone please explain to me what this means? It appeared in my syslog after what I can only describe as an "analogy sounding pig noise" came over my speakers. I recently installed ubuntu 16.04 ...
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PulseAudio removes sound from Ubuntu if it can't find a server

I have two computers: A Windows 10 machine and a Ubuntu 18.04 machine. I'm using PulseAudio on the Ubuntu machine to send sound to my PulseAudio server on Windows. This works great. However, if the ...
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Can't switch sound to HDMI any more in Xubuntu 18.04

I was able to find a solution, when I was writing this question/post, though it was not easy. Since I have already written it, I leave it here as reference. I am not able to make HDMI my sound output....
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Sound stopped working on a dual boot computer. Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10

I'm running a dual boot computer with Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10. The sound on my computer has been working normally up until yesterday. I closed the computer lid and left to do something else, when ...
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No SPDIF output through sound card

I built a PC to serve as a home media center, and for sound opted for a asus xonar ae sound card. I tested it with the analog outputs and everything seemed fine. But when I tried to use s/pdif output ...
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Can't hear others (Skype and Discord) and other programs but they can hear me

I recently switched to Linux and I'm having an issue with audio when calling people on Skype and Discord. My audio works for both recording and playing sounds but if i'm calling my friends on Skype or ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 sound mute notice before and after login

When every time I login my Ubuntu 16.04 I saw a sound mute notice when login and another sound mute notice after login. However, the sound was not muted at all. The sound mute notices were just really ...
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Sound - Volume always starts on full

I was trying to improve my sound quality a little (Ubuntu Mate 18.04 on Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK) by installing the pulse equalizer qpaeq and pavucontrol. Sice I installed the two programs, ...
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No sound Intel NUC8I7HVK

I am dual booting Ubuntu 18.10 and Windows 10. I have 5.1 speakers connected to rear jack of my Intel Hades Canyon (NUC8I7HVK) with TOSLINK to JACK cable. Everything works under Windows, but I am not ...
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How to make Firefox stream TV and radio?

I installed fresh Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and made all available online updates. All OK, except Firefox browser does not stream / show TV and it also will not stream radio (Firefox only offers to downloaded ...
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Headphones always detected (plugged in) and no sound after BIOS reset itself

My laptop is Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51 Dual boot Windows 10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04 Laptop headphones jack always detected as plugged in. No sound in headphones. pavucontrol , alsamixer , ...
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Sound cuts out after ~20s

I'm having a strange issue where my sound works perfectly (through my headphones) for ~20 seconds. Then the sound just cuts out and everything is silent. If I close the laptop, let it go to sleep, and ...
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Reconnect Audio Source in Chrome when added after opening in pulseaudio

I have noticed that if I add an audio source, for instance a USB audio interface when Google Chrome is already opened, even if I pick that interface from GNOME's "sound", audio still comes out of my ...
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Dependenncy problem - Cannot reinstall PulseAudio

I've recently deleted pulseaudio by mistake, which means that now I'm unable to listen to all audio, which means 90% of all I do on my pc is now off. I tried to reinstall pulseaudio from the command ...
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Disable sound in specific program

I have a program which plays sound. That program doens't have "disable sound" option. How can I manage sound of programs from ubuntu (or Linux) itself? I don't want to decrease whole device sound '...
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kdenlive/Android audio problem

I added narration to a kdenlive video, and it plays fine on any computer I've tried. However, the narration doesn't play when I transfer the video file to my Android phone. The original sound in ...
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Crackling/static in Discord with default audio output port (PulseAudio)

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 less than a week ago and 99% of what I need to work has been no problem. When I first installed Discord, from the instructions on their website, everything was fine. The Snap ...
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How do I extraxt audio files from mkv files? TO DELET THE MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND

I want to know how to get all the audio files from the mkv file. it has to be more than one file. SO I CAN DELETE THE MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND of THE VIDEO. What software I can use? And how to use it? ...
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Crackling noises when I use my microphone

I have the issue that my audio records have crackling noises. I also have those noises when I am using Steam or Discord. So my recording programme seems not to be the problem. I tested my headset on ...
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FFMPEG screen record with audio

I am trying to record screen with ffmpeg, with audio of the applications. I'm using Alsa for the audio input. As the documentation here, I'm able to record the screen, however, the audio does not get ...
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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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missing audio output and input

I removed pulse audio because I believed it was messing with world of warships and causing sound distortion and I was right about that however my output and input devices are missing after I re-...
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Ubuntu 18.04: No sound from speaker

I am using Dell latitude 5490 and after upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04, The speakers are not working. I tried to follow some of steps mentioned here and here but none of them seem to work. Here is the ...
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Switching sound output does nothing and “empty” alsamixer

So, I must have done something to mess this up and now I can't figure out what packages I need to purge, reinstall, or remove... First problem is: changing the selected device output does not ...
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hp envy ae008tx laptop, is making grinding, scratching, buzzing sound while scrolling mouse when i am using it without AC charger

my hp envy ae008tx laptop, is making grinding, scratching, buzzing sound while scrolling mouse or playing any videos when i am using it without AC charger, when charger is plug in its working fine but ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - no sound on HDMI - HDMI not visible in ALSA

I cannot get the sound running on an HDMI connection between my NUC7CJYH4 and my TV. As I am now completely lost I would appreciate help on this topic. I am running a freshly installed UBUNTU 18.04....
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Behringer UMC1820: arecord does not accept channels parameter

I try to record two channels of audio using a Beringer UMC1820 audio interface on Ubuntu 16.04 by invoking arecord -f S32_LE -r 48000 -d 30 -D hw:4,0 -c 2 test.wav but it fails with the message ...
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New install of Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10 audio stuttering and upper menu with audio volume flickering at same rate

Installed on motherboard Asus P8Z77V Deluxe. Windows 7 running on machine for 5 years without any issues. Rest of install went well. Tried both 18.04 and 18.10. Same issue. Followed all the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 dummy output with acer Chromebook

I am new to Ubuntu, just had it installed a day ago. Everything else works perfectly fine except that I have no sound. I tried cat/proc/asound/cards to see if it was detecting the sound card I got ...
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Wrong driver for sound?, how do I set the correct one if not?

I notice that I have an Intel sound driver when all my hardware is AMD. lshw shows *-multimedia description: Audio device product: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/...
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PortAudio configuration

I'm new in Ubuntu and I have to do a project using the microphone. The program return "PortAudioError: Error querying device -1" So my microphone isn't reading by portaudio I follow the instruction ...
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How to match alsa sinks for each attached monitor

I am trying to write a script which is able to direct the audio from an application through the same HDMI or DisplayPort as a given monitor. The application audio can be directed by creating an alsa ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS no sound from speakers but headphone works well

uname -a output : Linux computer 4.15.0-42-generic #45-Ubuntu SMP Thu Nov 15 19:32:57 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I also have Windows 10 installed alongside with Ubuntu. It all works well ...
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Use ALSA snd-aloop module for audio input with VirtualBox

I'd like to be able to change an audio input device for a virtual machine I'm running in VirtualBox (more specifically, I'm using the Genymotion Android emulator). Preferably using snd-aloop, but if ...
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Volume flickering up and down

I've dealt with this issue on this machine before but I forget the fix. In a nutshell, the volume is flickering from 0 to maximum. I believe the fix was to disable the front headset plug. Can ...
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How many ways can an audio device be disabled, such that it doesn't appear in Pulse Audio?

Back in version 16.04, I found a way to disable my laptop's only audio output device in such a way that I did not need to touch the BIOS or any of the hardware and that the only device that appears in ...
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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 Speakers and connectivity

My Bluetooth speaker (Bose mini sound link ) disconnects automatically on my Ubuntu 18.04 bionic . after restarting it works but then again stops by itself . when i check in the connection settings it ...