ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ) is an API of audio functions for the linux platform.

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Understanding Mixing of sounds in ALSA

I can't seem to bend ALSA completely to my will, even after I spent a lot of time configuring it. I just do not seem to understand it well enough. Here is my /etc/asound.conf: pcm.dmixed { ...
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FFmpeg doesn't recognize my audio sources

I want to record my screen with audio for practice. I saw recommendations to use this command line: ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -f x11grab -r 25 -s 800x600 -i :0.0+200,100 -c:a pcm_s16le -c:v ...
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Android w/ Glibc stack, how can I set-up audio w/ nvlc? Is it possible with ALSA(Debian)?

With the help of the book "Embedded Android" by Karim Yaghmour I managed to learn enough about Android's build process last fall. With enough fiddling around and Google'ing I learned a sufficient ...
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Selected ALSA device falls back to default in Wine with PulseAudio installed

Under SolydK (based on Debian Testing), as PulseAudio is installed by default, I unless I switch from the default sound device to an item that appears in winecfg at the sound settings, I get distorted ...
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How can I switch to my USB headset automagically when it's plugged in?

I'm running Funtoo Linux, a Gentoo derivative. My two new Plantronics USB headsets (one wired, one wireless) work nicely. I plug one in, ALSA notices it, and if I manually set an application to use ...
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Why would alsa sound pop, crackle and be generally too distorted to listen to?

I've been having a weird issue with Alsa recently. For some reason all sounds are really distorted and no matter what application I use, I won't get anything clear out of it. I've tried Tomahawk, ...
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Changing sound chip with ALSA

I have a laptop with Intel audio card that lspci reports as 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) It is responsible ...
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soundblast live on linx mint: fatal: module snd-emu10k1 not found

I'm trying to get my soundblast live 5.1 emu10k1 (rev 7) working. It is listed in my xconf settings but the onboard sound processor is the standard (i have tried to make de soundblaster standard, but ...
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Internal microphone not working.. again (Fedora 20, KDE, HP 8460p)

Unfortunately I have yet another "adventure" with my internal microphone. Everything is un-muted in alsamixer, as well as in pavucontrol. It is not the first time it stopped working, but now - for ...
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How to combine dmix with ladspa plugins to default device

A while I have abandoned all sound daemons and lived happily ever since with just the dmix plugin. However, recently I got annoyed by the different volume levels of youtube videos and decided to plug ...
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Elementary os no sound after alsa update

I am new to Linux but really love Elementary for its simplicity. After noticing that my sound was quite poor in Elementary, compared to Windows 8.1, I have tried updating the sound drivers. I ended up ...
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Extremely loud crack and mangled sound over S/PDIF using ALSA

Sometimes it seems ALSA on my machine goes completely haywire: Flash audio on Spotify doesn't produce any sound. SMplayer plays audio just fine, or doesn't play at all (I've observed the latter ...
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Record audio from multiple devices with ALSA and Pulseaudio

I want to record audio from multiple input devices using ALSA and Pulseaudio. More precisely, I want to play UltraStar Deluxe. It is a game using SDL. As far as I can tell, it supports ALSA only. ...
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Recording audio output

I've been following these instructions for recording the output of a program I wrote (that uses rtaudio to synthesize music) ...
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jackd error ALSA: could not start playback (Cannot allocate memory)

I'm using a headless Raspberry pi setup using ssh from my mac. I recently purchased a Wolfson pi sound card and am trying to start JACK from the command line. When I type jackd -d alsa, I receive the ...
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Audio (speaker) jack detection with debian

How to find out whether speaker jack is connected or not in my motherboard Tried out some reference from : Detecting headphone connection/disconnection in Linux pasted my amixer output.Need ...
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Alsa - how can i tell my default audio output is card 2 and device 0, not hdmi?

how can i tell my system default sound output is card 2 and device 0 not card 2 device 3 or 7 or 1? I did this but no sound. $ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Device ...
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Xfce sound level applet works wrong

I have installed Xfce4 on Debian testing. I'm using ALSA for sound driver. If I decrease volume level by using sound control applet in Xfce panel, there is no problem till "zero level". If I decrease ...
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How to simultaneously play sounds on 4.0 surround system using aplay

After my first configuration war against alsa (won with the help of CL.) check this question ... I would now want to go further : I am able to play multi-channel sounds on my setup, but I now need ...
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alsa and 5.1 surround through three front stereo jacks on the Dell Studio XPS 13

I know this is not a tech support forum, but I am not etting an answer from alsa people and have tried much, if not everything. I can upload the alsa-info output if needed, but here is the info ...
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ALSA: how to turn off “link note to velocity” feature

I use a USB MIDI keyboard to play with fluidsynth and ALSA on debian. It works fine but I wonder if there is the possibility to turn off the "link note to velocity" feature (= the volume of the played ...
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Alsa not detecting USB microphone on system boot

I have a USB microphone that works fine, up until I reboot my system. After that, it doesn't work at all until I unplug it and replug it. Based on my (limited) understanding of the components ...
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PulseAudio plays Audio over Bluetooth too fast - sounds like a chipmunk on helium

I am using PulseAudio's program 'paplay' to play an 8 KHz 16 bit LE single channel wave file through bluetooth to my headset using the A2DP profile. This is on a Linux ARM board using the new BlueZ 5 ...
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Generate .asoundrc

Is there any way to generate .asoundrc? I know that by default this file does not exist and system generates one on the go like Xorg does. But is there any way to see how the content will look like?
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Pulseaudio and Pavucontrol very unstable

I've recently installed ArchLinux on my desktop, together witht the GNOME3 Desktop. I installed pulseaudio and pavucontrol, which both seem to be very unstable. First I couldn't get my headset to ...
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What is ALSA in the Linux kernel?

What is ALSA? I read the Wikipedia page but couldn't understand it. All I understand is that it is a module in the kernel that has something to do with sound. What happens if you don't include it in ...
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Where do sound drivers live? [closed]

A little while ago I searched for a good driver for my sound card (with surround sound support) and didn't find any. So it seems there is none. I thought I could try (even though I think nothing ...
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Alsa Pulse Audio cannot open audio device pulse (No such file or directory) pulse: Input/output error

I'm trying to stream my Gnome Desktop I installed on my OpenVZ VPS Server, and I'm not trying to run this from SSH, but the terminal inside the GNOME desktop, I know it probably doesn't have a sound ...
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Opening ALSA Microphone in two programs?

I'm using a raspberry pi to capture some audio, but I only want it to do it when the noise level goes above a certain level, and then the device will record until two seconds after it falls below that ...
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ALSAEQUAL runs, but sliders do not seem to affect audio

I want to have an equalizer that lets me easily adjust sound for listening to music on my laptop with headphones. I'm trying to install ALSAEQUAL since it seems that this is the preferred tool for ...
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Setting maximum volume

I usually work in a WM (i.e., i3wm) and use alsamixer to adjust sound volume. The recent Linux installation on a Dell t5500 machine gives a very loud sound when set the maximum volume in alsamixer. ...
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Auto-detect headphone jack

I am using ALSA on Arch Linux on a MacBook Air 5,2 (mid 2012). This is my first time using alsa by itself (without any tools that come with gnome), so I may have not configured something in order to ...
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Digital audio between Intel Atom E640 and ADAU1445

Background information: I have a ADAU1445 DSP from Analog Devices connected to multiple audio sources through the Serial Input pairs. One of these sources is an Intel Atom E640 processor running ...
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How to set up AMD Cayman/Antilles HDMI Audio (Radeon HD 6900 series)?

I've got an AMD Radeon HD 6950 card: $ lspci | grep AMD 03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cayman PRO [Radeon HD 6950] 03:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro ...
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How can I make beep sound through speakers(spdif)?

I want to beep through speakers. I'm using alsa through S/PDIF of ESI Julia. User is in the audio group. ls /dev/snd controlC0 midiC0D0 pcmC0D0c pcmC0D0p pcmC0D1c pcmC0D1p seq timer If I try ...
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How should I enable the trace log for ALSA hda_unsol_event?

I have reported an ALSA kernel bug and have been asked to "enable tracepoints" and "check the response of hda_unsol_event". I was directed to the kernel docs for instruction, which say: Except ...
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Live noise cancellation of microphone audio with JACK, ALSA, Audacity?

Audacity has a very nice noise cancellation filter. Is it possible, using JACK with ALSA, to pipe live audio through Audacity's noise cancellation filter?
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Command line audio player that exits immediately after file finished playing back?

I am experimenting with audio players in the command line, and noticed something weird: if the sound is very short, most players will take up to a second or two after playback has finished, before ...
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CentOS 6.5 sound permissions

I am trying to configure ALSA for a CentOS 6.5 minimal install, my problem is non-root users do not have permission to access the sound devices in /dev/snd because the files are missing access control ...
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why has /dev/dsp vanished from SUSE

I used to test my sound settings with the command dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/dsp This will play random sound over your default sound device (using OSS). I am using SUSE Linux. Now in the newer ...
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Change PulseAudio Input/Output from Shell?

I have a set of nice wireless headphones which I use from time to time, in addition to my speakers and normal microphone. I'd like to write a script to switch between one input and output source and ...
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What are these strange characters in wifi-menu and alsamixer?

I have a fresh install of Arch. When I run wifi-menu or alsamixer, both of which I think use dialog, the display in the shell is not correct. The border, for example, is drawn with the wrong ...
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How do I make Wheezy see my sound card?

I'm working on a relatively clean install of Wheezy - relatively as I installed it today and have been installing packages for quite some time. I previously had Ubuntu which played sounds, so it's not ...
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amixer - How to change recording channel?

So fat, I am setting up microphone settings : $ amixer set 'Rear Mic' 90% mute cap $ amixer set 'Rear Mic Boost' 80% But, after some sys. update, my default recoding chanell changed to 'Front Mic' ...
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How to restart Alsa/PulseAudio after using Jack

After I use Jack, the PulseAudio outputs and inputs are replaced by a dummy device. I've tried to kill PulseAudio and reload Alsa, but the only way I can use an Alsa-based application again is to ...
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make google talk use the correct alsa sound device for input

I'm trying to make the Google Talk plugin accept sound. In other programs (e.g. Skype, Audacity) I did this by selecting the device for my sound input, hw:0.2 (see screenshots). Google Talk does not ...
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No default output device -9996: playing sound through Django

I'm facing a problem with my Raspberry Pi while playing a sound through a web page. The page is built in with Django and is quite simple: you push on a button and a sound is played (a Python script is ...
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How to use OSLEC with Alsa as default, not with Pulseaudio or other thirdparty package involved?

Oslec Echo canceller I have seen some packages used OSLEC and there echo cancle was very well. So for a test simulation, how could i install the OSLEC only with Alsa (i do not use PulseAudio at all, ...
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ALSAMIXER - deleted the alsa* from /bin - need to recover

I am an Archlinux user and I ve had problems with alsamixer which didn't play sound in google-chrome. So I 1st tried to uninstall it using: sudo pacman -Rns alsa-plugins alsa-tools alsa-oss After ...
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Low sound volume on Lenovo laptop under Fedora

I'm having trouble hearing anything at all under Fedora 16 on this Lenovo T520. Everything in alsamixer is at 100% (both pulseaudio and card). I installed Windows 7 on the laptop to check if the same ...