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

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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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GStreamer and sample rate conversion

I have a soundcard that is only partially supported in Alsa, i.e. playback is only working in 48 kHz. Most of my audio files are in 44.1 kHz, and I would like to use Exaile as my audio player, as it ...
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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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Centos 6.4 (64) skype 4.2 no sound notification

Everything works fine. I can hear and others can hear me. But no sound notification. In options -> sound devices "Make a test sound" button is disabled. Other button show "PulseAudio server (local)". ...
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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 ...
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Why aplay cannot play a 4 or 6 channels sound when speaker-test does?

I am currently trying to setup a soundblaster card (CA106 chipset) to output to 4 channels. I plugged 4 speakers to analog output (using the jack plugs). When I am testing the pseakers using the ...
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Alsaaudio module, recording for specific amount of time

The below code records the audio for some time (I don't know how much) How to calculate the total time of its recording? For example, if I want to record for just one minute then how would I limit ...
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audio recording - record two sources simultaneously, merge into a single 2-track recording

How can I record two audio sources at the same time and create a file where one source is the left channel and the other source is the right channel of a lossless stereo audio recording? My distro ...
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Why does skype not pick up my microphone?

I've got skype running (32 bit mode) on Slackware64 — the sound is fine but my mic is not able to be detected. KMIX shows that my mic is enabled, and I can hear myself when I test it. Some ...
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Pulseaudio over network - change output on-the-fly

I successfully configured PulseAudio server and client to send audio over network. It uses direct connection: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/PulseAudio/Documentation/User/Network/#index1h2 ...
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How proc gets updated about the devices [duplicate]

If i do cat /proc/asound/cards it lists all the sound card details from where proc gets this information.This file is continuously updating what if i want to make a manual entry
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Separate speakers and headphones output

I have a PC with builtin soundcard, and it has one output for the speakers (behind the computer) and one for the headphones (on the front side). When I play something, the sound goes to both outputs. ...
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What program reads and executes /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf and related scripts?

I can't find any kind of daemon application for modern ALSA. I wonder, what process or kernel thread reads /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf and other configuration files under /usr/share/alsa, when it reads ...
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ALSA: how to temporarily change the output device

I want to do a simplest thing possible in ALSA: to have USB-headphones produce sound instead of internal speaker of my tablet. I don't want to change config files such as asound.rc or alsa.conf or ...
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Applications grabing ALSA exlusively

So, my second question about linux audio on the site. The previous one generated quite a lot introductory information. I have ALSA and PulseAudio installed. Before installing PulseAudio, no audio ...
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Alsaequal volume gain, Pre-Amp like

I use alsaequal for equalize my audio, hitherto ok, but all know that after equalizer the volume is low, some equalizers have a control called "Pre-AMP" that solve this problem, but in Alsaequal ...
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How to preserve the logind session in Arch Linux?

I got audio working in Arch Linux without problems yesterday, but at some point it stopped working again: $ alsamixer cannot open mixer: No such file or directory $ vlc foo.mp4 ... [0x7f1388006be8] ...
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Cannot find Audio Hardware for my Workstation

Audio is NOT working in HP workstation xw 4600. I cannot find any hardware present at System-> Preferences -> Sound -> Hardware (Tab) The command lspci -v shows following output of Audio ...
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No microphone input - VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64)

I have the VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64) is running smoothly .. Only one issue.. I cannot record sound or use Skype due to lack of mic input. I have tried turning up the sound using the alsa ...
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Reconfigure line-in as analog-out

I am trying to reconfigure my "line in" as another "analog out" and use it alongside with the default analog out port. I am using an onboard realtek sound card. It is very simple to do this in ...
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Sound doesn't work in x, but does in virtual terminal

I've just installed Fedora 19, bringing over my home directory. I've disabled graphical boot, instead I get dumped to a virtual terminal. I use xmonad instead of gnome3. weird phenomenon #1 In a ...
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how to pipe audio output to mic input

I've looked all over the internet for a clean way to reroute the audio output of my computer (i.e. what I'd hear from the speaker) to my microphone's input. Possibly, I'd like to do this at low level ...
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How can I find the correct name for my microphone and sound output using aplay or pacmd or something else, to apply in asound.conf?

I need to write a default mic and default speaker output in the asound.conf config file. But I don't know exactly how I can find my external sound card or microphone device's name, so that on reboot ...
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How do I debug Alsa configuration file errors?

I've got an embedded device with ALSA support, and I'm trying to figure out how to get dsnoop working. The reason is that I want two applications to share the microphone input. But the problem is that ...
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Generating random noise for fun in /dev/snd/

Recently I have been exploring the enchanted /dev folder. I want to write some random data to an audio device in order to generate some noise. I am using ALSA. So I instruct cat to pipe some random ...
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Can I query which processes (if any) are currently accessing the microphone?

I'm running Debian (technically Raspbian), trying to get a Star-Trek style voice-command system. I've got it mostly up and running, but in the interests of privacy and all that jazz, I don't want my ...
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VST plugin integration into ALSA?

I have "headless" (e.g. no graphical front-end) VST plugin that I would like to embed into my ALSA setup to continuously filter my sound. I remember that there used to be a LADSPA plugin which itself ...
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My audio device not working

I have been setting up a new CrunchBang Linux and my sound doesn't work. When I type lspci -v command and alplay -l command in command prompt I can see that my sound card is connected and detected. ...
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asound.conf file is corrupted does not allow the play with the correct sound card as a result it keeps failing

I have this following asound.conf file, but when i play $ speaker-test it fails. How can you tell asound.conf that each and every time on restart of pc also use this sound card only? "card 2: PCH ...
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Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 - crackling sound

I am very new user to the Linux world. I istalled newest Ubuntu on my old ASUS A7CC laptop. I would like to use also my older external sound interface Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1. I am able to ...
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add audio from playing file to microphone stream

I need to add a sound to what the microphone is capturing, is it possible? I started with man aplay and found that I can do aplay -D PCMdevice filepath.wav so then I listed the PCM devices with ...