Questions about audio hardware and software in Linux and other UNIX operating systems.

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Help me to find my speakers and headphone paths (name of PCM device)

I am really confused trying to get my speakers and headphone device PCM names like a "hw:x,x" or something like that; cat /proc/asound/devices 2: [ 0] : control 3: [ 0- 0]: digital audio ...
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Which distro to switch to (laptop) [on hold]

I switched to Linux Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8.1 about a month ago because I wanted to get more out of my laptop (Lenovo Flex 2). I have been trying to either solve or ignore some issues that I have ...
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RME Multiface (HDSP) sound on Debian/Jessie (Systemd / PulseAudio)

Troubles getting my sound setup to work on a fresh install of Debian/Jessie. The RME Multiface is an external rack mounted Pro Audio interface with a ton of channels and connectors (18 output ...
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Audio on BeagleBone Black

I'm having troubles when try to play .wav file on BBB, play command: aplay -hw:0,0 filename.wav and getting this error pcm_write:1710: write error: Input/output error Does anyone have ...
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Increasing volume causes left/right channels to be unbalanced

In Gnome 3, I mapped my volume up to amixer set Master 1000+, and down to amixer set Master 1000-. This works just fine, as long as I spin the volume roller slowly. If I am to spin it really ...
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Audio Controller not working on linux mint

I just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (MATE) on laptop hp probook 450 g1. however i can't use Audio, it not working. I try sudo inxi -Fxi System: Host: skd-HP-ProBook-450-G1 Kernel: ...
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Audio stopped working after Debian update

This morning, on Debian testing, I updated the following packages: ant ant-optional cups cups-bsd cups-client cups-common cups-core-drivers cups-daemon cups-ppdc cups-server-common grep info ...
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Sound output not working properly in chroot

So I have a 64-bit Linux Mint 17 system and I am trying to set up a chroot environment with a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04-based system (actually something called Vinux, an Ubuntu remix). The problem is that ...
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Drivers support for Sound Blaster Z/Zx on Linux

I am planning to buy a Sound Blaster Z or Zx (sound card) for my computer (which will run both Windows 7 and Linux Debian 7/8 or Fedora 21/22), but I heard it does not have a good support on Linux. ...
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Sound card not detected by ALSA, but detected by kernel

Running arch linux with: Linux hunchback 3.17.4-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Nov 21 21:14:42 CET 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux When i run: $ aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... But it ...
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How to reduce size of a FLAC file without damagind its quality?

I got collection of vinyls which I paid for them to be digitized in FLAC. However my Hard Drive is getting full (91% full as of today) and the smallest of these vinyls is 2.3 GB in size! I would ...
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Why there is no sound on my Debian 7?

There is no sound on my Debian 7. How to set the sound properly now? root@localhost:/home/debian# alsactl init Found hardware: "HDA-Intel" "Realtek ALC887-VD" ...
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Firefox browser works badly with multimedia, Fedora 22

At first, a short pre-history: After unsuccessful upgrade with fedup from fedora 20 to 22, I reinstalled fedora 22 with live usb. I had partitions for /, /boot, /usr and /home, so I rewrited only ...
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How to disable event sounds in KDE5?

I wander how to disable event sounds in kde5 Plasma (the one that is heard when scrolling the volume in systray for example). I use Plasma in Opensuse 13.2 but this is KDE specific methinks. ...
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Sound is gone after booting system in text mode

I started using GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" grub argument for my boots, and recently noticed that the sound is missing. I start GUI from terminal using startx command, here's my .xinitrc ...
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Need help configuring asoundrc

New Dell latitude E5450 I'm almost able to get the sound right. alsamixer does not save its configuration. $ sudo alsactl store $ alsactl store are no help. By trial and error, I did manage to ...
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switching between shells, stops the music that is currently playing

While I was listening to music I changed the virtual console using Ctrl+Alt+F2, and suddenly the music was paused. Returning back to the console that runs the X server Ctrl+Alt+F7 or logging in to ...
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Use equalizer and an usb audio card

I have Raspbian installed on my Rasperry Pi. I have a Delock USB Audio Card and setted it up, works good. My speaker set has a quite strong bass, so I need an equalizer. There is an alsa plugin which ...
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How to find the configuration differences between two identical usb audio dongle devices?

I have two units of the same headset model that use a wireless USB dongle (Logitech H800). Each headset only pairs with its own dongle, but I want to get the same dongle to work with both headsets. ...
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ecasound mixing and compression?

I chose ecasound as a tool for mixing a set of files and applying a simple amplitude compression. The sequence of operations should be: combine inputs > apply compression > save to output ...
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Default sound volume for all ALSA devices

I woud like to set up the default sound volume once for all, for all ALSA devices that will be connected ever. Of course, I could do amixer ... or even alsamixer to modify the volume of currently ...
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Devices attached to sound card

cat /proc/asound/devices on my laptop gives following output: 1: : sequencer 2: [ 0- 0]: digital audio playback 3: [ 0- 0]: digital audio capture 4: [ 0- 0]: hardware dependent 5: [ 0] ...
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Bad ID3 tags when transfering mp3 to another device

I created mp3 files in Linux with mp3wrap application and then I applied ID3 tags on it as follows $ for i in *.mp3; do mp3info -t ${i%.*} -l yes1 -a yes $i; done When I look at particular mp3 file ...
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No sound coming from Linux-based virtual machines under Qemu on Linux Mint 16 host - why?

I have been using Qemu and virt-manager for quite some time (years) now and it's only recently that I noticed I don't get any sound output from any of my Linux-based virtual machines — it's always ...
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Microphone not working

My microphone is not working. I'm using front panel for it. Headphones are working fine. I tried several things and none worked. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Treat USB Sound card mic input as line input

I have a Creative Labs Sounds Blaster Play (SB1140) USB Sound card. When I plug it into either a Windows or Mac computer, I am able to record line level audio through the Mic jack - clean and clear. ...
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Command line per-application volume (maybe amixer or pactl?)

I can change the master volume with these commands (from the command line), and it affects all applications, but how do I change the volume for just one application (XMMS for example)? amixer -q set ...
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Is it possible to let the active virtual term be the only one with audio access?

I'm currently running Fedora 22 and want a setup where Kodi runs on vterm1 while steam runs on vterm2. I have set up two seats using LightDM. I am currently using ALSA in order to let Kodi bitstream ...
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Find, count and sort all audio files. ALAC (M4A) files

I'm putting a script together to sort a very large music collection. It's approx 22000 albums, a mixture of FLAC, WAV, AIFF, M4A (AAC & ALAC). So far, I can sort by file type and get a total size ...
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HTML5 audio stuttering, how to debug Pulseaudio?

i've got a strange issue with audio playback on html5 videos (youtube for example). The Video plays fine, but the sound has dropouts for about 1 second almost every minute. Is there a way to debug ...
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How to add more system event sound effects in Cinnamon?

How can I add more sounds to different system events on Linux for different actions or events? For example by default on some Linux desktops, say Linux Mint for example, you get sound effects when you ...
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What to do if no /dev/dsp or /dev/audio or /dev/MAKE

I am using Fedora 20, with Mate desktop and zshell. In order to practice reading Morse code, I want to play text as Morse using a program cwcpm downloaded from this site. The documentation with it ...
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ffmpeg -acodec copy does not copy all audio stream to the new container

I wish i can find ffmpeg help here at stackexchange. I'd been re-encoding old videos to libx264 to save up some storage space, as I thought it should be working based on documentation seems failing to ...
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Sound Problem in ubuntu startup

When Ubuntu boots first time, no sound comes out of speakers. But when I insert any headphone the sound is OK. also when I insert headphone first time and eject it from laptop then sound comes fine ...
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Centos 7.1: how to record from audio input (not microphone)

I use centos 7.1. What application can I use to record audio input (not microphone) from sound adapter? For example I connect TV sound output to PC sound card input.
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Streaming audio from a web interface

What I Want To Do Allow anyone with the public IP for my EC2 Instance to browse and listen to a collection of radio programs I record live. Requirements All setup possible through CLI (since the ...
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No sound on detected headphones (arch)

alsamixer and pavucontrol shows everything is detected and unmuted. The speaker on my Laptop are working, only the headphones are detected and on mute or unmute I hear a short crack and nothing ...
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Generating a long sound file with SOX without actually playing the tone

I know how to play a tone for a specific amount of time using SOX. play -n synth 5 sin 347 I know how to save a tone using SOX. sox -n note.mp3 synth 5 sin 347 Question is : How can I save a ...
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How to remove the APE tag in an MP3 file?

An MP3 file can support three different types of tags (that I am aware of): ID3V1, ID3V2.4 and APE. I would like to know how to remove an APE tag in an MP3 file or files, since it is giving me ...
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no game sounds with XFCE and pulseaudio

Since recently I have sound problems ingame but now I have no ingame sounds can someone help me? Which info should I provide? EDIT: For saved videos the same.
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Why can't I edit the tags of some mp3 files?

I am having this weird problem while trying to edit the tags of my music library: I modify them with EasyTAG and there seems to be no problem (VLC recognizes the changes I make), but I then transfer ...
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How to setup “Creative Sound Core 3D” on Debian Jessie correctly?

I justed installed Debian Jessie and was happy to see (or hear) that my Creative Sound Core 3D (as onboard chip on my Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 7 WIFI mainboard) worked out of the box when trying to play ...
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How can I synchronise kmix and alsamixer volumes at maximum?

Occasionally, I can increase kmix's volume to its maximum (using the volume hotkeys), but the sound is still very quiet. I can open up alsamixer, and see Master at ~8%, even though kmix's volume is ...
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Intel HDI Sound (ThinkPad X60) not working without display manager

My sound works out of the box under Fedora 20 as long as I use lightdm. But I don't want to use any display manager -- if I use X, I start dwm manually. Unfortunately, the Intel HDI driver (Model ...
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How should can I set up a machine dedicated only to running ZynAddSubFx syntheziser?

I'd like to set up a Linux machine dedicated only to run the soft synth ZynAddSubFx or Yoshimi (and receive midi data for ditto). The synth should start automatically when I switch on the power. I'd ...
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Detect when audio card is powered (using alsa)

How can I detect in a script if my audio card is being powered? Motivation: I have a Linux mini computer (Odroid U3), used as a music player. And I want to power on a connected amplifier only when ...
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No more notification sounds

Since a couple of days, my system has taken to no longer playing notification sounds. And I don't know what I changed to make that happen. (My gut feeling says: "but I didn't change anything!", but ...
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bdl_pos_adj: set IRQ timing workaround for hda-intel

I get following errors in my logs: kernel: snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #0. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj Google found some old posts here and ...
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Audio cd doesn't play

I'm trying to play an audio CD in Debian but each time I insert the CD, while there appears an icon with the CD in the screen, when I try opening it I get the message: Failed to mount "Audio CD". ...
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Create SOX batch script to extract first 15 seconds and rename multiple files in folder

I have a folder with several MP3 files that I need to extract 10-15 seconds of audio from. I would also like to rename these by appending sample-(name).mp3 to the converted files. How can I do this ...