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

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Is there any sound enhancer/equalizer for Linuxes that are not Ubuntu?

I am looking for a systemwide audio equalizer for Debian, Gentoo or Red Hat Enterprise Linux, i.e. an audio equalizer that filters the entire signal that is sent to the audio chipset, something ...
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How to use sox or ffmpeg to detect silence intervals in a long audio file and replace them by zeros (aka suppress background noise)?

I have a long audio file that was created by concatenating many short files. I would like to detect silence between the speech segments (just a threshold is enough for my purposes) and replace them by ...
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Sound is not working in Ubuntu 14.04: suddenly stopped

The sound suddenly stopped working in my Ubuntu, so I googled and followed this link but it doesn’t work to me. Output of aplay -l: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA ...
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Issues with arecord command

I'm having some mixed results with the arecord command in the terminal. The hardware I'm using consists of the Cirrus Audio Card for the Raspberry Pi. I'm trying to record a 24-bit 192kHz sound (from ...
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Fedora - Integrated microphone not working

I just installed a fresh Fedora 21, my system is now up to date. Now, my problem is that my integrated microphone is not working. I tried several different fixes that doesn't work (install and ...
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Change audio volume on the right device

I'm trying to change the master output volume of my USB DAC (PCM 2704). When doing aplay -L I get: null Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture) default:CARD=ALSA ...
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linux-elementary os [closed]

I have installed luna recently, I am using it as daily driver, I am happy with UI and Performance , but of late I found a problem with dual audio output, even after connecting my headphone jack sound ...
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How do I set the output port on my audio card?

My audio card has two ports, for clarity I'll call them the 'speaker' and 'headphone' port. In windows, the audio control sees two separate ports, and I can switch back and forth between speaker and ...
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Raspbmc audio Scarlett 8i6 I/O

I am trying to get RaspBMC to play audio through a Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 soundcard but so far I cannot play any music through the default interface. I have tried checking the external audio ...
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JACK pitch shifting

I like to play along with songs coming from firefox on my MIDI keyboard, so I have Pulseaudio routed through JACK as detailed here. But a lot of the time, especially in older recordings, the pitch ...
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Why do CUE sheet files have to have a blank line at the very end?

I was trying to split a .flac file using its CUE sheet and the command cuebreakpoints audiofile.cue | shnplit -o flac audiofile.flac, but kept getting some error. Checking with other CUE sheets I have ...
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Playback and simultaneous recording through external USB sound card

I've an external USB sound card (in my case it's a TerraTec Aureon 7.1 USB). I've looped the earphone-out to the line-in using a 3.5mm jack cable. I'm interested in starting the playback of a MP2 ...
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How to convert WavPack to FLAC?

I need to convert a bunch of .wv files to .flac but I can't seem to find a program to do it. Does anybody know how I can do this? P.S.: I was wondering why Audacity does not support the importing .wv ...
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Set maximum volume in Arch Linux

Recently, I purchased new over-ear headphones that have some really powerful speakers. I usually have to listen at ~4% volume to use them comfortably. Each time I restart my computer, they move back ...
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Sound doesn't work on a Centos 6.5 VPS

I installed GNOME Desktop Environment on Centos 6 on my VPS, then I installed Firefox, Flashplayer and VLC. Everything work well but I can't hear the sound. I searched for a solution on the Internet ...
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No audio after making changes to alsa-base conf

I have recently switched to Linux and have been struggling to get my sound to work with elementary OS. I have a Asus z97-a motherboard, so need to apply this fix: ...
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Is there any app that records notes with synchronized Audio?

Is there any application that it records audio and you take notes. After recording you can play the audio that was recorded when a specific text was written. There are apps that does this for other OS ...
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Alsa mixer unmute problem on Thinkpad laptop

After updating my Debian jessie laptop yesterday, the mute/unmute button stopped working. The volume up/down buttons work and I can mute the sound but when I press the mute button again to un-mute, ...
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Unable to connect debian to android via bluetooth

I want to connect my android phone to my debian computer. And to be able to play audio from my phone through the laptops speakers. I have been able to do so in the past on Ubuntu and ElementaryOS ...
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PULSEAUDIO does not list my ALSA capture device as a capture source

First of all, Hello everybody! My name is Przemek Gajos and this is my first post here. I have recently written an ALSA driver for my audio capture card and I have problems with PULSEAUDIO ...
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How do i start a sound file without displaying the window of the player ?

Whenever I type xdg-open filename or vlc filename, a window opens and start playing the filename. How can I achieve to play the sound file without displaying a corresponding window in the command line ...
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YAD and Zenity - Input Start/Stop Times to Trim Video

I have a bash script and a php script that function in concert to trim audio/video files using start/stop times. PHP script: <?php // Create datetime objcects $dt1 = new DateTime($argv[1]); $dt2 ...
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Trim audio file using start and stop times

I have an FFmpeg command to trim audio: ffmpeg -ss 01:43:46 -t 00:00:44.30 -i input.mp3 output.mp3 The problem I have with this command is that option -t requires a duration (in seconds) from ...
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Change of voice via ffmpeg or other application [closed]

I have a set of audio files containing voice recordings, I need to alter the voice signal so the speaker cannot be recognised in an automated way... Do you know some application?
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Audio not working on Arch Linux [solved-ish]--see #UPDATE

I've installed the alsa-utils package. Running amixer sset Master unmute returns the error amixer: Unable to find simple control 'Master',0. Executing alsamixer gives me the alsamixer application in ...
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FreeBSD 10.1 sound not working

I am new to BSD and I am experimenting with getting an old(ish) Packard Bell desktop machine out of mothballs. The basic installation of FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE for amd64 seems to have gone fine, but I ...
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mpd fails to open ALSA device where aplay succeeds

I am trying to set up an Raspberry Pi / Raspbian wheezy audio player using the onboard sound hardware via ALSA LADSPA plugins to stereo downmix and compress the audio. aplay, sox, mpg123, moc (cd ...
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Lost sound with xmonad

I downloaded this config to set up xmonad. Hit volume up, down, works fine. Hit the volume mute hotkey, sound's gone. All good. Hit the mute key again, sound's still off. Hit volume up, nothing. ...
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Unable to use python speech_recognition lib Microphone class due to ALSA

I am attempting to write a speech recognition program for the raspberry pi, however I am facing some issues using python's speech_recognition library. From the error messages (posted below) I think ...
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arecord until sound level drops low enough

I am trying to implement constant voice recognition on my Pi at the moment, I am achieving this by having two threads running, one constantly recording (with arecord in a bash script) for X amount of ...
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Linux sound lags while copying from USB key

Why did I experienced sound skipping while copying a big file from my USB key onto my computer's drive? I monitored the system during this I/O operation: music was playing from Internet on the ...
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Debian - System (audio) Settings breaking when starting/stopping LXC

I'm rather new to Linux, recently having to start using it to make something for work (controlling Linux Containers). I'm on debian: $ uname -a Linux debian 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian ...
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Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy

I am install Debian Jessie Beta2 on my laptop, and I just compiled mplayer on it. however when i use mplayer command to play some videos, i can't get the sound, the error shows as below: Can't open ...
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Simultaneous sound output to both hardware and virtual output device using PulseAudio

I would like to output all sounds from my computer through a virtual output (which is an UPnP/DLNA renderer) and at the same time through the hardware output device "Built-in Analog Stereo". The ...
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Unable to listen or use microphone in Skype

I installed Skype 4.3.0.37 on my machine (debian 7 64bits XFCE 4.10) and both incoming and outgoing audio is not woring. I tried the echo sound service of skype but to no success. Here my ...
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Linux mint sound problem

Suddenly my sound doesn't play from the headphone jack anymore, for no apparent reason. I use a NUC and have always switched manually between output devices, as needed. If I switch to "built-in audio ...
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BeatsAudio Driver for Linux using laptop model HP Envy M6

Back when I was on Windows 8, I installed the Beats Audio driver for Windows and everything sounded so clear and beautiful. I'm running Linux now (specifically Mint) but I wouldn't know how to install ...
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Real-time noise cancellation

I have a very noisy heater in my apartment producing a constant whining sound between 6230 and 6280 Hz. The frequency varies but seems to fall within this range. Other apartments in my building have ...
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AmSynth 1.5.1 with jack and alsa (JACK init failed: error: could not open ALSA MIDI interface)

I built and compiled amSynth 1.5.1 from source. I then started qjackctl and ran amsynth from command line, but it produced the following error. JACK init failed: error: could not open ALSA MIDI ...
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How to troubleshoot jack detection in Pulseaudio

Pulseaudio apparently supports "jack detection", meaning auto-detection of whether anything is plugged into each jack (e.g., headphone jack, line out jack) or not. Unfortunately, Pulseaudio's jack ...
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Jabra BIZ 2400 USB HeadSet doesn't output sound

I'm trying to get my Jabra BIZ 2400 USB HeadSet working on my Debian Jessie install, but I get nothing from the headphones. I've installed Audacity to test things and it will record audio, but then ...
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Reason for interrupt in device driver

In my Audio driver I have Interrupt handlers for Download audio i.e., Audio playback and Upload i.e., Audio Record Sometimes when music is playing smoothly I am getting interrupt because of which i ...
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Mapping metadata with avconv does not work

The way I understand man avconv (version 9.16-6:9.16-0ubuntu0.14.04.1), the following command should convert input.ogg to output.mp3 and carry over metadata: avconv -i input.ogg -map_metadata 0 ...
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Is there a way to check the losslessness of a FLAC file in Linux?

Let me explain my question with greater detail: I know FLAC is a lossless audio format with respect to the original file; this is, any piece of audio encoded with FLAC will be preserved completely. ...
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Change default port for PulseAudio (line out, not headphones)

When I boot, PulseAudio defaults to sending output to Headphones. I'd like it to default to sending output to Line Out. How do I do that? I can manually change where the output is current sent as ...
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Send sound output to application and speaker

I'm using my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Laptop toplay music at a party. I'm using Mixxx and is performs very well for that task. Now I'd like to add some light effects and plan to use Qlcplus for that. So I ...
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No audio codecs on Fedora 21

I've been trying to listen to music in Fedora 21 but unfortunately I cannot. Here is what I tried: yum update yum install gstreamer gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad ...
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Sound not working in my Ubuntu desktop after the sudden power cut

i googled in many articles but does't fix this problem i tried this but does't help me sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-base ...
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Why most apps try to use OSS if /dev/dsp is present?

So why most applications apparently try to use OSS if /dev/dsp is present on a system where more advanced audio servers (ALSA or PulseAudio) are also available? I experience this after installing ...
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No sound in arch linux with xfce4

I have installed Arch Linux with Xfce4, I installed alsa-firmware, utils and plugins. I haven't installed PulseAudio. I have no sounds in my laptop at all :/ I have unmuted in alsamixer my speakers. ...