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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to remote Linux desktop with audio support

I have a Debian PC (Server) and I would like to remote this machine from one client (Windows, Ubuntu,..) and be able to hear the sound from the server. I tried some tools (Radmin, RealVNC, but I ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to have a separate audio for selected application with PulseAudio?

Currently I have single audio card (actually it is part of motherboard). I have installed PulseAudio, Skype, and other software. What I would like to do is buying second audio card (because I suspect ...
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How do I check if sound card is in use and, if possible, which process is using it?

I want to know if a program is using my sound card without my knowledge. I thought about building a program that uses low-level device driver code to do the trick, but am now interested in seeing if I ...
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Awful sound through speakers in Elementary OS

I just recently installed Elementary OS Freya on my Alienware 14, double booting with Windows 8.1, but I've come against a new problem, the sound that comes out the speakers is just awful, just too ...
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Set volume from terminal

Is it possible to set the audio volume using the terminal?, instead of clicking the speaker icon in the topbar, the reason I want need to do this is because my keyboard does not have a volume ...
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How can I disable the shutter sound of gnome-screenshot?

After a recent update of my LMDE, the gnome-screenshot tool started making an annoying camera shutter noise every time a screenshot is taken. This is both annoying and startling (especially if you ...
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avconv: remove audio stream, keep audio and video synchronized

I have an AVI file with one video and three audio streams. I would like to discard two of the audio streams, keeping only one. I tried to do so using avconv (v11.3-6): avconv -i in.avi -map 0:0 -map ...
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VLC surround to stereo problem

I noticed a problem with certain video files where speech volume component is just too low. I googled a bit and it seems that the problem is that it tries to play surround sound on stereo speakers and ...
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Ubuntu Studio problem with WINEASIO: Press play - Nothing happens

I have managed to install WINEASIO on my ubuntu-studio 14 , it finally appeared under the ASIO list in both Reaper and Ableton 9, running on play on linux. Both are 32bit. qjackctl seems to be running ...
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Playing sound through /dev/dsp?

I have a USB soundcard attached to my Raspberry Pi. I used the command: sudo modprobe snd_pcm_oss which created /dev/dsp and /dev/dsp1. /dsp corresponds to the internal soundcard whereas /dsp1 ...
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How to detect peaks in audio file?

Given a several minute Wave file with short clicking sounds at semi regular intervals, how would I go about getting millisecond timestamps for each of the clicks? I'm trying to verify the accuracy of ...
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Sound output changing automatically

I'm trying to solve this problem for days. When I'm listening loud(around 100%) music, system is changing output device from Analog Output to Headphones output. Headphones output is not even available ...
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How to create the spectrogram of many audio files efficiently with Sox?

I have a bunch of audio files and I would like to create the spectrogram for each individual file using Sox. Usually, for a single file, I do this: sox audiofile.flac -n spectrogram However I don't ...
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Disable beep/chime in Secure Shell in Chrome OS

How do I disable the beep/bell sound that is emitted in Secure Shell in Chrome OS? When certain commands fail, such as pressing backspace on an empty command line or on a failing tab autocompletion, I ...
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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 burn lossless music to a CD?

I have a bunch of lossless files (.flac and .ape) that I would like to burn on a CD to listen to on any standard CD player (in my old car's for example), but I am unsure how to do it. Specifically I ...
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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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How to switch off my laptop speaker when headphones is plugged

I've Kubutu 15.04 then KDE Plasma 5 and my laptop speaker doesn't switch off when headphones is plugged. Here my alsamixer snaptshot: My laptop is a ASUS N550L My sound card I found with lspci: ...
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How do I capture audio from interactive webpages using VLC?

I'm trying to capture an audio video feed (screen-cast) from my web browser and all screen-casting options I tried have the same issue: No sound is captured Platform I'm using a near default ...
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What are XRuns?

I have read about them several times and encounter them myself when setting the buffer size too low in jack or quitting audio applications. Nobody ever explains though what XRuns are. Can someone ...
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urxvt- play mp3 instead of beep

Does anyone know how to make urxvt play a mp3 file in replacement of a system beep? My PC does not have a pc speaker so I need a way to make terminal notifications go through sound card.
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amixer: Mixer hw:0 load error: Invalid argument

Everytime i start my debian7, the error message pop out: amixer: Mixer hw:0 load error: Invalid argument root@localhost:~# lspci |grep -i audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 ...
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How to make Alsa Loopback device to work in Puredata

I'm trying to route an audio signal from an Airplay source (with Shairport-sync) to Puredata. To do so, I created a Loopback Device in Alsa. Then I set this virtual device as Shairport's output like ...
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Can I create a buffer file with arecord?

I need to record some sounds from my audiocard to make a stream(Nothing special in this just trying new things), but I can't make the arecord play direct on it, so can I create a buffer file where the ...
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Getting sound working on Linux mint 13 Mate

I have just installed linux mint 13 and I haven't used linux before so I apologise upfront if this question seems basic. I am unable to hear any form of audio on file which I try to play in any ...
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Embedded Linux USB Audio Issue

I have a Corewind WiFiG25 board based on the AT91SAMG25 400 MHz following Arm processor running Linux 3.6.9 built using Buildroot. I am attempting to play mp3 files using mpg123 connected to an ALSA ...
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Sound problem (chipset ALC280 and kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64)

I recently installed Debian Wheezy and sound doesn't work (glitches/distortions). Output of lspci -v | grep -A 6 Audio: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Wellsburg HD Audio Controller (rev 05) ...
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Why does qjackctl come up with gray windows, no GUI?

I ran qjackctl a while ago. The window came up gray, no GUI controls. I tried killing it, and using xkill. It went away, but ps still shows qjackctl. About fifteen of them! For I had attempted to ...