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

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Disable Cinnamon volume applet's sound when changing volume

I recently updated my Linux Mint Debian Edition to update pack 7. Since then, every time I change the volume by scrolling on the volume applet that is on my panel, an annoying beep is played. Similar ...
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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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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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How do I convert FLAC files to AAC (preferrably VBR 320k+)?

I back my CDs up to FLAC and then transcode to AAC (.m4a) files for portability on my android phone and the wife's iPhone. I had been using XLD on Mac and it does a great job but I'd rather not steal ...
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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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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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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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How can I play a sound when script execution is ready?

I am executing every now and then some python scripts which take quite long to execute. I execute them like this: $ time python MyScript.py How can I play a sound as soon as the execution of the ...
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Using OGG/Vorbis, is there a way to continue to record to an existing audio file?

I am using Vorbis/ogg to record audio (using arecord and then pipping to oggenc). I have downloaded oggvideotools, which gave me oggCat, which will let me join two previously recorded audio files into ...
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Sound Problems with pulseaudio

The overall question that my whole problem is kind of based on is regarding sound in linux. Should I be using alsa or pulse or what? I'm using pulse at the moment and this is my problem: I was in the ...
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Audio CD source plugin for .wav files . Linux

I have a CD which contains a number of .wav files. When I try to open one I get: The playback of this movie requires a Audio CD source plugin which is not installed. Can someone please sent me ...
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How do I split a flac with a cue?

I've got a full album flac, and a cue file for it. How can I split this into a flac per track. I'm a KDE user, so I would prefer a KDE/QT way, I would like to see command line and other gui answer's ...
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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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Make a copy of the audio output into a file

How to get the sound that I can hear in my headphones into a file or into a variable in my C/C++ program? I'd like something like the framebuffer for images. My main goal is sending sound to another ...
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How can I create a direct 8khz audio pipe in Ubuntu?

I'm interested in creating musical programs like these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtQdIYUtAHg&feature=player_embedded Essentially these programs just generate sequences of integers, which ...
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How to get recordmydesktop to record application's audio on Debian/Squeeze?

I'm on an amd64 Debian/Squeeze install on an Intel DX58SO motherboard. I want to use recordmydesktop to record application's audiovisual output. It's important any audio generated by the ...
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How to stop gnome from muting my music?

I use ArchLinux, and I recently installed Spotify which is working fine, except for one thing: Every time any program triggers a system sound, the player volume is automatically muted in the mixer. ...
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Sound is messed up when using GNU/Linux and headphones - (chanels seem mixed)

When I use headphones under Linux Mint sound doesn't seem right. (Music/effects are usually ok but voices tend to be extremely quiet.) I think channels might be mixed or something. Headphones work ...
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redirect sound (microphone) via ssh, how to telephone via ssh?

How can I redirect the microphone of one computer to listen to it on another computer via ssh? Which is the right device or which is the right command line? Some years ago it was easy and fun to ...
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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. ...
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How can I automatically silence my computer at night?

I would like to set my Ubuntu computer such that I can't hear any audio between 9:59pm and 8:00am. How can I do that?
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Pulseaudio complains about a lack of “org.bluez” and does not play any sound. How to fix?

My pulseaudio (5.0) on arch (Linux 3.17.2-1-ARCH) does not play any sound. When running the daemon explicitly as pulseaudio -vvvv --log-target=stderr, I get the error message GetManagedObjects() ...
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Why can I not split a .wv file?

I'm a Fedora 20 user and am trying to split a .wv file into separate .flac files. I used this command: cuebreakpoints file.cue | shnsplit -o flac file.wv but get the following output: 56: syntax ...
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Hissing at high sound levels

There is a hissing sound starts when I crank up the volume to 3/4 of the way (nothing is playing). I booted in Windows 7 and there is no such thing happening there. Is my sound setup wrong? (I use ...
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Realtek audio issues on OpenBSD 5.2

I am running OpenBSD/amd64 5.2 stable on a new machine, using a gigabyte motherboard with a realtek alc898 audio chipset. When I try to play any audio (sources include mpd, aucat, and cat > ...
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How to add ffmpeg/avconv command to Nemo actions?

I would like to have a command like this one ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -vn -acodec copy audio.m4a into a Nemo action (context menu). But that would mean using variables instead of real names of files. ...
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recording audio from web-based audio player using ALSA loop device

I am trying to save voicemail messages from Verizon Fios phone in best quality possible. The voicemail messages are available online, but for playing only (Java based player), no saving. Officially, ...
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Set maximum volume in Ubuntu/Gnome

I have the following issue with my volume settings (Ubuntu 12.04, 3.2.0-49-generic, Gnome 3, Lenovo X220): When I set the volume to maximum using the hardware volume keys, I get to "100%" in the Audio ...
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Command to extract audio from video without conversion

I know that flv and mp4 files contain aac audio, while avivideo usually mp3 audio streams. What command (avconv, ffmpeg) would extract the audio without transcoding it?
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Recording loopback doesn't work with alsa

I want to record a sound from speakers, not a microphone in my Linux desktop. I'm using Centos 7. I searched this subject and found this thread but it only partially works. I edited my .asoundrc ...
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sound in firefox via ssh -X

I have a headless debian box with speakers. Suppose I'm at my laptop and I do $ ssh headless -X $ audacious then audacious' window pops up on my laptop's screen. If I open a file then it ...
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JACK can't play ardour along with any other media

I recently downloaded Ardour2, and it appears that JACK cannot run Ardour along with any other media (Rhythmbox, YouTube, Pandora, etc.). The symptoms are as follows: If Ardour is the first thing I ...
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How to display audio visualization in VLC while playing video?

I've tried enabling all of the entries in Audio → Visualizations, but they don't show up. Disabling the video track didn't help either. Running VLC 2.1.5 Rincewind on Awesome WM.
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How I can record stream radio in Linux?

How can I record a radio stream in Linux like the screamer in Windows? Does anyone have any idea or suggestion?
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Set default sound card in Pulse Audio

I have two soundcards on my systems and pulseaudio always picks the wrong one. How do I set up the default soundcard in the pulse audio preferences?
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Using PulseAudio to receive RTP audio stream

I'm trying to set up simple communication between my Ubuntu distro and my Rasbian distro on the raspberry pi. I'm more concerned about the rPi side of this project. I've been looking around the ...
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real time kernel / low latency comes from the vanilla source

Does the vanilla source provide real time / low latency functionality ?
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No sound with Mint 12 and Realtek ALC892

Installed Mint 11 last week and I've got no sound. I've read around, went through the trouble shooters. Poked and prodded. Still no sound. It worked right out of the install with this hard ware in ...
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Is there simple applet mixer for pulseaudio

With new openSUSE 13.2 I find huge problem with sound -- with ALSA I lost the line out, and besides the sound was too quiet in general (today max out, is yesterday half). With help of pulseaudio ...