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

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pulseaudio-equalizer keeps resetting at startup

Every time I start my laptop, pulseaudio-equalizer it's enabled. Even when I disable it (inside the app there's a button to disable it). How can I avoid that? Moreover, something is resetting my ...
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Can I record sound until silence OR a maximum length of recording?

Looking at detecting sound until some silence occurs, I arrived at the command rec recording.flac rate 32k silence -l 1 0.1 3% 1 3.0 3%. I realize my specific use would be somewhat different: I do ...
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No audio through either soundbar or desktop on Debian

I'm using a Debian stable box with a Dell monitor and the Dell AX510 "stereo soundbar". The "soundbar" has a large frontal speaker as well as two headphone jacks on the left. While the hardware ...
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recordMyDesktop can't use jackd for audio

If I try to have recordMyDesktop (technically qt-recordMyDesktop) capture audio via jackd, when I hit record it immediately stops with the message: recordMyDesktop has exited with status: 4352 ...
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Restoring sound drivers on Debian 8

I have installed Nvidia graphic drivers for my Debian 8, but the installation contained a new sound driver, which has broken the sound on my PC. How can I uninstall the Nvidia one and restore the ...
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How do I configure my audio?

I have a relatively new build that I can't seem to get audio to work on. I have one card that i can see with pacmd list-cards: 1 card(s) available. index: 0 name: <alsa_card.pci-...
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Linux: can't open /dev/dsp

I am getting an error while running festival on my system: linux: can,t open /dev/dsp I was searching for this error on the Internet and found this instruction: To solve this problem just write ...
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What's the canonical way to get individual stream size in a video file?

I have a video file. It contains a video stream, and a couple of audio and subtitle streams. I want to get the size of each of these streams. I've already looked at ffprobe/avprobe and mediainfo, ...
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Directing sound output for specific applications

I'm trying to direct the sound from Youtube running in Opera to my sound card's HDMI output (to a TV), but still have all other OS sounds go to my PC's "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo" playback device. ...
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how to know whether a headphone is plugged in from terminal? [duplicate]

I'm looking for something like presence of a file or its content that could indicate the headphone's presence. I am working on if statement on conky with condition being presence/absence of headphone/...
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ALSA sounds card volume range numbers, and Difference between Control Names

I'm developing my first sound card driver in Ubuntu with ALSA. Implementing a volume control for the sound card I stumbled upon a few questions. 1) For the function that is assigned to ...
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How to get Realtek ALC887 5.1 sound detected in debian?

I have motherboard based on z170 chipset which have next string in specs: Realtek® ALC887 codec it has 5.1(3 connectors) and stereo(1 connector) connectors not counting Line In and microphone ...
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Raspberry pi hdmi audio not working

I have a raspberry pi 2 running with Ubuntu Mate. When I try to play video or audio files with omxplayer, I do not get any sound on my TV which is connected to the Pi via HDMI. If I force the Pi to ...
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FreeBSD,no sound

My speakers does not seem to work under FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE .All drivers are loaded using kldload snd_driver. What to do? pciconf -lv: hostb0@pci0:0:0:0: class=0x060000 card=0x50001458 chip=...
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How to connect to Bluetooth headset on Debian 8.1

I have a Bluetooth headset Suicen AX610. My system is Debian 8.1. I want to do run my headset, but I can't. The debian 8.1 can find the headset, But, the debian 8.1 can't pairing the headset, ...
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KDE disable sounds of desktops not being viewed

I am using Manjaro KDE desktop. I have 4 different desktop environments. I want to be able to stream a different video to each one and be able to flip through them at will. I have successfully done ...
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USB audio adapter causes HTML5 videos in Firefox to fast forward

After changing my desktop from Arch Linux to NixOS, playing HTML5 videos in Firefox has become buggy. They will fast forward when you play them, but only when using the USB audio adapter. Pulseaudio ...
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Why do Pidgin sounds change the volume of music for their duration?

I am running Debian 8 (Jessie). Pretty plain install except I'm running AwesomeWM, no desktop environment, and Gnome is pretty much nowhere to be seen. PulseAudio is setup with defaults. I use Pidgin ...
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Debian 8 Gnome 3 recognizes Bluetooth speaker as input device

I'm using Debian 8 with Gnome 3 on a laptop with the bluetooth that comes with the 7260ac wifi card. 50% of the time my Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker can connect with the laptop successfully ...
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How to convert WMA to VORBIS or OPUS?

My girlfriend accidently bought an audio book on the internet and she saved it on my hard disk in windows media audio format (.wma) and now she asks me how to listen to it. I'm a bit puzzled this ...
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Linux sound: play back audio from input only on specific output device

I currently have a shairport (AirPlay) server which receives audio data and outputs it over optical SP/DIF (Toslink) via a USB-to-Toslink adapter. This digital signal goes through an equalizer, and ...
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Sound (Beats Audio) problem on HP m6-1035dx Linux Mint

Yesterday I installed Linux Mint (17.2) on my HP Pavilion m6-1035dx and I'm experiencing problems with my sound. The laptop has 2 speakers and a subwoofer (Beats audio). Only the right speaker works. ...
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Many audio devices with same name: how to use them in asound.conf?

I'd like to create a new PCM device in ALSA, thanks to these ALSA PCM plugins in /etc/asound.conf: pcm.blah { type rate slave { pcm <device1> rate 48000 } } But what name to use ...
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How do I create an ALSA virtual device that outputs to both HDMI and headphone jack?

I can tell my programs to output to either HDMI or the headphone jack just fine, but is there a way to create a virtual device in asound.conf that outputs to both simultaneously? This config comes ...
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Messed audio settings, now i have no sound

I was trying to configure sound and while changing settings, specifically controllers, i messed it and now i have no sound. However, when i use the command speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav it ...
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Pulse audio: how to disable an output channel?

My computer is connected to my receiver, and I don't want to play nothing to it through Pulse Audio. How do I disable these channels? I want to disable the "HDMI / DisplayPort2" and the "Digital ...
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abcde ripping to wav

I am trying to find out configuration for abcde to extract a cd to wav. I am using mp3 config file from http://www.andrews-corner.org/abcde.html but I dont know what the wav encoder or abcde configs ...
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Audio mute on program startup - Fedora 21, Xfce4

when i start Terminator terminal emulator the audio mutes. Did somebody run to similar problem? I don't even know what to look for; so any hints would be appreciated. I run Fedora 21 with Xfce4
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Audio-only youtube player

I would like to find an application external to the internet browser that would play only youtube sound. Preferably a very light one, CLI or GUI.
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Can't start Jack as simple user

I'm trying for weeks to create an evoluted webradio based on Jack (Pulseaudio sucks for what we need). Jack is running well when I run it as root and jack_lsp is well returning what i'm looking for. ...
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possible to adjust volume on my laptop up or down without having to log in?

Is there any way to adjust the output volume of my speakers with the physical buttons on the keyboard without having to log in ? If my screen is locked and an annoying song starts to play, I need ...
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How to merge two microphone inputs into a single virtual microphone in realtime?

If I connect two microphones to my computer, how would I merge it in to a single virtual microphone. I want the person I am calling on Skype to hear both microphone inputs, preferably only using ...
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Only dummy output available for audio on linux

Ok so, I have Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon installed. But I installed also xfce4 and openbox and am using xfce4 desktop environment with openbox. At first, I had few issues with audio volume control and ...
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Audio converter / transcoder

I've been trying to search around for a audio transcoder for linux where i can set specific presets, maybe batch transcode say a wav file into diffrently converted mp3 files (using diffrent codecs,...
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Default input device sox

I'm trying to configure sox to use a webcam that I just ordered. I've confirmed that the mic works through the GUI. I ran arecord -l and found that the card, device numbers are 1 and 0, respectively. ...
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USB headset not working properly

I have a Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB Headset and I'm using linux Mint. My headset doesn't always immediately work when connecting it to my pc, but most of the time the headset works. Sometimes the ...
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How do I check whether audio file samples are clipped without playing the file?

I have a big MP3 audio file, about 170 MB, which I'd like to check for clipping. In details I need to increase the audio volume but I don't want to push the volume too high and clip audio samples. I ...
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Should I concern about Linux driver for headset?

I was thinking about buying Logitech G430 headset. However, the producer mentions windows operating system only. As my personal experience even if only windows garbage drivers(or I call them fancy ...
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Choppy media playback

I experience choppy media playback just like when one hits an old CD player while it's playing back a CD. The audio skips back maybe about 200-500ms. The frequency in where this behavior occurs is ...
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Can ALSA output sound from a motherboard jack input line to HDMI?

I have a machine installed with OpenELEC and I'd like to use the motherboard line input (jack) and redirect sound through the HDMI link. All the other jacks from the motherboard will be unused. I ...
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Alsa Problems: Playback Crashes Audacity

I have been having this problem in audacity ever since I switched to Arch. I can start audacity and open a mp3 file, but as soon as I press play, the sound is fast, distorted, and crackles. Once I ...
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Audio support for Realtek Chip

I've build my own PC with ASUS Z97-P Motherboard with a Realtek Audio Chip. Everything works fine, but I can't get the audio working. I'm using KDE 5 and tried Phonon with VLC and GStreamer backend, ...
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PulseAudo list-sinks missing ALSA Devices

I'm attempting to switch at runtime between two ALSA devices on the same ALSA card: >>> [blake@e530 ~]$ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], ...
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How to log the sound configuration at the Login screen

Is it possible to generate a log of the sound configuration, when the Ubuntu drum-roll plays, at the login screen? This, in order to understand, how the sound system can be configured 'post login'. ...
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Audio CD authoring w/o an optical drive?

I need to burn an audio CD with a few kinks, like having no gaps between certain songs. I know I can do this with cdrdao, but my Linux box doesn't have a burner. Is it possible to use cdrdao to make ...
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Adjust volume using mouse multimedia buttons

I know that there are many questions on the internet about setting keyboard/mouse multimedia keys/buttons in Linux, nevertheless my question is more specific. My wireless input devices: Logitech ...
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Internal speaker sound at login screen - but not after login (only external speakers work)?

Sound plays (drum roll) at login screen. In Ubuntu and Xubuntu XFCE no sound emits from the laptop speaker, but does from the external speakers. Pulseaudio panel monitor bar dances with the sound.... ...
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USB Audio detected by ALSA but not JACK?

I have a Presonus AudioBox USB device, connected to a USB 3 port, that supports both MIDI and Audio input. When I launch JACK and open the connection list from QJackCtl, I can see that the AudioBox ...
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Headphones always muted after restart

After system restart my headphones are always muted. I have to unmute and crank volume from 0% to 100% using alsamixer. I of course tried to do alsactl store multiple times but it does not help. It is ...
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Setting Alsa to output 44.1kHz

I would like Alsa to output everything at 44.1kHz (by default it looks like it's using 48kHz). I understand that the correct option would be something like: defaults.pcm.dmix.rate 44100 But where ...