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

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Sound not working when both the sound card and HDMI use the Intel HDA driver. How to exchange their device loading order?

I have an Acer Aspire One 522 netbook which has an Intel HDA sound card based on the Conexant CX20584 chipset. Although KDE does output sound when starting up, flash and probably many other apps which ...
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Making a Linux audio recording device available on a Windows 7 PC over network

I would like to use my headset's microphone both on my Linux laptop and a Windows 7 PC simultaneously, for different VoIP applications. I'm currently running Ubuntu with PulseAudio on the laptop to ...
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Configuring default alsa device (hw:0,0) in asoundrc

I am using a multimedia application (XBMC Frodo RC3) that does not allow me to select custom pcm device. It just asks the hardware device (in this case it is hw:0,0). Given this limitation I have to ...
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Updated Fedora 18 - no sound devices, just dummy output

So, yesterday I updated the recently released Fedora 18, this has been done: Packages Altered: Updated grubby-8.20-1.fc18.x86_64 @?fedora Update 8.22-1.fc18.x86_64 ...
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Testing, from a script, if audio devices are in silent?

Is there a default program where I can check if my audio devices are in silent? Edit: By silence, I mean that if there is something playing on that (not just activated or opened) Something like ...
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Alienware M14x - No sound in linux Mint 14 (Nadia)

I have done a fresh install of Linux Mint 14.1 x64 on my Alienware M14x. Everything was working fine after installed. Unfortunately the sound is lost after sometime. Theres no sound when playing video ...
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how to merge two audio input source using avconv

I try to make screencast using avconv and I facing a problem. I finally succeed to record both pc output and microphone input , the problem is that they're not merged in the output file. (I saw ...
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Rip audio CDs while keeping extraction and encoding separate

I'd like to rip my audio CDs to mp3. I know this has been discussed to a good extent but I'm not sure if my setup makes sense, though. I want to use an older PC for that and I have read on the net ...
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Does SDL require any sound server like PulseAudio to play audio?

I'm trying to make an MP3 player on top of the Linux kernel and busybox using the SDL and SMPEG libraries. Does SDL work on top of the kernel or it needs PulseAudio? I have just built a C program ...
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Rhythmbox error while saving song information: Could not multiplex stream

I play a lot of .ra or .rm files in Rhythmbox. It plays fine but when I try to edit with the property box it says: Error while saving song information Could not multiplex stream. But it works fine ...
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No sound on Debian VM

I installed Debian+XFCE using VMware and this YouTube video. Everything runs OK, but I have no sound in the VM. What's wrong?
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Mass ID3 tag editor like vorbistagedit?

My favorite tool for batch editing of vorbis comments is vorbistagedit. I can do vorbistagedit *.ogg and it lets me edit the metadata in all my ogg files at once in my favorite editor (emacs). I'm ...
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Pulseaudio rapidly switches ouputs at high volumes

I'm using Pulseaudio. The image is of the Output Devices tab and shows the Port set to Analog Output. This is fine and works great. There's another option called Headphones but if you try and set the ...
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How do I fix a noisy input device (Internal Mic)? snd_hda_intel - debug included

As the title says, I'm having trouble with a very noisy audio input device - the internal mic or any plugged in mics. So far I've narrowed it down to an problem in ALSA since my debug info is showing ...
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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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Batch conversion of Module files with XMP

I have the following script to convert a big bunch of .MOD and .XM files into Wave format: #!/bin/bash for f in ./XM.* ./MOD.* do xmp $f -d wav -o - | ffmpeg -i - -acodec libmp3lame -ab 320k ...
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Sound events in Gnome 3

I've installed Gnome 3 yesterday. I use Gnome Shell. There are no any sound when a window closes and no any sound when I switch windows. Can sound be added (at least when I close a window)?
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Is there an easy way to switch playback soundcards?

I recently purchased the roccat kulo headset which comes with a nice USB soundcard, completely functional under linux :). Howsoever I now struggle to easily siwtch between my laptops integrated ...
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End sox recording once silence is detected

I'm writing a script that uses sox to record me talking. Now I need sox to wait until it detects sound before it begins recording, and I do have that figured out. But I also need sox to exit once ...
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Packages needed to get sound working

I just installed Ubuntu Server 12.10. I am using openbox and startx for my gui session. I decided not to post in the Ubuntu forum because I felt this issue might be relevant to other distros as well, ...
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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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Set default Soundcard Centos

How do I set my default soundcard on Centos/Linux? I have two soundcards installed on my system and it always detects the wrong one, upon boot.
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Consistent (physical) volume on set of files (volume normalization)

If I have, say, 20 music videos (.flv and .mp4), is there a way to play them in mplayer (mplayer2) without having to change the volume for each video, instead specifying a desired general volume, and ...
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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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No Audio Output with X11

I have a queer issue with my Arch-Linux System. I am unable to get any Sound Output when playing audio, AFTER starting X Server. The issue is not with Volume Controls or Sound Card Drivers because, ...
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How can I view and play shared audio files through a network?

I've come up with a quick pet project (which might, maybe, even end up being useful at my home someday); the idea is to allow users of a Linux device (I'll call it A, and it'll probably be a small ...
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No network in slackware

I have just installed Slackware. I am not new to Linux but new to Slackware. I wonder how to install network in it. After the Slackware installation, audio and network were not working. This is ...
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Search MP3/Ogg files by tags/parameters from the command line

Is there any utility to search MP3/Ogg files by tags (or other characteristics) from the command line? (e.g. finding all audio files longer than 10 minutes with genre set to 'Rock'). I found this, ...
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What could be causing this weird buzzing when using my usb headset for 48khz audio?

I have a Logitech USB headset ( I think it's a H330, but I don't remember the model number right). Occasionally, on Linux there would be a loud buzzing noise in the right ear that was many times ...
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No sound on speakers, headphones ok

My Laptop (Dell Vostro 3300) internal speaker (yes, it's mono) is mute already for some time, and I was just patient with this problem, because the sound quality is ridiculous anyway and I always used ...
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Play sound when connecting to network

I thought it would be fun to play a sound when connecting to a network of some sort (wireless or otherwise), kind of like the dial-up sounds of yesteryear. EDIT: Clarification: when connecting to the ...
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Is it possible the get the original (best) audio quality when using avconv?

In Feb 2011 I had a similar question: ffmpeg and libmp3lame produces bad audio quality? Now I'd like to know if it is possible to the get the original audio quality from a (flash) video? Every time I ...
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Unable to control audio volume in BackTrack5 R2

I have Backtrack5 R2, one of the several problems I have is the audio works but I cannot control the volume, it is always the same and it's very annoying. What can I do to fix this?
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My audio device not working

I have been setting up a new CrunchBang Linux and my sound doesn't work. When I type lspci -v command and alplay -l command in command prompt I can see that my sound card is connected and detected. ...
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Convert audio to text

I heard about existence of some speech recognition systems, and it seems I need one of those. Basically, I have an audio file with speech (only one person is speaking most of the time), and I want to ...
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Fn+F2 does not UNMUTE

I am using Lubuntu 11.10 (original, not Ubuntu + LXDE) on a Vaio VPCEG series. After install of some network manager, my key Fn+F2 got a different function. It's printed on it the blue symbol for ...
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USB audio only outputs white noise

I am running OpenBSD/i386 5.1 on a 5 year old laptop. The speakers and headphone port work, but the headphone port is a little loose so I am trying to install an external USB sound card (Fiio E17 USB ...
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use pacmd to undo these changes to pulseaudio sink settings

Recently I discovered this question and answer on askubuntu.com which, while useful, also rendered my sound system unusable for practical purposes. The commands pactl load-module module-null-sink ...
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pipe the output of parec to sox

sox is probably the one linux program that continues to frustrate me. At the same time, I am awed by what it can do, and I'd like to get close to being fluent in it, if not mastering it. Today, I've ...
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Indicate mute/unmute with i3status

Is there a way to indicate if the sound is set to mute or not using i3status? I know how to show the volume (as explained in man i3status), but it doesn't distinguish between mute or just 0% volume.
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Is there a checklist for getting the “beep” program to work?

Debian has a program called "beep" available, that lets you make the computer beep at whatever frequency or time you want. http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/beep The problem that many people seem to ...
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Audio quality issues with mpd

I have been using mpd for a long time now and absolutely love it. However, I recently added a few video files to the mpd database. Now I understand mpd won't play the video files, I don't want it to. ...
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How can I make Debian with KDE louder?

I am running KDE in Debian Testing and I just noticed that the system is really quiet. This is my office laptop, so to be honest I turned the sound on for the first time since I got it 2 years ago. ...
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Possible to configure Login TTY over Audio device (Morse code or similar)?

One of the most miserable aspects of my day job is the need to occasionally investigate problems with machines scattered in remote locations all over the world that don't have network access to the ...
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Sound not working in Debian except in google chrome and test utilities

Yesterday, I had Archlinux on my Dell Latitude E6520 and the sound was working perfectly fine (I even had the loud beep I couldn't get rid of). Today, I installed Debian and alsa. The first surprise ...
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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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Open-Source Audio Playlist 'Standard'

I know there are quite a few types of audio/music playlists out in the wild. Are there any that are specifically approved as FLOSS? That is, are there are that are particularly encouraged by the ...
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How do I enable sound in Fedora 17?

I did a minimal install of Fedora 17 some months ago and only until today did I try playing some audio with it only to find out that sound is not working. How do I get the sound to work on Fedora 17? ...
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system volume is changed when vlc volume is increased over 100%

When I increase my vlc sound more than 100% and after stoping or pausing vlc if I use clementine to play music the volume is same as vlc, i.e, more than 100% but in the indicator it shows whatever the ...
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How do I get sound to work outside lightdm

If for whatever reason I sudo stop lightdm running on mint and just use a simple xinit session with mutter, is there some way I can get sound to work? Whenever I do that, it seems there's no sound.