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

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Live noise cancellation of microphone audio with JACK, ALSA, Audacity?

Audacity has a very nice noise cancellation filter. Is it possible, using JACK with ALSA, to pipe live audio through Audacity's noise cancellation filter?
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Unwanted 32 bits audio sample type with default codecs

I'm running a fresh Debian sid / KDE with Pulseaudio and the VLC/Phonon backend (default). When I play a (16 bits) mp3 file with most of my players (VLC/cVLC, SMplayer, Juk, etc), the Pulseaudio ...
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CentOS 6.5 sound permissions

I am trying to configure ALSA for a CentOS 6.5 minimal install, my problem is non-root users do not have permission to access the sound devices in /dev/snd because the files are missing access control ...
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why has /dev/dsp vanished from SUSE

I used to test my sound settings with the command dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/dsp This will play random sound over your default sound device (using OSS). I am using SUSE Linux. Now in the newer ...
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No sound in Ubuntu minimal + xbmc. Possible bug?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 minimal+XBMC with no gnome interface. lspci | grep -i audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03) aplay -l **** List of ...
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WMA conversion for playitslowly

I need to transcribe some audio files. The original format is .WMA. I've tried using both: ffmpeg -i some.WMA some.wav and pacpl -to wav some.WMA some.wav as well as exporting with Audacity ...
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Two “Audio codecs” have 100% power usage in PowerTOP - what does this mean?

Should I be worried? My battery power doesn't last long (~1hr), could this be the reason? How can I fix this (if it has to be fixed at all)?
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How to get sound intensity of an audio input through terminal?

I want to know the intensity of the sound being heard by an audio in source like a mic or Line-in through Command line. Kinda like the progressbar under the mouse but in CLI. audiointensity mic0 10 ...
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Audiowerk 8 drivers for Linux

Does a driver exist for the old Audiowerk 8 sound card from now defunct Emagic? I have a system running Ubuntu 13.10 and would like to utilize one of these old sound cards.
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How to disable a usb sound device with udev

How can I disable USB device by Vendor ID? So I have: [root@piotr ~]# lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 058f:9254 Alcor Micro Corp. Hub Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0d8c:000c C-Media Electronics, Inc. Audio ...
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After upgrading the kernel, the sound no longer works

I have updated the Linux kernel on my system to Linux 3.11-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.11.10-1 (2013-12-04) x86_64 GNU/Linux. Having done that, the sound no longer works. Distribution Info(cat ...
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How do I make Wheezy see my sound card?

I'm working on a relatively clean install of Wheezy - relatively as I installed it today and have been installing packages for quite some time. I previously had Ubuntu which played sounds, so it's not ...
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How do I enable sound in this fresh Arch install?

I'm following the Arch Beginner's Guide. I have Arch running. Now I'm working on the post-installation instructions, one of the first parts of which is to unmute the speakers. This is where my ...
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Every few minutes sound is reset

I'm running Debian testing and I have a script that sets the volume of speakers on startup that looks like this: amixer -c 0 set Surround 50% > /dev/null & amixer -c 0 set Center 100% > ...
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How to handle live audio input, process, and redirect to audio output

I'm wondering how I can get audio input from a jack, process it sample by sample, then send the processed sample to an audio output jack. My plan is to run this on a raspberry pi with a USB soundcard ...
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Lock all devices when adjusting pulseaudio volume in kmix

My problem is that kmix adjusts the volumes of not all devices locked together. Adjusting built-in analog stereo also adjusts application's equalized stream and ALSA plugin. But webcam and event ...
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How to troubleshoot No Sound on CentOS 6.4 w/ USB headset?

Have a new Dell machine with a fresh install of CentOS 6.4. I have a headset hooked up via USB, but no sound. I'm not sure CentOS is recognizing my sound card -- or maybe it's not recognizing the ...
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Get the current volume level in OS X Terminal CLI?

I would like to check the current volume level from the CLI on my Mac. I know I can set it like this: osascript -e 'set volume <N>' But that doesn't seem to work when trying to get the ...
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GStreamer and sample rate conversion

I have a soundcard that is only partially supported in Alsa, i.e. playback is only working in 48 kHz. Most of my audio files are in 44.1 kHz, and I would like to use Exaile as my audio player, as it ...
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Internal Microphone Not Working When Running elementary OS on Galago UltraPro

I am running elementary OS on a Galago UltraPro laptop. Originally, some of the hardware was not working because elementary uses the Ubuntu 12.04 kernel and the Galago UltraPro uses the relatively new ...
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Sound stutters during moderate disk access?

I'm running Xubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander." It's a pretty recent install. I'm playing music over a bluetooth usb dongle on a home theater system. All of my sound goes through pulseaudio. I've ...
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Headset not working in OpenSUSE

When I plugin my headset into my computer, running OpenSUSE, I do not get any audio. The regular speakers work fine. The reason this is happening, I think, is because it still tries to output through ...
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headphone/Microphone is not workingLinux mint 15

I was using windows and my headphone and speaker was working fine there. Recently I moved to linux mint and having problem to get sound on headphone. Speaker still working fine. I have tried several ...
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timidity: No instrument mapped to tone bank 0, no idea which one is missing

I am trying to play this midi file downloaded from here, but I get: $ timidity --verbose marivonnig1\ \(1\).mid Requested buffer size 32768, fragment size 8192 ALSA pcm 'default' set buffer size ...
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avconv creates creates files whose duration is incorrect

I am attempting to create a variable rate mp3 from a flac using the following command: avconv -i t.flac -id3v2_version 3 -vn -acodec libmp3lame -aq 0 t.mp3 avconv and mediainfo both list the ...
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No sound since I first pressed “mute” on my keyboard

I have a problem with sound. I once pressed the mute button on my keyboard and since then I couldn't do anything to get the sound back on my headphones (obviously, including pressing mute again). I ...
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How do I resolve the garbled sound in Debian?

I just recently installed Debian 7 Wheezy with KDE and once I turn on the computer, the start-up sound is garbled. The closest description I can think of is that the sound coming out is somehow ...
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How to use OSLEC with Alsa as default, not with Pulseaudio or other thirdparty package involved?

Oslec Echo canceller I have seen some packages used OSLEC and there echo cancle was very well. So for a test simulation, how could i install the OSLEC only with Alsa (i do not use PulseAudio at all, ...
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How to turn off internal laptop speakers when external speakers / headphones are connected in Elementary OS?

In the eOS settings I see no option to make internal speakers turn off when the external jack is connected.
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Archlinux mute sound in browser only

Is there a way how to mute all sounds in browser only? I need it to be done from command line. I'm currently using alsa mixer for mute (command amixer set Master toggle), but I can't find any way how ...
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Alsa & JACK - card and device names (different naming conventions)

I am a bit confused about audio device names. If I use command aplay -l i get the list of all audio devices on my system: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], ...
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Desktop audio falls behind when recording microphone + desktop audio + screen using ffmpeg

I have put together this script for recording the microphone, the desktop audio and the screen using ffmpeg: DATE=`which date` RESO=2560x1440 FPS=30 PRESET=ultrafast DIRECTORY=$HOME/Video/ ...
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Switching output sink/moving audio streams - but some apps still use the old sink!

I'd like to easily switch between a usb-connected amplifier/dac and my onboard audio. I'm using a fully updated Arch Linux x64 with PulseAudio 4.0-2. Another thread on this board is about switching ...
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Extract audio from video in Linux with a GUI program?

When I use Thunar I like adding to custom actions command lines like those presented here, here and here to extract audio from videos. I mean without transcoding/altering the sound, just putting it ...
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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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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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Reassigning input connectors for HDA ATI SB (Intel HDA / Realtek ALC883) soundcard

My soundcard has three input connectors at the back: green, orange and black. Usually I have them connected with my front, read and subwoofer speakers. Sometimes though I want to reassign them to be ...
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Alsa - how can i tell my default audio output is card 2 and device 0, not hdmi?

how can i tell my system default sound output is card 2 and device 0 not card 2 device 3 or 7 or 1? I did this but no sound. $ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Device ...
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Alsaaudio module, recording for specific amount of time

The below code records the audio for some time (I don't know how much) How to calculate the total time of its recording? For example, if I want to record for just one minute then how would I limit ...
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Fedora 19 using KDE - Phonon cannot switch to hdmi audio device 7

I have an issue with HDMI sound. I recently upgraded to Fedora 19 (clean install) but this issue exsists on F18 too. I have Intel DQ67SW motherboard with integrated audio/video and ASUS-NVidia GT220 ...
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Why does skype not pick up my microphone?

I've got skype running (32 bit mode) on Slackware64 — the sound is fine but my mic is not able to be detected. KMIX shows that my mic is enabled, and I can hear myself when I test it. Some ...
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Pulseaudio over network - change output on-the-fly

I successfully configured PulseAudio server and client to send audio over network. It uses direct connection: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/PulseAudio/Documentation/User/Network/#index1h2 ...
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Why doesn't my udev rule work?

I created a file /etc/udev/rules.d/60.alsa.rules with the following content: KERNEL=="0000:00:1b.0", SUBSYSTEM=="pci", ATTR{label}=="Realtek High Definition Audio Device", ATTR{vendor}=="0x8086", ...
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Separate speakers and headphones output

I have a PC with builtin soundcard, and it has one output for the speakers (behind the computer) and one for the headphones (on the front side). When I play something, the sound goes to both outputs. ...
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How can I stub out an audio interface in jack?

I've got a Tascam US-800 8-in/4-out audio interface that I use to record into Ardour. The setup is great, but I like to do my mastering and mixdowns elsewhere and I always have to drag around the ...
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Ideas how to get my usb audio interface to work with Linux?

PulseAudio does not appear to recognize the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 USB audio interface. The 2i2, however, is properly recognized and it works as expected. I can't seem to get the 6i6 to work on the ...
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What program reads and executes /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf and related scripts?

I can't find any kind of daemon application for modern ALSA. I wonder, what process or kernel thread reads /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf and other configuration files under /usr/share/alsa, when it reads ...
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how to use avconv to record streaming audio (how to define sources)?

I have never used avconv before. I've been reading the manual and asking questions on various forums and IRC for the last couple weeks but I have not found an answer yet. (This question is one part of ...
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ALSA: how to temporarily change the output device

I want to do a simplest thing possible in ALSA: to have USB-headphones produce sound instead of internal speaker of my tablet. I don't want to change config files such as asound.rc or alsa.conf or ...
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audio recording - record two sources simultaneously, merge into a single 2-track recording

How can I record two audio sources at the same time and create a file where one source is the left channel and the other source is the right channel of a lossless stereo audio recording? My distro ...