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

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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 ...
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How can I beep without PC speaker

There is no PC speaker in my laptop. Is there any way to get beeps by a normal speaker in Arch Linux?
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Alsa not detecting my soundcard

So my onboard sound-card died and I bought a new small usb one. With windows it works perfectly, but on my debian testing not so much. It isn't detected by my audio system, and I cannot choose the ...
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Audio File Search, Count and Sort - OS X or Synology

There is a collection of audio files on a Synology NAS. Approximately 24,000 albums worth, that I need to analyse and report on. I will need to: Count total number of files Count types of files (...
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How do I disable the system beep in FreeBSD 10.1?

How do I disable the system beep on the console in FreeBSD 10.1? The recommended commands don't work. The sysctl setting: # sysctl hw.syscons.bell=0 hw.syscons.bell: 1 -> 0 # sysctl -a | grep ...
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How to dynamically control the audio volume based on current decibels

Since the Internet videos have different sound volume levels I am wondering is there a way to dynamically decrease the audio volume if it's above certain decibels to a normal value. Could someone ...
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Help me to find my speakers and headphone paths (name of PCM device)

I am really confused trying to get my speakers and headphone device PCM names like a "hw:x,x" or something like that; cat /proc/asound/devices 2: [ 0] : control 3: [ 0- 0]: digital audio ...
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Which distro to switch to (laptop) [closed]

I switched to Linux Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8.1 about a month ago because I wanted to get more out of my laptop (Lenovo Flex 2). I have been trying to either solve or ignore some issues that I have ...
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RME Multiface (HDSP) sound on Debian/Jessie (Systemd / PulseAudio)

Troubles getting my sound setup to work on a fresh install of Debian/Jessie. The RME Multiface is an external rack mounted Pro Audio interface with a ton of channels and connectors (18 output ...
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Increasing volume causes left/right channels to be unbalanced

In Gnome 3, I mapped my volume up to amixer set Master 1000+, and down to amixer set Master 1000-. This works just fine, as long as I spin the volume roller slowly. If I am to spin it really quickly,...
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Audio Controller not working on linux mint

I just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (MATE) on laptop hp probook 450 g1. however i can't use Audio, it not working. I try sudo inxi -Fxi System: Host: skd-HP-ProBook-450-G1 Kernel: 3.16.0-38-...
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Sound output not working properly in chroot

So I have a 64-bit Linux Mint 17 system and I am trying to set up a chroot environment with a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04-based system (actually something called Vinux, an Ubuntu remix). The problem is that ...
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Drivers support for Sound Blaster Z/Zx on Linux

I am planning to buy a Sound Blaster Z or Zx (sound card) for my computer (which will run both Windows 7 and Linux Debian 7/8 or Fedora 21/22), but I heard it does not have a good support on Linux. ...
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Sound card not detected by ALSA, but detected by kernel

Running arch linux with: Linux hunchback 3.17.4-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Nov 21 21:14:42 CET 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux When i run: $ aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... But it ...
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How to reduce size of a FLAC file without damaging its quality?

I got collection of vinyls which I paid for them to be digitized in FLAC. However my Hard Drive is getting full (91% full as of today) and the smallest of these vinyls is 2.3 GB in size! I would ...
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Why there is no sound on my Debian 7?

There is no sound on my Debian 7. How to set the sound properly now? root@localhost:/home/debian# alsactl init Found hardware: "HDA-Intel" "Realtek ALC887-VD" "HDA:10ec0887,1458a002,...
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Firefox browser works badly with multimedia, Fedora 22

At first, a short pre-history: After unsuccessful upgrade with fedup from fedora 20 to 22, I reinstalled fedora 22 with live usb. I had partitions for /, /boot, /usr and /home, so I rewrited only /...
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How to disable event sounds in KDE5?

I wander how to disable event sounds in kde5 Plasma (the one that is heard when scrolling the volume in systray for example). I use Plasma in Opensuse 13.2 but this is KDE specific methinks. ...
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Sound is gone after booting system in text mode

I started using GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" grub argument for my boots, and recently noticed that the sound is missing. I start GUI from terminal using startx command, here's my .xinitrc file:...
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switching between shells, stops the music that is currently playing

While I was listening to music I changed the virtual console using Ctrl+Alt+F2, and suddenly the music was paused. Returning back to the console that runs the X server Ctrl+Alt+F7 or logging in to ...
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Use equalizer and an usb audio card

I have Raspbian installed on my Rasperry Pi. I have a Delock USB Audio Card and setted it up, works good. My speaker set has a quite strong bass, so I need an equalizer. There is an alsa plugin which ...
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How to find the configuration differences between two identical usb audio dongle devices?

I have two units of the same headset model that use a wireless USB dongle (Logitech H800). Each headset only pairs with its own dongle, but I want to get the same dongle to work with both headsets. ...
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ecasound mixing and compression?

I chose ecasound as a tool for mixing a set of files and applying a simple amplitude compression. The sequence of operations should be: combine inputs > apply compression > save to output ...
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Default sound volume for all ALSA devices

I woud like to set up the default sound volume once for all, for all ALSA devices that will be connected ever. Of course, I could do amixer ... or even alsamixer to modify the volume of currently ...
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Which application to install on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for audio/video cutting?

I want an application (like ffmpeg) for cutting my audio / video files. I'm unable to install ffmpeg or avconv on my current system Ubuntu 14.04 although it was there in my previous versions. What ...
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Bad ID3 tags when transfering mp3 to another device

I created mp3 files in Linux with mp3wrap application and then I applied ID3 tags on it as follows $ for i in *.mp3; do mp3info -t ${i%.*} -l yes1 -a yes $i; done When I look at particular mp3 file (...
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Microphone not working

My microphone is not working. I'm using front panel for it. Headphones are working fine. I tried several things and none worked. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Treat USB Sound card mic input as line input

I have a Creative Labs Sounds Blaster Play (SB1140) USB Sound card. When I plug it into either a Windows or Mac computer, I am able to record line level audio through the Mic jack - clean and clear. ...
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Command line per-application volume (maybe amixer or pactl?)

I can change the master volume with these commands (from the command line), and it affects all applications, but how do I change the volume for just one application (XMMS for example)? amixer -q set ...
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Is it possible to let the active virtual term be the only one with audio access?

I'm currently running Fedora 22 and want a setup where Kodi runs on vterm1 while steam runs on vterm2. I have set up two seats using LightDM. I am currently using ALSA in order to let Kodi bitstream ...
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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 ...