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

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Deadbeef audio player does not retrieve online (freedb, CDDB) info about CD traks

Many Linux players (like Audacious, Banshee, Amarok, Exaile) can easily access audio CDs traks info (names and other metadata) but Deadbeef cannot, although it has a cdda plugin that should do just ...
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Only crackling instead of sound when using USB headset on Linux mint

I have installed Linux Mint 17.3 'Rosa' Cinnamon 64-bit on my PC but I also tried with Kubuntu 15.10. I have a Jabra GN2000 headset connected via a Jabra Link 280 that does not output sound but only ...
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My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't have sound

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware workstation version 10.0.0 on my Windows 7 machine. After installing I figured out that it doesn't have any sound so I checked the sound settings. All items seem to ...
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How to use command line to change volume?

I am trying to control the volume using my programming script. How can I do the following in Fedora 15, Ubuntu linux? Mute/ Unmute Volume up and volume down Note: Please note that I use a web USB ...
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HDAjackRetask: tee: /sys/class/sound/hwC1D0/reconfig: No such device

I am trying to reconfigure the setup of my microphone with HDAjackRetask however when I click reply I get the message: tee: /sys/class/sound/hwC1D0/reconfig: No such device Here is a screenshot: ...
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Linux - How Can I Play a Sound File Through the Back Jack via Command Line

So recently I came across the old Ubuntu login sound, and I decided I wanted to add it. So I added it, and it plays normally, but I have an issue. Normally, I have my headphones plugged in through the ...
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No sound from Debian beside beeps

I bought Lenovo ideapad 500S and installed Debian 8. It's a fresh install, and no other OS is on this computer. I am having difficult on enabling the audio and days of googling to hunt any hint ...
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Debian 8.3. Sound doesn't work (No soundcards found…)

root@debian:~# alsactl init alsactl: init:1758: No soundcards found... root@debian:~# lspci | grep Audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio ...
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Linux support for RTP-MIDI?

I have been spoiled by the ease with which I can connect my iPad up to MIDI applications on my Macbook using the native support for midi-over-the-network (apparently RTP-MIDI) provided by the CoreMIDI ...
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espeak, alsa Unknown PCM

I have a Debian Wheezy and I connected to my linux a USB Dac. I use every time a MPD server (and that work) Now, I would like to use espeak with pyttsx But when I start my script (It worked and my ...
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Amplify quiet passages in an mp3 file

I have an mp3 file where is a dialog with two voices and one of the voices is very quiet. Is there a command or application that is able the detect the quiet passages and amplify them? The two voices ...
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playing a sound/notification in finch over ssh on my local machine

So I have finch, a command line chat client (think pidgin) running on a remote machine that I ssh into. finch has notification sounds and can run a command when certain events occur, letting you pass ...
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Sound volume control does not work in Ubuntu

My sound volume control does not work when I'm logged in with my regular user, though the sound works correctly. What's weirder is that the sound control works when I'm logged in as guest. With my ...
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volume hot keys in Crunchbang don't work

I've spent 2 hours on this and still can't figure this out. It's driving me insane. Please save my sanity. When I press mute, the pnmixer control in the top right shows that I've pressed mute, but ...
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Playing remote audio files over SSH [duplicate]

I am connected to a machine via SSH and I often need to listen to WAV files on that machine. I usually open another terminal window and do ssh host 'cat /path/to/sound.wav' | aplay, but that's tedious ...
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How can I find the correct name for my microphone and sound output using aplay or pacmd or something else, to apply in asound.conf?

I need to write a default mic and default speaker output in the asound.conf config file. But I don't know exactly how I can find my external sound card or microphone device's name, so that on reboot ...
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How to get sound working in chroot(Linux on Android)

I have Fedora 21 KDE running on Sony Xperia Tablet Z and it seems my device sound card and M-Audio(M-Track) USB sound card is detected. But yet no audio output. What is best way to solve this issue? ...
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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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ffmpeg -acodec copy does not copy all audio stream to the new container

I wish i can find ffmpeg help here at stackexchange. I'd been re-encoding old videos to libx264 to save up some storage space, as I thought it should be working based on documentation seems failing to ...
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linux audio feedback

I am using jackd and pulseaudio with the pulseaudio-jack-module so that I can have pulseaudio and jack running at the same time. I mostly use jack applications, except for web browsing and a few other ...
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Audio not working on Arch Linux

I've installed the alsa-utils package. Running amixer sset Master unmute returns the error amixer: Unable to find simple control 'Master',0. Executing alsamixer gives me the alsamixer application in ...
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Is there something that will generate keyboard's click sounds?

I miss using a clicky keyboard at work. It's a fairly quiet office, so I'm stuck using a nearly silent keyboard. The upshot is that I can wear headphones. Is there something in Linux or X that can ...
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Pulseaudio microphone doesn't work

I am using Slackware 14.1. I installed pulse audio. The sound output works fine. But the microphone doesn't work in skype. I tried the steps from here: ...
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Restart SGTL5000

Is there an easy way, (besides modding the kernel driver anyway) to restart a codec? This is running on an arm I.mx6, and I have had some trouble with the codec resetting, and the kernel won't get ...
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Which Soundblaster Live! 5.1 profile as shown in pavucontrol should I use and why?

I'm using an ancient SB Live! 5.1 card with Debian Jessie (8.3), and the default sound setup, which I assume is Alsa and pulseaudio. If I go to the config tab in pavucontrol, I see an impressively ...
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Disable KDE 4.7 system sounds

How to disable KDE system sounds? I mean all sounds on startup, on dialog box popup, on error and so on, without turning off the actual media sound. I use KDE 4.7.4
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Disable volume slider on hp 6730b

The volume slider on my HP 6730b with Linux Mint 17.2 looks roughly like this: [mute-button] [decrease-volume]-----------[increase-volume] The button to increase the volume is continuously ...
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Audio 'pops' in when starting and stopping

Whenever audio starts playing, or stops playing, a 'popping' sound can be heard from my headphones. I am running Elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya, and the issue only happens when I am using headphones. The ...
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Compare Audio Files

I want to set up a test-system for an embedded board, so I can automatically test both the audio out and the audio in jacks (LO, LI, HP, MIC). So I thought of recording an audio-file (with a sinus, ...
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Converting .shn via shorten or shntool

I have to batch convert a bunch of shn file to wav. I was wondering if this was possible using the shorten utility or did this need to be done using shntool todo so.
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Compare two audio files

I would like to make sort kind of "speech recognition" system. The goal is to compare a new recording with an original audio file, and if the sound is > x% similar, do something. Is there already a ...
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Splitting WavPack files when the .cue file and .wv file have different names?

If a directory contains an album encoded as one large .wv file and a .cue file, splitting the entire album into individual .flac tracks is a simple task: $ cuebreakpoints foo.cue | shnsplit -o flac ...
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Error when trying to connect to bluetooth speaker: `org.bluez.Error.Failed`

I'm running Debian Jessie 8.2. I have a bluetooth USB dongle connected to my machine. I run sudo bluetoothctl -a then do the following: [NEW] Controller 5C:F3:70:6B:57:60 debian [default] Agent ...
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Alienware M14x r2 speakers working properly but not the jack

I have just installed Mint on Alienware m14x r2 and I have a weird issue. Speakers work well, but when I plug in the headphones the sound does not switch to the headphones, instead is still playing on ...
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Ubuntu sound not working after sleep/suspend

Whenever I sleep my laptop I mean if I down the flap sound doesn't work, every time i have to restart my laptop for sound to make working. Fo instance right now sound is not working(since I closed ...
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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 some time. There's no sound when playing ...
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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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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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mpd fails to open ALSA device where aplay succeeds

I am trying to set up an Raspberry Pi / Raspbian wheezy audio player using the onboard sound hardware via ALSA LADSPA plugins to stereo downmix and compress the audio. aplay, sox, mpg123, moc (cd ...
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How to setup playing system audio into teamspeak

I have Fedora distro (21) running in a VirtualBox VM I want to be able to take the system's output audio and feed it into the teamspeak input (capture) The reason for this is for a game I play I ...
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How do I access the sound device with modern libraries?

It used to be that if you wanted to test your sound you could simply cat any file to /dev/snd, but that doesn't appear to work on any of the systems (Debian/Ubuntu/Mint, Arch) that I've tried. From ...
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No analog audio with AMD E1 - HDMI “takes over”

I am having problems related to audio settings on my notebook with all distros, since I used Ubuntu and Xubuntu (14 and 16), Kubuntu 16, Ubuntu Studio (14 and 15), Elementary (0.32) and MINT (17.3 ...
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Headphones only work correcly when plugged halfway

My headphones are working some kind of strange. The sound is very low even when set to maximum, and the speech is almost unhearable. When I listen to music I can't hear speech as well as when ...
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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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Possible race condition when scripting headphone plug-in event

I'm currently trying to script the headphone plug-in/out event. I found out that I can script this quite easily as an acpi event.. I created a file in /etc/acpi/events/ with the event event=jack[ ...
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Why does Arch Linux keep Windows headphone mute

I have Windows 7 installed, and headphones work perfectly. Few days ago, I installed Arch Linux along with Win7. This issue appears with gnome/xfce4/openbox. Perhaps it is not related to desktop ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad headphones trouble (combo jack)

Well... Sometimes ago I've bought a laptop Lenovo ThinkPad E555 with pre-installed Windows. I've removed Windows and installed Linux Mint 17.3. And now, sound through headphones does not work, only ...
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Inline sound effect using command line

I found a while ago a way to modify recorded sound (pitch and such) and playing it through speaker in a single command line, involving "rec", piped to another command... But silly me, I didn't save it ...
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Microphone noise reduction

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with dualboot. But i have problem with microphone noise. I can not find any noise reduction in Ubuntu. Sound quality is for me quite important, because i am talking with ...
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Linux Mint SPDIF Out Not Working

I'm running Linux Mint 15 (Cinnamon) on a computer with a GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard. The only issue that I have had is the sound. The analog outs work fine, but I cannot get any sound from the ...