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

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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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Bose Companion 2 Series iii speakers not working properly Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

I recently installed Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64 on my computer and I have been having trouble getting audio from the audio jack on my computer. I have a set of Bose Companion 2 Series iii speakers and ...
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Fedora 24 KDE - no persistent volume settings per application

I use Fedora 24 KDE, fully updated, with "Audio Volume - System Settings Module". I want to be able to change the volume of programs (not individual streams) persistenly (surviving program or OS ...
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How to change the default soundcard in Debian to an external USB?

Running Jessie and aplay -l gives me this: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC887-VD Analog [ALC887-VD Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: ...
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Cannot hear sound after updating Kali rolling

I updated Kali rolling using apt-get upgrade And also using the settings to check for any updates after a reboot. I first came across this problem when I started my Discord Music Bot. I went on ...
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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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Is there a OS-wide sound normalisation software compatible with Linux mint 18? [on hold]

Well VLC have sound normalisation and that's cool but I like to have an OS-wide implementation of it, it is mostly for web browser videos but still... Or is there sound normalisation add-on for ...
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regulate system volume with midi controller

Make midi controller regulate system volume. With the following code a midi controller can be used for controlling the audio volume of a linux system: aseqdump -p 20 | sed -nur 's/^.*controller 14, ...
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control volumes of multiple independent sound sources

In linux, how would one have multiple sound sources, which volumes can be controlled independently. For instance you'd have two youtube videos running, and each one would be controlled by something ...
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Unable to use python speech_recognition lib Microphone class due to ALSA

I am attempting to write a speech recognition program for the raspberry pi, however I am facing some issues using python's speech_recognition library. From the error messages (posted below) I think ...
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Not sure which audio device to pass through via OVMF

I'm configuring a VGA passthrough on Arch for a virtual Windows machine, and when I use lspci | grep Audio, I get two different devices with different PCI IDs. They look very similar, and I'm not sure ...
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8 independants mono channel on 7.1 sound card, but possibility to play sound on 8 channels simultaneously

For a personal sound project with a raspberry PI 3 and an USB 7.1 channel sound card, I need to use the sound card as 8 independents mono channels, to play different mono sounds on specifics channel. ...
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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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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 they'...
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No sound for msi CX61-2QC [ubuntu]

ivan@ivan-CX61-2QC:~$ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [HDMI ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel HDMI HDA Intel HDMI at 0xf7a14000 irq 35 1 [PCH ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH ...
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DAC not showing up in sound devices

I have a Fiio E10k DAC, which works fine on Windows (I run dual boot on my laptop) but it just isn't being recognised on Linux Mint. I have tried both USB ports. I used to have Fedora on this machine ...
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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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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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How to broadcast voice from USB microphone to apache?

I have a webcam and a microphone. I want to send both sound and video to my index.php so I can see the video from the camera and hear the sound from the microphone. I already managed to stream the ...
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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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Increase aplay volume

I'm using aplay as a notification sound system and I wonder how could I increase the played sound volume? It is really low compared to the current volume the PC has. Thanks in advance!
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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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Volume on Linux much lower than on Windows

I dualboot Slackware64 and Windows 7. The volume under Linux when maxed seems a lot lower than when it is maxed on Windows. My soundcard chip is Realtek ALC662. Volume is set to 100% for PCM and ...
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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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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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ALSA: send audio to two audio devices

On my laptop, I have an onboard sound card, and also a connected bluetooth headset. I have configured the bluetooth device in /etc/asound.conf: # cat /etc/asound.conf pcm.bluetooth { type ...
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Change sampling rate in ALSA

I'm a Computer Audiophile, I've used Windows (with ASIO4ALL)and OSX for Audio. Now I'm making Ubuntu 13 my HTPC/Stereo Audio. To begin with I disabled Pulse audio and using GooMusicplayer with ALSA. ...
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Muting and unmuting sound with mutebutton

I'm running the testing branch of debian with codename Jessie and xfce as desktop environment on a Lenovo ThinkPad T410. When I press the mute-button, it mutes pulse-audio and alsa, but when I press ...
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How to properly set ALSA mic input on jesse linux image

I've spent a few days troubleshooting with other online sources how to set the USB mic as the primary recording card for ALSA. The error I'm getting is when trying to record content. ALSA lib ...
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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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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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Where is sound manager in xfce desktop environment?

I can't find audio management dock/widget in xcfe de.I am using manjaro with Xfce.Is it a bug or they never think of creating it?
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Microphone not working on archlinux

Context I have been running archlinux on my laptop for years and never needed the microphone. Now I need it but cannot find a way to configure it properly. I use alsa and pulseadio. Running ...
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Remove silence from audio files while leaving gaps

Currently we're using this command within a shell script to remove silence from audio files: ffmpeg -i $INFILE -af silenceremove=0:0:0:-1:1:${NOISE_TOLERANCE}dB -ac 1 $SILENCED_FILE -y This works ...
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How to change audio levels of sound card with same control names

I'm trying to write a script that automatically changes the playback/capture audio levels based on the device that is connected. I'm using a MAYA44 USB+ sound with 4 ch in/out. Thanks to a similar ...
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Why do you need PulseAudio?

I'm reading and trying to understand why would anyone want to use Pulse Audio and I'm failing to understand. I read this https://www.linux.com/news/hardware/drivers/8100-why-you-should-care-about-...
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How to retrieve the Windows sound setting “equalization loudness” on Linux distributions?

I have been using Linux distributions since years, but I am missing : the "equalization loudness" which is the name of a Windows sound setting which allows to normalize the volume and reduce the gap ...
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Can't record audio from desktop - Linux Mint

I'm using Linux Mint 13 MATE 64-bit, and can't work out how to record the audio from Chrome. I'm using various screencasting utilities and Audacity, and just can't get the audio. I've followed ...
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Is it possible to change audio drivers?

My Turtlebeach headset (stealth 450) works fine in Windows 10. In linux mint 17.03 I get audio but my mic output is white noise (static). Is there any way to change audio drivers around to test?
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Fedora 24 - Asus c300 no audio

I have installed Fedora 24 XFCE 64 on my Asus c300 here is my Alsa stuff http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=b1a rpm -qa 'alsa' alsa-utils-1.1.1-1.fc24.x86_64 alsa-ucm-1.1.1-1.fc24.x86_64 alsa-...
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ALSAEQUAL runs, but sliders do not seem to affect audio

I want to have an equalizer that lets me easily adjust sound for listening to music on my laptop with headphones. I'm trying to install ALSAEQUAL since it seems that this is the preferred tool for ...
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Use Debian Laptop as Bluetooth headset?

i want to use my laptop (Debian 8.4) as a bluetooth headset for my smartphone (OnePlus One, Android). This means not just audio of my phone, also incoming calls. I already managed to play normal ...
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alsa volume settings are constantly rested to a default value everytime I plug my earphones on and off. How to fix it?

every time that I attach my earphones on the jack plug the alsa volume settings get reset to some default values. My volume settings are not even remembered the next time I attach my earphones. Any ...
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No sound on fresh install of Debian

I'm on a fresh install of Debian with i3 and I'm quite new to Linux. I have both pulseaudio and alsa installed but I cannot get sound to output. I would have posted any command outputs but I'm not ...
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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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Converting files to OGG with FFMPEG produces an extremely large file

When trying to convert either an mp3 or flac file to ogg, the output ogg file is actually a flac file with a large file size. For instance: running for file in *.mp3; do ffmpeg -i "${file}" "${file/%...
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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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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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Loud clicks and beep at high sound volume

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition, installed it recently. Before I always used KDE edition and everything was alright. I didn't like Cinnamon for a lot of reasons so I just installed 'kde-...
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Linux Mint Rosa 17.3 Sound Effects Not Working

I'm running on Linux Mint 17.3 and I can't seem to get the sound effects to work. I have the drivers and everything installed, I'm able to play music and watch videos with sound but as far as system ...