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

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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Finding the current speaker volume (signal strength)

I'm trying to create a widget for awesome wm that controls and monitors volume. Getting and setting the speaker volume is easy in ALSA and PulseAudio, but how about getting the actual signal strength?...
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How to use a bluetooth speaker?

I'm trying to use a bluetooth speaker, but don't get any sound. bluetoothctl shows the device as paired, trusted, and connected, and lists it as "serial port", "headset", "audio sink", and some ...
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Detecting headphone connection/disconnection in Linux

I am trying to detect a signal when a headphone is connected or disconnected from the system. What is the best way to do this? If there is a special board with drivers, that will be my preferred way....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gnome finds no audio devices

I've installed ArchLinux on a Dell XPS 15 L521X. For some reason when Gnome boots it finds no audio devices. If I switch to a virtual terminal and use the terminal based music player cmus to play ...
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SFK to convert text to sound with minimodem?

I've installed minimodem on a server running Ubuntu. I've read through the documentation but still having trouble. I want to input a text file and use frequency shift keying to output an audio file.
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disable “stereo mix” or audio loopback in linux mint 17.3

I'm new in the Linux world. I tried my best to disable the audio loopback, but my audio-in is mixed with my audio-out, and for example in Skype, my conversation partner can hear himself from my ...
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Command to extract audio from video without conversion

I know that flv and mp4 files contain aac audio, while avivideo usually mp3 audio streams. What command (avconv, ffmpeg) would extract the audio without transcoding it?
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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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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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Audacity crashes on saving file on Mint LXDE

I have Audacity installed using the program manager on Mint LXDE. I have the most recent update of Mint. When I go to save an audio project Audacity crashes. I am able to export an mpg4 file just not ...
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Google Chrome not detecting Headset and Web cam in Kali Linux

My current version of your Kali Linux is(#cat /etc/issue) Kali GNU/Linux Rolling \n \l I am using google chrome from root user using this command gksu -u ysr google-chrome (there is another user ...
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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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i3status alsa mixer

How do I get i3status to display the volume level from alsamixer instead of Pulseaudio? This is my volume configuration right now: volume master { format = "♪: %volume" format_muted ...
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Enable audio on remote Windows computer through xfreerdp

I'm using xfreerdp to login to a windows machine (runnning windos 7 64bit) on my desk next to my linux machine (running RHEL7). Normally I use: xfreerdp -k uk -g 1280x950 --no-nla --plugin cliprdr ...
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i3wm amixer controls from i3status

I can run bindsym button4 exec amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%+ and bindsym button5 exec amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%- to adjust the volume from a terminal session. However when I add the commands to ...
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Unable to start jack server in beaglebone black debian [duplicate]

I am trying to build run a C program in Beaglebone Black using Debian in which I am trying to receive sound from USB sound card. For this I have made my USB sound card as default sound hardware by ...
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Arch Sound output only showing as Headphone while no headphone plugged

I've struggled couple of days to fix this issue with installing / uninstalling / editing alsa , pulseaudio setting but no luck . One time i was able to fix audio with alsamixer and select output ...
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Detect when audio card is powered (using alsa)

How can I detect in a script if my audio card is being powered? Motivation: I have a Linux mini computer (Odroid U3), used as a music player. And I want to power on a connected amplifier only when ...
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Testing if an audio file is corrupted

I have a folder full of audio files. Some of them are corrupted: At some point while playing them, Clementine shows an error saying that it failed to parse the stream; VLC just stops playing without ...
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Nostalgia: Linux 2.0.x and PCI sound

Nostalgic as I am, I've put together some old hardware and installed a S.u.S.E Linux 4.3 from 1996 with kernel 2.0.18 from the original CDs. It runs great including network and decent graphics. Just ...
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New Debian 8 install, no sound

Just built my new computer, but my problem is I have no sound. Can you help please? I'll run through what I have done so far... I installed Debian and updated the BIOS OK. I also apt-get updated and ...
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Mic input ignored in Win7 HVD running from Ubuntu 15, 16, but not 14

The actual symptom I'm seeing is on Windows 7, but I think the root cause is in Ubuntu. I have a CentOS7.2 laptop, which I run an Ubuntu VM from, and from that VM I run VMWare Horizon View to run a ...
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No sound in HTML5 videos (Firefox/Chromium)

I use mageia, and I'm struggling a lot when I want to watch some videos on web in html5: the video runs fine, but the sound doesn't play. I've searched in web, and in most cases, the problem seems to ...
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How do I split an audio file into multiple?

I found something for videos, which looks like this. ffmpeg -i * -c:v libx264 -crf 22 -map 0 -segment_time 1 -g 1 -sc_threshold 0 -force_key_frames "expr:gte(t,n_forced*9)" -f segment output%03d.mp4 ...
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No soundcard found after upgrade to Debian Jessie

After upgrading Debian Squeeze to Jessie (via Wheezy) last month I noticed I had no sound anywhere. I've looked through several Debian wiki pages and forum posts and tried (parts of) several suggested ...