PulseAudio is a sound system for Linux and other UNIX systems.

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How to enable both built-in audio output and HDMI audio output with PulseAudio?

I've been searching for this issue for days now and tried various solutions suggested, without any success. Basically, I have a laptop with built-in audio (the output goes either to the headphone ...
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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 With linux mint

I have a focusrite scarlett 8i6 soundcard and I would like to make many sounds with it. Currently it's deadly silent and I want to crack on with some programming whilst listening to music! I usually ...
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FFmpeg doesn't recognize my audio sources

I want to record my screen with audio for practice. I saw recommendations to use this command line: ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -f x11grab -r 25 -s 800x600 -i :0.0+200,100 -c:a pcm_s16le -c:v ...
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Android w/ Glibc stack, how can I set-up audio w/ nvlc? Is it possible with ALSA(Debian)?

With the help of the book "Embedded Android" by Karim Yaghmour I managed to learn enough about Android's build process last fall. With enough fiddling around and Google'ing I learned a sufficient ...
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How do I load a module to PulseAudio server?

I recently followed this guide to simultaneous audio outputs. It works great but now I have a huge name for the virtual device in the audio control panel making it expand off my screen. In Pulse ...
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Selected ALSA device falls back to default in Wine with PulseAudio installed

Under SolydK (based on Debian Testing), as PulseAudio is installed by default, I unless I switch from the default sound device to an item that appears in winecfg at the sound settings, I get distorted ...
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Low-pass filter on LFE using Pulseaudio

I'd like to apply a low-pass filter on the subwoofer channel on my 5.1 sound system under SolydK (a Linux distro based on Debian Testing, PA is installed and configured by default just like under ...
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How can I forward sound over VNC?

I use TightVNC and Remmina Remote Desktop to connect my Raspberry Pi to my Ubuntu laptop over VNC. It works great for the most part, except for the fact that there is no sound. I have googled all ...
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PulseAudio server on Android

I want to stream audio from my Linux box to an Android device, with smallest delay possible, so I thought about using PulseAudio with module-opensl-sink (found here). I don't want to replace ...
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Running Cinnamon/X from command line ---> No sound, software rendering

I am booting directly into the terminal of Linux Mint 17. Now I would like from there to start cinnamon gui. I do that with "startx". However, by doing that I do not have any sound (just "Dummy ...
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soundblaster live 5.1: both output connectors to work?

I have an soundblaster live 5.1. wit emu10k1 chipset. I got my soundcard working now in Linux Mint 13 xfce. that is for 1 output port. I also want the other to work. How can I get my system to have ...
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Changing sound chip with ALSA

I have a laptop with Intel audio card that lspci reports as 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) It is responsible ...
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Read out pulseaudio volume from commandline? (I want: “pactl GET-sink-volume”)

I want to read out the volume level I can set with pactl set-sink-volume $SINK $VOLUME Is there an easy way to do that? As easy as the hypothetical pactl get-sink-volume $SINK ? (What I'm ...
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Debian: pulseaudio sink volumes syncing?

Running Debian jessie with pulseaudio, sometimes I would use pavucontrol to adjust volumes of different applications at varying levels. Then when I would forget about it and adjust the volume using ...
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Elementary os no sound after alsa update

I am new to Linux but really love Elementary for its simplicity. After noticing that my sound was quite poor in Elementary, compared to Windows 8.1, I have tried updating the sound drivers. I ended up ...
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Record audio from multiple devices with ALSA and Pulseaudio

I want to record audio from multiple input devices using ALSA and Pulseaudio. More precisely, I want to play UltraStar Deluxe. It is a game using SDL. As far as I can tell, it supports ALSA only. ...
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PulseAudio naming a device

I found the Question and answer: How can I use PulseAudio virtual audio streams to play music over Skype? I am currently using the command pactl load-module module-null-sink sink_name=Virtual1 to ...
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XJacker and PulseAudio connection

Is it possible to connect the XJacker Sound Amplifier (v2) to PulseAudio on Ubuntu? Or is it just XBOX only.
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How do I set up pulseaudio's RTP client to listen to a vlc RTP server?

Pulse audio provides the ability to load an rtp client which listens for SAP broadcasts, pactl load-module module-rtp-recv However, I can't get the combination or arguments right for vlc to ...
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Google Hangouts (and Skype) does not see custom null-sinks

In an attempt to turn PulseAudio to a soundboard, I cannot make Google Hangouts or Skype see the null-sinks that I made. Do I need to trick them into thinking their inputs or something? Code for the ...
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Pulseaudio startup fails on VPS as non-root

I installed pulseaudio, but I can't manage to run it as any non-root user. pulseaudio -vvvv output is (relevant parts with errors): D: [pulseaudio] cli-command.c: Checking for existence of ...
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Moving Java sinks in PulseAudio

I want to record some gameplay on Minecraft. I created several sinks (and learned PulseAudio through trial and error). How can you tell Java/OpenAL to allow sink moving? I already edited ~/.alsoftrc ...
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PulseAudio plays Audio over Bluetooth too fast - sounds like a chipmunk on helium

I am using PulseAudio's program 'paplay' to play an 8 KHz 16 bit LE single channel wave file through bluetooth to my headset using the A2DP profile. This is on a Linux ARM board using the new BlueZ 5 ...
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Audio cuts in and out after upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10 -> 13.10

So my audio was working perfectly fine (XBMC, VLC, Flash in Chrome, etc) before the upgrade. Now that I've upgraded, I can still play audio, but it plays for a second or two at a time before cutting ...
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Pulseaudio and Pavucontrol very unstable

I've recently installed ArchLinux on my desktop, together witht the GNOME3 Desktop. I installed pulseaudio and pavucontrol, which both seem to be very unstable. First I couldn't get my headset to ...
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How can I send data from sound input to output (e.g. linear input/output)? Preferably with pulseaudio

Need to get data from audio input, make some changes (a pulseaudio module for this conversion is available), and send data for output. How I can make do this? "Redirect" raises questions but I can't ...
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Debian jessie Logitech G35 microphone not working

I'm on Debian jessie with KDE. I have a Logitech G35 headset and even managed to enable surround sound. Now I noticed that the microphone isn't muted. I'm pretty sure that it is not muted and set as ...
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Pulseaudio doesn't record sound

Pulseaudio fails to record any sound, even though the sound configuration applications (both KDE and Gnome) correctly show the input level as I speak something. I am using the microphone built into ...
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How to reduce the volume of a background music stream when a different audio source is playing?

With PulseAudio it is possible to manage volume on an application basis, but I find it hardly useful to do it manually. What I'd rather have is the following: I'm usually listening to music but ...
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Alsa Pulse Audio cannot open audio device pulse (No such file or directory) pulse: Input/output error

I'm trying to stream my Gnome Desktop I installed on my OpenVZ VPS Server, and I'm not trying to run this from SSH, but the terminal inside the GNOME desktop, I know it probably doesn't have a sound ...
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Microphone - static background noise suppression on Linux

My soundcard is Realtek ALC 892. On Windows 7 I use official Realtek drivers, on Linux I use PulseAudio (on Ubuntu 13.10). On both Windows and Linux, when I enable microphone boost +30db (required ...
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Disable headphone jack detection in pulseaudio

I have a dodgy headphone port on my laptop that does not reliably detect when headphones/external speakers are plugged in. This means that the output is constantly being muted/unmuted which is rather ...
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pulseaudio sink always suspended

I am on Debian Pulseaudio 2.0-6.1. Up to now never had any issues with sound. I made some experiments with remote sinks and now it seems pulse it totally messed up. I have only one sink. When I ...
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How do I configure PulseAudio for 7.1 Surround Sound over HDMI?

I have my machine connected over HDMI to a receiver. But when I try to use more than two channels with PulseAudio, I only get two. pacmd list cards shows the card, but does not show an HDMI profile ...
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Auto-switching PulseAudio profiles based on input(s) channel count

I'm running audio over HDMI to my receiver, which has a full 7.1 setup connected to it. However, most of the stuff that I listen to has far fewer channels—some is mono, most is stereo, a bit is 5.1. ...
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PulseAudio: Avahi needs restart to work

I'm trying to setup my local server pulse audio to be accessible by my notebook's one. I have successfully set up the server to start one instance (the server one, everything wanrned me i should not ...
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KDE: temporarily changing sound system

A little time ago, I reported a bug related to Phonon/pulseaudio. For debugging purposes I was told to disable pulseaudio so phonon can use the hardware directly. So I searched about how to disable ...
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Disable ATI HDMI sound device - Fedora with PulseAudio

I want to disable the ATI HDMI sound device. I have nothing connected to it and for some reason, although it isn't the default sound device, it sometimes kicks in and grabs my sound, leaving the ...
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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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What makes Pulseaudio send network data when no stream?

I have a pulseaudio over network installation that works well. However as soon as Pulseaudio connects to a local network sink, it starts sending data, even if no streams are active. The data curve ...
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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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Launch a fake/minimal X session for Pulseaudio/dbus

I use Pulseaudio to share audio between a desktop and a Raspberry Pi. However, Pulseaudio needs dbus, and dbus needs an X session. Without graphical session, Pulseaudio is only able to run in system ...
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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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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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Fix sound stuttering from snd-hda-intel

When I play mp3s on my openSUSE 12.3 (x586) Compal JFL92 laptop with codec Realtek ALC268 and sound driver snd-hda-intel the sound will skip forward and backwards a few times every minute at random ...
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Centos 6.4 (64) skype 4.2 no sound notification

Everything works fine. I can hear and others can hear me. But no sound notification. In options -> sound devices "Make a test sound" button is disabled. Other button show "PulseAudio server (local)". ...
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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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Outputting sound from different monitors to different audio devices

I have got my computer set up in my living room on a desk with the TV 1 metre away. I want to be able to use my TV to watch videos from my computer. I am using Chakra Linux, I use the NVIDIA binary ...
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PulseAudio conflict with ia32-libs?

When I was ready to install the PulseAudio server, APT reminded me that this package is conflict with these packages: amarok browser-plugin-gnash browser-plugin-vlc gimp gnash gnash-common goldendict ...
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Why do people dislike PulseAudio? [closed]

I've heard a ton of crap about PulseAudio on the internet. People even discriminate against systemd simply because it was created by Lennart Poettering. Are there any technical reasons why PulseAudio ...