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

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What is preventing me from recording the output of my speakers?

I am using Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0.1 (a modified version of Ubuntu) on the XFCE desktop environment. I am trying to record the output of my speakers. I do not have a microphone, and so cannot use it ...
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Volume too quiet at maximum

I recently replaced my broken Sennheiser PC350 to a Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm headphones and I've encountered a really annoying issue. Everything is too low. I can listen to it, but it's almost as ...
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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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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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Applications grabing ALSA exlusively

So, my second question about linux audio on the site. The previous one generated quite a lot introductory information. I have ALSA and PulseAudio installed. Before installing PulseAudio, no audio ...
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Mute sound from specific virtual display

I'm using Linux, precisely Mint 13 Maya, which is based on Ubuntu Precise. I was wondering if there was any way to mute sound coming from other virtual displays, or to only have sound playing from ...
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No bluez device after pactl list sources short

I am using pulseaudio on a Raspberry Debian (Wheezy) but my bt-headset(Iqua BHS-611) does not show up in sources or sinks. What I did: I followed the Raspbian Wheezy Installation Guide at: ...
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Configuring Pulse Audio for easy use with multiple USB DACs?

I have 3 Behringer UCA-202 DACs going into a mixer. I want something similar to this setup: 1 DAC: Misc Audio to be mixed: output to go to the mixer. 1 DAC: Audio In: Record/Broadcast: input to come ...
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pulseaudio suddenly stopped working?

I am using arch linux and i was using pulseaudio suddenly today pulseaudio stopped working and no sound is coming in both my speaker and headphone. I can see pulseaudio is running properly and I am ...
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How does PulseAudio start?

PulseAudio is always running on my system, and it always instantly restarts if it crashes or I kill it. However, I never actually start PulseAudio. I have checked /etc/init.d/ and ...
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How can I synchronise kmix and alsamixer volumes at maximum?

Occasionally, I can increase kmix's volume to its maximum (using the volume hotkeys), but the sound is still very quiet. I can open up alsamixer, and see Master at ~8%, even though kmix's volume is ...
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Is it possible to have a separate audio for selected application with PulseAudio?

Currently I have single audio card (actually it is part of motherboard). I have installed PulseAudio, Skype, and other software. What I would like to do is buying second audio card (because I suspect ...
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Low volume from rear line out, fine from the front panel

When I plug my headphones in the jack on the rear panel of my machine, the sound comes out low, even after I turn up every imaginable slider from PulseAudio or AlsaMixer or whatever. When I plug them ...
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how do applications communicate via sockets

On my computer audio works sometimes and sometimes not. I want to troubleshoot this. First I verified I am using pulseaudio. I did this by strace'ing the pulseaudio process: [pid 2289] send(28, ...
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Reset PulseAudio (Application) Sliders on reboot?

Using PulseAudio is awesome as long as everything works as expected, but it can also be a huge pain in the neck. Recently, I found myself glancing at pavucontrol more often than I'd like to, because ...
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PulseAudio not working when compiled from source: undefined symbol

'm trying to set up my new RPI2 as a hub for my home automation projects. I am new to linux so please bear with me if this is a simple thing, I couldn't find a solution after a day of troubleshooting. ...
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Automatically switch sound output device to Bluetooth headset & force to A2DP profile on connection

Using Mint 17 + MATE here. My bluetooth headset (Plantronics Backbeat Go2) is connected just fine with my system, but there are several manual steps I have to take to make this work that I would very ...
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Unable to connect debian to android via bluetooth

I want to connect my android phone to my debian computer. And to be able to play audio from my phone through the laptops speakers. I have been able to do so in the past on Ubuntu and ElementaryOS ...
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PULSEAUDIO does not list my ALSA capture device as a capture source

First of all, Hello everybody! My name is Przemek Gajos and this is my first post here. I have recently written an ALSA driver for my audio capture card and I have problems with PULSEAUDIO ...
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Stop Kodi from starting its Pulseaudio instance

I have a computer (Intel NUC) wired to my hifi (jack) and my TV (HDMI). I have multiple softwares running on it: MPD and Kodi. I need to use Pulseaudio, because I sometime stream some audio from my ...
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How to troubleshoot jack detection in Pulseaudio

Pulseaudio apparently supports "jack detection", meaning auto-detection of whether anything is plugged into each jack (e.g., headphone jack, line out jack) or not. Unfortunately, Pulseaudio's jack ...
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How to use both built-in speakers and external microphone on a single jack?

I would like to use built-in speakers of my laptop and an external microphone in the same time (for skype). But my sound card has only one connector which does both output and input. So when I plug ...
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Device change in pavucontrol not updating Playback stream devices consistently

I'm having an issue with pavucontrol (2.0-3). Sometimes when I change the device profile from the Configuration tab, the device isn't automatically updated on the Playback tab for each stream. It ...
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Audio output port option in `pavucontrol` doesn't change automatically when headphone is plugged in

My laptop is DELL Latitude D600 (very old model, I don't know if this is related). I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with xmonad. This problem is weird. In pavucontrol, under "Output Devices" tab, there is a ...
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Low sound volume issues on Z97 motherboard and linux mint KDE

I've recently set up a new system with MSI Z97 gaming 5 motherboard however the first issue I've encountered was that the sound was crackling. I've fixed that by updating the kernel to 3.16.3 Now the ...
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Pulseaudio: “virtual” sink just for controlling volume

I got a box that runs XBMC and other media apps, and various apps that play status sounds. I'd like to have two "virtual" sinks (basically just for controlling the volume of a group of applications), ...
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mpd to remote dlna

I currently use an mpd with 4 configured outputs, wired to speakers in the ceilings as home-made "multiroom" audio system. I would like to add wireless speakers, e.g. one like this. The question is: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Switching output sink/moving audio streams - but some apps still use the old sink!

I'd like to easily switch between a usb-connected amplifier/dac and my onboard audio. I'm using a fully updated Arch Linux x64 with PulseAudio 4.0-2. Another thread on this board is about switching ...
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Pulseaudio over network - change output on-the-fly

I successfully configured PulseAudio server and client to send audio over network. It uses direct connection: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/PulseAudio/Documentation/User/Network/#index1h2 ...
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audio recording - record two sources simultaneously, merge into a single 2-track recording

How can I record two audio sources at the same time and create a file where one source is the left channel and the other source is the right channel of a lossless stereo audio recording? My distro ...
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No microphone input - VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64)

I have the VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64) is running smoothly .. Only one issue.. I cannot record sound or use Skype due to lack of mic input. I have tried turning up the sound using the alsa ...
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Sound doesn't work in x, but does in virtual terminal

I've just installed Fedora 19, bringing over my home directory. I've disabled graphical boot, instead I get dumped to a virtual terminal. I use xmonad instead of gnome3. weird phenomenon #1 In a ...
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Choppy sound with flashpayer

After a number of updates, including upgrading to flashplayer 11 and kernel 3.8.2 sound from flashplayer and skype has become choppy. Setup In my setup I have .ascoundrc set up to use pulseaudio ...
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Making a Linux audio recording device available on a Windows 7 PC over network

I would like to use my headset's microphone both on my Linux laptop and a Windows 7 PC simultaneously, for different VoIP applications. I'm currently running Ubuntu with PulseAudio on the laptop to ...
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Pulseaudio rapidly switches ouputs at high volumes

I'm using Pulseaudio. The image is of the Output Devices tab and shows the Port set to Analog Output. This is fine and works great. There's another option called Headphones but if you try and set the ...
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use pacmd to undo these changes to pulseaudio sink settings

Recently I discovered this question and answer on askubuntu.com which, while useful, also rendered my sound system unusable for practical purposes. The commands pactl load-module module-null-sink ...
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How to change mixing of channels by pulse audio / alsa

I have a recent problem with my sound configuration. Basically, it's way too loud until I set the volume below 10%. And then it's very quickly too silent. Using the alsa mixer, I can set the headphone ...
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Fedora 15 - Audio Configuration

I have a Macbook Pro 6,1 that I have dual booting OSX and now Fedora 15. I'm working on getting the audio working. In System Settings > Sound > Output there are two options for audio devices: High ...
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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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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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Choppy Sound in Chrome on Linux (flash or HTML5) but not VLC

As the title states, I currently have choppy sound on Chrome in Linux in both flash and HTML5 content, however VLC does not have choppiness. I am running Arch, using Chrome (dev channel), and using ...