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Microphone volume on USB soundcard very low, snd_usb_audio options?

I have a C-Media USB soundcard installed on my Raspberry Pi: Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0d8c:0008 C-Media Electronics, Inc.. It is a USB cable with an XLR end on the other side, to which I have an XLR ...
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How to increase sound volume on eMac P69 running FreeBSD 10.3?

I've got FreeBSD 10.3 (PowerPC) installed on eMac P69. I'm using MPlayer to test loudness. I already use -af volume=10:1-like options but they tend to distort sound pretty quickly + it is not really ...
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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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What is the proper way to declare the built-in microphone as mono?

I had some strange issues with the built-in microphone on a Lenovo IdeaPad 310-15IKB laptop under Linux Mint 19.1. For example, it was not working with Skype, but was working with Gnome Sound ...
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Bluetoth headset microphone not working - HSP/HFP unavailable

Im usuig Ubuntu 20.04 and try to use my headset (Xiaomi Mi True Wireless) for video conferencing, so sound input and output are required. When try to select the HSP/HFP Profile in pavucontrol I get ...
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No sound from speakers/headphones and no Mic on iMac 2019 (18,3) running Linux

My 2019 iMac (18,3) has no sound through the speakers/headphones and no Mic when running Linux: it works as expected on OSX. I am posting here because this appears to be a Linux issue, as I have ...
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Only dummy output available for audio on linux

Ok so, I have Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon installed. But I installed also xfce4 and openbox and am using xfce4 desktop environment with openbox. At first, I had few issues with audio volume control and ...
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How to make Alsa Loopback device to work in Puredata

I'm trying to route an audio signal from an Airplay source (with Shairport-sync) to Puredata. To do so, I created a Loopback Device in Alsa. Then I set this virtual device as Shairport's output like ...
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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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Microphone fitlered through pulseeffects not being regonized on Zoom

I am using pulseeffects on my microphone inputs to filter my voice a bit. It's working in every other application that supports pulseaudio except Zoom. Zoom seems my microphone, but it just ignores ...
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Sound through only left speaker, (but hardware is OK)

I have Ubuntu 19.04, and I am facing issues with sounds. When playing audio, I get audio through only one of the speakers (the left one, that is). Also, the volume is pretty low. I run the same on ...
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Connect to two bluetooth audio sinks

I have two bluetooth audio receivers, one in the living room, and one in my bedroom. I connect to those from my laptop. Both receivers are visible from most places in my house. My plan is that I ...
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No sound on detected headphones (arch)

alsamixer and pavucontrol shows everything is detected and unmuted. The speaker on my Laptop are working, only the headphones are detected and on mute or unmute I hear a short crack and nothing ...
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Set maximum volume in Arch Linux

Recently, I purchased new over-ear headphones that have some really powerful speakers. I usually have to listen at ~4% volume to use them comfortably. Each time I restart my computer, they move back ...
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Why don't I hear audio playing from my CentOS 6.5 Vagrant box?

I want to play a wave file from my CentOS 6.5 Vagrant box using aplay and of course I want to hear the sound. This is what I do: > aplay sine.wav Playing WAVE 'sine.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little ...
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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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Fedora 34 Pipewire 0.3.38-1.fc34 microphone detected but no sound input

What is happening I recently installed fedora 34 on my laptop, before I was using Ubuntu 18.04 and my mic was working fine, them I decided to change to fedora 34 and everything was ok until I try to ...
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How to control pulseaudio automatic device switching priority?

PulseAudio has the ability to switch the default output on certain conditions: module-switch-on-port-available module-switch-on-connect this is neat, but - some of these events may be false alarms. ...
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How to blacklist PulseAudio channels for Firefox (namely, Monitor of HDMI Output)?

When I try to do video chatting in Firefox (using Jitsi Meet) it apparently selects the first available Input Source as my microphone which is always invalid. The one selected is "Monitor of HDMI ...
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Sound gets distorted on Linux Mint

I'm having issues with sound on Linux Mint, it worked fine for long time but suddenly begin to distort sporadically. First I thought it was software related issue but reinstalled Mint from zero and ...
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HSP/HFP not working

I´m trying to use my bluetooth headset on my laptop on arch. I got it connected and am able to listen to music using A2DP. But trying to use it as a headset I don´t get any input nor output working ...
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Pulseaudio: Two headphones (bluetooth, analog-stereo)

I'm trying to listen to a video from two headphones, one connected via bluetooth and one connected by cable. Both options work on their own, but I cannot get the combination to work. I'm using the ...
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Audio Port: ASoC: no backend DAIs enabled for Audio Port

I have installed Arch Linux (x86-64) on a tabled, which is Chuwi Hi12. I have downloaded this sound codec specific for this tabled here: https://github.com/kernins/linux-chwhi12/tree/master/sound/soc/...
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Realtime volume normalization

I don't like having to adjust the volume when I'm steaming a movie, but it always seems like the dialogue is too low and the action scenes are too loud. So I'm looking for a solution. Some background:...
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Playing audio tracks through S/PDIF or Toslink with track marks

I recently got a MiniDisc recorder and I'd like to put some music on it from my PC (running Arch). Back in the old days, one could copy CDs over to MD or DAT by hooking up a CD player to a recorder ...
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xfce4 Event Sounds

I love the XFCE desktop environment. But I also love system event sounds. By default, when I install Linux Mint XFCE edition fresh (or Xubuntu, or any other XFCE-based distro), there are no system ...
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linux fails to reconnect to bluetooth speaker after power cycle

I'm having trouble with an external Bluetooth speaker (a Bose Soundlink II, but I suspect it's not device-specific). After some delay, the device goes to sleep and turns itself off. This should be ...
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Docker with real-time / low-latency audio? (for virtual amps like Guitarix...)

I've been trying to get a foss virtual guitar amp to run on my Fedora machine for a while now, Guitarix (which runs on JACK) to be more precise. But I just can't figure it out. People say that it is ...
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How do I calculate noise level of an audio file with ffmpeg?

Related questions on this site that unfortunately don't match my use case: Compare two audio files How to use sox or ffmpeg to detect silence intervals in a long audio file and replace them by zeros (...
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Sound feedback while in terminal/text editor?

When I am typing in the terminal, often I am typing in commands or code without necessarily looking at the screen. Probably this would annoy many people, but for me I would like audible feedback from ...
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ALSA doesn't play on HDMI

I have Ubuntu 14.04.3 with kernel 3.16.0-48 installed on mini-PC Gigabyte GB-BXBT-2807. The chipset also integrates audio controller Realtek ALC283. I've been struggling to have my audio play over ...
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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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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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Default input device sox

I'm trying to configure sox to use a webcam that I just ordered. I've confirmed that the mic works through the GUI. I ran arecord -l and found that the card, device numbers are 1 and 0, respectively. ...
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How to dynamically control the audio volume based on current decibels

Since the Internet videos have different sound volume levels I am wondering is there a way to dynamically decrease the audio volume if it's above certain decibels to a normal value. Could someone ...
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How do I check if sound card is in use and, if possible, which process is using it?

I want to know if a program is using my sound card without my knowledge. I thought about building a program that uses low-level device driver code to do the trick, but am now interested in seeing if I ...
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urxvt- play mp3 instead of beep

Does anyone know how to make urxvt play a mp3 file in replacement of a system beep? My PC does not have a pc speaker so I need a way to make terminal notifications go through sound card.
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Share alsa capture device with alsaloop

I'm trying to 'share' the microphone input such that programs can have access to it. Initial naive attempt. In one terminal: alsaloop -C hw:1,0 -P hw:0,0 -t 500 -c1 -A 5 -T-1 --resample -v In ...
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Microphone not working on Centos 6.5

I have installed CentOS 6.5 on a Dell Insperion with an Intel chip. I first noticed that my microphone is not working on Skype on CentOS although it was working fine with Windows 7 on the same box. ...
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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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How can I run setfacl -m group:group2:rwx /dev/video0 /dev/snd/* on login?

Q: How do I grant permissions to /dev/video* and /dev/snd/* to a second user, user2 when logged in interactively as user1? I have written a wrapper for sudo that clones the XAuthority settings, and ...
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How to set up AMD Cayman/Antilles HDMI Audio (Radeon HD 6900 series)?

I've got an AMD Radeon HD 6950 card: $ lspci | grep AMD 03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cayman PRO [Radeon HD 6950] 03:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro ...
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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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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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Using Creative Sound Blaster on Ubuntu Server

I just got a Creative Sound Blaster for playing audio wirelessly. I connected it to a virtual version of Ubuntu desktop and just had to go into the sound settings and switch it to the USB and the ...
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Restricting sound control

I need to restrict users so that they cannot output sound from built-in speakers. They should plug their headphones to hear any sound. They should be able to control headphone volume level, but not ...
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No sound with Mint 12 and Realtek ALC892

Installed Mint 11 last week and I've got no sound. I've read around, went through the trouble shooters. Poked and prodded. Still no sound. It worked right out of the install with this hard ware in ...
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No sound in webex player in wine

I am using Fedora Core 10. I have installed wine with both wine-alsa and wine-oss sound drivers. I am able to hear test sounds by running winecfg, but when I run the webex player there is no sound, ...
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Failed to play sound: Invalid state

I'm running on Arch Linux with gnome and Pipewire. I have the strange issue, that when I want to play sound I get the following error message: (gnome-control-center:4636): sound-cc-panel-WARNING **: ...
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