Questions tagged [audio]

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

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How to disable the power saving for snd_hda_codec_realtek?

I'm on Linux Mint 19.3 (Kernel 5.3.0-28) and my mainboard comes with a Realtek ALC887 onboard chip (snd_hda_codec_realtek). Due to the default power managment the power saving state switches on and ...
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How to trim input audio by FFMPEG?

The below command well works for trimming the output audio ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -af silenceremove=1:0:-50dB output.mp3 However, I am concating several mp3 files, ffmpeg -i 1.mp3 -i 2.mp3 -i 3.mp3 -...
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How to fix minijack CTIA OMTP detection?

I have Dell 7540 with Realtek ALC289 sound card and running Manjaro. I'm struggling with my minijack headset with CTIA TRRS plug. Laptop usually assumes that it's OMTP rendering it useless. Sometimes ...
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Plymouth theme with sound

Is this possible? Just a yes or a no. I'm not sure where to look for good documentation on Plymouth theme creation
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Raspbian: Check the sound output

How can I check, from the command line, that the audio line output (of a virtual device created with ALSA plugins) has an audio signal? And check the strength of the signal?
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ffmpeg only outputs at bit depth s32p when converting from flac to alac

I'm trying to convert some audio files from FLAC to ALAC (m4a) using ffmpeg. For my environment (Apple & Sonos), the lowest common denominator seems to be as follows: ALAC (.m4a) encoding at ...
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Loud squeak in the start of Kali

When I start Kali Linux, there is a loud squeak. How it can be turned off. Found on the Internet, about Debian but there is no necessary file (fbdev-blacklist.conf). Tell me how I can turn off this ...
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No sound, only noise in headphones

I am using Linux Mint 18.1 on my Dell XPS 13. Every time I use Audacity while having headphones connected, the sound in headphones stops working, and I have to restart the computer to make it work ...
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Sox split .mp3 wav by silence

mp3 file with around 200 sentences. They are separated by silence of around 500-1000, but it is not fixed or equal. What is the best way to split to one file per sentence? Preferably with sox. I ...
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bluealsa: Couldn't acquire D-Bus name: org.bluealsa

So as reading the documentation of bluealsa: It will register org.bluealsa service in the D-Bus system bus, which can be used for accessing configured audio devices. But when I run $ bluealsa it ...
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How do I set my AUX jack as a microphone?

I have a MacBook Air, which I installed Linux Mint on. When I plug a microphone into the AUX jack, it doesn't show up as an input in Sound preferences. Is there a way to set the AUX jack to be a ...
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Alsa controls are mixed up

I have two sound cards: default and USB: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA], device 0: bcm2835 ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA] Subdevices: 7/7 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 ...
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Alsa doesn't recognize soundcards but kernel does

I've an issue with alsa which seems not to recognize my soundcards. Before I didn't have that issue... !!################################ !!ALSA Information Script v 0.4.64 !!#############...
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Problem with audio (stuttering/choppy) in every single distribution I've used

VIDEO = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy-yntM2qvk&feature=youtu.be Basically the audio (not matter what application) flickers and stutters. I have a video with the KDE desktop (because it has ...
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Is there a consistent shell command for adjusting volume?

I've been trying to find a consistent shell command to adjust the volume on my laptop. I was recommended to try (for muting/unmuting): pactl set-sink-mute 0 toggle and it didn't work, I got the ...
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Audio Fix for 2015 Google Chromebook Pixel II?

Problem Audio does not work through the built-in speakers and headphone jack. Environment 2015 Google Chromebook Pixel II Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Kernel 5.0.0-37-generic Audio Devices aplay -l **** ...
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Self-switching sound output from S/PDIF to 3.5 mm jack

I have a problem with sound output. My speakers are connected through the S/PDIF connector. Headphones are also connected to the computer through a 3.5 mm jack. After a random time (approximately 5-10 ...
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Disable audio outputs

I am using an Ubuntu 18.04 which was preinstalled on my Dell vostro 5490 and I installed kde Plasma using this Tutorial. Now, as I logged in to my Plasma I've figured out that the audio is detected in ...
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PulseAudio over the network not working; how to debug?

I've been experimenting with running PulseAudio over the network: I'm trying to send from a Pulse server, running on my desktop (running Debian), to a Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian, without X ...
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Play sound output via speakers without having to unplug headphones

I've got a desktop where my earphones are connected to the front panel audio jack, whilst my speakers are connected to the back audio jack. Both are probably connected to the same sound card (...
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Programs can't connect to pulseaudio unless I kill and restart the daemon

The pulseaudio daemon is running after startup, but I can't change the volume because pamixer and pavucontrol can't connect to the daemon. I have to kill and restart the daemon to get everything ...
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Media players have no sound - pop 19.10

VLC and dragon player has no sounds when I'm using KDE plasma. Issue does not seem to persist when I use the default pop desktop environment. The sound on browsers on both DEs work fine. There is no ...
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Play audio output as input to Zoom

Somewhat related to how to pipe audio output to mic input and https://askubuntu.com/questions/602593/whats-a-good-soundflower-replacement-for-ubuntu but those both involve "recording". I want to ...
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Full duplex PCM bridge

I'm working on an embedded device, that runs Linux 4.14.79, that has 2 hardware PCM, one connected to a bluetooth chip and one to a GSM phone. My goal is to bridge those streams (bt-in -> gsm-out ...
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Alsa and PulseAudio (csound): Connection Refused

I've come across a problem that has me completely stumped. First; some system info Linux quasar-nixos-tr 4.19.87 #1-NixOS SMP Sun Dec 1 08:17:47 UTC 2019 x86_64 GNU/Linux Now; I'm playing with a ...
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How to solve the beep sound problem on linux?

Currently I am using Linux mint. I tried the following command on the command line. echo -e "\a" As we know this command should produce a beep sound, but on my Linux machine nothing happened, it ...
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Issues with intel sound card on HP Omen

I recently installed Archlinux, everything works fine, but the sound card is not recognized by alsamixer or KDE. I followed several solutions on the internet but I do not know what else to do to make ...
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Arch Linux: No Sound

I have just clean installed Arch Linux on my laptop, and there is no sound whatsoever. I can't raise the volume, and in settings it displays the only output as "Dummy Output". Is my driver not loaded ...
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Debian KDE sound problem with headset

My problem: I use a headset with a built-in sound card and after boot, i have no sound. To enable it i should increase or decrease the sound volume level. Also, when i decrease volume level below 35%, ...
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Linux Mint - Cinnamon - How to trigger a visual feedback from terminal [duplicate]

During my work i run some bash scripts on linux terminal that takes 5 to 6 minutes to complete. I would like to append some command on that scripts, so that when it finish, it shows some visual ...
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How to stop beeping on kali linux

I am using a laptop and I have the sound muted but when in settings and I press backspace while search something it beeps loudly and I can’t find a way to turn it off.
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Alsa audio problem on Mint 19.10

I have an issue with audio on my laptop,[ Distorced / none ] I changed many distributions, reinstalled any fucking package on the distros but the problem remains. Now I have Mint 19.10 (MATE) I don't ...
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Linux Mint 19 connects to bluetooth devices but don't output any audio

I have my bluetooth paired correctly with my laptop however no sound come out. I am using blueman-manager for connecting them. I have been using bluetooth headphones and bluetooth speakers with no ...
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PulseAudio won't remember USB dock default output

Tried pactl set-card-profile <symbolic-name> <profilename> and even added it to /etc/pulse/default.pa but that only works on initial boot when my USB dock is already plugged in. If it wasn'...
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How to send program audio to different outputs

I was searching on forums about this and i couldn't find a real answer to my specific problem, so i decided to try to post it here. I was wondering if it was possible to send the sound output from ...
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Intel Audio Driver Glitches on an AMD System?

After a recent update, my Logitech desktop speakers started making a periodic popping noise, as described in this post. Funnily enough, the command echo 0 | sudo tee /sys/module/snd_hda_intel/...
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aplay and paplay never complete

problem: Running either of the main Linux sound testing command line applications aplay or paplay results in no sound, but also no errors and the programs do not exit. question: Why are they not ...
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Sporadic sound problem on debian 9

I have a problem with the sound on debian 9 and I don't know how to diagnose my problem. My sound works sporadically, when I turn on the computer I never know if my sound driver will work. If I reset ...
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HyperX microphone doesn't work (the sound works fine) on Pop OS

So i'm on Pop!_OS 19.10 (it works the same way as Ubuntu for the sound) I have a hyperX Headphone with a microphone, the sound works without any problem but my microphone don't (the microphone from ...
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Aplay subdevices 0/1 problem

When I try to play sound with aplay command (Ubuntu) there's no error and no sound in speakers. What I found out is that when it works and I can hear sound, there's subdevices 1/1 and when I can't: 0/...
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“No volume control on this device” after installing raspbian on my Laptop

I have a 32-bit UEFI Laptop and wanted to install a Linux distro on it. The only distro I could install was raspbian. My problem is that the speakers don't work. When I try to change the volume, it ...
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Microphone loopback on Linux

I am trying to do simple microphone loopback to immediately play to the speakers. I eventually got it working on one computer by running pacmd load-module module-loopback latency_msec=1. However, a ...
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Pulseaudio detects aux jack plugged in, but no sound plays

I have Manjaro installed on my Asus laptop, whose soundcard is Realtek ALC668. It's not a fresh install, I've had it for about half a year. During normal operation, I can switch between the aux port ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad mute LED stopped working

I have a ThinkPad X280 running Gentoo. I do some periodic updates, but I don’t reboot very often, and since my last reboot I don’t have the mute LED following the sound state anymore. It can still ...
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Controlling audio volume with the mouse wheel on screen edges

I want to achieve controlling audio volume with the mouse wheel on the rightmost pixel column, like with volume2 or volumouse on windows. I wrote a simple script and binded it to mouse wheel up/down ...
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Cannot set headphones microphone as default microphone in KDE Neon 5.17

I have a problem in that I can't automatically switch the default microphone to the headphones' microphone when I plug them in. The weird thing is that the default output automatically switches from ...
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MP3 Chapter player

Is there a mp3 player that has support for mp3-chapters (beyond mpv)? I have some big mp3 files with chapters and using mpv for playback is a bit cumbersome when I have over 100 chapters per file. ...
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ReplayGain - what editors support arbitrary editing in ID3v2 tag?

I wanted to increase volume of mp3 files and after getting answer Sound normalization gain for music files on Linux (via bs1770gain) I learned about ReplayGain (RG): "published by David Robinson in ...
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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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Get active sink in PulseAudio

As PulseAudio (amazingly) doesn't provide any simple query commands, I'm parsing the output from pacmd list-sinks to get the index of the active sink. However, I'm not sure what lines actually ...

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