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

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Changing the device description of a card

I added a snd_aloop device to my setup and PulseAudio automatically picked it up and lists it as "Audio interne" (see eg. pavucontrol's Configuration tab), the same as my regular sound card, which ...
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Pulseaudio Virtual Sink to Virtual Source

I am trying to create both a virtual speaker and a virtual microphone to direct the output from one software to the input of another software, but I am running in dead ends trying to figure out how to ...
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Force A2DP sink (wireless bluetooth headset is connected already)

Running on Debain 10 buster, with KDE plassa 5 * KDE Frameworks 5.54.0 * Qt 5.11.3 (built against 5.11.3) * The xcb windowing system I'm using wh1000mx3, which succeeded to pair but not able to chose ...
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audio dropouts on ubuntu with pulseaudio and bluetooth devices

I upgraded to ubuntu 18.04.4 with a lowlatency kernel from a ubuntu studio 16.04 installation recently. Linux uvstudio 5.3.0-40-lowlatency #32~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT Mon Feb 3 14:53:06 UTC 2020 ...
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What's the preferred way to implement a toggling script?

By 'toggling script' i mean a script that when run turns something on and the next time it's run turns it off again. The example that brought me to this question is audio device mute toggling. ...
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Running Pulseaudio and Bluetooth at Start

I have a headless Debian server that I use for music. It's connected to some speakers and I've set it up so that I can play music from my phone to the server via bluetooth pairing. However, I've ...
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PulseAudio profile files for 8i8o soundcard

I have a pretty non-standard (not typical in consumer-segment sound) soundcard that I want to use as my main card. It have 8 outputs and 8 inputs, hovewer, PulseAudio does not understand it correctly ...
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Redirecting Pulseaudio sink to a virtual source

I'm trying to redirect the sound of a program (in my case, ffmpeg) to a source, so I can play the sound in question in Zoom (video conference software). The classic way of doing this would be to ...
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OpenRC Bluetooth

I recently switched to OpenRC and cannot seem to find any up-to-date information on how to get bluetooth working. Most things on the Arch Wiki seem to be focused around systemd and PulseAudio. ...
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Stop PulseAudio from switching devices?

I just updated to Mint 19.3 from 19.1. I have an issue now where, if I pause a youtube video and restart (for example) when it starts back up again, the sound is playing through a different sound ...
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How to use microphone on headset in Ubuntu 16.04?

I used Realtek Audio manager in case of Windows and I was able to use my the microphone that is integrated with my head-phones. I have installed PulseAudio Volume Control. But it doesn't show up in ...
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Bluetooth Headset: HSP/HFP not working

I've got a Bluetooth headset (Sony WH-1000XM3) which works perfectly with PulseAudio as long as I only use it as an output device. Changing the Bluetooth profile in pavucontrol works for everything (...
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How viable is it to ditch pulseaudio?

Recently, I have been experiencing some audio problems with the pulseaudio server that seem very difficult to resolve, for example see this question. I am increasingly starting to dislike the way it ...
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Problems with sound in firejail

I am using Parabola (based on Arch) and I would like to use firejail to sandbox one or two less trusted applications (steam, in particular). However, when running applications in firejail (even with ...
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Audio crackling on a vanilla AWS Ubuntu Server

Problem When I set up a brand new AWS Ubuntu 18.04 server (no sound card), it makes crackling noises in the audio. I'm using arecord to get audio from it. When I play more than one stream of audio, I ...
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Weird ball dropping in water sound in Ubuntu

I've got a remote machine that seems to somewhat regularly output this weird artifact sound. It sounds like something like a ball or bucket dropping into water. When I record 2 seconds of audio using ...
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How to connect audio devices to loopback devices with PulseAudio?

I have a digital piano connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB audio interface. That interface and a Logitech USB webcam are both connected to my computer. I want to merge the sounds from the ...
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Pulseaudio says no cards available for configuration but there are at least TWO

I'm running Debian 10 on my laptop. I tried to install a driver for the realtek alc665 sound card. I failed and as the result I don't have sound on my system.I can play songs but I can't hear ...
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Bluetooth audio quality suddenly drops some time after connecting

I'm using a bluetooth receiver to output audio to my earphones. I'm using the A2DP standard, and nothing changes relative to that. Linux isn't changing the profile nor is the transfer rate dropping ...
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Icecat audio/video problems

I seem to be experiencing some problems with audio/video in Icecat (security-focused derivative of Firefox) , for example when trying to play You Tube videos. Frequently, I start playing a video and ...
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Linux sound is pitched and slowed down when going through the sound card of a mixer controller

When I connect my mixer to my Debian/KDE machine the sound is slowed and pitched down. Strangely it rarely works after restarting the mixer console. Once it works I can change the sound output under ...
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Why does firefox-nightly not produce sound when speaker-test works fine? | Permission errors | Pulseaudio | Arch Linux

I am on Arch Linux install with i3-gaps. I have tried speaker-test -t wav -c 2, and both headphones and speakers work. Sound occasionally starts working when I play around with sudo -u user pulseaudio ...
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How to have lower sound latency without Jack server?

I have a Manjaro install on my desktop pc. It is connected to a digital piano. Pianoteq 6 is installed on my PC, and it plays with a very high latency (about 0.5 s). I tried installing Jack server to ...
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Pulse Audio Changing Sample Rate on the Fly

I have two audio outputs: Headphone out (mobo) Displayport audio out (amd gpu) Headphone output works if default-sample-rate = 44100 in .pulse/daemon.conf, whereas displayport only works if default-...
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Pulseaudio module-stream-restore no longer gives expected behaviour

I am using Ubuntu Studio 19.10. Having upgraded from 19.04 to 19.10 my audio streams no longer restore as expected when my bluetooth sink is connected. I have the pulse audio module-stream-restore ...
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Bluetooth earbuds turning off after 5 minutes

I have the Tronsmart Spunky Beat True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds, which works fine for Windows and Android, but turns off exactly 5 minutes after paired on Linux. Until that point, it works fine and I ...
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How to name Pulseaudio USB devices by physical location in USB tree?

In this mailing list post from 2016, a Pulseaudio user asks how to assign stable names to different USB audio cards which may have identical vendor and serial numbers. He posted his solution on ...
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PulseAudio: How to send a virtual sink's output to my headphones

I created a virtual sink according to How can I create a virtual output in PulseAudio? using: pacmd load-module module-null-sink sink_name=MySink pacmd update-sink-proplist MySink device.description=...
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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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How to share audio and video via video-chat software on linux?

Me and my friend are both using Fedoras latest version (at the moment 31) and want to video chat with monitor/sound sharing, so we can watch a movie together. I've tried several options to meet this ...
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How to prevent Pulseaudio failover on sink error

If I play music through a USB sound card in ALSA, and accidentally unplug the USB cable, then it stops playing automatically, making it easy to detect the problem and fix it: $ mpv --audio-device=...
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Disable volume controls on external speaker connected through usb sound card

I have a USB sound card (Avantree Leaf) connected to a PC with Ubuntu 19.10 and a Dockin D-Fine speaker connected via AptX to the sound card. In Ubuntu 18.10 everything worked kind of ok - volume ...
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Crackling sound with usb interface

When I want to use a zoom h2n device to play audio, which can be used as usb interface, the sound is distorted. Depending on whether its set to 44100hz or 48000hz, one of youtube or bandcamp won't ...
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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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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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Debian 'bullseye' - timidity “2.14.0” breaks pulseaudio

since some recent upgrades on Debian 'bullseye' timidity breaks pulseaudio as reported here Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux bullseye/sid Kernel: Linux 5.3.0-3-686-pae ...
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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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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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Problem “/empty/” when create directory on pulseaudio

I have problem with pulse audio on my user.log: pulseaudio[1836]: [autospawn] core-util.c: Failed to create secure directory (/var/empty/.config/pulse) I see "/empty/" I think is conf problem ...
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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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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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Pulseaudio profile gone/wrong after update

I am having a weird problem right now. After an unattended system update on my desktop PC, Pulseaudio suddenly decided that it's not okay to have BOTH a working speaker AND a working microphone. Both ...
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PulseAudio: Mic input and application audio are getting mixed together

To be brief, I did a fresh install of Debian Buster today. What's odd, when I use software that may be recording, such as Discord, I can see that all of the audio on my desktop gets mixed in with my ...
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Using PulseAudio to pipe audio from multiple applications into separate files in parallel

I would like to redirect the audio output of multiple applications to multiple files in parallel on Ubuntu. For example, if I have two instances of Chrome running in the background at the same time, I ...
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Remote Tunnel Mac OSX Permission Denied

I am on a Mac and trying to create a remote tunnel. I can run ssh localhost on that Mac fine and login. I am basically following the steps in this tutorial: https://medium.com/@cristianduguet/play-...
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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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Is pulseaudio's default nice value (-11) actually ineffective due to autogroup?

The pulseaudio daemon runs with nice level -11 by default, via rtkit. However, I'm noticing choppy audio at times of high cpu load, and decreasing the nice value even further by setting high-priority ...
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Removing a single dependency via USE flag in Gentoo

I have a system whose sound is currently pulseaudio-{dis,en}abled, and I'm trying to remove pulseaudio. I first ran a emerge --update --newuse --deep @world and that worked fine. Then I added "-...
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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 / AKALI360 - supposed sound fix not working in Void Linux (“No backend DAIs found”)

I have the machine stated in the title with Coreboot UEFI, on which I have installed Void Linux. Unfortunately, the sound is not working, so I tried the fix described here: https://github.com/...
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ALSA lib pulse.c:243:(pulse_connect) PulseAudio: Unable to connect: Connection terminated

If I run multiple vlcs in parallel (in the order of 30) I get: [00005615b670fe80] vlcpulse audio output error: PulseAudio server connection failure: Connection terminated [00005615b67d5e80] vlcpulse ...

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