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Skype 4.3 without PulseAudio, only ALSA. Any options?

I have been using Skype for over 10 years now, almost since the initial release, and most of my friends/family/colleagues use it too. So switching IM is not an option. Microsoft has recently changed ...
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On a network with multiple pulseaudio servers, which configurations take effect?

I have a setup with several computers all running pulseaudio. Some act as "sinks", an are connected to the actual audio devices. There is one "hub" that has tunnels and a combine sink configured for ...
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Alsa hardware volume with PulseAudio

Before installing pulseaudio, I was able to control volume for the front (meaning on the front panel, the "headphone" jack) and rear (meaning on the back panel, the "line out" jack) separately. When ...
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How do I figure out which driver is making my headset work?

I have just downgraded from Debian to Debian Jessie. Before the switch, my Logitech G930 headset would connect correctly as both an input device and output device (although the output device only has ...
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How can I get wine to support outputting to pulseaudio (through ALSA compatibility layer) with 32 bit Windows programs on Slackware64?

So, I have a working multilib setup as per the slackbook instructions. I have wine successfully working with 32 bit Windows programs (namely Skyrim and Deus Ex: Human Revolution). And I have ...
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No audio output after starting qtractor in Fedora 20

I have installed qtractor to start experimenting with music composition/production. However, after starting the application, the computer seems to redirect its audio output and the other applications ...
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No sound after updating alsa

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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pulseaudio no sound after su to root, no default audio device configured

This behavior exhibits at least in Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 14.04. I'm playing sounds via the play command from the sox package from the command line. It works fine with me, the user who logs into X. ...
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Switch default HDMI device in Ubuntu

When I connect my pc to a TV using HDMI cable I don't get audio over HDMI. PulseAudio Volume Control detects the HDMI audi output as unolugged. aplay -l lists the following: **** List of PLAYBACK ...
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After updating archlinux, the maximum volume is far too low

I booted my Archlinux PC today and opened Mumble, and found that I couldn't hear anyone, so I opened some music and I couldn't hear that. After turning my volume to the maximum possible level in ...
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Default bluetooth device not allow to record from another device

I have already set the bluetooth device as default device for recording the audio. But I have add the another usb audio device for recording, the bluetooth device not allow the usb device to record ...
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Sound distortion in PulseAudio on Gentoo

I'm running Gentoo Linux on an amd64-powered PC. My soundcard is Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA). I'm also using PulseAudio. The problem is that sound frequently goes ...
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Pulseaudio Windows Server and Debian (Linux) Client?

I am using pulseaudio to use a single set of speakers for both pc's on my desktop. I am using windows as a server and have used the following tutorials to set it up: parseq setting up pulseaudio 1.0 ...
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How can I use a virtual sound card without the hardware?

I'm trying to generate and stream audio+video via aconv to a remote location such as Youtube from a headless linux server, which will then be multicasted out to the internet at large. I have ...
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Prevent system events from increasing the master volume

I have a laptop that I frequently use during lectures. To do so I want the sound to be turned of, hence I mute the master volume/scale it down to 0% Then when something triggers a system message like ...
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avconv recording pulseaudio output monitor stretches audio

Recording audio from pulseaudio output monitor results in stretched audio: The audio falls out of sync as it moves slower than the video I've checked, the video is in sync, it's the audio that's ...
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How to connect MacBook to the Pulseaudio via bluetooth?

I'm running Fedora on a home server with wired speakers connected. I have set up the Pulseaudio as A2DP Bluetooth device. I can connect my Android phones to it and play music. But my MacBook fails to ...
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Pulse Audio settings in XFCE

Almost every common graphical environment, I know, has a program/dialog where you can change the volume of your devices AND of every stream which is playing sound. But I'm not able to find such a ...
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PulseAudio on Cygwin: Failed to create secure directory: Unknown error 13

I am unable to run PulseAudio on Cygwin. Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit Cygwin Setup.exe Version: 2.831 (64 bit) PulseAudio Version: 2.1-1 When I run: pulseaudio -vv this is the ...
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Sound stops after unplug the headphones in Fedora Linux

I've a Dell XPS M1530 with Fedora 17 installed. The problem has to do with sound; when I start the system is works fine, when I plug the headphones it also runs just fine, but when I unplug the ...
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What's the proper way to forward audio from i386 executables that use ALSA to an x64 pulse server?

I'm running Kubuntu Raring x64, and I had a program that I was unable to compile under my 64-bit environment but there was an already compiled version (32-bit) available for download (specifically ...
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Record the sound of a program to the microphone

I want to record the sound of a program and to direct it as an microphone entry on linux. For instance, I'm listening a music on youtube, and I want that music to be send to my skype's conversation ...
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Using loopbacks and null-sink cause extreme distortion after 20-30s during ffmpeg recording

I'm trying to record both video, speaker sounds and microphone sounds at the same time. To deal with the audio, I set up two loopbacks (one for microphone, one for speakers): pactl load-module ...
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Internal microphone: no sound level in pavucontrol but record with arecord, pacat -r and audacity work - Skype doesn't

My internal microphone is not working in Skype. The first thing I did was checking if the microphone was found by pulseaudio. I opened up pavucontrol and recognized that the microphone was there but ...
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pulseaudio, in a KVM virtual machine (as root) and your desktop (not root) playing audio at the same time?

How do you get pulseaudio to play sound in a KVM virtual machine (running as root) and your desktop apps (not running as root) at the same time? It seems that by default, it will only play sound for ...
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Too many processes have realtime or -20 niceness

For some reason a lot of my processes are real-time and and keep making my audio lag. Are these supposed to be real-time? I tried both a hard reboot and soft reboot, I even restarted pulse but to no ...
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How to stream my GNU/Linux audio output to Android devices over WI-FI?

I want to stream my audio output over the network (Wi-Fi) to my Android devices. I'm not looking for a music/video streaming solution, but I would stream any audio output of my GNU/Linux desktop to my ...
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Pulseaudio high CPU usage

Is it normal that the pulseaudio process has sometimes a CPU usage of ~40%, even without playing audio? The process seems to run in realtime-priority, is that the cause of the problem? Update: I ...
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Reconfigure line-in as analog-out

I am trying to reconfigure my "line in" as another "analog out" and use it alongside with the default analog out port. I am using an onboard realtek sound card. It is very simple to do this in ...
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Prevent applications to control master volume on Linux

Whenever I change the volume in VLC, Rhythmbox, or a video on YouTube, it change the master volume, i.e. the system volume. How can I prevent this from happening? I'm running Debian 7.0.0 (wheezy) ...
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record application audio only with ffmpeg

I would like to use ffmpeg to use application audio only instead of the whole system audio while screen grabbing. How can I do this if the grabbing command is something like this? By application ...
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avconv crashes after ~3 minutes - could be source regression, how do I get last stable version in git?

Application provided invalid, non monotonically increasing dts to muxer in stream 1: 8657 >= 8657 av_interleaved_write_frame(): Invalid argument [pulse @ 0x2a03400] pa_simple_read failed: Bad state ...
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How do I recompile libav on ubuntu 12.04 without breaking anything

I have a "Little" script for screencasting - I'll skip to the good part. In my avconv command I record 3 different sources simultaneously to 3 different tracks. The only way I know of getting audio ...
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Wine screws up Pulseaudio and USB audio card when already playing ALSA stream

My setup is a Thinkpad T420 with Creative X-Fi USB audio card. Everything usually works fine, I can play multiple streams and arbitrarily move streams from one audio card to another. One use case ...
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anyway to take a 'snapshot' of alsamixer?

my audio card has some issues under ubuntu. everytime i fiddle with the volume, it messes up microphone. i can't set the microphone at all under ubuntu GUI. it tries to assume things from the ...
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Set device when using gst-launch alsasrc

As part of my Sphinx setup, I listen to my input device like this: gst-launch alsasrc (Well, the actual command is this: alsasrc ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! vader name=vad auto-threshold=true ...
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Alsa/PulseAudio mixing output from multiple processes

I wonder is it possible to rig alsa or/and pulseaudio so that audio output to left stereo channel will come form one process and to the right channel from another process?
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Getting an ALSA program (ChucK) to work with Pulseaudio?

Moving a previous answer to this topic; formulated as a question, it would be: I'm using ChucK, in particular chuck.alsa, to implement a Command line multitrack audio looper for Linux. ...
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pulseaudio: delay app's output by time amount

I have one app where the audio is ahead of the video, so I'd like to delay the audio for half a second. I'm currently redirecting the app's audio to a pulseaudio null module, and then using parec to ...
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Strange sound behavior

First of all, sorry for the tittle. English isn't my native language, and I can't find a word to describe the strange behavior I'm getting here. In the most simple explanation, is like sound keeps ...
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set sink index in pulseaudio

Is there some configuration option to specify that X device should always grab sink index Y? Much like you can force a specific sound card driver to have a specific card index in alsa? Failing that, ...
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Pulse audio error and strange noise when using VLC on Wheezy

I am trying to play audio files on my Raspberry pi using VLC, but I am getting a "Pulse audio output error" and the song has a huge amount of random noise. Here is a little video that shows what I am ...
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How to choose the user that has sound?

I wanted to know if there's any way in pulseaudio to decide, each time I switch virtual terminals, if the current user should get control of the sound or if another user should keep it. We have two ...
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no sound with an USB Microphone and pulseaudio

I connected my USB Microphone to my Computer, but i cant get it to work. Pulseaudio recognizes the device, and i can see and edit it with pavucontrol in the Input Devices section. I also can select ...
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Recording both internal audio and microphone via PulseAudio [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some specific audio / sound card / driver setups that still allow you to “record what you hear”? I'm looking to get a sane audio recording set up that allows me ...
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Is there server based html5 widget that will allow me to stream pulseaudio audio to a browser?

I have a Web based VPN running at home that I access from work and Pandora works pretty well since it's all HTML5, but other sites like Youtube and flash based media does not work since my VPN can't ...
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AC3 & DTS Output Produces Buzzing/Noise Using a52 ALSA Plugin in Pulseaudio

Note: I hope this is the right site to ask it on, as I'm using ubuntu 12.04 64bit but assumably this is a general linux/alsa configuration question. I've followed the guide at ...
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List all ALSA devices

I'm using PulseAudio on my system, and I followed the instructions for adding a monitor device as per the PulseAudio wiki. The monitor device itself works and registers/functions properly in apps like ...
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Ubuntu to Debian, pulseaudio works differently

Simple case: one application and one output device. I'm also using pavucontrol. In Ubuntu, I could change the volume of the application or the output device without affecting the other's volume. ...
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Getting mikmod to work on 64 bit fedora 17

Does anyone know how to get mikmod to output audio on a 64bit Fedora 17 install? My system is currently using pulse audio to do output(I think, the entire audio thing on Linux is rather confusing). ...