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How can I test my microphone quality and make sure it's preserved through multiple software/hardware layers? [on hold]

I have the following setup: XLR microphone -> XLR to USB converter -> Ubuntu kernel -> Pulseaudio -> VirtualBox -> Windows XP -> Dragon Naturally Speaking I'm not confident that the path is ...
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Skype 4.3 without PulseAudio. 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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Streaming audio from windows to linux using PulseAudio

I have Linux box with Ubuntu + PulseAudio network server installed. I can stream audio from my laptop (with Linux installed too) to the box over local network. I've recently installed Windows 7 into ...
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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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Why do I have to restart PulseAudio after connecting my USB headset?

When I connect my USB headset, the available PulseAudio profiles for that device look liks this: If I restart PulseAudio (pulseaudio -k) then they look like this: Basically, after connecting my ...
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Is it possible to route different applications to different audio outputs with Pulse Audio?

Is it possible to route different applications to different audio outputs with Pulse Audio? I'd like my music to be played on my Stereo, but I'd like sound alerts to be played on my notebook speakers. ...
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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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Ubuntu detects multiple onboard sound outputs but will only play through one at once

Usually in Windows I can have Skype, Mumble all going through the headphones connected to the front headphone jacks, and the rest of the sound goes through my rear connector to speakers. But on ...
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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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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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Pulseaudio shared library error in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu 12.04 I get the following, whenever I try to use pulseaudio (e.g. when typing pulseaudio --version) /usr/bin/pulseaudio: error while loading shared libraries: libpulsecommon-1.1.so: cannot ...
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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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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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pulseaudio / snd_hda_intel power usage

On an idle system, the two items highest on the powertop list are pulseaudio and snd_hda_intel (>70 events/s each, twice as high as the next item). This is the case even when nothing is using the ...
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Archlinux - Sound card detected only on status change

I use Archlinux. The sound is enabled only when I plug (or unplug) a jack wire. EDIT: I forgot to say that I am on a new DELL Inspiron 14 So I think it's when the sound card detects a state change ...
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Pulse-audio: add bluetooth as sink

I'm trying to configure Bluetooth Audio System A2DP, but can't add bluetooth as sink: pactl load-module module-alsa-sink device=bluetooth In logs I got the next: ( 110.963| 0.011) D: ...
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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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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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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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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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Annoying sounds on boot in Windows 8 when set up with dual-boot with Fedora

I have installed Fedora 20 on my HP Envy laptop. After every reboot from Fedora to Windows 8 my headphones don't work and my loudspeakers squish. I've heard this problem can be caused by PulseAudio ...
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Temporarily disable ALSA soundcard (mic)

I have a Linux application where I'd like to temporarily disable audio input from a specific device. Is this possible to do somehow? The system is running Alsa & pulseaudio. Ideally it I'd like ...
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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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Sound in Ubuntu 10.04 guest VM in a Ubuntu 8.04 host is “slow”. How to fix it?

When I try to execute sound in Rythmbox, it's "slow". Not only Rythmbox, but system sounds are strange too (they look like they are "slow"). I've tried a workaround but without success. It seens a ...
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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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Centralized PulseAudio setup

I want to do a setup, so that all my computers and TV use one audio system. Like this: Where media server is connected to acoustics and TV is connected through sound-card input and other systems ...
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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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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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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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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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How to resolve Pulseaudio not attaching a mixer due to missing libraries?

I've been trying to install pulseaudio, and I can't seem to find a straight answer about what to do about ALSA. Does PulseAudio run on top of ALSA? Should I get rid of ALSA first? ALSA is a sound ...
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arecord not working in ubuntu 9.10 [closed]

arecord not working in ubuntu 9.10, but Sound Recorder of ubuntu is working.
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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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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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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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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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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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Using pulseaudio with mpd: libpulse not found

I'm trying to build and install mpd to work with pulse audio, so I'm running: ./configure --enable-pulse but the last lines read - checking for PULSE... no configure: error: PulseAudio output ...
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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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How is pulseaudio stitched together? [closed]

OK. Pre-post note; this became ugly long, - but the core of an problem is that I'm unable to find good articles or diagrams and explanations on this. There is a lot of "how too"s, but I'm having a ...