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5.1 Surround sound will not keep its configuration

in pavucontrol I have my output set to Digital Surround 5.1(IEC958/AC3) When I open a video with VLC (my preferred option) OR GNOME Media player I hear no sound. VLC is configured to use pulseaudio ...
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No audio from google chrome in linux

A reboot seems to fix it, but after logging out (sometimes with the ever-amazing ctrl-alt-backspace, if you can call that logging out) and back in chrome loses audio. The speaker icon on the tab ...
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Recording audio playback in Windows with PulseAudio?

I would like to record the playback audio of my computer using software such as Audacity. Unfortunately, my audio card software does not come with a stereo mix input, and after reading these two ...
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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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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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arch linux - Pulse audio plays too fast

i have a problem that all my audio playback is too fast. I have found this: bbs.archlinux.org but i dont know where to disable the multirate locking and decreas the multitrack internal clock ...
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streaming audio to another machine on demand (linux)

tl;dr how to reliably stream audio on demand between 2 linux machines over the network on demand? Hello, sometimes I want to play something from my laptop through the bigger speakers of home sound ...
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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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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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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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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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Audio delay problem with ffmpeg and parec

I need to record desktop audio and video in an automated way. So I wrote a small multithreaded python script which basically does the following steps: # 1.) Grab desktop audio AUDIO_SRC=`LANG=c ...
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using Ubuntu 10.10 I want my speakers and head phones as separate devices

I would like it if I could set my rear speaker jack, not surround sound rear, to be used as the system default only. I want the head phones, that plug into the front of my PC, to be silent, unless I ...
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Jack audio not working properly with cadence

I have tried to set up the audio on my Debian linux computer in order that I can use ardour and get sound from/to that, and still be able to watch youtube videos etc. on Firefox. I have installed ...
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How to get headset plugged by default in pulseaudio

Whenever I plug my usb headset pulseaudio, detected as "unplugged", it's not a critical issue, but it's annoying have to enable by hand. So how can I make for headset automatically is detected ...
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Pacmd dynamic range compression Ubuntu 14.04

I used the answer at the link below to successfully set Dynamic Range Compression on my Ubuntu media box running Ubuntu 14.04 (SteamOS session, so no Ubuntu desktop session available). Realtime sound ...
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Arch linux - sound disappeared after the installation of pulseaudio

I'm using Arch linux with the above onboard sound card : 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01) Subsystem: Dell Device 0220 Flags: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't set pulse audio as KDE default

I am running Arch Linux and KDE4. I installed the pulseaudio deamon on a remote machine with an external soundcard. From the local machine's terminal I can stream audio to that machine without any ...
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Improve priority of mplayer-pulseaudio-Xorg combination

I'm often having mplayer running on the side (e.g. watching television). However, this occasionally doesn't run too smoothly (granted, the CPU and GPU are also a bit weak). I've already running ...
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Headphones don't “isolate” speakers

I have bought some new 2.1 speakers but I have an issue. When I plug in the headphones the sound continues to play from the speakers (in a lower volume though). I re-ran alsaconf but I couldn't solve ...
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awesome WM pulse audio daemon not starting without headphones

EDIT to this question: (Made at top since post is quite long) I seem to have this problem even with the default rc.lua script. The only difference is whether I use awesomeWM or not. Volume in ...
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Audio is mono on Thinkpad X201 on Arch

My Lenovo Thinkpad X201 audio is mono and playing only on the left speaker on Arch Linux, I saw people complaining about this in Windows and the cause was a driver issue, so I assume this could be the ...
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pulseaudio pavucontrol: Missing “ALSA capture from” in gui

I am trying to redict sound output to fake microfone, but I got stuck in pavucontrol. After trying 3 tutorials, I gave up due to missing "ALSA Capture from" options. It should look like ...
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Pulseaudio dont opens PCM device

I have IMX6Q based board and want game with pulseaudio. My board have 3 sound devices. # aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: tlv320aic3xaudi [tlv320aic3x-audio], device 0: ...
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Hosts on same LAN can't see each other's services with avahi-browse

Edit: I ended up using another way of sending an audio stream across the network to a remote Raspberry Pi with Pulseaudio - one that does not involve Avahi... So I lost interest in this question - ...
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Interactively play sound clips in VoIP call

I'm looking for a solution to digitally mix sound clips in a SIP or IAX VoIP conversation. Ideally I want a solution on Linux platform. My end game is to have a sound board to play funny clips while ...
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How to swap stereo channels on single port in PulseAudio?

I have a sound card with 2 ports: $ pacmd list-sinks ... * index: 1 name: <alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo> ... ports: analog-output-lineout: Line ...
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How to force software master volume control in PulseAudio?

I have a sound card lacking hardware volume control (Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 connected on USB). Yet PulseAudio seems to think it does have hardware volume control. When I adjust the ...
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Streaming pulseaudio to VLC via null sink

I'm attempting to create a HTTP audio stream via pulseaudio and VLC: cvlc -vvv pulse://alsa_output.pci-0000_00_05.0.analog-stereo.monitor --sout ...
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Set usb soundcard as default device

I'm trying to get my usb sound-card working. It's a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. I've read through a number of tutorials non of which was doing anything but sometimes blocking the output of more than one ...
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ALSA/Pulse: How to AVOID upmixing in 6-channel mode?

So, I have the following setup: Gigabyte B75M-D3V motherboard w/ Intel HD Audio (Realtek ALC887-VD chip) Linux 3.17.4 x86_64 Debian testing (jessie) Originally, I was using straight ALSA, because ...
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Why is audacity recording at a slower speed

A while ago I used Audacity to record the output from the computer speakers by using PulseAudio Volume Control to redirect the output to the "microphone". It worked fine. I then used Effect > Change ...
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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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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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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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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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PulseAudio troubles (audio skipping, interface lag)

I seem to be having some issues with my Linux installation, Kubuntu 10.10, and I believe the root cause of these is PulseAudio. I'll be running just fine--music playin' in the background, talking on ...