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Questions tagged [pulse-audio]

PulseAudio is a free cross-platform network sound server.

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Noise in beginning of alsa application

I have ALSA driver for capture device which works fine with VLC. when I try to capture and render using own application having some issues. Issue is:When I start play, it has some noise in beginning ...
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How to start PulseAudio properly?

My Linux installation came with Alsa preinstalled. I was forced to install PulseAudio and not every app seems to be recognized as a PulseAudio client (as seen bij PulseAudio Manager). I've been ...
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Pulse Audio Virtual Device | Making it a 5.1 Channel audio device, and then distribute individual channels tto different devices

What I am looking for is a way to make an aggregate device that allows you to split out the individual channels of the virtual device to individual channels of separate hardware devices. I was ...
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Sound card works with ALSA, but not showing in volume mixer

After a system upgrade I noticed I had no sound. In the volume mixer I see that my integrated sound card is not shown, while another one (HDMI) is. I managed to find that the device name is CARD=MID ...
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USB Microphone over USB switch doesn't work with TeamSpeak

I run an USB Microphone over a USB switch (together with Mouse and Keyboard) on multiple Computers. When i switch back from my other Computer, my Microphone is re-activated by Linux, but TeamSpeak ...
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PulseAudio unable to load/unload modules via pactl

I am currently running PulseAudio 5.0—the default version packaged with Debian Jessie. I'm using the system to push audio to machines across the network via module-rtp-send. I wish to make use of ...
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pulseaudio: how to set the “configured latency” of a module-tunnel-sink-new

I have a setup at home with a local pulseaudio (the movie player) connecting through module-tunnel-sink-new to a remote pulseaudio server (the speaker). I'd like to lower the latency of this tunnel (...
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How to set default record source?

I am working in Centos 7. I've created null-source and set up as a default source with pacmd set-default-source. However, whenever I try to record from some applications, they start to use different ...
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Linux no sound on headphone jack

I am unable to get sound out of the headphone jack on my laptop while the speakers work properly, I`m running this; HP Spectre X360 (13-w010nd x360) Linux Lite 4.0 (based on Ubuntu 18 LTS) Im not ...
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Pulseaudio setting up sinks and sources for A2DP and HFP connections

I'm trying to set up A2DP+HFP profiles in an embedded board. Goal is to use pulseaudio 12.2, ofono 1.18, and bluez 5.41 in order to connect to a mobile phone and use A2DP, HFP profiles automatically, ...
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Removing module-switch-on-port-available no longer works

I have a damaged audio jack that keeps connecting for a fraction of a second every few seconds. This causes a faint crackling sound to occur when the output is switched to the headphones and then back....
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How to lock microphone boost to a fixed setting

I am having trouble setting up microphone boost (permanently) in Pulseaudio. Setup is Toshiba Satellite laptop with Linux Mint Sylvia/Xenial 64bit. Pulseaudio insists on merging volumes (volume = ...
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Getting PulseAudio to automatically use the default remote sink when waking up

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and I set PulseAudio (PA) on a remote machine on LAN to be the sink of my PC. This works pretty well. However, if I suspend my PC and then wake it up (some hours later), the ...
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Large .xsession-errors file, PulseAudio

On Ubuntu 16.04 (LTS), x64, I am facing the following problem: .xsession-errors, in home folder is growing very fast, reaching sizes of tens of GB. I just forcibly truncated the file (echo "" > ....
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Keep sound on when switching users on Linux Mint

What do I got to do to stop user switching on Linux from stopping sound? If I play some audio under user user1, I don't want it to stop when I switch to an unused virtual console or to user2 (via ...
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Pulseaudio not working with bluetooth speaker

After an update I am no longer able to play sounds through my bluetooth speaker. The bluetooth device correctly connects to the computer, but as soon as I try to play a sound, the speaker glitches and ...
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Route application's audio output to multiple playback devices

I have an application that I need to record audio coming from. For that purpose I am using pavucontrol to set the audio input for the recording software to the monitor of the audio output. Now my ...
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Paprefs for CentOS

Has anyone been successful in installing paprefs on either CentOS 6 or CentOS 7? I tried to unpack the rpm at https://centos.pkgs.org/7/nux-dextop-x86_64/paprefs-0.9.10-8.el7.nux.x86_64.rpm.html, but ...
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How can i can create a virtual pulseaudio soundcard on Linux with no audio hardware?

I have a Docker that's running Alpine Linux. There is no hardware audio device at all. I've managed to get pulseaudio running seemingly fine under the user. I've been experimenting with trying to ...
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My bluetooth headset is off by default

My headset is Off in the Configuration tab of pavucontrol when I power it on. I must enable it manually. Only when my headset connect automatically my pc. Not when I connect to it with bluetoothctl. ...
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External USB sound cards pops and cracks

recently I've updated from Kubuntu 14.04 to Kubuntu 18.04. Since then my external sound card (old creative ub sound blaster) 'cracks' and 'pops' almost randomly. During login to KDE it cracks like 5-...
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Bluetooth headset fails to connect on Linux

My headset Philips SHB9850NC is paired with Linux but it fails to connect. I'm using Debian Stretch and the Bluetooth manager finds the headset as expected. The pairing procedure went well apparently ...
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Linux - create virtual microphone and speakers

I am trying to create virtual speakers and virtual microphone on a Ubuntu docker. I am running a process that needs to capture the PC audio (virtual speakers) and play audio (from file) to a virtual ...
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Headset microphone not detected by Pulse und Alsa

I have an Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Laptop that only sports a combo jack for both microphone and headphones at the same time. It was always a bit tricky but worked until I reinstalled Arch Linux recently. ...
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pulse audio not playing sound in i3wm / Arch

I am using Arch Linux with i3wm. Before, I was using Gnome, and audio was working fine. However, after switching to i3wm, sound is not coming out of my speakers. I installed pavucontrol, and the ...
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how to start pulse audio in narrowed environment without x11

i have a narrowed ubuntu OS tailored for the raspberry pi. Starting pulse has been a problem for me. I get pulse can not start in system mode. I don't have except one root user.
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Advantages of carrying sound via DisplayPort instead of direct sound card analog output?

I recently changed my monitor and the new one is connected to my computer via DisplayPort. This can also carry sound, and I can connect my speakers to the monitor instead of directly to the ...
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fedora - audio stops after 1-2 seconds

When I play music (youtube, vlc, what-have-you) the audio stops after ~1-2 seconds. If I then try to replay the music, there is no audio at all. If I then run rm -r ~/.config/pulse && ...
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Low volume in mono sound output in Ubuntu

I am using the following commands to have mono sound output in Ubuntu 16.04: Find output device name: pacmd list-sinks | grep name: Get mono output: pactl load-module module-remap-sink sink_name=...
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How to prevent users from using ALSA directly?

I setup pulseaudio in system mode and it currently works fine. However, I noticed that users have access to ALSA directly, e.g. this works: ogg123 -d alsa song.ogg ArchWiki mentions this: Usually,...
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Pulseaudio: wait for devices on start?

Based on this guide, I set up pulseaudio on my Raspberry Pi to run in system mode. Here's how my systemd service file looks like: [Unit] Description=PulseAudio Daemon After=sound.target Requires=...
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Playback sound is being captured

I've been having issues my audio. When I capture audio, I am capturing playback audio unless I specify the correct device (see below). So instead of my usb microphone being captured, the sound being ...
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pulseaudio drops my sink

I have a htpc to play music hooked to a tx-sr608 amp via hdmi and this amp hooked via hdmi too to a projector. HTPC <-> TX-SR608 <-> TV The sound play nicely when projector is on, when I ...
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Route ICECAST stream to alsa dummy device

I want to transmit an icecast stream to udp via FFmpeg, but if the icecast stream will be dropped then FFmpeg drops also. I suppose if I could route the icecast stream to alsa dummy device then I ...
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HFP/HSP profile in linux

I have Ubuntu 16.04 and already installed BlueZ 5.37, PulseAudio 10.0, and ofono 1.20 (clone from github). And I need to use phone like modem for transmitting my phone calls to computer. I paired my ...
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Hangouts increase input volume to collect background sounds when user not talking

It happens both in Firefox ESR with Hangouts plugin and Chrome/Chromium on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena with Cinnamon desktop. When I'm silent and don't talk Hangouts increase input volume to hear other ...
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Set Bluetooth audio device to always use AD2P on Linux

I have a bluetooth speaker that works perfectly on my Arch Linux, but whenever I connect it's in HSV and I must manually set the protocol to A2DP. How can I make it always use AD2P by default on ...
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correct pulse audio settings with RPI3 to decrease latency

I'd like to send audio data by Ethernet to RPI3 but the sound is not great a lot of latency Do you have a solution ? I use OSMC
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How to fix audio configuration for aplay while using pulseaudio

I want to record audio with arecord. The same on audacity works fine. So after trying to record like documented: arecord -f dat -d 5 -D plughw:0,0 /tmp/test.wav failing with message: arecord: main:...
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How to make pulseaudio activity dictate sleep state (Caffeine workaround)

I would like my monitor to go off if inactive after an hour per settings, despite if caffeine is running. However, I would like this action to be null if pulseaudio detects any audio playing. Is this ...
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KDE apps apparently reset pulse audio volume to 100% on debian stretch/sid

I find that starting some applications (notably KDE ones) causes their volume in pulse audio to be set to 100%. If subsequently another application (a gnome one) is started, its volume is also set to ...
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pavucontrol level base vs 100%

trying to understand what is pavucontrol doing. On the screenshot you can see that there are volume sliders where one ca nchoose from base or another percent value. What is the meaning of base. In ...
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systemd keeps respawning pulseaudio, and doesn't allow me to stop it

So I was trying to stop pulseaudio with pulseaudio -k, but it kept restarting "on its own", even though I have the configuration autospawn = no in place. I'm pretty sure it's systemd that keeps ...
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Enable pulseaudio equalizer only for bluetooth headsets

I'm using pulseaudio with the LADSPA equalizer. I want to enable the equalizer only when my bluetooth headset is connected. The behaviour at the moment is that when I disconnect the headset, the ...
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Capture audio output with alsa or similiar

I want to route (clone) my audio output (all sounds that are leaving the system through hdmi) to an virtual input device so I can capture the output (virtual audio cable). As said the output is hdmi ...
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How to make mpv use the pulseaudio volume controls again?

Since some recent update (mpv 0.18.something), mpv has stopped using the pulseaudio volume and instead used a software volume control. This has downsides such as additional processing, but most ...
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How to configure PulseAudio to input/output via ALSA?

How do I configure PulseAudio to use only a single ALSA device for input and output? The default PulseAudio configuration causes PulseAudio to open all ALSA devices when it starts. This makes it ...
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How do I fix HSP/HFP bluetooth profiles on linux?

I have a bluetooth headset that has worked perfectly on an older Ubuntu system and still works perfectly on my Android phone. On a newer system, though, A2DP profiles work perfectly, but HSP/HFP ...
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Create a hook when a bluetooth device is connected to PulseAudio

I've set up an A2DP sink on my RaspberryPi 3 with Raspbian on it using the bluetooth plugins for PulseAudio. Now I wish to hook into the process after a device connects to the sink and run a script ...
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Audio (mpd) direct to ALSA without pulseaudio (Debian 8 on old Mac laptop)

I've installed Debian 8.6 on an old Mac laptop (PowerBook G4) as a living-room music player. This machine sits on a shelf and does exactly one thing: play music using mpd. So I want it to do that one ...