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PulseAudio is a free cross-platform network sound server.

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How to clone an input device (microphone) in linux

My problem is rather simple. What I wanna accomplish is to simply clone my microphone device. Now why I wanna do that? Because I have a BOYA NKF-M2 and I wanna split left and right sound into two ...
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What is the PulseAudio virtual sink name for ALSA snd_pcm_open()

I loaded a PulseAudio module-null-sink, when I set it as system default output device, the ALSA snd_pcm_open(&pcm_handle, "default", SND_PCM_PLAYBACK, 0) can successfully open it. Now I ...
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Listen to device loopback issues in Linux

I've been working on distancing myself from windows. One of the biggest things causing me heartburn is my audio situation. I have 2 PC's that I play audio on, and listen too through a USB headset. ...
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pulseaudio: unattended recording for limited time

I would like to record audio without having to start or stop it manually. Thus, I will do it with cron. Which command parec should cron run for this to happen? My recording should have a duration of ...
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A nightmare with headphones: the audio is reproduced both by speakers and headphones

At the beginning my headphones didn't work. In Settings/Sound the only output device is the pair of speakers. After having tried certain commands related to another question I have installed ...
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Simultaneous output to HDMI and Analog

I've been trying to make pulseaudio output to my HDMI Monitor and my Headphones (plugged into the 3.5mm jcak on the back of my computer) output at the same thing at the same time. I found this article ...
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Red Hat Linux Play Sound File From Service Account

I am trying to have my service account play a sound when a problem occurs, I have figured out how to get a script to run when I want to, but the problem is that the play command won't work. From the ...
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I'm on Linux and [application] isn't outputting any sound!!! I have my speakers connected, [other application] works fine, but not this one

HELP ME! There's no sound from [application], but [other application] is fine! My volume is up, and it worked before, but it's broken now! (This phrasing is satire, essentially if you're experiencing ...
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how to change volume on multi sound card system without affecting which app “plays” where

On my work pc there are 2 soundcards + hdmi. I use cinnamon desktop, but I think it will be the same elsewhere. The problem is, that I see "device settings" for selected device only. And the ...
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Why doesn't Pulseaudio output at the source bit depth/sample rate unless forced?

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 with Twister OS (which is a RPi OS fork which comes with Box86 preinstalled and configured for x86 emulation) which I'm trying to configure for bit perfect playback with my DAC....
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Only one side of my headphones works

The distro I'm using is Arch, and my headphones are Sony's WH-H910N model. These headphones are connected by a jack rather than using bluetooth, and they work properly with or without this jack on ...
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Accesssing, reading and writing other user's file and directory as my own

There are other answers like: centos - Linux: Create a user than can access other users' files - Super User, but they don't talk about accessing those files from GUI application. My question is more ...
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How to output to a virtual sink from Zoom

I'd like to send audio to Zoom from a virtual sink monitor in pulseaudio. I can see all the sinks/sources in my environment available in Zoom, apart from the one added via module-null-sink. I added it ...
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Understanding ffmpeg recording input types from devices

Using pactl, I get the following sinks: pactl list sinks short # 0 alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo module-alsa-card.c s16le 2ch 44100Hz SUSPENDED Since there's but ...
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pulseaudio howto listen to a source

So simple no one answers howto I have a source (no app running). I can see it moving-levels in pavucontrol [inputs] I have a sink that does work [outputs] (hdmi) I want to listen to the source. (no ...
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Capturing audio on a cloud VM (Debian)

I've followed a bunch of guides regarding ALSA, Pulseaudio, JACK, etc., but none have seemed to work. I'll be specific with what I'm trying to do. On a cloud-based Debian VM, I want to: Open a stream ...
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Debian 10 - no sound for Java application

I'm trying to get sound for a JavaFX application. I'm on Debian 10, my JRE is 1.8.0 and I'm using PulseAudio. What I've done so far is: I've tried to tweak lib/sound.properties as suggested on by ...
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FFmpeg multi input and multi output

I have been trying to collect audios from different pulse sources and x11grab video for merging some of them together. Finally all will be pushed to AWS IVS This is the html for pushing audios to ...
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Combining Selected Applications' Sound With Voice Into Virtual Microphone (Linux)

Sometimes I'll want to share music with friends via Skype, Discord, etc. I don't want to share the full output of my sound card (which I can do by setting the corresponding monitor as the microphone), ...
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How do you adjust the balance of specific applications with pulseaudio?

I already know that I can use pavucontrol to adjust the volumes of specific applications. However, I would like to adjust the balance so that, for example, I can listen to one application's audio ...
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Select audio device pop up not showing when I connect a device to audio jack

I have been using gnome and whenever I connect an audio device to the audio jack, it used to show a pop-up to let me select whether the device is a microphone, headset, or headphones. Now whenever I ...
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LADSPA (custom) module on PulseAudio

I'm trying to make a LADSPA module which streams any audio currently playing to a FIFO pipe. The script works like a charm with ALSA (tried using the apply-plugin and aplay commands). Now, for a ...
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Independent pulseaudio virtual output volume

Is there a way to separate the volume for a PulseAudio virtual output device from the main output device? I would like to record something on the virtual device without hearing it play. If I turn down ...
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Volume keeps being reset in PulseAudio audio mixer

When I set volume exceeding 100% for an application, it's often automatically reset back to 100%. For example, when playing a quiet video on YouTube, I often adjust the setting above 100% for Firefox. ...
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Pulseaudio loopback into headphones

I have headphones and a mic attached to my computer. My headphones are tight and block out external noise far too well, and so I find myself shouting at the mic. Is there any way of setting up ...
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Why is pulseaudio device missing when using sudo over SSH?

I'm trying to run an audio visualization python script on my raspberry pi over SSH. The script uses pyaudio for the microphone input, which I understand uses pulseaudio under the hood. The script is ...
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Cannot record using any program

I cannot record my screen either using SSR (simple screen recorder) or OBS studio for recording. I tried: sudo apt-get --purge --reinstall install pulseaudio checking out audio settings from ...
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Change Default Pulse Audio Profile to Analog Stereo Duplex

Whenever I plugin my Headphones the default Pulse Audio Profile comes as Analog Stereo Output, which means my input from mic is not going. Hence, I want to change my default Pulse audio Profile to ...
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How can I forward local sound from a Docker container to a remote Pulseaudio server?

I am running Airsonic inside a container and wanting to forward its local sound output to a Pulse audio server on the same network. This idea works pretty well when I run Airsonic as a regular system ...
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Stream browser mic to remote virtual mic

I have a requirement where I need to stream audio from a browser over to a remote dummy/virtual mic on a Linux server, such that it behaves as if it were locally connected to the server. I have ...
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Pulseaudio mutes and changes the output device port

Pulseaudio suddenly changing or muting the output Built-In audio analog stereo. In output devices, I have only Built-In audio analog stereo. In that pavucontrol shows 2 ports Headphones (Unplugged) ...
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How to stream 1 source to multiple sinks

In picture below, which is sound panel/applet, there are listed all my possible links and HDMI, no idea how that end up there. I'm interested in "Analog Output". There are 3 output profiles: ...
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How do I mix together a real microphone input and a virtual microphone using pulseaudio as a single default recording device?

I'm running Kubuntu 20.04 and what I'm trying to accomplish is to use pulseaudio to mix together a real microphone (Blue Snowball) and a virtual microphone created using pactl like so: pactl load-...
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how to use alsa device hw:0 on xubuntu

I have an audio processing sw designed to use alsa's hw:0 device. On my xubuntu machine I get the same error as this command line: $ aplay -D hw:0 440.wav aplay: main:830: audio open error: Device or ...
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Stop pulseaudio switching audio from HDMI to internal audio when monitor sleeps

I'm running latest KDE Manjaro and I'm using a HDMI connection to an external display. I'm piping the audio through the external monitor and connecting my loudspeakers on the monitor. When the monitor ...
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How to use remote microphone using x11

I can't seem to find a solution for my problem, so I hope someone here knows a solution. What I'm trying to achieve I have setup a Hyper-V VM running Ubuntu 20.04, which I use when working from home. ...
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Audio not playing in an application with setreuid() & setgid(), but works with sudo -u command

I have a Arch Linux system with alsa and pulseaudio configured. alsa is set to use pulseaudio default device. Pulseaudio is rumming with tcp module enabled on 127.0.0.1 and anonymous set to true. The ...
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Change Pulseaudio Log Priority

Hows it goin? I've been dealing with Pulseaudio logs using serious CPU 30-40% at idle the most demanding process running. its /usr/bin/pulseaudio --daemonize=no --log-target=journal I've googled and ...
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Mono + Mic instead of stereo sound for Bluetooth headphones on Ubuntu

I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu. My headphones either support stereo sound or mono sound with the microphone. So, I cant have a stereo and a microphone on at the same time. In windows, I ...
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My laptop microphone is auto muting and unmuting all the time

Suddenly my laptop microphone is auto muting and unmuting. I don't have any clue what's the problem. I'm using Arch Linux with KDE. This is so annoying to see microphone muted notification in the ...
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If I plug in external earbuds, it only works the internal mic

This issue happens in every Linux distro I have tried. My earbuds mic is recognized and works on Windows. My earbuds are the simple PS4 ones: [url]https://www.amazon.com/Official-Sony-Playstation-...
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Tried to run pulseaudio

When I was trying to do this It got me an error on running pactl list | grep Name command. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with linux deploy and LXDE desktop. Error: shared memfd open() failed: Function ...
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Zoom and Pulseaudio — audio distortion on audio run through zoom_combine

When hosting a meeting and sharing an application through Zoom on Debian buster, I am getting audio distortion on the clients that connect to the meeting. I am using zoom 5.2.446620.0816 and have ...
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Linux and Bluetooth Speaker: Need to pair everytime I want to connect, otherwise “Connection reset by peer” error

A week ago the bluetooth connection of my Linux Laptop to my bluetooth speaker (JBL Horizon) changed its behaviour of the last years. How I can was used to use my speaker Before I connect to it the ...
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Firefox ESR Web Audio Gone After Alsa Packages Removed

I removed alsa-utils and alsa-tools. Desktop audip plays without trouble. However, I noticed web audio had stopped in Firefox ESR, Assuming my removal of alsa the problem, I replaced both packages and ...
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Restrict audio devices seen per application

Programs like Microsoft Teams, Skype seem to randomly select audio devices, and I often spend the first minutes of a call going to the settings and selecting the correct microphone, or going through ...
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Is there a way to improve sound quality in Linux?

Total noob here, I did do some research before posting this question here, been using Linux since long and not satisfied by the audio quality that the Windows Counterpart provides (proprietary Dolby ...
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Audio output in Debian Linux not as good as windows

I use the Behringer Uphoria UMC404HD audio interface headphone output to listen to Spotify on my high-end headphones. The interface is capable of 192000Hz. After a Debian installation and tweaking ...
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How could I find out what sample rate/bit depth my headphones are capable of?

I'm using some USB headphones (Sennheiser GSP 350) and want to make sure that I am using the highest sample rate and bit depth possible for them. I ran pacmd list-sinks and it said that I'm using 16 ...
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Foobar playing too fast in linux wine (pulse audio alsa underrun error)

When running multiple apps under heavy cpu and file transfer load (like rsync), foobar starts playing very fast (like 10x speed).

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