Questions tagged [alsa]

For questions pertaining to ALSA, the Linux sound subsystem. ALSA sits below advanced systems like PulseAudio.

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How to change bit depth to 16 of I2S MEMS Microphone?

I have successfully setup adafruit I2S mem microphone on my RPi3 running buster by following this guide . It records audio well using arecord : arecord -D 'plughw:2,0' -c1 -r 48000 -f S32_LE -t wav -V ...
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Surely I can run sox with alsa without pulseaudio

Why would I want to do that? because pulseaudio isn't needed (presumably) and pulseaudio does not want to run as root. In theory I should be able to run pulseaudio --system to fix the problem, but I ...
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Alsa Audio Normalization, with LDSPA plugins

my goal is to have all ALSA audio normalized, with a LADSPA plugin chain. I am running headless archlinux-arm. In the past this /etc/asound.conf used to work perfect: (assumed ladspa, swh-plugins were ...
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Retropie Sound Settings for default and sysdefault Sound Cards

Good Day, I am trying to make it (relatively painless) to switch the device that plays sound for my RPi 4/Retropie. I bought a HiFiBerry DAC2 HD and would like to switch between outputting sound via ...
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no sound - ALSA - aplay pcm write error input output error

just installed the OS and no sound from 3.5mm Jack. Error message as below: [root@rpi rpi]# aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Noise.wav Playing WAVE '/usr/share/sounds/alsa/Noise.wav' : Signed 16 bit ...
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Using Both HDMI and HifiBerry DAC Sound on Retropie

TL;DR: Is there a way to enable both HDMI and a pi hat dac to play sound either at the same time or to toggle between the two on the EmulationStation Sound Settings screen on a raspberry pi 4 / ...
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Playback open error: -16,Device or resource busy

I have a RaspberryPi Zero W and the HifiBerry DAC. I have used it before without problems and now I have an image with samplerbox and I added the line to /boot/config.txt: dtoverlay=hifiberry-dac I ...
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USB Sound Output Only Sending 16 Bit

I am using the RaspberryPi 4 running Raspbian (Debian: 10, Linux Kernel: 5.10) and have connected to my DAC (Cambridge Audio CXA61 which is a DAC/Amplifier) through USB. While playing a 24 bit, 96 kHz ...
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Send audio output to Bluetooth speaker

I am working on a python script that lets raspberry pi 4 play audio announcements (mp3 format) at specified times. I am using the python os library to send the play audio commands to system. aplay -l ...
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Cannot start jackd with a low period size - ALSA fails

I'm attempting to build a multi-effect guitar pedal out of a Pi-4B (8GB), and am running into problems getting jackd running with reasonably low latency. It runs fine as long as the period is set to ...
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Analog audio out when starting from /etc/rc.local

I am working on a python program that I am having some issues with. When the user presses a button a video starts playing. I need the audio to come from the analog jack. It works perfectly when I run ...
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Pulseaudio - No USB Sound

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 and am running the Picroft Rasbian image. Picroft uses Pulseaudio to control the audio, but I can't get it to play anything from my USB speaker. The result of pactl info: ... ...
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How to config default input/output devices in ALSA config file(~/.asoundrc)?

I am trying to configure microphone and speaker for raspberry pi 4. I edited "~/.asoundrc" file like that: pcm.!default { type asym playback.pcm "plughw:0" capture.pcm &...
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Set two sinks with pulseaudio

I have two raop speakers that I can stream audio to from my Raspberry pi using Pulseaudio and AirConnect. At the moment, I can set either one as the default sink and it works as expected. I would like ...
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Alsa passthrough Digital In to Analog Out

I have a LogiLink USB Soundbox 7.1 connect to a raspberry pi running rasbian and I want to passthrough the input of S/PDIF In to Speaker Front. I found this: Possible to route audio directly from usb-...
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PCM1808 I2S arecord gets1153x too much data

I have a stock Pi 3B with all Raspbian updates. From various sources I've tried to cobble together alsa recording from an inexpensive PCM1808 device at 8K 24 bit stereo. To do this, I've used the ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with Raspberry Pi OS (32 bit) screen fades out while booting

I've installed the official 7" touch screen on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+. I used the Raspberry Pi Imager to put Raspberry Pi OS (32 bit) on a SD card and while booting, the screen fades out to a black ...
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Is it possible to override OmxPlayer's volume in RetroPie/EmulationStation?

I have my RetroPie EmulationStation set up to be 40% volume which makes for some good game volumes on my Picade's speaker. However, for the game snaps, I cannot hear the audio at all. When I look at ...
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ALSA: Why is the pitch of played sounds too low (½ the original frequency)?

I've just installed a fresh Raspbian Buster on My Raspi 3B+ together with a JustBoom DAC HAT sound card. With the old Raspbian installation, sound output went well after a couple of experiments, but ...
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High-speed USB Audio Streaming

I am using a Raspberry Pi 3B+ as the USB host for an embedded device that I have configured to appear as a USB Audio 2.0 compliant microphone. I am currently using PyAudio for opening and recording ...
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Unable to get Qt5 audio to work using pulseaudio on Rpi 4

I'm on Raspberry pi 4 and the OS is DietPi I configured ALSA so I could play an audio file successfully through HDMI using aplay [an audio file] Then launched the PyQt5 app but got PulseAudioService: ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B v1.1 alsa & jackd Headphone Jack Configuration

My end goal is to do headless remote audio streaming with jacktrip on some older Pi 2 boards using the built-in headphone jack (I know the quality of it is lacking but I don't really care). To narrow ...
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Sound playback trough bluealsa-aplay not working as a service

I am trying to manually setup my raspberry pi 4 as a Bluetooth audio receiver, but there is no sound playback when I start the bluealsa-aplay service I created. It only works when I run the bluealsa-...
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How can I change the audio output device from the command line?

I want to be able to change the audio output device (hdmi or aux) from the command line, preferably, without having to sudo. I'm on a RPI4 with Raspbian-lite Buster. On the RPI3 I was able to use ...
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How to force audio output to HDMI/3.5mm jack on RPi4 B via CLI?

on RPi 3 we are using something like amixer cset numid=3 1 and then alsactl store to force sound output to jack 3.5mm and store configuration. I want same thing on my RPi4 model B, but it does not ...
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Why is a Justboom DAC HAT no longer recognised after an upgrade to a Raspi 3B+?

I recently replaced my faulty old Raspi 3B with a 3B+, attached the two HATs I've got (a JustBoom DAC HAT sound card and an S.USV Advanced), plugged the SD card into the new one, upgraded the Raspbian ...
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Live streaming camera and microphone input on a Raspberry Pi 4

I got a a Raspberry Pi camera and a USB microphone connected to the Raspberry Pi 4. All of them are working seperately. But now, I would like to stream them live and combined for accessing it in HTML. ...
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Record USB System Audio and Send to Named Pipe

I am trying to get audio to LedFx, a controller for sound reactive LEDs. One of the ways it can read audio through its docker container is through a named pipe. The command ffmpeg -y -i http://wms-15....
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Duplicating audio in pure ALSA for playback on local device and streaming via trx

I am trying to achieve a multi-room audio setup in my house using Raspberry Pis. How can I get VLC playing simultaneously out the local headphone port while also streaming it to other devices via trx? ...
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volume control quirk for Tenx TP6911 Audio Headset

On a fresh install of 2021-01-11-raspios-buster-armhf-lite with dmesg an older, cheap, generic "3D SOUND" USB audio stick for headphone and microphone is detected as [ 480.467295] usb 1-1: ...
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IQAudio DAC+ appears to be installed, but does not play audio. How to debug?

I recently installed an AudioIQ DAC+ device on my RPi3b+ running buster. Following the directions in the user guide, I was able to get to the point that the drivers are loaded and appear to run, but ...
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Dupe output to multiple cards

I am following the https://alsa.opensrc.org/Asoundrc Dupe output to multiple cards example on 2 stereo usb sound cards. I changed things slightly but basically its the same as the above and 1 card ...
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How to play through bluetooth speakers with RPi renderer on lan and openhome/linn android phone control point

Using RPi3b and clean installation of RaspberryPi OS Lite and connecting to network using lan. Media is stored on NAS and served to lan by minimserver. I have installed upmpdcli and mpd on RPi and ...
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How to change alsa sound output name

Alsa volume controller of spotifyd uses 'Master' for output and does not work on a PI. Checking alsamixer I saw that the output is called headphone. How can I change this value?
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how do I set the recording volume using alsa

Is there a guide somewhere on how to use the pi sound system? It would be good to have something definitive as there is lots of stuff out there that contradicts, and it is not like I want to do ...
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How to set default ALSA input/output in pusleaudio on LibreELEC?

I'm using Raspberry Pi 3 Model B as LibreElec for Kodi. My Pi is connect on TV on HDMI. In kodi, when I select audio outputs HDMI or Jack it play sound well. But when I select Pulseaudio, it don't ...
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ALSA recognizes external sound card but still cannot produce sound

I recently purchased a Pi4 and a HiFiberry DAC+ADC as an external sound card. I followed this link HiFiberry Config to set up the hardware. However, even tho aplay -l listed the hardware, the system ...
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Respeaker 4 install on Pi 3b and buster

I have just bought a respeaker 4 and successfully installed it by the looks of things - I have respeaker under the audio icon input tag. It is the classic rubbish install process with the script just ...
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No sound with Jitsi Meet and ALSA

For a project I'm using a Raspberry Pi with ALSA. ALSA is configured and speaker-test provides me audio output. However, when I open Jitsi Meet in Chromium, there is no sound. When I open YouTube in ...
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Scratchy audio with certain wav files

I'm using a Raspberry Pi 4 with an Adafruit I2S Stereo speaker bonnet. I've run their setup script and rebooted many times. I can play sample mp3 files just fine. They usually sound great. (I've had ...
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I want to allow two instances of mPlayer to play music over a single bluetooth link to a speaker

I have an application which makes two uses of playing two files at the same time. The first is where it plays a white-noise file very quietly and continuously so that the sound-card does not go to ...
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Audio cuts out periodically when using audio hat

I am currently live streaming some audio to and from a raspberry Pi Zero W using the waveshare audio hat however I have found that the audio periodically cuts out when I do this. When I used my logic ...
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sound output stuck on HDMI (working)

I cannot get any output to use the 3.5 mm headset jack it is stuck on HDMI. There are lots of questions on here that ask about the headset jack connector not working and have answers on howto switch ...
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Shoddy and horrible audio performance and support on Raspbian Lite

My audio on the Raspberry Pi 1 (Yes, I have an original model) on my Raspbian 10 Lite installation works, but only barely. Allow me to explain. I picked Raspbian 10 because I wanted to set up my own ...
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Play audio on two sound cards at the same time

I currently try to setup my raspberry pi 3 with a HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro XLR (using Raspian based on Debian 10). I installed the sound card and configured alsa to use device 1 as new default. Restarted ...
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Read Incoming Bluetooth Audio On Pi With Python

this is my first post on here! I am trying to make my raspberry pi 3 a bluetooth speaker which synchronizes beat of the music being played from a phone to an LED light strip. For the LED light ...
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Can I use Raspberry Pi as a USB speaker?

Now I have A: Desktop PC with Arch Linux B: Raspberry Pi 3 with Raspbian Buster connected with a speaker and I'd like to use B as a wired speaker of A. By "wired", I mean that A and B are connected ...
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Route Audio from SPDIF Input to 5.1 USB Soundcard (raspbian)

So I'm very new to audio stuff, but my setup is the following: Any HDMI device --(via HDMI)--> TV --(via SPDIF)--> USB Sound Card (input) --> RaspberryPi --> USB Sound Card (3x3.5mm Audio Jack (Front,...
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How do I get a USB speaker working on a Pi 4 with Raspbian Buster?

I've found several candidate dupes for this - the one that seems to encompass them all (and more) being this one: How can I use an external USB sound-card and set it as default? But none of them have ...
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Cannot increase gain on USB Microphone

I got myself one of those cheap USB microphones and it basically works out of the box with arecord, it's just way too quiet. The level on the virtual UV meter never passes 1%. Here's what I got, ...
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