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

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using php_exec command to play audio on the Pi - no audio group

I'm trying to have a php script play an audio file when run shell_exec('aplay /home/andrew/www/audio/meeting-bell/medium-bell.wav') It works when I run it from the command line, but not when running ...
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Pi 3 B+ no audio device found

I have been trying to use Alexa on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (running Stretch). I ran Alexa successfully, with a USB microphone and a speaker connected through the 3.5mm jack, about a week ago and went on ...
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Pi menu bar flashes then disappears - due to ALSA config

I have built a new image on a RPi3B+ with Noobs using the latest Raspbian which I believe is named Buster. I uninstalled libreoffice (for space) and have installed various python libraries and the ...
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Microphone is not recording with HifiBerry and Raspberry Pi 3

I installed the HifiBerry driver as specified. The Board is recognized and the audio output works fine. Just the audio input seems to be not working. I checked if the microphone is muted but I can't ...
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ALSA input error (snd_pcm_open): No such file or directory - Problem with running Pd with ALSA

I am pretty new to Raspberry Pi, so sorry if I might be not clear on something. I am trying to set the Raspberry Pi 3 to work running a Pure Data patch while communicating with two Arduino UNO, and ...
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ALSA Errors on Pi 3B+ using SpeechRecognition and PyAudio (Original Post missing stuff)

Using PyAudio I simply ran this piece of code: import pyaudio p = pyaudio.PyAudio() for x in range(p.get_device_count()): print(p.get_device_info_by_index(x).get('name')) Getting these Errors: ...
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Cannot play audio from two processes at the same time

I want to be able to output to a speaker from multiple applications at the same time, but currently it's only allowing me to output to the speaker from a single application. I have the following ...
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Text to speech errors

I try to make a python script for Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with Raspbian to speak text I input. I use pyttsx3 library but I also tried espeak from command line. Every time, the sound is very laggy, it start ...
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Internal soundcard sometimes card 0 and sometimes card 2 with 2 usb mics

I can't get a consistent setting for my internal soundcard. BCM2835 is sometimes card 2 and then I'll reboot and it'll be card 0. Driving me nuts, hard to set the default when it's jumping around. Is ...
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Bluetooth connection between Raspberry pi and BT speaker falls

I have Raspberry pi 3B+ and bluetooth speaker Beats Pill+. Using alsa I am transferring audio from rpi to speaker. It works well but after few minutes bluetooth connection falls down. Using dmesg logs ...
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RPi3 B+ Stretch. Config for external capture device & onboard headphone jack

I am planning to use an external Microphone "ReSpeaker 4Mic Hat" from Seeed-Studio on my RPi3 B+ Stretch OS. However, when I run alsamixer, my external Mic is not the default capture device. It seems ...
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Alsa lib error pyaudio on raspberry pi 3

I'm getting these ALSA lib errors when trying to use pyaudio. I know my mic works as I can live stream audio through gstreamer. Can anybody explain to me why i'm getting these issues: ALSA lib ...
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How do I configure the alsa driver in out123?

I'd like to play MP3 files on my Raspi 3B by using mpg123, so I added (among others) the following lines of code into my app: r = mpg123_init (); if (r != MPG123_OK) { ret -= r; ...
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RPi B, dietpi, usb soundcard amplifier, mpd and equalizer - usb and alsamixer equalizer impossible?

The last two days I am busy to config the USB sound on a dietpi config and with success. I turned the default Rpi sound off and use only the USB soundcard amplifier (Logitech). I can play files with ...
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This sound device does not have any capture controls

I have a USB microphone. $ arecord -l **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices **** card 1: Device [USB PnP Sound Device], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 ...
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Sudo Alsactl Store Not Saving Capture Settings

I am working on a project with alsa on the Raspberry Pi, and whenever I reboot my capture settings are reset. I have tried saving them via sudo alsactl store but this only saves the playback ...
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I2S DAC device support (kernel drivers?) and noise (“pop”, “crackle”) on playback

I am trying a Adafruit I2S 3W Stereo Speaker Bonnet for Raspberry Pi - Mini Kit, which is built around two MAX98357 (datasheet: adafruit, maxim), on a Raspberry Pi Zero W with Raspbian Stretch (...
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Pulseaudio to ALSA output gets stuck

I've been working on that for a couple of month now, but still don't have a very good solution. My general problem is that my PulseAudio over ALSA audio output is blocked or stuck, I can unblock it ...
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Push alsa capture volume over limit on USB headset

I want to push capture volume on my RPi3 with ALSA of my USB headset (microphone) over the limit that is, in my case, 6 dB. I tried every example i've found and the only reasonable way seems to be to ...
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gmediarender configure output mono

I have configured gmediarender on the RPi 3. However I prefer only mono output. Following this guide to downmix to mono did not output mono from the gmediarender. /etc/asound.conf pcm.card0 { ...
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Issues accessing a microphone from Node on Pi Zero

I am having issues using a microphone in a Node script. The microphone (a SEEED Array mic) works when running the command line: arecord -D plughw:1 --duration=10 -f cd -vv ~/rectest.wav It does not ...
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How do I capture and stream HDMI audio out to LAN

I have a RPi that is running videos with omxplayer and outputting to my tv. HDMI video and audio out work just fine, but I would additionally like to stream only the audio to my network (via RTP or ...
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Mopidy with PulseAudio sound over TCP

So I have been struggling with this for a while now and looked everywhere for solutions. I have installed Mopidy with Spotify extension on my Raspberry Pi 3B but I can't seem to get the pulseaudio ...
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Aux and HDMI audio options missing

Background (To give some perspective on the issue): I am using mopidy and mopify as an audio server on a Raspberry Pi 3 B+. WHen setting this up, I found that it would not output through a USB audio ...
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Audio cracking with VLC and Bluetooth, but works with aplay

I'm trying to set up my Pi (v2) as a WiFi Hotspot and a Bluetooth Audio Module for my car. The WiFi Hotspot works so far, but the sound over Bluetooth and VLC is only cracking. When i use "aplay /usr/...
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IOError: [Errno -9981] Input overflowed

I'm getting an input overflow error using pyaudio with sample rate of 16000 and frame per buffer of 1024. I'm also using a USB microphone and a raspberry pi 3 (raspbian). I'm using pyaudio for ...
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What modifies my .asoundrc file every boot?

My .asoundrc file gets modified every boot. If I delete it, a new appears at reboot: pcm.!default { type hw card 0 } ctl.!default { type hw card 0 } If I make changes ...
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Error after (trying to) recording usb microphone with alsa record

I'm setting up alexa-pi and everything was going smoothly until the final step which is running a wake word engine. I'm keep getting " 'pcm' failed." error. I've read somewhere that in order to this ...
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USB Soundcard shows mic as Playback device in alsamixer

I have some trouble with my USB sound card 68878 from goobay. Alsamixer showing unexpected devices Secondly when I use alsamixer displaying Playback items. I see both a Speaker and a Mic: For ...
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Why does device 0: bcm2835 ALSA on RPi 3 have 7 subdevices?

OK, so on Raspbian 9, on Raspberry Pi 3, if I try to list audio devices, I get this: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA], device 0: ...
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arecord: main:722: audio open error: No such file or directory

I am trying to install Jasper (Jasper is an open source platform for developing always-on, voice-controlled applications) on Raspberry Pi 2 (Jessie). I have a mic to give the commands, but it does not ...
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USB audio device is displayed as default, but is not

I have set the USB device on my Raspberry Pi to default. The file /lib/modprobe.d/aliases.conf: options snd-pcsp index=-2 options snd-usb-audio index=0 options cx88_alsa index=-2 options snd-atiixp-...
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Connect Raspberry Pi via Bluetooth to Sound Bar

after spending the last couple of weeks trying to connect my bluetooth soundbar to my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and playing all audio output on it I am close to giving up. Using the GUI I can successfully ...
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Alsa volume control without amixer

Is there a way to control Alsa volume through software if I2S Dac (e.g. old Hifiberry) doesn't support software volume control (amixer is empty and if you add mixer it won't affect anything)? While ...
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Problem with aplay: “set_params:1363: Unable to install hw params”

I have been successfully using the command aplay -D bluealsa:HCI=hci0,DEV=EB:06:BF:19:C2:D3,PROFILE=a2dp Open.wav to play sound over a BlueTooth device. HOWEVER after a few hours of trouble free ...
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Setting up config for alsa at /etc/asound.conf

I have the following set-up with 3 USB audio devices - one for the output, the other is an input from my record player which I put on module-loopback, and the final one is a PS3 eye that I am trying ...
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Bluetooth audio device as (virtual) hardware device (for SIP-calls via Linphone)

I have an external USB-Bluetooth-Dongle plugged to my Pi and a Bluetooth Speaker (with microphone) that is connected via the dongle. I manually compiled blueZ to version 5.50 and bluealsa to version ...
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ReSpeaker 2Mic Expansion Board Not Showing Up Under “aplay -l”

I am very new to the raspberry pi. I am setting up the Respeaker 2Mic Expansion board on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+. I have downloaded the files from GitHub through the terminal, have physically connected ...
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Microphone Error: arecord: main:722: audio open error: No such file or directory

I am a 100% beginner when it comes to raspberry pi and this is my first project. I am trying to configure a microphone and speaker for an alexa module being integrated into my magic mirror project (...
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Raspberry Pi as a bluetooth audio sink - how to make it 5.1 capable?

My Raspberry Pi (Pi 1 model B) is connected to a 5.1 analog sound system through an USB sound card (Asus Xonar U7). I added a bluetooth dongle and bluealsa to the Pi to turn it into an audio device, ...
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How can I find the answer to “What does Raspbian use to handle audio?”

I think some releases of Raspbian handle audio differently than the previous version. If the use of ALSA or Pulse Audio (or some other software) has changed with Raspbian releases, what do I need to ...
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soundcards suddenly disappear (adafruit speaker bonnet + neo pixels)

This afternoon I was playing sound through my adafruit speaker bonnet just fine. That means I installed the speakers and neopixels according to the guides and had multiple reboots for circuit python,...
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How can I direct the output both of mpg123, and of eSpeak to the same ALSA sound device?

I'm currently struggling with the following scenario: I'd like to make my Raspi (3B) play a short MP3 jingle and then, after a 250 µsec pause, speak a short text by using an add-on sound card (...
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HDMI audio on Raspberry pi 3 b not working

I've already seen Audio over HDMI not working on Pi 3 (audio not working though HDMI, but working though speakers) but the actions described by @Vader did not work for me. The fact is that it ...
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aplay can see sound device but amixer can't

I'm using the speaker bonnet / following instructions from adafruit: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-speaker-bonnet-for-raspberry-pi/raspberry-pi-usage. I followed all of the steps (skipping the ...
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Software audio mixer

I need to be able to simultaneously play several files on my headless Raspberry Pi and dynamically changing their volumes, preferably with Python. I managed to get it to work with the swmixer Python ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W Alexa Microphone Not detecting, but speaker works

So I have looked online and I even got different mics and adapters to get this working, but it still doesn't work. I was able to successfully setup my Alexa Pi on the RPi Zero W, because when I boot ...
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How to use both USB Mic (in) and on-board sound (out)

I'm trying to set up my RPi with on-board sound out and a USB mic in, but everything I've found only deals with both audio i/o on the same (external) sound card. What's happening in my situation is ...
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Pulseaudio module-combine-sink always throws Failure

I am new to pulseaudio. As per my requirement, I need my audio output to be routed to either connected speaker, bluetooth speaker, or both. I am able to play the media file on speaker, or bluetooth ...
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LED strip PWM on GPIO18 + mono audio output

On the RPi 3 I would like to control a WS2811 LED strip with PWM (GPIO18) by keeping the audio working. It looks like for the RPi Zero (I'm unsure for RPI 3 though) left and right channels of the ...