Questions tagged [alsa]

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

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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 ...
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Is perfectly uninterrupted alsa sound over USB possible?

I am playing a sine wave from a Rpi3 via pure userspace ALSA to the hw device of a USB sound card (using the official PCM example, no sound servers installed). But the wave never stays perfect, after ...
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Roland midi controller not recognized

I was able to use the Pi as a Midi synthesizer for a Midiplus AKM320 controller using fluidsynth and aconnect. Then I got a larger Roland A49 midi keyboard, but am unable to get this to work. It shows ...
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How do I increase the input volume of a microphone connected to pi .Its using the I2S interface

So i have managed to get input from a microphone using I2S interface following this link . https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-i2s-mems-microphone-breakout/raspberry-pi-wiring-and-test if i use the ...
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Python Speech Recognition not detecting audio in script - Audio is detected in audacity and bash

I am trying to get python speech recognition (PSR) for a basic Pi project. I am using: OS: PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)" NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="9" VERSION="9 (stretch)"...
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Linux ALSA one sound card for input one sound card for output

I have a raspberry pi 3 model B+ with raspbian jessy lite from July. cat /proc/asound/version Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version k4.4.50-v7+. I have a USB soundcard that has two 3.5 ...
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No Audio Output on 3.5mm Jack

I have a Raspberry Pi B running Arch ARM. I have setup NFS with my media server. I'm trying to stream music from it and play it with mdp through ncmpcpp (with alsamixer). I have tried turning up the ...
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USB speaker … ALSA error “rate doesn't match”

I've connected a USB speaker to my Raspberry Pi Zero, and modified /boot/config.txt to set dtparam=audio=off. Running speaker-test now sends test audio to the speaker. But, when I attempt to run a ...
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.asoundrc file is rewritten on each boot

i read all of the posts here and commentated on one of them but comment was deleted as it was a question i guess, so i mage my own now, sorry for that... Ok the problem: USB sound card mic is not ...
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Jackd problem on RPi3 B+ Stretch

I'm running Stretch on an RPi 3 B+. I have a C-Media USB sound card showing up as: card 1: Device [USB Audio Device], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio] and ALSA recognises it as the default card ...
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my asoundrc is modified every reboot

I have a raspberry pi 3 with usb dac for plug my microphone and I have a usb speacker too. I installed on my pi, mopidy and other litle project. I modified my ~/.asoundsrc for pcm.!default { type ...
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Setup output and input audio on different cards

I was trying to prepare my RPi for jasper and plugged the USB mic and the speakers in the 3.5 jack. Trying to configure it I found out that I could only chose that the whole audio IO is going through ...
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PS3 eye's 4ch microphone with the Raspberry Pi

Recently I have been trying to get the 4ch microphone on the sony playstation 3 eye to work with my Raspberry Pi 3B (running the latest OS of raspian-stretch to date (2018-06-27 version) as a part of ...
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ALSA + usb microphone issue on rapsberry pi 1 (ARMv6, Raspbian/jessie): lsusb not listed AND Device or resource busy

I am trying to do Alexa on raspberry pi. Before I do that, I need to get my speaker and microphone working. Try to keep it simple, I am trying to avoid pulseaudio and stick with ALSA. So, the speaker ...
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arecord / aplay stop after a while

I am looping the "PCM audio in" to the "PCM audio out" on a Sound Blaster USB card using the following command: arecord -q -f S16_LE -r 48000 -c 2 -D dsnoop:HD | aplay -q -D plughw:HD It works fine, ...
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Arecord->FFMPEG works but FFMPEG w/ ALSA stutters?

I am trying to stream audio from my Pi Zero and my I2s MEMS mic. I would like to stream using FFMPEG and ALSA (which I have already compiled) but I'm running into stuttering issues. FFMPEG + ALSA ~/...
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Full duplex audio over i2s (Adafruit MEMS + DAC)

I have setup a pi-zero with digital mems mics from Adafruit, and also the digital DAC. I can use arecord to record stereo audio, and then aplay to playback the audio over the DAC. Interestingly, the ...
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Command aplay does not work without sudo

The command aplay only works if preceded by sudo. omxplayer test.wav will play the audio I recorded with arecord just fine. aplay text.wav does not, but sudo aplay test.wav does. The suggestions from ...
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Audioinjector streaming over RTP input errors: “hw:0,0: Protocol not found”, “Unknown input format: 'alsa'”

Using a RPI 3B running Debian Jessie, I've been trying to get a simple stream of the "flatmax" audioinjector's onboard mic over RTP to a VLC player. I've tried many different commands such as: ...
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Why does out123_open () shut down my sound card?

I'm talking about this function call: r = out123_open (sound::mp3_output_handle, "alsa", NULL); The return value of r is then OUT123_OK, but in the same moment, the status LED on my sound card (...
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How can I use an external USB sound-card and set it as default?

I've got an external USB sound-card from C-Media running on my RPi3. I can play some recordings using aplay/arecord by specifying the card index and ALSA plugin. However, many other sound files does ...
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MIDI keyboard latency with fluidsynth

I set up my MIDI keyboard with fluidsynth on raspbian, mostly according to this how to. It all works fine, but I've got a ~1 second latency. Does anybody know how to fix this issue? RPi model: B ...
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Alsa combine 4 mono usb microphones into 1 stereo device

Based on this post: https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/58174 I was able to get 4 usb microphones to behave as 1 device with 4 channels. What I am looking to do is down mix the 4 microphones into ...
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When trying to play recorded audio file using aplay, gets an error saying No such file or directory

I'm trying to record and play recorded audio file. I use Armbian. I recorded a audio using arecord -D plughw:0,0 --duration=10 test2.wav command. When I'm trying to play that audio file(test2.wav) ...
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Pygame and Alsa lib error

I am running a pygame window on a raspberry pi. The raspberry pi is connected to an lcd through gpio (not hdmi). My pygame script does not contain any mention of audio, only some basic rectangle ...
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Difference between sound and audio nodes in RPi 3 device tree?

I looked a bit into the device tree of Raspbian 9 on Raspberry Pi 3, using: dtc -I fs /proc/device-tree > myrpi-dev-tree.txt 2>&1 I've noticed there is a node called audio: audio { ...
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Streaming audio on the Raspberry Pi Zero W with ffmpeg

I have a problem with ffmpeg giving no audio when recording using alsa. Does anyone know how to get a Raspberry Pi Zero W to record and stream audio with ffmpeg using alsa? I have a project where I ...
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How to capture decibels and pitch from microphone?

Instead of capturing the sound coming from the microphone, id just like to ping it every couple of seconds to capture the decibels and pitch as data points.
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How to record usb audio and monitor at the same time

I have a usb audio device plugged into my Raspberry Pi 3 with Raspbian Stretch. Recording to an mp3 with sox works fine with this line: AUDIODEV=dsnooped rec -c 1 -q /media/usbstick/recording/...
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OMXplayer play video with no sound and mp3 at 2/4 times the speed

Using a USB sound card, I'm trying to play mp3 files, with the default omxplayer. But although all other software works fine, omxplayer play my mp3 files at 2x speed, sometimes even 4 times. Is ...
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Configure ALSA Sound card

I have 2 playback device where one is HDMI and the other is HAT sound card. The requirement is to play audio from card 0 or 1 without rebooting the system. aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware ...
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Bad quality with USB sound card

I am trying to get audio input and output with an USB sound card (tested on Windows, works perfectly fine). With help from the Internet, I can record and listen sounds with the card but the quality is ...
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Pocketsphinx not working; Input Overflowed -9981

I am trying to use pocketsphinx in Python using the code given below: #!/usr/bin/python from os import environ, path from pocketsphinx.pocketsphinx import * from sphinxbase.sphinxbase import * ...
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Use internal sound card speaker and USB MIC as default

Problem I'm using UV4L for audio/video streaming. I'm using 3.5mm speaker, and usb microphone UV4L uses default audio/video device for streaming, but only audio work. USB MIC doesn't work. But ...
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How to play audio via a USB sound card using libao?

I get the following from aplay -l, lsusb. pi@raspberrypi:~ $ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA], device 0: bcm2835 ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA] Subdevices: 8/8 ...
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Change usb soundcard device sample rate

I have two problems with my usb soundcard. It shows only single input channel (even though it is stereo capable , tested in Windows OS which correctly identifies as stereo ) Shows only supports 48000 ...
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pigpio PWM and ALSA

My Qt ( C++ ) application successfully dims the screen using the pigpio library on my Raspberry Pi compute module. It works great and is very stable using the code below. The problem, is that my ...
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Error Alsa arecord: set_params:1233:

Does anybody know how to fix this error? Or where I can edit it so it includes the sample format? arecord -d 4 test.wav Recording WAVE 'test.wav' : Unsigned 8 bit, Rate 8000 Hz, Mono arecord: ...
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View Twitch stream on rPi, but with sending the stream audio to Windows?

What: I want to display a Twitch video stream locally (on the rPi, over HDMI) but send the audio to a desktop on the same network. Why: To free up video resources for other things (gaming, bitcoin ...