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

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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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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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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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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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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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How to stream sound to a bluetooth device from a raspberry pi zero

I have a raspberry pi zero W and I would like to stream sound over bluetooth to a bluetooth-enabled speaker / headphone. So how to achieve this with alsa?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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.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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Pulseaudio unkown PCM pulse

Using IceS for Icecast when I try to record from "pulse" device I get this error when I start IceS: ALSA lib pcm.c:2495:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM pulse And the program quits. Here is my ....
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Cannot open hw:0,0 default audio device

Hello I am trying to setup icecast streaming server. Previously I used Loopback devices and it worked fine. But Loopback devices does not have a mixer so I cant play two things at once is you see ...
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How do I get my I2S microphone on a Pi zero W working again after running rpi-update?

I have an I2S breakout microphone from adafruit which I got working last week. However due to problems with my pi camera I ran rpi-update, and following this my microphone is not working. I ...
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How can I play some MP3 or OGG file on the JustBoom DAC HAT?

I recently installed a JustBoom DAC HAT on my Raspberry Pi 3, but I can't make it play a sound by using ALSA or PulseAudio. alsamixer lets me configure the HAT, apparently without problems, but test-...
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Unable to create a ALSA “multi” device from two USB sound cards

I'm trying to create one virtual 4 channel audio device in ALSA from two USB sound cards, using this tutorial: https://alsa.opensrc.org/TwoCardsAsOne My asound.conf looks like this: pcm.multi { ...
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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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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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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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How to Build a Vu meter with LEDs?

The following code is a python code for a Vu meter with Raspberry Pi import alsaaudio as alsa import time import audioop import math import RPi.GPIO as GPIO import time def ON(pin): GPIO.output(...
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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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FFMPEG: Unknown input format: 'alsa'

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 and I keep trying to install FFMPEG, but whenever I try to record audio through my USB webcam's mic with sudo ffmpeg -f alsa -i hw:1 -t 30 out.wav I get the following error: ...