Questions tagged [audio-playback]

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How can I play locally stored music via an Alexa command?

I have a very basic programming understanding and I would like to be able to say to the Pi something like "Alexa, play Bottoms up" and she play it from the local SD card. The tutorial I followed is ...
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synchronised audio streaming

What are the options to use 2 or more raspberry (any version) for multi-room synchronised audio streaming? Something like Google Chromecast Audio I don't mean a full ready solution, any starting ...
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No audio on Raspberry Pi 3 w/Kali

I know there's a similar question, however it hasn't yielded an answer because the OP never answered the questions of a member who replied. Specifically, I'm trying to get audio output through HDMI ...
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Audio injector codec board wm8731 bcm2835-i2s 20203000.i2s: I2S SYNC error! raspberry pi b+

I'm using raspberry pi b+ and audio injector codec board wm8731. I changed in boot/config.txt file and added dtoverlay=audioinjector-wm8731-audio, but after reboot lsmod shows drivers but aplay and ...
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Need audio recorder + audio player for my Pi Zero

I am currently building a light-weighted audio system using my rasperry Pi zero. I am looking to enable my Pi to have the following 2 functionalities: 1) be able to record from a microphone 2) ...
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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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How can I get audio (ultrasonic Nearby API) working with Android Things?

I'm trying out Android Things on my Raspberry Pi 3, and besides a little bit of a learning curve around the adb utility, things are going well. However, it doesn't seem like audio is working at all. ...
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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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Using MoPi power board with RuneAudio (simbamond installation)

I would like to power my Pi running Runeaudio with a MoPi power board. However, it is designed to work with Raspbian, and the installation of the simbamond package is required. Since Runeaudio is ...
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Issue calling commands behind Tkinter

I'm trying to get an audio playback system on a Raspberry Pi to play back a selected sample in Python when the GPIO detects an input from an Arduino, (stepped down to 3.3V). Here a simplified section ...
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UPnP control point with ruby

I get this error - RuntimeError: eventmachine not initialized: evma_connect_to_server RPi3 with gmediarender-resurrect Using this library and following the basic instructions irb(main):001:0> ...
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Digital amplifier with Raspberry Pi

We all know that the built-in audio of the Pi has poor quality, and that the usual way to deal with that is to use: Raspberry Pi -> DAC -> amplifier -> speaker or headphones Queston: does the ...
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Pi zero - USB headset doesn't work?

I am trying to get audio output to a USB headset that is plugged into my pi zero. The headset can be seen and selected in the audio GUI and seen using aplay -l. However, there is still no sound output....
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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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RPI 3 Firefox Video plays but Sound is loud hiss

In the latest version of Raspbian (kernel 4.4), any file I stream through youtube-dl to omxplayer or mplayer using the 3.5mm headphone jack works perfectly. However, in Firefox when I go to any site,...
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Loopback to aux out and record audio at the same time from audio in

I am currently developing a device that silences adverts from a streaming radio. Im taking audio input from a radio to a USB sound card.To silence the ads, I have am currently using the arecord ...
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firefox audio very noisy and garbled

My firefox version is: firefox:armhf 49.0+build4-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 I have an issue of very poor/very noisy/ audio when I play any video files. (be it from youtube or mp4 files itself.) Video is good. ...
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How do I enable USB audio for GUI applications on Raspbian? (ALSA command line is working)

I'll say it again to be clear - ALSA on the command line works fine (after I delete/modify .asoundrc after it's auto-broken by PIXEL). The most seemingly contemporary answer I've found on modern ...
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Raspberry Pi as a Intercom for live video

I own a video productions company and want to know if it is possible to use 5 Pi's 1 at the directors switcher and one at each camera location to transmit audio so that I can call camera locations to ...
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Latency in sound playback based on gpio trigger

I was following this guide to learn how to trigger sound with the GPIO input. What I learned is that there is some latency between the press of the button and the played sound. Is it possible to play ...
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Avoiding audio pops

I'm using Windows 10 IoT Core on RPi 3 and adding voice prompts to my product by playing wav files. Using MediaPlayer to Play the Source gives good enough quality through the 3.5mm audio jack apart ...
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Possible to route audio directly from usb-audio line-in to same usb audio line-out?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 - and was able to get my ASUS USB audio device to work both with mic/line-in and output to speakers. Right now I can do it it in two steps: arecord will record to a wav file ...
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Why can't I get audio to play with pygame only once?

I'm sorry if this has been answered, I looked and cannot find the solution. So I'm trying to play a sound only once from a raspberry pi using pythons pygame library. The raspi is hooked up via hdmi ...
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Passive speaker connected to the Pi

I know the audio output is line level, but what can I hope, in terms of volume, with a small passive speaker (without any LM386 amplifier) like this?
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Is the new 2nd gen Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 compatible with the RPi 3 B

For my audio project I'm thinking about connecting a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB audio interface to a Raspberry Pi 3 B. From my research, I know that the older model is compatible, but is this also ...
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Sound troubles with the 3.5" spotpear/waveshare touchscreen

I purchased a 3.5" waveshare/spotpear touchscreen for my Pi. Long story made short, I cobbled together a few different ways of getting it to work consistently. I've described the process here. I hit ...
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How to play mp3 on background from command line

The command: omxplayer -o local sample.mp3 works fine - sound is good - but I have to wait for return until the music stops. I want to put this in a backround. I run: omxplayer -o local sample.mp3 ...
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Sending call over bluetooth from phone

I have paired my smartphone with Raspberry PI using bluez and blueman. But Now I want to pass the phonecall to the Pis audio system. I know that this too generic of a question here but what should I ...
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wav files play error on Jessie

Newbe here trying to learn Linux on Raspberry Pi 2B Jessie. While I can get the Front Center wave file to play with: sudo aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav When I try to play my wave ...
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Why does audio playback seem to depend on GPU memory?

I encountered a really odd behaviour with my Raspberry Pi B+, running a slightly modified version of Raspbian with a PiTFT screen from Adafruit. Because the screen cannot access the GPU I dialed down ...
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How can I confirm if my audio output is defective (on RPi3)? [duplicate]

I am wondering if maybe my audio output of my Raspberry Pi 3 is defective. I have tried to get some kind of audio output without any success so far. I have tried any comment / tutorial on how to ...
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HifiBerry DAC+ or Digi+?

Currently I have: Mac Mini (audio source) -> Cambridge Audio DAC -> Cambridge Audio Amp And I plan to do either: HifiBerry DAC+ -> Cambridge Audio Amp or: HifiBerry Digi+ -> Cambridge ...
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Use different sound card for microphone vs audio output

I recently bought a USB sound card to improve the audio output on my pi while continuing to use my USB microphone for audio input. The problem is that I do not know how to configure the pi to use the ...
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Qobuz or Tidal streaming on Pi 2?

This question discusses Spotify for RPI, but not other streaming services. How would it be possible to use the likes of Qobuz or Tidal on the Pi 2? Especially in the context of audiophile distros ...
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Is the Raspberry Pi capable to pass audio from an input to an output, visualizing along the way?

I'm looking to place a Raspberry Pi in between an audio input and speakers, visualizing LEDs along the way. My first question is simple: Is the Raspberry Pi capable of taking an audio input and ...
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Is it possible to play audio though the aux. port without starting 'x'? (pi 2b)

Is it possible to play audio though the /3.5mm jack/ without startx? Seems like it would be a lot of trouble just to play some audio.
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What's the difference between aplay -l and aplay -L?

I'm trying to configure my Raspberry Pi (model B) to work as an AirPlay to Bluetooth bridge of sorts. I'm using Shairport-Sync to receive the AirPlay audio successfully, and can get it to output via ...
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PyAudio playing audio in Callback is choppy

I'm using a Logitech usb headset (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UXZQ42?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00) to record and playback audio. I need non-blocking playback ...
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Adafruit Lesson: Playing sounds and using buttons with Raspberry Pi Error message

I'm new to the Raspberry Pi and electronics and I have really been struggling getting any of my attempts at following Adafruit's electronic project guides to work. I am SSHing into my RasPi 2 from my ...
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Sound disappears in I²S

I have a Raspberry Pi B+ version (single core). The ARM frequency is overclocked to 950 MHz I also have an IQaudIO I²S DAC HAT mounted. Sometimes, while playing 1080p with 5.1 sound, the video ...
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Audio goes in and out on Retropie

So as my title suggests I am having an issue with my Retropie installation. I am currently using latest greatest BerryBoot, OpenElec, and Retropie on my Rasp Pi 2 updated as of yesterday evening. The ...
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How to play a file on my cirrus audio card?

The command for playing a file is "Play_to_Headset.sh" on Linux terminal.How do I select a particular file from LXMusic?
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How can I make Voice distorter with RPi

How can I make a voice distorter using m raspberry pi, I've got a generic USB sound card with a mic input and audio output. I want it to change and output the audio in real time, also how can I make ...
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Is it possible to have multiple audio outputs going to different speakers at the same time?

I have 4 different displays set up in a booth and I want to be able to have someone press a button and hear an audio playback for that particular display. I am trying to determine if the RPi 2 has the ...
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USB compatible with Topping VX1 USB DAC Amp?

Is the Raspberry Pi B compatible with a USB DAC mini amp such as the Topping VX1? According to the Topping VX1 specs, it has: DAC: USB Controller by Burr-Brown PCM2704 Tripaths TA2024B chipset I ...
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Raspberry Pi Sound Issues

I saw this answer for configuring enabling and being able to use audio but was unsuccessful. I want to have audio to my headphones which are plugged into the 3.5mm jack. I have tried: Forcing audio ...
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How to measure the frequency of the audio output

I was wondering how I can measure the frequency of the audio output of my raspberry pi. Currently I am trying to create a script to control an RGB led to the music that is being played through the ...
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Speech Synthesis issues ? Dalek / HAL

I have installed 'espeak' , 'Festival' and 'Flite' (the cut-down version of 'Festival' for ARM) ; and the former two seem to suffer from a very similar problem: they both start reading text files just ...
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My speakers don't work on my raspberry pi but my headphones do. Why is this?

I am using a raspberry pi model B and I am trying to output sound using my new Logitech Stereo Speakers. I can't hear anything but my headphones do work. Please tell me why this happens and how I can ...
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Airplay plus Bluetooth Speaker

I would like to develop a Raspberry PI "music receiver" that would play Airplay audio by default, but if a Bluetooth audio source connected to it - it would use that as the audio source instead of ...