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Software/Framework Recommendations [on hold]

I'm prototyping a device using a raspberry pi 3b+. Here are some of the requirements I'm hoping to fulfill. *When I say "device" I'm referring to the raspberry pi. Device Requirements Stream ...
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VLC player can't play larger media files on raspbian

I am using Pi 4 for an week. I tried some media players available on repository like vlc,kodi,mpv etc. I have noticed none of them can play a media file(mp4,avi,mkv) smoothly. So I am stuck with vlc. ...
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Raspi 4 - PulseAudio Server issues

I am currently trying to setup a pulseaudio server on a new Raspberry Pi 4. In our office, we like to listen to music but passing the aux cord around is always a pain, so we thought we could use a ...
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How to get song information using PulseAudio?

I want to have a script that is continuously running in the background while I connect my phone via Bluetooth to play music. I need the script to get the total time length of the track, the current ...
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Best way to sync OMXPlayer video with audio stream?

I am having issues getting OMXPlayer video played on a TV via HDMI to sync with audio streamed over the network. My thought was delay the video output by ~500 ms then use pavucontrol to fine tune the ...
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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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Using Pi to stream audio from PC to stereo

I would like to use my pi to stream the audio from my pc to my stereo. I am using the method described here. Unfortunately, my computer does not detect the pi. Some details about my installation: ...
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Bluetooth Blues

I've discovered again that cursing and swearing at inanimate objects doesn't actually improve things, so I'll try posting a question. A couple of months ago I attempted a fairly ambitious project (...
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Separately python audio output and osmc output

So I'm doing a project .I am using raspberry pi 3 as a media player using osmc and is connected to my projector. I have written a python file so that it uses voice recognition (pocket Sphinx) to use ...
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Changing volume with connected bluetooth phone

there. Since I recently just started on my first projekt with the Rpi, Iam a noob when it comes to figuring solutions out.. I successfully connected my iPhone with the Raspy (Model 3, B+) and it is ...
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PulseAudio: Only share one sink?

i successfully set up a raspberry pi to work as a pulseaudio network sink. Unfortunately my raspberry pi has two audio outputs, both are visible on my computer in the pulsemixer. As you can see, USB-...
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Raspberry Pi 3 bluetooth stops working after a while

I use it to connect to a speaker (as a pulseaudio sink) dmesg | grep Blue shows the following: [ 14.034501] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.22 [ 14.034587] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager ...
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Pi with PulseAudio over wifi - can't connect

I was trying to set up my RPi 1 as audio device for my laptop and found this answer. On the RPi all the steps worked fine, except that /etc/default/pulseaudio is empty. But in the linked answer the ...
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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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Bluetooth speaker registers as keyboard

I have a small Bluetooth speaker that I was given that I want to use for a project with a Raspberry Pi Zero W. There is no model information on the speaker. I can connect to the speaker from my phone ...
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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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How to force upgrade of PulseAudio at Raspbian 8?

Is it possible to upgrade PulseAudio to version higher than 5.0? If yes, then how? Thanks!
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Bluetooth Connecting two devices

I am trying to set up bluetooth so that I can play music from both my phone and my computer in alternation (ie, if I want to go in the other room on a call where the phone stops playing, i can switch ...
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Bluetooth as a virtual audio device (input)

I am trying to setup this audio-reactive-led-strip library but with Bluetooth audio as the input. I have so far, got my LED strip to work with the standard strandtest.py and have also successfully ...
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Making a Raspberry Pi Into a Audio Streamer that Connects to Apple Airplay

first time on these forums. I have been looking all day and couldn't find anything related to it or have but no one posted back if they succeed or not. I found the same topic here, but it was hard to ...
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aplay doesn't detect usb mic

My usb mic "CD04" is detected by audio device setting but not with aplay -l. With arecod -l i see : **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices **** card 1: CD04 [CD04], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio] ...
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/tmp has been reported to be read-only filesystem

Environment: Up to dated rasbian. pi@raspberrypi:/etc $ cat os-release PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)" NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="9" VERSION="9 (stretch)" ID=raspbian ID_LIKE=...
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Connecting to Bluetooth speaker only works in X, not in terminal

I am running pulseaudio -D to start pulseaudio as a daemon, then running sudo bluetoothctl, connect to connect to the bluetooth speaker (it has already been paired). When I do this in X11 with a ...
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Why isn't my setup connecting an iPhone via Bluetooth to a Pi working?

iPhone (Works) | v Bluetooth Channel (Connected) | v Raspberry PI (Works) | v Headphone jack (...
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No audio output Raspberry Pi3 (Raspbian-stretch)

Update The below is for Raspbian Jessie and does not work for Stretch Any help on how to go about getting bluetooth to work with Stretch would be appreciated... Original question I am new to Pi ...
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running pulseaudio in system mode without X

I would like to make pulseaudio work on my Raspberry Pi 3 without X installed. I'm using the Arch Linux ARM distribution and these are the packages I have installed related to pulseauio and alsa: $ ...
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Direct sound playback via HDMI with sound input from Bluetooth Mic

I've connected my Raspberry Pi to a TV via HDMI, by default the sound output is through TV speakers via HDMI. I installed pulseaudio and successfully connected a Bluetooth headset [samsung HM1100] to ...
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Pulse audio is lagging and stuttering

I am using pulse audio to stream to my Ices2 Client. During the start of a song and sometimes all the way through if I am mixing audio together, pulse audio begins to really lag... As in it is ...
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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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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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Audio from audio source to pipe (stdin/stdout)

I am trying to get an audio stream from Bluetooth to the stdin of fm_transmitter on my Raspberry Pi 3 / up-to-date Raspbian Stretch. So far, I got FM-Transmitter running with an ICE-Cast-Stream ...
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sound-player library not recognizing PulseAudio devices

Got a Raspberry pi Model 3b - trying to get the bluetooth speaker to work. Using pulseaudio --start, before pairing the speaker was the way to success. aplay works with no parameters just the wav ...
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Bluetooth sink has no audio

I found other questions similar to mine but without a working answer. On RPi3 with Raspbian Stretch I'm trying to connect to a Bluetooth speaker. It connects but I have no audio output. pi@rpi(rw):~$ ...
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pulseaudio:“Denied access to client with invalid authentication data”

I'm running Debian Stretch on a RPi 3 and to play audio via my bluetotth box without any luck. This is basically what I did: https://github.com/davidedg/NAS-mod-config/blob/master/bt-sound/bt-sound-...
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Bluetooth audio problem

I have a rpi zero W with a raspbian lite (without desktop environment). I installed bluetooth support (bluetooth bluez bluez-utils), pulseaudio (pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-zeroconf alsa-utils avahi-...
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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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No sound when PulseAudio is running

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 running the latest Raspbian jessie. I have sound working just fine via ALSA and analog out. Recently I installed pulseaudio and have found if pulseaudio is running I no longer ...
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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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Audio hangs on repeated playback

How do I fix hanging audio in Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (jessie)? When I playback audio using, for example, aplay, the first playback works fine. Subsequent playback will hang indefinitely. Several ...
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RPi3 PulseAudio & Avahi problem

I have an Ubuntu 17.04 server which is sharing its sinks (connected speakers) and sources (USB microphone) with my local network. I've ensured the PulseAudio cookie has been pre-shared and on my ...
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play audio stream when bluetooth connects

I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W and want it to use as an Internet Radio. So I wrote a Python script that connects to my bluetooth speaker and starts a stream. Everything works fine, but i always need to ...
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How do I install pulseaudio 10 on the Raspberry Pi?

The latest version I have is PulseAudio 5.0, while the newest version is PulseAudio 10.0 How do I install pulseaudio 10.0 on the Raspberry Pi 3 running on Raspbian Jessie?
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Connecting a headless Pi Zero W to a bluetooth speaker

Edit: The problem does not occur using another bluetooth speaker. As that speaker is also the one I'm planning on using, the question is now only of academic interest. I'm trying to set up a small ...
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Pulseaudio-dlna install on Jessie

I've been working on a project that allows for streaming to the pi which is connected to a sound card and output to speakers. Recently, I've gotten an itch to make the system multi-room and want to ...
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No Audio MPC MPD bluetooth speaker

I can't get any audio from mpc. I can listen to sounds from websites. I think I might need to edit the etc/mpd.conf This might help as well:
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amixer sset 'Master' 50% works on terminal but not as os.system command

I'm trying to write a python program on my Raspberry Pi to mute/change the volume of the speaker output as soon as it runs. If I type: amixer sset 'Master' 50% on the terminal, the volume is ...
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Weird behaviour of ALSA with both paplay and vlc

Jack sound works well on my headless Debian Raspberry with omxplayer and pretty much any file. However, alsa-based programs output a buggish sound and regularly fail. Here is a (maybe) interesting ...
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MATRIX Creator : Getting microphone input into pulseaudio?

A note on versions; PulseAudio 10.0 Raspbian - upgraded only (not dist-upgrade) to stretch to get Pulse Audio 10 ALSA reports the following virtual PCM interfaces; mic_channelX is the Matrix ...
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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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Analyze Audio Level in Real Time with Python

Im trying to get my Raspberry do stuff, based on the audio level of a played song. The song shouldn't neccessarily be a local mp3 file on the Raspberry. Let me explain it like this: If (audio level ...