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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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RPI 3 as bluetooth a2dp receiver sound cuts intermittently

All the tutorials around the topic are outdated, but following the general ideas of it I managed to get the RPI 3 receiving audio through bluetooth: The latest raspbian version at the moment, Jessie ...
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need help getting the pi to work as a bluetooth source

So I got me a Pi 3B and I'm using the Bluetooth build into it. after some tinkering around I made some progress towards this goal but I've hit a roadblock and don't know how to continue from here. ...
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Connect Raspberry PI 3 B to Bluetooth speaker and microphone

I have Bluetooth speaker which has microphone in it, when I use it with iPhone and my PC, the microphone works fine. Now I connected it to Raspbian on Raspberry PI 3 B via inbuilt bluetooth, speaker ...
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pulseaudio not autostarting on pi 3.

Pi 3 running on a unmodified updated raspbian jessie. Problem: The pulseaudio server does not run OR not properly run at startup. With defaults, where nothing was modified: ps aux | grep pulse pi ...
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Raspberry Pi 3, can't connect to more than one bluetooth speaker via pulseaudio

I'm trying to get two bluetooth speakers connected via the native bluetooth controller. The first one connects and plays audio just fine. The second one never connects. Since I've searched and found ...
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Pulseaudio / A2DP Bluetooth don't work in system mode, but work work fine under “pi” user

I'm running Jessie version on Raspberry Pi2. I'm trying to install Pulseaudio 8 from the source, but having problems running it in system mode with Bluez5 with A2DP support. On startup in system-wide ...
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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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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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ALSA volume lower after reboot

My ALSA sound volume gets mysteriously reset every time I do a reboot. I set the default ALSA volume to 100% with amixer cset numid=3 100%. Then I do a reboot and check my amixer volume again and ...
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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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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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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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How to run pulseaudio -D from boot

I am currently setting up a bluetooth connectivity system for my garage to play music through. I have got the music playing and running smoothly, but I cannot figure out how get the pulseaudio daemon ...
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Bluetooth Input Not Outputting High Quality Audio to FM

I have Raspian Wheezy running on my Raspberry Pi. I have set it up to run pifmplay and output the sound to HDMI - (Pin 4 on GPIO) so that the Pi is now working as an FM Transmitter. This part works ...
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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 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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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 ...
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USB external sound card and Minimodem Software

I am trying to configure the Raspberry pi in order to work with the Minimodem software, which is software modem that uses FSK modulation and demodulation to transmit information over audio signals. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't get bluetooth headphones working

I'm trying to get bluetooth headphones working with my pi. My setup uses pulseaudio. When I try to load the pulseaudio module I get: $ sudo pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover Failure: Module ...
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Use raspberry as audio sink [closed]

I'd like to know if there is a good way to set the raspberry and use it as audio network sink and send streams from wifi devices (win8 pc or tablet, android devices, linux pc). I'm already using the ...
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Using PocketSphinx with Blue Microphone on RPi

I'm trying to compile PocketSphinx and use it to do voice recognition from a Blue Snowflake microphone. The code compiles fine, but when I try to run it, I get the following error: pi@raspberrypi ~/...
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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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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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Pulseaudio 6.0 on raspbian jessi

Is there any way to have pulseaudio 6.0 or above working on raspbian system? The thing is that last jessie version comes with pulseaudio 5.0 and this version does not support HSP/HFP bluetooth ...
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Choppy sound on MPD + Airplay, working pulseaudio

My current setup is mpd server on a RPi connected via pulseaudio to an airport express sink which in turn is connected to my receiver/amp as described in Redirect audio to another AirPlay device In ...
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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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How do I use pulseaudio's module-sine properly?

I tried loading the module like this pactl load-module module-sine It sounds terrible! Lots of clicks and pops on top of the sine sound I'm running this environment $ uname Linux vitalsine3h 3.10....
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Software/Framework Recommendations [closed]

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...