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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All the tutorials around the topic are outdated, but following the general ideas of it I managed to get the RPI 3 receiving audio through bluetooth: The latest raspbian version at the moment, Jessie ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Separate video audio output two Raspberry Pis

I own a projector which is obviously on the opposite site of the room than the audio system. I'd like to keep everything cableless, so one RPI is connected to the audio system, the other one to the ...
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Stream all system audio to Raspberry Pi from elementryos

I have this setup The old HP server I'm using as a desktop, but it doesn't have audio hardware at all - nothing in the bios, nothing on the motherboard. I want all audio from any application to go ...
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Chopping audio over bluetooth with PulseAudio

I have an issue with a Raspberry Pi 3B+ and audio over bluetooth, it is configured with PulseAudio and BlueZ to connect my phone on the Pi, it works great but there is minor audio cuts (less than 0.5s)...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Read Incoming Bluetooth Audio On Pi With Python

this is my first post on here! I am trying to make my raspberry pi 3 a bluetooth speaker which synchronizes beat of the music being played from a phone to an LED light strip. For the LED light ...
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How to stream AudioIN by PulseAudio

I'm new and I can't speak well in Eng. I need Your help. A few days ago, I bought UCA222 and I need to stream AudioIN by RTSP or sth like this. I was tried by OBS on RPi, but something is broken. Now,...
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Losing first few seconds of audio

So on my Raspberry pi when I play audio through the headphone jack, the first few seconds of sound are lost. However, I if I immediately play the sound again, the audio works fine from the very ...
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How do I get audio working from inside LXD container?

I'm following the instructions in this blog entry: https://blog.simos.info/running-x11-software-in-lxd-containers/ where the container connects to the unix socket on the host: unix:/run/user/1000/...
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Route native Alsa app audio to bluetooth speaker with Pulseaudio?

I have an app that only supports Alsa, and I want to route its audio to a Bluetooth speaker. I'm attempting to use Pulseaudio to do it if that is possible. The Bluetooth speaker is paired and I can ...
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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 ...