Questions regarding the audio output of an Android device in general, rather than a specific audio topic, like music.

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How does changing the mixer_paths.xml increase volume?

I've been trying to boost the maximum volume obtainable through the audio jack of my phone (Nexus 5). I'm not a big fan of installing equaliser or volume boosting apps, so I thought I'd go about this ...
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Audio quality poor when screen is off

I've noticed that recently the audio quality on my Galaxy note 3 becomes very choppy when my screen is off, but instantly fixes itself when the screen turns back on. Once the screen turns off the ...
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What is the Virtualizer sound effect in music players and how does it work?

I use PlayerPro to play music on my smartphone. In PlayerPro there are "Sound Effects", which are similar to the DSP manager. One of the sound effects is the Virtualizer. When I enable the ...
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Xperia phone not playing audio properly through headphones?

I have an Sony Xperia phone (not sure which model) Within the space of about an hour, my phone has gone from playing music crystal clear through my headphones to not playing the whole bit of a song. ...
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Prevent phone from automatically lowering media volume

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket. Everytime I unplug my headphones/auxiliary cord from my phone and plug it back in, the media volume gets lowered to about 60%, system-wide, regardless of media ...
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Phone flashes a bright white and then reboots

Recently, I have been having an issue with my Android phone. It is a Galaxy Nexus phone using Android version 4.2.2, build number JDQ39. Whenever the phone tries to play any sort of sound (for ...
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No Audio on LG Viper Phone

I have a LG Viper (LG-LS840). There is no audio output on this phone. I can make and receive calls but there is no audio on either end. I can not hear music, alarms or phone calls. I cannot hear any ...
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Can you attach a USB mic AND a bluetooth headset at the same time?

I am asking if this is generally possible. I'd like to use a hand-held USB mic and get output from the mic over the BT headset. No particular brand of phone in mind. Ideally the mic input in the ...
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Galaxy S3 - high minimum volume through headphones

I recently purchased a UK Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.1.2, intending to replace my iPod as a music player. However, even with the volume slider on its lowest non-zero setting, the volume ...
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Stream music from PC (Grooveshark or Spotify) to audio receiver or Fire TV

Is there anyway to stream music from pc from servcies such as grooveshark or spotify to yamaha audio receiver. Is there a device I can purchase then fire up grooveshark on my pc and stream music to ...
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How to make volume buttons on earphones/headphones work with Android?

I'm on the hunt for a great sounding, non-in-ear set of headphones with working mic, play/pause, and volume buttons. I have Bang & Olufsen's EarSet 3i, which are among the best sounding ...
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Good combination for playing media from SMB/CIFS share?

Currently I am using ES File Explorer + MX Player to play audio and video files for this. Unfortunately it has some problems: MX Player sees only current playing file, not a directory. So I can't ...
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Changing ringer profile when receiving sms

Hello there i'm newbie in Android development I'm trying to make an app that changes the ringer profile when receive a specific sms, also i can change it by the buttons on the layout (the buttons are ...
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How to make Android play music reliably, without chopping?

When I try to play music on Android 2.3 (using various players, including PowerAmp) on Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 I get not reliable sound. Music pauses for a short time, for example, when: I press ...
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How to suppress repeated alert/notification sounds

Is there a way to suppress repeated alert sounds within a certain period of time - i.e after an event triggers a sound, do not play any further sounds for any more of the same event type that arrives ...
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No audio out with headphones

When I plug a headphone into my Nexus' audio port, the headphones simply don't play any sounds or music. The device seems to detect them, because the built-in sound output stops working. I tried it ...
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Stereo to Mono Sound

Is there a way to digitally convert stereo sound tracks to mono ones, while playing? I need this feature because sometime I split my headset with other people, and hearing only one channel is quite ...
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How to fix stuttering audio playback with Soundcloud?

On my HTC desire 510, Android ver. 4.4.3 audio playback is unreliable. I encounter stuttering playback when using Soundcloud. As Soundcloud buffers everything locally and the problem is reoccurring ...
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How to disable Notification Sounds on per-app basis?

I have an news app which gives me the option to get informed via push notification. I would like to receive this notification but I don't want it to make a notification sound. However the app doesn't ...
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Mute the external microphone when a headphone is plugged in?

I'm running Gingerbread on my Samsung Galaxy S II. I dock it on my dash in my car and plug a 3.5mm cord from the phone to my stereo aux input. I often listen to music from my phone through my car ...
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How do I adjust audio balance of my Android phone headphones out?

My headphones are disbalanced - one ear is louder than another, so I need to adjust the sound volume balance to get it right. How can I do it on Android?
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Franco kernel “audio boost” damage risk?

I was wondering what is the actual risk of increasing the "speaker audio boost" in Franco kernel settings? Obviously, the easy answer is to not to modify default settings to minimize risk, but I ...
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Is there a way to use an Android tablet as a wifi handsfree device?

My situation: Android (4.0.3) tab hooked up to my car stereo using the headphones connector. Android (2.3.5) phone (HTC Desire HD), which I use to call, text, browse, etc. Since my car stereo's ...
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Why do some earphones work but some have garbled audio on my phone?

I recently bought a rebranded Innos D9 from China. When I tried using the earphones that came with the phone and the Sony earphones I have, the audio is fine. Really awesome too. However, when I use ...
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Filming an interview on my smartphone [duplicate]

I'd like to film myself from my Note 4 (mounted on a tripod) and give a narrative. As you can imagine - the distance from the phone to me makes the sound quality diminish. Can I get a bluetooth lapel ...
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Babbel languages learning apps won't play sounds

The Babbel language learning app doesn't play sounds anymore; this used to work for me for a while but now doesn't. Sounds are the central feature of the app which makes it superior to the PC web ...
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Sound too low when making calls on Moto G smartphone

Everything is perfect, except that the call volume is way too low. I can barely hear it when it is completely silent, and if I'm at a coffee shop or something, no chance. Now, this would seem to be ...
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Is it possible to play sound in mono?

I'm in a workplace that only allows one headphone in. This makes some music pretty awful, only having one channel. I'd like to mix my audio into one channel, but this seems to be a bit more difficult ...
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Do devices that source power from the audio jack still work?

Some of the early audio jack magnetic stripe readers had no battery. (Think Square, although I don't know if theirs ever worked this way.) They sourced all their power by rectifying the weak AC ...
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Google navigation audio stops - not pauses - audio playback

I'm not sure if this is the place to ask for help or not, but I'm getting desperate at this point, so apologies if this not the correct forum... Google maps will stop audio playback. I have tried ...
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Can't hear people unless switched to speaker phone

I cannot hear callers unless my speaker phone is on...how can I fix this? I have gone to all the settings but it does not change anything. The caller can hear me ok but there is only a very faint ...
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Huawei p7 unbalanced sound

Im using a huawei p7, I use it for music but my earphones are unbalanced.I have been searching the whole day on how to fix it but I dont find any solution for it. It really annoys me that I cant fix ...
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How to convert Viber's voice message files to common audio file?

Viber's Voice message files are located in : "/sdcard/viber/media/.ptt/" directory, and they don't have any extension format on them. so, I'm looking for a solution to convert them to a common ...
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USB host mode with class compliant audio interfaces

I have an HTC EVO, and it is my understanding that the hardware supports USB host mode. I am still working to confirm this, but even if it doesn't, I understand other devices do, and that the Android ...
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Tablet apps sounds does not work anymore

This morning I was listening music using grooveshark and the speakers of a Pantech P4100 Tablet. the player stopped playing. Now -even after restarting and resetting to factory settings-, only the ...
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How to redirect sound to loudspeaker from arbitrary app

My Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with a front-speaker and a back-loudspeaker. From some applications, such as the Phone app, it is possible to press a software button during a call to redirect the sound ...
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keep recording audio even if camera takes photo

How can I take a photo without having to restart recording audio? I have a lecturer who's handwriting on the board must be deciphered after class, but I don't want to bring two devices to class, one ...
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What speex paramaters are supported by Android 5?

I have been playing with various sound formats on my Android phone, and initial testing showed that I was able to play back Speex files on my phone with no problem. Now that I've transferred several ...
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Incoming call sound coming through speakers with headphones plugged in

I listen to music at work and walk away from my desk with the headphones plugged into my phone but when I receive a call, the ringtone plays through the speakers and not the headphones. I share an ...
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I was listening to music on my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini when the sound coming from my headphones got really low.

The Phone is three days old, and suddenly all music coming from my headphones (yes, tried different ones, and they work the same way, really low sound) got really low. The headphones work on all other ...
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Different audio output on bluetooth and headphone

is it be possible to have multiple audio channels going to different output, e.g. listening to one track on the headphone jack, and another on a bluetooth headset. Or maybe use a usb sound card, or ...
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Turn your android device to a wireless set?

I would like to know whether there is any app to share audio from an android device to a pc as well as to other android devices connected to the same WLAN network. So that people can communicate to ...
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How can I play back audio at a slower rate?

I'm doing speech to text to an audio file. While on PC what I do is slow down the audio in VLC. But at the time I have no access to one. How can I do this on Android?
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How do I determine which A2DP codecs my phone supports/is currently using?

Bluetooth's Audio Profile A2DP supports multiple codecs. All devices have to support SBC (subband codec), then they can support additional "optional codecs" like MP3 and AAC, or "non-A2DP" codecs ...
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Android emulator cause sound quality to degrade - win 7

I'm running Win 7 64bit. So when I start android emulators, sound gets weird. It looses quality. Very annoying noise. Eclipse ADT , Genymotion all produces same result. What's wrong? How to free ...
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Quiet sound after 4.3 update - Samsung Galaxy SIII

Since my Samsung Galaxy SIII was updated to 4.3, I have had problems when listening to music. The sound is very low when my equalizer turns on. I've already tried to configure the equalizer ...
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No Sound at all during calls on apps like Viber, Skype, Line, Tango etc

I bought my Gright HD 8i Tab a month ago and from the beginning there has been no sound when the call is attended on apps like viber, skype etc.... Normal phone calls are working flawlessly.... My ...
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How to turn off notification sounds and vibrations

I have a Nexus 5 running Android 4.3.2. I want to turn off all sound and vibration notifications for all apps, while allowing phone calls to trigger sound and/or vibrations. Is there a way to do this? ...
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How to transmit audio wirlessly from a non bluetooth device to a bluetooth phone?

I want to transmit audio from a device having an earphone jack to an android phone wirelessly. How to accomplish it over Bluetooth. I looked at ED05 Bluetooth board and A2DP, H2DP profiles but could ...
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How to silence phone completely (or only a single application)?

I've tried to mute the phone, I've reduced the sound completely in the menu, or activated 'silent mode' but that setting seems to have no effect. There is one applications that plays annoying, loud ...