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

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How can I stream audio from my phone over wifi to a speaker or receiver?

I have a Galaxy Nexus and would like to be able to send music from it to speakers or a receiver. Since I use a few different apps to listen to music (Spotify and Pandora mostly but sometimes also ...
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Ways to convert M3U playlists?

I bought a 128 GB MicroSD XC card yesterday so I could stuff all 70GB of music on it, and use my old SIM-less Galaxy Note 3 as my music player. After doing so, I exported all my iTunes playlists to ...
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How to play multiple files on multiple Androids?

I have three Android devices and I have three tracks: a bass track, a drum track and a vocals track. What I want is to play each track on each device simultaneously, like, one Android plays the drum ...
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1answer
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Display media volume in the status bar

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII running CM9. Currently I have an app that displays my media volume by using a persistent notification. However I have 2 problems with this. Since media volume is a ...
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0answers
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What is causing my audio playback to slow down?

I frequently play long playlists on my Nexus 9 tablet, while it sits unused in any other way. Since updating to Marshmallow, the audio suddenly slows down to (at a guess) 50% normal speed after 90 to ...
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Android based TV MX Player doesn't support DTS sound decoding using custom codec

When I'm trying to play any video with DTS encoded sound using MX Player, the player doesn't decode the sound so there is no sound at all. While the player is using the default codec, at the "Custom ...
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5answers
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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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2answers
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How to disable the “waterdrop sound” played when locking or unlocking the screen

I am running Android KitKat 4.4.2 on a Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo. I have installed the Screen Lock Pro app which allows you to log off by clicking a home screen icon or tapping on a notification drawer ...
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Call Recorder by “Clever Mobile”. How to rename file?

Anyone know how I can rename a file in the Call Recorder app by Clever Mobile. I've been using the app for a while but cannot figure out how to rename a file. Thanks.
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Phone Audio Priority & Bluetooth

hope you can help we have an app that interacts with a bluetooth headset and connected earphones (to the phone). we are sending specific audio steams at the earphones vs the BT headset. however, when ...
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1answer
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Change when phone beeps for notifications

My phone makes a lot of noise when it's not in use. I think this is because apps running in the background have experienced an event, like Clash of the Clans. How can I change this? I'd really like to ...
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2answers
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Configure audible alarm in cyanogenmod's silent mode

I recently installed cyanogenmod 12.1 (snapshot, 2015-09-01) on my HTC One M8. Following my habits, I tried to activate a silent mode. There was the first problem: CM only has a normal and a (total) ...
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0answers
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How can I set my phone to display all Wireless Emergency Alerts silently, without playing any sound?

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with CyanogenMod 12.1 (Android 5.1.1), and I want to silence the Emergency Alert (e.g. AMBER Alert) sounds without disabling the alerts entirely. A few places ...
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Emergency alerts: is there any way to silence the “severe threat alerts” and “Amber Alerts” while I'm sleeping?

There are some emergency alerts I would be very grateful to receive even when I'm sleeping, but so far I've only receive alerts for things that didn't actually put me in danger or for things that I ...
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5answers
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Turn off notification sounds and vibrations while allowing phone calls to trigger sound and/or vibration on Nexus 5

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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0answers
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No playback through bluetooth headset while recording with mic

I have a Moto G X1032 running lollipop 5.1 and Cyanogenmod. I'm using Mpow Swift headphones with integrated mic. I've tried several free Bluetooth compatible recording apps, and I've used ...
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2answers
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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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0answers
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Audio cutting out after a few minutes, late at night only

I have a Moto X [2013] running Lollipop 5.1. I have noticed that when I am listening to audio through certain apps late at night, the audio will cut out after a few minutes. The track progress ...
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how to have two applications play sound simultaneously?

I want the music to keep playing in the background while I practice Spanish on this DuoLingo app. The music player stops while the duolingo is trying to play sound as of now. Is this possbile?
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Sound architecture in android

What is the sound architecture in Android. Is it the same as in Linux? I mean virtually every linux distributions use ALSA, so do android also use ALSA as sound driver?
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5answers
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How can I stream music/audio from Android and PC to Android device via WiFi?

I've searched for this for some time, and I've found several options that almost works. I have an Android device connected to my stereo and I want to be able to connect to it with either my PC or my ...
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5answers
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Any success with external microphones for Android phones or tablets?

What's the best way to record a video with high quality audio? Specifically, this is for a presentation where a microphone could be placed by the speaker. I know that an app that records with the ...
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1answer
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Video Player with support for audio channels?

I have recorded a TV show with dual channels (left is dubbed, right is original voice) and then converted into a mp4 file. The movie plays fine in VLC where I can choose the audio channel I want to ...
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1answer
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Answering Machine on Android

Playing audio to telephony uplink is possible, but the microphone input data is also transmitted. How to switch off microphone on Android devices? Is there a possibility to play audio to telephony ...
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1answer
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Speaker is not working during phone calls

I've a Sony Xperia Z smartphone and I recently updated Android from 4.3.x to 4.4.4. Ever since that I'm unable to hear people when making phone calls, except when I enable the free-speech button ...
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1answer
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Use device as Bluetooth receiver

I recently got a new phone and would like to use my old device as a bluetooth receiver for my stereo. I'd like for it to work like a bluetooth receiver such as this one. (Pairs as speaker and offers ...
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Redirect sound to 3.5 mm plug

The headphone jack on my phone doesn't work from time to time. Sound is then played over the loudspeaker, not the headphone. It's quite annoying, but not yet worth the trouble to send in my phone for ...
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How to disable the equalizer on a Galaxy S6 running Android 5.1.1

My Spotify is having audio problems so I've swapped of Nuplayer back to Awesomeplayer and still having issues. I think my equalizer has something to do with it and it would probably be best if I ...
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1answer
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Call from Skype with front speaker

My phone has two speakers, one in front that is used during normal call, and one in the back (the "loudspeaker") that is used to play music and in hands-free mode. When I'm using Skype for Android, it ...
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1answer
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Find out which app is making notification sounds? [duplicate]

I've got a samsung galaxy tab 8, and a few days ago it started making a notification sound but with no notification banner.. I don't know what app is doing it and I didn't install anything around the ...
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1answer
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HTC One / Beats Earbud Conflict

The Beats earbuds that came with my HTC One initially worked great: the inline control worked, sounded decent. Recently, the phone fails to recognize them however. When I plug in alternative earbuds ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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How to stream audio from PC to android device through USB?

How to stream audio from PC to Android Device over Bluetooth Is there a way to stream all audio from PC to Android via USB? Can I stream video from PC to an android device over USB? I have found ...
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Using a Nokia in-line media control with Android

Is there any way this will work on Android phones? It has a volume dial, Pause/Play and even Next/Previous track (super useful for me). I tried random apps on Play Store but they all seem to not ...
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3answers
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How can I restore the original ringtones and sounds?

Without really thinking, I used the "clear data" command on the Media Storage app, which deleted all the stock ringtones and notification sounds from my Nexus One. How can I get them back?
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One-way voice for native SIP VoIP call over the internet

I have a router that can act as a SIP server (http://en.avm.de/products/fritzbox/fritzbox-7360/). If so configured, it allows both access through the local network and the internet. I have configured ...
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1answer
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How to listen to loud music from an android device?

I have a music app on my phone. I want to listen to it through nicer speakers than the phone's built-in speakerphone. If I had an iPhone, I'd either use a speaker dock (which both charges the phone ...
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Connect a USB soundcard to an Android phone? And use it for videos?

Is it possible to connect a USB soundcard to an Android phone, with an USB OTG cable? ... and then use this USB soundcards's stereo input as audio when making a video with the phone?
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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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How to disable the droplet/beep sound of the lateral volume buttons on Samsung Galaxy A3?

I have a Galaxy A3 with Android 5.0.2 and when I press the sound buttons in order to turn the volume up or down, those buttons make a beep/droplet sound. How can I disable this sound? I know it was ...
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Why does no sound play in video file downloaded from Gmail browser?

i have a small video clip in my gmail account (attachment), and when i click it on gmail browser, it gets downloaded (i guess to "album"?), and when played, no sound comes out. How to turn sound on? ...
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Abysmal Skype audio on Asus Fonepad 8

I bought a new Asus Fonepad 8 for a friend. It works great, and the sound is crystal clear. The only exception is Skype - all calls sound perfect on the receiving end, but on the Fonepad everything ...
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4answers
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Can I stream audio from Android to Windows through Bluetooth?

Can I stream audio from Android to Windows through Bluetooth? If yes, how?
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Stream music on Android to Desktop speakers

The canonical location for my music collection is the Android phone (synced from Mac at work), and I have a Windows PC at home connected to the speaker system. Is it possible to play the music on ...
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Any app which would allow me to use my android as a mic for speaker attached to the speaker socket

Any app which would allow me to use my android as a mic for speaker attached to the speaker socket like an amplifier system, difference is that the mic is the mobile, the amplifier is the mobile and ...
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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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Can a podcast player not use 'audio focus' so that one can listen simultaneous with a music player? [closed]

I know the spotify app will allow this because I can have a phone call while listening. However, I am not aware of this working with a podcast app. Is it possible for a podcast app to play while ...
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Use Bluetooth Headphones with Phone and Old Laptop

I am wondering if there is a way for me to play audio that is coming into the headphone jack on my phone out of my phone's bluetooth. I have bluetooth headphones that do not work with my old laptop ...
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How to record a game music in Android?

I failed to find the background soundtracks for some Android games, so I thought I could just record their music when the game is active but I don't seem to have any solution to do so. I first ...
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1answer
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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 ...