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

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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 can I make a selected calendar notification behave like an alarm, that is, audible even on silent mode?

I keep my phone on silent most of the time but would like audible reminders for critical calendar reminders. Short of silencing everything else manually, is there a way to acheive this?
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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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Using wired and wireless headphones simultaneously?

I have 1 android device, 1 wired headphones, 1 wireless headphones, 2 ppl willing to watch film. When I connect both of headphones only wired work. Is it possible to use both of headphones ...
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Is there a way to display the 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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When I send or receive a call, the person on the other side can't hear me

When I make a phone call, people on the other tell me that my sound is like I am speaking in a huge water pot or something like a pot. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3.
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How to turn off/mute the USSD notification sound in Jelly Bean?

I recently got my Lava Iris 501's OS updated to 4.1.1 and now it even chimes whenever my operator sends me a 'Last Call/SMS/Data Cost' notification. This happens even on the Silent/Meeting modes also. ...
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How can I digitally merge two sides of stereo into mono sound?

I'm deaf in one ear, which means I can't use earbuds as I can only hear one side. I've tried an adaptor that mixes both analogue signals electrically, but the sound quality is noticibly reduced. What ...
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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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Does QueueTube download complete videos or audio only?

There is a Queuetube app that enables listening to YouTube material while the application is minimized. YouTube app stops playing videos when minimized; this app plays sound only. Does this mean 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 enable audible alarms while making phone calls?

I often need to use a timer while making phone calls. No matter what timer I use they never play the alarm sound while you are on the phone, they simply emit a brief "beep" and vibrates (if the timer ...
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How to silence all but one application? (no calls, messages, notifications and similar interruptions)

When listening to meditation instructions (previously downloaded as *.mp3 files) I would like to be able to silence all applications, (that is, all audible notifications, messages and calls). How? ...
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Android mic problem and cell freezing problem

I had (and I still have) problem with my phone, a Samsung Galaxy S3. Sometimes people hear me bad or doesn't hear me at all and this is a real vexing problem. I brought the phone in a Samsung ...
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How to work bluetooth with asus eeepad?

Odd question.. How do I get my bluetooth headset to handle the audio/mic for my tablet?
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Must a USB OTG adapter be used to connect a DAC/amp to an Android or can I use a Micro USB to Micro USB cable?

I'm trying to connect a DAC/amp with a micro USB connection to my Android smartphone. Is it possible to get the DAC/amp to work without the larger "adapter" type OTG cable, and use something like this ...
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How can I know which app is giving me notification sounds?

I've removed the permission for almost every app to show me notifications on the status bar but now that led me to a situation in that a lot of times during the day there will be a notification sound ...
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Prevent ANY sound from Android phone

I have the Galaxy S4 and would like to be able to ensure that, when on silent/vibrate mode, the phone makes absolutely no noise. I haven't been able to find a way to prevent the alarm from making ...
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Enable USB Audio out on ASUS Slider SL101?

I have an ASUS slider SL101, and I want to know how I can enable USB audio out. Running Android 4.0.3. I broke the headphone port, so I need an alternative. Solutions greatly appreciated.
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Why does Sound Recorder in Cyanogenmod need network permission?

It doesn't seem to be able to share sound recordings. Why does it need that permission? Cyanogenmod 10.1 although I've seen it in other versions.
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Prevent Notifcations stopping Music Playback

On a Note 2, if I am listening to music or a video, whenever a notification comes in, the audio from the music or video is stopped to play the notification sound. This happens in any app I have ...
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How do I prevent the media volume from changing when a headphone is plugged in?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android: Stock 4.2.2 When I listen to music with a headphone using PowerAmp, I usually set the Media volume to the max setting. I am hard of hearing. When I'm done, I just ...
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No sound on my Asus Transformer

I have two problems : my device was dropped to the ground (not by me) and the power button does not work anymore. I use the keyboard to wake up and suspend it. sometime, the sound does not work ...
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Pandigital Supernova tv audio problem

I was wondering if anyone has had sucess in getting audio through Mitsubishi 1080 DTV speaker when connecting tablet to tv. I am using a SIIG Hdmi to VGA converter with audio. The video comes ...
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Android 4.3 - change notification sound for received Exchange email

How do I change the default notification sound when an email arrives in my Exchange mailbox? Many thanks.
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How do I stop “USB debugging” mode auto-enabling and default to just charging in android 4.2.2?

I have an HTC one, running Android 4.2.2 overlaid with HTC Sense 5. I am trying to plug it into my car stereo. All I want to do is play audio from spotify via my car stereo (which wasn't a problem ...
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Audio lag on Nook HD with CyanogenMod 10.1.3

When I play games such as Candy Crush Saga or Fruit Ninja on my Nook HD (running CyanogenMod 10.1.3), I notice that the audio lags by about one quarter of a second. I couldn't find any setting in the ...
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Why is there no bass in the audio with the iBolt dock and my Samsung Galaxy S4?

I'm using my Samsung Galaxy S4 with the iBolt car dock. It comes with a USB cable that splits into USB (for charging) and a 3.5mm jack (for audio). When I use this setup in my car, the audio has no ...
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How to troubleshoot missing sounds?

I have a strange problem with my Droid 4: sometimes it stops playing sounds (or music, or ringtones), and I can't figure out if there's something in particular that triggers this. The only fix I could ...
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How to increase speaker volume on tablet

The speaker and headphone volumes on my xperia z tablet are too low. Is there any way to increase the max volume that works in 4.3 ?
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How to increase sound and vibration

I have a rooted Android 4.0 phone but the ringer volume and vibration strength for incoming calls is too low/weak for me. Can I increase the ringer volume and vibration strength beyond the currently ...
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Bluetooth Headset as Wireless Microphone

Is it possible to use a Bluetooth headset as a wireless microphone with your phone ? Can it output to the phones speaker or audio jack?
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Audio from pc to Android over data cable

I have a rooted Android Device running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a PC running windows 8 and Linux Ubuntu. I have a data cable of my Android device(Galaxy Ace). I want to output the audio(not just ...
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Problem with video sound on Android 4.2.2

When I'm trying to play some videos on Samsung Tab 3 I got text Play video data only Downloaded some codecs and other players, but same result. Videos play correct on PC. Is there any method to ...
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MX Player plays movies with “Use s/w audio decoder” on HTC One X but without it on Samsung Galaxy S2

I have MX Player installed on my HTC One X. When I try to play movies on it for many of them I don't hear any sounds. For that I need to turn on the setting of Use s/w audio decoder. My friend has ...
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What are the options for wirelessly connecting sound from my tablet to an audio system?

I have a Galaxy Tablet 10.1 with wifi, bluetooth, and also a 3.5 mm mini stereo plug connector for headphones. I'd like to connect my tablet to a sound mixer so that the sounds will be played over ...
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Stream from my Android over Wifi to my amp

I have an HTC One and I would like to stream music over wifi via any player app (PowerAmp, Google Play, etc..) to a stereo amp. I looked into Nexus Q, Sonos and more. Which one will actually support ...
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Is it possible to isolate audio input/output devices?

Is it possible to make the 3.5mm audio jack port of an Android device into a purely audio INPUT device (something like a mic)? I would like to see if I can receive audio input via the jack and push ...
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How to prevent audio resuming after hanging up phone?

I have a Galaxy S 3, running Cyanogenmod 10. When I am listening to music through Apollo, PlayerPro, Pandora or Spotify whilst I have my headphones in and receive a phone call I normally disconnect my ...
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How can I record audio running through my S3 speaker on Jellybean?

On my computer I use Replay Media Catcher to capture audio or video clips I want to save offline from the web. Now on my Samsung Galaxy S3 running 4.1.1 I want to record audio from websites. All I ...
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Listening to two music apps at once

I want to be able to listen to multiple music/audio apps at the same time. EX: Listen to an audible audio book while listening to Google Music. I've found that developers use a request audio focus ...
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Keep chrome's sound playing when another app is opened?

I stream grooveshark with chrome. When it's in the foreground or no app is open, it keeps playing. However if I open some app that plays sound, the sound stops. Can I keep it playing? I keep my phone ...
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I can't phone with my Sony Xperia U

I can't phone with my Sony Xperia U. The person calling me can still hear me, but whatever I do, I can't hear them. It worked two weeks ago, but I when I try now, it doesn't. I tried out (after I ...
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Speaker volume issues

I am having issues with the sound coming out of my speaker. It seems all sound (ring/music/notification) sound and tones are very low. I have also tried several apps to increase/clarify issue, so I ...
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Sound on Power-On

I want a sound to be played when the user presses the power button, Since I am customizing Android for Visually Challenged people this feature might let them know if the tablet has actually powered on ...
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How to turn sound normalization off in the Walkman app of my Sony Xperia J?

I just bought the smart phone named above. My problem is that the walkman app has some sound normalization built in which is extremely annoying. If there is a loud section in the track I'm listening ...
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Disable notification sounds for email

Is it possible to disable the notification sound for emails while still keeping the notification light and status bar notification? I'm interested in this setting for a Motorola Photon (Gingerbread). ...
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Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman speaker

I have issues with the speaker, there are annoying distortions while playing mp3 on Walkman player or any other player. I tried updating to ICS but the problem still exists. The problem occurs with ...
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Can I use my PC as an audio device for my Android phone?

I know it is possible to play music from my Android using the PC as the output device. This takes place over the local Wi-Fi network. However, the solutions given here don't work for me, since they ...
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always-on Dictaphone

I know there is an app named Dictaphone. I need a feature like that, but it should be on all day long. Because when it's time to turn it on, I always forget to start this app. And so I can't record ...