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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I adjust audio balance of my Android phone headphones out?

My earphones are unbalanced - one is louder than the other, so I need to adjust the sound volume balance to get it right. How can I do it on Android?
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Is it possible to get the audio files for the TalkBack “earcons”?

I'm interested to know whether there are audio files tucked away somewhere for the "earcons" - the sounds that TalkBack makes for certain things, like links, page scrolling, etc. Are these available ...
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Android Music Player - Does the default “Music Player” program store the timestamp of when a song was last played?

I have a question about the recently played items in the Android (specifically v4.2.2) media library. Does the default "Music Player" program store the timestamp of when a song was last played? Or ...
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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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Sound recording does not work, calls and video still do

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android Lollipop. After some time sound recording functionality stopped working. I am unable to send voice messages from WhatsApp, also tried some sound recorders, it ...
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What kind of bluetooth earphone/mic for regular voice recording?

I have a tablet not a phone. I bought two bluetooth earphones(not headset) which came with microphones. I use them to listen music mainly. The problem is that I cant use the microphones on them for ...
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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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How to disable battery full notification sound?

When battery has been charged full, my Galaxy S phone gives the same notification sound that is used when I receive SMS. Is there a way to disable the sound without also disabling sound from SMS? It ...
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Making SMS sound and other notifications play in speaker with headphones inserted

I would like to be able to go to sleep with headphones plugged into my S4 so that I can listen to podcasts, but then there is the problem that I don't hear SMS messages or calls during the night, ...
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What determines which application acts to a bluetooth AVRCP command?

Background: I have a A2DP/AVRCP bluetooth headset (Nokia BH-505) which I use actively to listen to both podcasts and music. Of course, I listen to these with different apps. The bluetooth headset has ...
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No Media profile in Bluetooth connection

When I connect my Galaxy S5 (Android 5.0 build G900FXXU1BOC7) to the car (a Hyundai Accent), the Bluetooth connection doesn't show the media profile, only the phone profile. Which is strange, since my ...
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Can I get rid of “Sound Search for Google Play”?

An app called "Sound Search for Google Play" is apparently eating all of my battery. Can I get rid of it? I tried clicking it, disabling it and "uninstalling update", but it still seems to eat away at ...
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How to mute notification sounds during a call on Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge? [duplicate]

While on a call, if I receive a text message, the notification sound for text message plays during the call. How do I mute the notification sounds for text messages while I'm on a phone call? My ...
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Is there a way to set a default volume for different bluetooth connections?

I use my phone as my main audio player, with headphones, through my car, and through my speakers at home. When using it in the car I crank the audio on my phone to full volume and adjust volume ...
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Swap audio channels?

Is there a way to swap the audio channels coming out of the headphone jack on my tablet? A third-party app would be acceptable. For some context: My tablet has a pop in the left channel and I need it ...
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My htc one x does not play audio and beat audio is grey

What can I do if my HTC ONE X phone has no sound? This happened after an update and I have tried to uninstall some applications but with no success. I can only hear when I use headsets and that is ...
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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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Samsung “sound and shot” on computer

Samsung's Sound and Shot makes pictures with up to 9 seconds of audio, but when I upload the files to my computer the audio is gone !!! I've searched for so long but still haven't found a way to move ...
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When receiving a call, how do you mute the phone?

This might seem like a stupid question, but I couldn't find the answer on this SE so here goes. When I receive a call and my phone starts to ring, how do I mute the phone without answering or ...
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my samsung galaxy prime having a sound vibration

I had a big problem. Suddenly my phone doesn't vibrate, but I already switch on the vibrate and sound and I didn't silent my phone. But when a notification shows, it just makes a sound with no ...
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Creating 'fake' microphone and camera inputs on an Android mobile

Disclaimer: I don't own an android mobile, but would definitely get one if the below were possible. On my mac, I can use software like CamTwist and SoundSiphon to create 'fake' webcam and microphone ...