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

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Samsung galaxy s4 audio static issue

I just upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S4 and I'm noticing a distracting static sound both in headphones and through the built in speaker. I notice it overlaid on the audio itself but it's very faint ...
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How to check the status of and enable HD Voice on a Galaxy S4?

I would like to know if HD Voice is enabled on my device. If it's not, I would like to enable it. There used to be a very simple way of doing this by dialing *#0011# and then following instructions ...
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What is this annoying sound on my S3 running CM 11.0?

I'm running CyanogenMod 11.0 on my Galaxy S3 I9300, Android version 4.4.2. I didn't have this issue before installing CM, so I'm thinking it may be a CM sound. Basically, sometimes this sound keeps ...
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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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Disable notifications [duplicate]

I have a Sony Xperia Z1 with 4.4.2 Kitkat Is possible disable the sound of the notifications when I listen music or doing something? I'm watching a video of youtube, listen music with headphones ( ...
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Phone makes sound when waving a credit card near it

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the phone was in my pocket. I forgot that my credit card was also in the same pocket and just out of nowhere my phone played the notification sound, so I pulled it out ...
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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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Android Transmit system audio over MTP

Here is what I want to do. If I plug in my Galaxy S4 to my BMW 335i, then I can browse and play music stored on the device just fine and the sound quality is excellent. If I play over the audio ...
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Media audio plays through front speaker?

I've got a Nexus 5 running stock 4.4.2, not rooted. Sometimes, seemingly at random, I will go to do something that plays sound (watch a YouTube video, play a podcast, etc) and the audio comes through ...
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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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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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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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Music just won't play loud enough on Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500

On my Macbook Pro, iTunes lets me take advantage of my Sennheiser HD 380 headphones. I can lift the sound as loud as I like. On my Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500, I just can't get near as loud a response ...
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What is the file location of the sound files used in the Google Now application

I am trying to find the audio file that is played immediately after you manually start audio input via tapping the round microphone button on the search line of the Google Now application or saying ...
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Yawning sounds from the phone

For the past month my Samsung Galaxy S3 has been making yawning noises. No im not crazy, I have witnesses. Why is it doing that and how can I stop it?
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How to force the use of jack output every time on rooted phone

I have several phone A Xperia Pro a S4 mini duos (soon for sold) and a HTC desire Z. I sometimes want to disable the speakers so the phone will only output the sound through the headset I plug on it, ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 calendar Notifications crash rush limbaugh app

I have the latest OS, I think its Jelly Bean (Andrioid version 4.1.2) and every time I get a notification pop-up (calendar) it crashes Rush. Obviously Rush is more important that any stupid ...
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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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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'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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Google Now reminder sound settings

Is there a way to set a Google Now reminder so it makes a sound through phone speakers even when headphones are plugged in? Like alarm does? The problem for me is that I always have headphones ...
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Speaker went off - Xperia L

The loud speaker of my phone, Xperia L is off. I guess the headset plugged in event is triggered and so mutes the loud speaker. Can I do anything about it. I can't even answer or makes calls... have ...
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How to identify and remove a looping sound?

I have a Nexus 4 running Android 4.4.2 (not rooted, but with developer options enabled), and it keeps developing a stuck looping sound (I guess part of a notification sound, looping approximately ...
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How to stream videos from PC to TV

I have a PC with videos, an android mobile device and a TV. I would like to use my mobile in order to stream videos from my PC to the TV. Is the a way to do it? The best offers I found out so far ...
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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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List of supported A/V and Image Codecs

Using ADB, is it possible to obtain a list of audio, video and image codecs supported on a given device? Whether or not they physically play is another story. I'm just trying to poke the device and ...
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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 is the setting in xprivacy to access the microphone?

I use xprivacy to set all permissions on my phone, but I accidently forbid the tuner app to access my microphone. Which setting do I have to enable?
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Sound output in speakers even with bluetooth headset connected

I use a bluetooth headset (Motorola S305) with my Nexus 4 (Stock 4.4.2) but when my phone rings or I receive a notification the sound comes in both, speakers and headset, I want to set everything to ...
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Redirect speaker output to microphone

I want to redirect speaker output of Android mobile to microphone, just like this person did it on Ubuntu http://askubuntu.com/questions/283687/redirect-speaker-output-to-microphone How can I do it? ...
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Turn off power notification sounds (LG-G2 Verizon)

I've got a LG G2 (Verizon) and I'd like to turn off all the notifications for when I plug in my phone, when it unplug it, and when it gets to full power. I've turned the system notification volume ...
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Video output on audio port

I've seen phone that are able to output video from standard Android audio port or jack. Given this, I am thinking of what are the possibilities of doing an android app that can output video from the ...
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How to disable AEC (audio echo cancellation) on Android 4.2?

For some of my experiments, I need AEC to be disabled. Are there audio modes (loudspeaker, headset, bluetooth) when AEC is definitely disabled? Are there any platform-specific options for MTK65xx ...
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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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Support for Dolby Digital?

I have an embedded Android system and I connect it to my TV via HDMI. Also my system has an Optical audio port. I would like to know... Does Android support Dolby digital (via MHL or HDMI or any ...
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How to disable sound from an app

I have got a game I play (The Simpsons Tapped Out) that is based on time. (For example every 5 hours I get a coin). But every time something is completed (like a quest) I hear from the speakers ...
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How to stream audio from Android to PulseAudio server?

I have a home linux server running the PulseAudio - with shared audio devices, that are connected to cool sound system. And I have an Android 4.4-based phone. I want to stream audio from my phone to ...
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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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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 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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Headphones buttons don't operate on current app

I have a Samsung s3 phone (rooted Cyanogenmod). I like to listen to audiobooks on Overdrive Media Console. I also have Poweramp installed for playing videos and songs. The problem I face is: Whenever ...
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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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Is there a default/stock sound recorder app?

In most of the Android phones sound recorder has a different look and feel and slightly different functionality. So is the sound recorder is a basic feature of all Android phones? Can I assume that it ...
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Callers cannot hear me unless I turn on speaker phone!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (SGH-S959G) and it is a Straight Talk phone (don't know if that makes a difference or not). Anyway, I have only had this phone for about 6 or 7 months. Around August 16, ...
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Audio problems with my Vizio Tablet

I have the 8 inch Vizio tablet Model VTAB1008. The audio stops working out of no where. Even if I plug the headphones in, it doesn't work. Usually when I completely turn it off, and then turn it ...
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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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How to Disable Auto Silence

My Motorola Electrify M keeps auto-silencing the ringer. How do I disable auto-silece? My phone is running Android version 4.1.2. It seems to go on silent when I have meetings scheduled. It ...
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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.