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

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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.
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Caller cannot be heard

When the my Nexus 4 is called, the telephone caller can only be heard when loudspeaker is switched on or with earphones - is this normal? - is this a case for warranty send-back?
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Sound defaults to vibrate

Sound defaults to vibrate after any notification even though phone (Nexus) is on loud. Tried power off and battery switch. Changed vibrate and ring tone settings.
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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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Why is all sound suddenly gone with HTC One S?

All of a sudden I have no sound with my HTC One S (running Android 4.1.1). No sound is heard when someone tries to call me, and, curiously, the microphone is also muted; the one who's calling me ...
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PDF Reader with MP3 player?

I'm learning a new language using a PDF book and audio dialogues on an Android tablet. My problem is to have a MP3 player near my PDF viewer so I can start/stop audio reading text. Is there an ...
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In call Mute button sound. Can it be STOPPED?

Is there a way to set the MUTE button (the one on the in-call phone menu) to NOT make a sound when pressed. For instance, when I'm in conference calls on my GalaxyS4, and want to mute my microphone, I ...
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Making notifications easier to hear when listening to music

I would like to find some way to make it more likely for me to hear my notifications (mostly incoming SMS) while I'm playing music on my phone. The phone does vibrate, but that is of little help if ...
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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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CyanogenMod: Low volume parts of songs are not played (muted)

I have troubles with playing music on Samsung Galaxy S2 with CyanogenMod 10. When I play music to headphones with low volume, playing music is really influent. It seems like playing is being stopped ...
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Auto-switching Audio Widget?

I use a lot of audio apps on my HTC One, like Doggcatcher, Google Music, Tunein Radio, Pandora, NPR, etc. Most, if not all, of these apps have a 4x1 widget which controls playback. These are very ...
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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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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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Google Music Gapless Playback Works on my Galaxy Nexus but not my HTC One?

I've recently started using Google Music on my phone but gapless playback isn't working. I listen to a lot of mixed, electronic music albums where it's absolutely essential that it's totally seamless ...
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Mute button doesn't work on a rooted Samsung Galaxy S4

Device: GT-I9500 Android: 4.2.2, rooted Whether I press and hold the power button and select mute from the menu or double-press the sound icon in the pull down notification menu, the phone still ...
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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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How to change tap sound of an Android device?

The tap sound on my new Jelly Bean Android tablet sounds cheap and tinny. Is it possible to change it?