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

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Can an Android device play ALAC and WAV files?

I have a music library in iTunes with all files being ALAC or WAV format. I currently play them on an old iPod that supports both files types. I will be getting a new phone device (replacing Symbian) ...
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Batch Update Android alarm ringtone?

I have a bunch of alarms on my Android phone and I want to change their current ringtone to a new one. The new ringtone is in MP3 format and is located in the sdcard. Is there any way to change them ...
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How to offload browser audio links to background player for continued listening.

Is there an Android audio app that runs in the background and can have audio links offloaded to it (i.e. be the target of the intent) so the user can continue listening when the browser or foreground ...
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how to enhance the sound quality while recording the sound?

I want to enhance the sound quality while recording the sound on the android device, Is there and external device which is used for this. If yes then tell me for this I'll be thankful to you.
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Aux Cord

I drive a 2007 Saab 93 without any bluetooth capabilities. I tried to play music with an aux cord and the car senses that my phone is connected but when I try to play any music my phone plays it ...
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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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My Google Now App does not speak

I tried out the Google Now feature that comes with Jelly Bean and it's not working as I expected. It answers my questions as a search result but does not show the exact result as a card nor does it ...
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How do I stream internal audio from Windows 7 to Android for free?

The audio jack is busted so I want to stream the internal sound to my Android phone and use my headset on that phone instead. No, not just music files. I mean the whole internal sound coming from the ...
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Audio turns back on randomly in ICS [closed]

My Samsung Galaxy S 2 (4.0.3) turns audio back on without notice. I turn the silent/vibrate mode of the system on and it resets it, with no specific time. It just randomly turns the audio back on. Why ...
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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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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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Is it possible to output audio from the speakers while a Bluetooth headset is connected?

In iOS, this is achieved by double-tapping the home button, swiping right twice, and selecting the speakers. Can this be done in Android?
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Calls with speakerphone input and headphone output on Nexus One

I've searched and found several posts on various sites with this same problem but nobody offering a solution. I use my N1 in a car mount with music playing through my stereo with a 3.5 mm cable. When ...
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Leave ear-speaker active when using headset (cable/bt)

Is it possible to just use a headset's mic but keep the phone's ear-speaker active?
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Stereo audio input on any Android device?

Is there any Android device with a stereo audio input available? I understand there is the analog microphone input commonly available on the headphone jack, but I am hoping there is a device out ...
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How do I determine which A2DP codecs my phone supports/is currently using?

Bluetooth's Audio Profile A2DP supports multiple codecs. All devices have to support SBC (subband codec), then they can support additional "optional codecs" like MP3 and AAC, or "non-A2DP" codecs ...
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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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Disable system “tick” sound

I have a Sidekick 4g. This device has a system wide "tick" like sound that plays every time I do various things (click links, click items in list of RSS app, click threads in messaging app etc...) I ...
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How can I remotely change the volume?

At home I often connect my android to some speakers, to listen to internet-radio. It would like to be able to change the sound-level through a command on my laptop. I can open an ssh shell to the ...
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galaxy s3 - clicking/crackling sound when button is pressed on headset

I listen to music on my international galaxy s3 with the included headset quite a bit. I don't know if this is a feature or bug but whenever I press a button on the headset's controls (volume, skip ...
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micro-usb headset on android 2.3

I have a samsung galaxy ace which I am trying to setup to work with a usb headset. The problem is that the usb headset has a micro-usb connector and my phone does not seem to be recognizing it at all. ...
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Bluetooth headset kills other audio?

I have a bluetooth headset for voice calls on my HTC EVO 4G. When I connect it, voice calls work well, and other audio works before I try pressing the "call" button on the headset. The first time I ...
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Is there a way to use an Android tablet as a wifi handsfree device?

My situation: Android (4.0.3) tab hooked up to my car stereo using the headphones connector. Android (2.3.5) phone (HTC Desire HD), which I use to call, text, browse, etc. Since my car stereo's ...
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Loud Ringer Volume with Incoming Calls?

When I listen to Spotify, I all the time modify the lound-speaker button on the side but it is irritating when someone calls and the Ringer Volume is low so cannot hear it. Is it possible to set the ...
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Can I get my car's head-unit to play audio, via USB, from my Galaxy S3?

I've just moved from iOS to Android, purchasing the new Galaxy S3. Lovely phone; I'm impressed thus far. The only thing that I'm struggling with is playing audio, via USB, to my car's head-unit. ...
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switch off sound effects, when headphones are connected to phone

When I use headphones, music is only in headphones, but info sound(ie when I get email our IM message) is playing to phone dynamics. How to change this behaviour? Phone is Galaxy S plus.
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What determines if a phone will accept a microphone in the audio jack - hardware or software?

I have two Android phones: a Nexus S and a T-mobile G2. I just bought a new set of headphones that have a built-in microphone. The Nexus S seems to recognize audio input but the T-mobile G2 does not. ...
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The UI sounds on my Galaxy Nexus no longer play - how can I re-enable them?

I kind of like the touch sounds and unlock sound on my Galaxy Nexus, so I typically leave them enabled. Today I noticed that both of these sound effects had simply stopped playing, possibly after I ...
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What audio file formats does Android support?

What audio file formats does Android (ICS in particular) support? If this depends on the device, how can I find out?
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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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How to increase headphone loudness beyond 100%?

I am very hard of hearing. Is there a sound amplification app one can use with earbuds? Earbuds with a microphone for a Droid are a non-issue but I don't know where to find an inexpensive app to work ...
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What are the options for streaming music from PC to phone?

I'm interested in being able to play music that's on my computer through my phone - mostly so I can plug the phone into speakers in different parts of the house. Looking for apps, I realise that there ...
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I can barely hear the touch sounds on my Galaxy Nexus ICS

I enabled "touch sounds" (click sound when pressing buttons) on my Galaxy Nexus ICS but they are so faint I can barely hear them. The same is true for the screen lock sound. All other sounds are loud ...
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My Beats Audio icon is no longer being displayed during playback

I bought an HTC One X and when I first started using it whenever I played audio I would have a little red Beats Audio icon shown in my notification bar. When you pulled the bar down it would list the ...
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Is it possible to use android phone as bluetooth headset for ps3?

Does anyone know how to use the android phone as a bluetooth headset so that i can use it as a mic while playing several games (COD) for example. I'm using Ice Cream Sandwich and i have a Galaxy ...
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How to download an audio file from a web site? [duplicate]

Is there a way to download an audio file, such as a mp3-file from the Android browser to the device so I could listen to it later when I'm offline? Is there a way I should program the web site to make ...
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How to play hyperlink to mp3 on Android

When I lick on a link to a mp3 file on in web page on my Android phone. It starts playing it on Google music player, but as soon as I hit home button or back button it stops playing. I know why it is ...
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Android USB data/power over audio jack

Is it possible to connect my Android (Droid 2 Global) to my PC using an USB->Audio converter? Square is able to interface with their device over the audio jack on Android. iPod shuffles are ...
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Can I use my phone as an audio device via Wifi?

Is there any way to stream all audio from my (Windows) PC to my phone via Wifi, so that my phone acts like a sound card? I basically want to use my phone with my headphones as wireless headphones. It ...
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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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Bluetooth audio streaming issues with Droid X

When I stream audio from my Droid X via bluetooth, the playback is very stuttered. The audio skips approximately every 30 seconds to a minute. Each skip lasts about 0.5 to 1 seconds. This is the ...
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Can Tablets deal with USB Sound Cards?

I've found this thing on eBay. It converts the USB to a microphone input and a jack-speaker output. I'm just curious, if my tablet is compatible with it as the description doesn't explicitly mentions ...
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Cable to send audio from iPhone to android phone via TRRS

This is a follow-up to http://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/29099/designing-a-cable-for-bidirectional-communication-between-2-iphones-via-trrs-he The cable in the above link successfully ...
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Phone mutes ringer when I dismiss alarms

I have a Motorola Electrify (the Photon but on US Cellular) running Android 2.3.5. Sometimes when I dismiss my alarm in the morning, my phone mutes its ringer for some reason. I'm fairly sure it ...
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Asus Transformer : no more sound after update to Ice Cream Sandwich

I updated my Asus Transformer TF101 to Android 4.0.3 last weekend and I have no sound anymore. Is this a known issue? How can I solve this problem?
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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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SMS and Gmail notification volume

Is there an app that can control the volume of notifications for separate apps like SMS and Gmail? I searched around and found a number of old threads that says it's not possible. There was an app ...
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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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Is there a way to record sound coming from the speakers, like Audacity does on the computer?

I want to record an online lecture and for some reason it plays faster on my Kindle than it does on my computer, though it still requires a lot of buffering. I'd like to be able to record on the ...
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Why is all audio suddenly phase cancelling on headphones? [closed]

When I listen to audio through headphones on my Galaxy S2, there's a phase-cancellation effect that attenuates any centered signal (so I often get most of the music but little of the vocal, or on ...