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

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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 ...
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Lost sound on my Xperia X8?

I'm having problems with my Xperia X8, where it doesn't have sound from it's speaker. No phone sound, music, games, and even alerts. On the sound settings, the volume settings are set correctly. ...
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How can I increase the maximum speaker volume?

Is there a way, maybe even with root, to increase the maximum speaker volume? I own a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet, which are known for their crappy and quiet speaker. There are ways to replace the speaker ...
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How do I use an external microphone with my Galaxy Nexus?

How do I use an external microphone on my Galaxy Nexus, and what kind do I need? I know if it should use a jack plug (3.5 mm), but not all jack connectors are the same, and I don't know if the lower ...
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How do I increase audio sound on my app for recording phone calls?

I have an Echo phone and downloaded an app for recording phone calls, both received and made myself. When it records, my voice is very loud, but you can barely hear the other line unless it is on ...
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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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LG Optimus P690 - how to launch silently

Is there a way (without rooting) to skip the startup sound on LG Optimus P690 if sound was not disabled before turning the phone off?
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Answering Machine on Android

Playing audio to telephony uplink is possible but Microphone input data is also transmitted. How to switch of microphone on android devices Is there a possibility to play audio to telephony uplink ...
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Android audio input

I know that on the iPhone you can plug in your guitar and other audio devices but can you do this on Android? Can any recording application do this?
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Improving Galaxy Nexus's audio quality

I found out about this website through androidguys.com and I'm giving it a first shot. :) I remember when I had my Fascinate which is Samsung Galaxy S, I had Voodoo Sound Control app which helped to ...
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How to stream audio from PC to Android Device over Bluetooth

I have a rooted Android Device running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a PC(with Bluetooth dongle) running windows 7. My mobile has Bluetooth with A2DP support. I want to output the audio(not just music) ...
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How can I make silent mode affect media volume too?

Silent mode is simple to toggle quickly and easily, but it only effects ringtone volume. I want it to work for media volume too, so I can use it to quickly toggle off game audio in public places. Is ...
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Galaxy Nexus ringtones and notifications too quiet

I've recently ditched an iPhone in favour of an Android, Galaxy Nexus. Now I am missing calls and texts all the time because I simply don't hear the ring! I have maxed all the volume sliders in ...
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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 do I silence incoming call and text message ringtone without hanging up in the Galaxy Nexus?

I have set up MP3 ringtones for both incoming calls and text messages on my new Galaxy Nexus, but I can't figure out how to silence them without hanging up (in the case of incoming calls) or without ...
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Android has a MIDI synthesizer?

I was searching about playing MIDI in the mobile, but I not found much information. So, Android has a MIDI synthesizer? Varies according to the model?
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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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Why is sound on my Android suddenly increasing?

I am running Android 2.3 on a Samsung Galaxy S 2. Recently, when I play music, at some random time, the volume will suddenly increase. It's hard to put an exact measurement on the increase, but I'd ...
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Can my friend's android phone impersonate the star ship Enterprise?

I was recently trol... browsing reddit and found they geekiest command to boldly go where no command has gone before play -n -c1 synth whitenoise lowpass -1 120 lowpass -1 120 lowpass -1 120 gain +14 ...
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Prevent phone from automatically lowering media volume

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket. Everytime I unplug my headphones/auxiliary cord from my phone and plug it back in, the media volume gets lowered to about 60%, system-wide, regardless of media ...
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Turn off volume button notification sound in Galaxy S2

1) I get a beep sound every-time I increase the ringer volume using the side button in Samsung Galaxy S2. How can I turn of this sound. I have set the notifications sound to Silent. But still am ...
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Video player with ability to set SW/HW for Audio and Video separately

I want following: be able to set hardware mode for video decoding and software mode for audio. Best players I have seen so far support one switch for both. Am I corrent that hardware mode for video is ...
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Sound Amplifier for Android

Is there any sound amplifier app for android? My HTC Wildfire S speaker is just too low for my ears even when at maximum. Is there any way I can boost the sounds? i.e Music Player, call ringtones ...
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Android 2.3 set call volume

i tried quite all the options but i can't find the solution. I already have the volume at maximum when i press the + button during a call. The phone hadn't this behaviour when i first used it (it is a ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 - sound notification does not always work

my samsung galaxy s2 (android 2.3.4, kernel 2.6.35.7, build gingerbread.xwki4) does not always beeps when I get google talk messages (I'am not using social hub, just native Talk app) also it does not ...
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Is there a way to transmit all sound over wifi from my tablet to my pc?

I want to transmit my sound (from youtube, music files on the tablet, etc) from my tablet to my computer. The closest I can get is controlling my library of music on my computer, but I really want to ...
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How do I turn off the cascade of tones that happens every time I end a call?

I have a Galaxy S phone, and every time a call ends it plays a cascading series of 4 tones. Regardless of how my phone's ringtone volume is set - e.g. even if I have it on silent mode - these tones ...
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Incredible2 and Gmail notifications

My wife has an HTC Droid Incredible 2, unrooted, running Android 2.3.4, HTC Sense 2.1. If she gets a Gmail email, the notification appears in the notification bar AND it plays a notification sound. ...