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

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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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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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Restart sound engine in Android (4.1)

I am Running AOKP on my HTC Desire S and it has a weird issue with sound - If I reboot the device with headphones plugged in, the sound (specifically the bass) is OK but if I remove the headphones and ...
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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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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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Is it possible to detect a keyboard paddle press plugged in the headphone/microphone port?

I know that some devices headphone ports (maybe all of them? any reference here would be good) have 3 channels, for stereo sound and microphone. So I was wondering if it's possible to detect something ...
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Headset works on music but not on call

I have a weird problem. My headset works with music, but not with calls. The headset icon shows, but the sound still comes from the phone (instead of the headset) when I make a call. Music works fine ...
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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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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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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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Sound volume randomly changes

I'll be listening to music or a podcast, when for no reason that I can tell, the sound will sometimes change. Fortunately, it seems to always go down, not get super loud and blow out my ears. This ...
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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 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 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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What's causing the Sirius XM app to stutter even with a good 3G signal or WiFi connection?

More often than not, the Sirius XM app has trouble streaming content when the screen turns off - it will replay the same buffered audio in a loop (usually 20 or 30 seconds worth) until I turn the ...
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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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't I change the sound volume with the screen locked?

When I'm listening to my podcasts, with the screen locked and turned off, isn't there a way to enable change the sound volume (with the physical volume buttons)? --update I'm on a Motorola Razr D3.
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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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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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No sound through handset speaker of Nexus S

Suddenly when I was playing music on my Nexus S it stopped playing all sounds through the handset speaker. It still works though if I use an external headset though. I don't really have that much ...
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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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Install DSPManager on a non-CM Rom

I would like to install the app DSPManager from Cyanogenmod on my Nexus 4 running ParanoidAndroid. I grabbed the newest CM and extracted "/system/app/DSPManager.apk" and "/system/lib/soundfx/*" and ...
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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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Is there any way to control the stereo balance of the audio playback

I cant find any controls/settings that allow this...not all of us have perfectly balanced ears
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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 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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Nexus 7 - USB Port & Headphone Socket

I sometimes experience a drop in sound in the left or right earphone of my headphones when charging my Nexus 7. Wiggling the usb cable in the port can bring back the sound, however yesterday the ...
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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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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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Disable low-battery warning, specifically on XOOM

I would like to disable the low-battery warning on my XOOM without rooting. It's a pretty obnoxious sound compared to other phones I have used. By rooting, I can replace ...
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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 do I mute the sound when opening a folder in the home screen?

I have a Galaxy Note 2, running Android 4.1.2. Everytime I open or close a folder on the home screen, I hear a click sound. How can I mute this?
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It is possible to forward all audio to the Android smartphone via wi-fi?

Are there apps/methods that allow for the sound to be forwarded to the smartphone? So if I would watch a YouTube video on the PC, I could also hear the sound via the smartphone.
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Record phone calls [closed]

Is there a way to record phone calls? I tried some apps that appeared to work but it seems these only record thru the mic, ideally it should work with headset and earphones too but it doesn't and the ...
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Froyo Sound Management

I pickup up a Motorola Triumph (running Froyo) for Virgin Mobile a couple weeks ago. I like the thing, but I just don't understand Android's sound management. Let me explain: Setting SilentMode ...