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

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Google Maps navigation stopped playing guidance

I used Google Maps navigation for times without any problem, on several different devices; currently I'm using a Google Pixel 3a, and it first worked properly too. But suddenly, it began to cut EACH ...
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How can I prevent an app from interrupting audio playback of some other app?

I am using Duolingo to practice Japanese, and I'd be able to practice a lot more if I could actually do this while listening to music. Right now, when you get to the next question, it turns down the ...
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How to fix hijacked audio?

I probably got a virus in my Samsung Galaxy A21s and iPhone 7 because I receive modified audio when I try to listen to audio or video via social media such as YouTube or Facebook. It's some sort of ...
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Sudden total loss of audio functionality

Device is OnePlus 8T, running Lineage rooted with TWRP. Never had a single problem without it until yesterday, when the following started. Speaker and mic dead, including recordings, phone calls, ...
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"Absolute" audio output level

As far as I understand, the sound level of any file containing audio, such as music or video files, is defined in the file itself. Thus, setting the sound level effectively changes the percentage of ...
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Why notifications sound is controlled by media sound settings?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S9+ with Android 10 and I have the following problem - in the sound settings, I have media and ringtone set to halfway, but notification and system sound set to 0. But I can ...
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Interaction Audioserver and application

There is a way in order to understand who is interacting with audioserver?For instance if there is an application that uses microphone, is there a way to understand if an interaction between ...
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Control playback using headset media buttons when using Android Select to Speak functionality

What I ideally want to achieve: TTS for any text I see on my phone, with the user experience similar to my podcast app. My current approach: Use Android Select to Speak functionality. This works to ...
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Dmesg Pixel 3a Android 8

Once opened the shell with adb shell and obtained the root privilege, i run command dmesg in Pixel 3a emulator with Android 8. Why don’t i see any kind of message related to alsa or audio?
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Nox Player no audio

swapped to nox from bluestacks a month ago but after the first week or so the audio just stopped working it wont show in volume mixer at all and despite trying everything in the compatability setting ...
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Audio for other apps disabled by phone app

I have a new Google Pixel and LG headphones. They work great for music and podcasts until I use the phone app. After using a phone app, I get no sound from Spotify or my podcast app. Killing the phone ...
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The Viper FX Processes YouTube, Spotify , media player etc , but doesn't process on games. How should I fix it.?

I have installed Viper 4 FX on my Realme 6 Rooted Device (allows to adjust Android audio output). The Viper 4 FX Processes the YouTube, Spotify, media player etc. But does not Processes the Games like ...
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Why is there no option for Bluetooth Dual Audio in Android 11 and are there plans to add it?

It's strange that with most Android devices you can only can output audio to one device connected to via Bluetooth at a time, especially since Dual Audio (output for two audio devices at once) is ...
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Sync audio time using microphone [Android root/noroot]

My TV(not a smart TV) speaker is playing an audio, I had the same audio in my android phone(rooted). How to sync both audios without any external/wireless connection, and with the help of syncing ...
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Video conference low audio *after* telephone call

On Samsung S10+, One UI 4.0, Android 12: Video conference (e.g. Zoom), perfect audio when phone is on table. Incoming telephone call (stock phone app, perfect telephone audio (phone at ear, no manual ...
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How can I configure Android so that the alarm emit some sound when I'm on hold on a call?

I use Android 11 with pixel 6. By default, the alarm doesn't emit any sound when I'm on hold on a call. How can I change that? Example of alarm ringing silently while a call has been put on hold:
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Voice loops back during calls

When I receive a call and I answer it, my own voice is played back to be with almost no delay (around a quarter of a second) and I am not able to listen to the original transmitter/caller at all. It ...
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Poor audio quality after one second of playback on Nokia 1.4

I've found a gateway to a possible solution: I've now installed VLC Media Player, which allowed me to change the audio output from AudioTrack to OpenSL ES (which I presume are some kind of codecs or ...
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Audio Ducking Permanently Reversed on Android 11

One time, I was using the app WhatsApp while listening to music using Samsung Music app. Whenever I sent an outgoing message, it would play a short sound, which briefly reduced the media volume for ...
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Mute whatsapp specific group calls/ring tone

I am aware there is an option to mute entirely the whatsapp calls. However, I want to keep the ring tone for individual but not for groups. I can mute the notifications and the groups. But even with ...
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Completely disable the call mode sound channel

This seems a regular issue to a lot of people without a true fix. The bad sound quality when in a call trought the Discord app. For what I can understand, it is caused but the channel : the "...
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Is there a way to get the old lock screen audio controls after the latest android update [android 12]?

For Android 12, the controls are not as good as the last android version. It used to have big buttons that are easy to see and push. Not it's contained in a regular notification box with small buttons....
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Bluetooth Audio Codec selection: what do I get when using "best effort" setting?

Hello Everyone I am trying to find which quality system uses for LDAC best effort settings in android from googling I found it depends device to device So there is Three settings for LDAC 330,660,990 ...
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How can one configure the default screen recording program to record the audio by default?

I use a Google Pixel 6 with Android 12. How can one configure the default screen recording program to record the audio by default? I don't want to have to manually activate "Record audio" ...
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TalkBack: liner navigation to explore by touch: reaching selected item

I was wondering, does it ever happen they a blind or low vision user is using liner navigation, and then wants to know where on the screen a given element is found, so, they may want to enable a sound ...
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Android, TalkBack, support for blind users with short attention span

I would like to know what Android does to support blind Android users with sort attention span. One of the problems with these users, is, that while the user interface talks, the sound of the reading ...
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Smooth audio on Android?

Is it possible to make audio to be always at exact volume no matter how loud it would come out normally. I mean like if I watch YouTube video and suddenly there is loud scream or sound. In that case ...
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Music streaming by VLC finishes, then Bluetooth connection is terminated, then VLC starts playing the music all over again

Sorry, it's a challenge to phrase this odd question succinctly. The music files are on an SD card in a Samsung Galaxy S6 tablet (Android 11). The amp is a Denon PMA-600NE--actually two such amps in ...
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Video to Chromecast, audio to (chromecast enabled) speaker

I am trying to find any relevant information on the issue of sending video stream to chromecast (3rd gen) and audio to chromecast enabled speaker. I seem to be able to either cast to one or the other (...
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Granular Audio Controls like a PC

Is there a way to: Allow for an indefinite number of apps to play audio at the same time. Or in other words, to not allow any app to stop the audio playback of another (other than calls). If 1. is ...
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Audio recorder triggered by global long press gesture

A friend who has limited eye sight would like an audio recorder on his Samsung phone. Ideally it starts when he long presses the display anywhere after unlocking the phone. Is that possible?
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how can I get audio file from app? [duplicate]

There is an app and it has a bunch of audio files that I want to extract. Anyone know how I can do that because I couldn't find the data folder for it Edit: I have galaxy a50, android 11, oneui 3
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Audio Works on Computer but not Phones

I have recorded the video by Simple Screen Recorder in my Ubuntu OS by below setting : But when I play the recorded video on the android phone the sound is not clear, although it works on the laptop. ...
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How to find out what's pausing playback?

On my Android phone, playback gets paused arbitrary very frequently, sometimes several times per minute. Any ideas how to find out what's causing it? It was happening on Android 11 and now it happens ...
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Boost sound volume on my MXQ Android box where Audio Boost apps don't work

This is MXQ Pro 4k box on Amlogic S905 chip. It is embarrassingly quiet when playing through the AV jack with some good active speakers attached. My Ubuntu laptop is able to play loud on those ...
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Pixel 4a makes a mystery sound with no notification

Note: This is similar to Mystery "notification" sound, but not the same symptoms, so I believe it is a different thing. My issue For about the past month, my phone has made a mystery sound ...
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Google Home problem details

I'm having an issue with connecting my new soundbar (Polk Audio MagniFi MAX SR) with Google Home, the device is detected but it cannot be connected. I'm getting generic error message: "Cannot ...
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Is it possible to change USB Audio Interface input stereo to mono?

Is it possible to change USB Audio Interface input stereo to mono? So we're streaming using a mixer to audio interface to phone via USB OTG. The thing with the Audio Interface, and btw our Audio ...
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how to cancel/remove the audio filter when using google meet?

I'm using a Samsung M21 with android 11. The audio quality decreases when im in a call on google meet. I use a wired earphone. this also affects other media like YouTube. the media volume also ...
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Will a Zoom meeting be automatically muted during a voice call?

The meeting was being attended from the same android phone on which I received the voice call. This is Android 11. I was using a Bluetooth earpiece for the meeting, which I also used for the voice ...
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Install/replace default android audio decoder - Play Hi-res audio

I want to be able to playback hi-res audio files on my device without being tied to a specific application. According to this spec page on GSMArena the device should be able to play 32-bit audio files....
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How can I find audio files from an app?

I have a certain app, which I want to locate its sound files. I tried using apktool on my pc to deconstruct the apk of the file but I can't find any sound files which is really weird. I would ...
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Playing audio through phone call speaker

Is there a newer method of routing audio to the phone call speaker (the speaker that you put your ear to)? This suggests using Earpiece, but the app does not appear to work on Android 11 and up and ...
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How to force the phone earpiece to be used when an external microphone (headset) is connected?

I want to keep the sound output on the phone, the earpiece or the loudspeaker as it is normally when I connect an external microphone. It's detected as a headset so they're disabled as well as the ...
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Autodeletion of bootup sound

a noob here My stock rom doesn't have a default boot soundBut my old device has a boot sound(Which means I can change it)Then my question is that how can I set boot up sound on my relatively newer ...
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how to reroute android audio via bluetooth/DECT

I'm trying to reroute the audio from an android device to a DECT base (like jabra, plantronics, etc). I envision two ways and I cannot workout any of those: reroute all audio (mic and loudspeaker) of ...
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How can I forward audio from the handset mic to wireless earbuds

Im involved in a kind of cosplay where it's useful to have someone else relay verbal instructions from the sidelines. (Very heavy sound deadening helmet) Because its in a small space, and I can't ...
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What line to change on my mixer_paths.xml so that notification/ringtones sound also sound through top speaker?

My current situation is i own a Samsung Galaxy S20. The problem is my bottom speaker is busted. I do have the top speaker working but only for alarms and media. Notification and ringtone sounds seems ...
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How can I prevent Microsoft Teams from muting my alarms?

If I'm in a Microsoft teams meetings, my alarms are muted (the alarm shows up on the screen but the sound is barely audible). How can I prevent Microsoft Teams from muting my alarms? I use MS Teams ...
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Surround audio from an android device

I want make a projector as described here in this youtube video https://youtu.be/YfvTjQ9MCwY Here phone screen is used as lcd panel. What I wonder is, can I connect my 5.1 speakers to this kind of ...
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