Questions tagged [audio]

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

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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 to disable battery full notification sound?

When battery has been charged full, my Galaxy S phone gives the same notification sound that is used when I receive SMS. Is there a way to disable the sound without also disabling sound from SMS? 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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Creating 'fake' microphone and camera inputs on an Android mobile

Disclaimer: I don't own an android mobile, but would definitely get one if the below were possible. On my mac, I can use software like CamTwist and SoundSiphon to create 'fake' webcam and microphone ...
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How to enable USB "Audio Source" option on Android 9+?

A lot of screenshots in the Internet mention a 'audio source' USB configuration for Android. For example, this one from Google: However, I cannot see this option with my SM-A510F with Android 9 (...
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How can I boost the music volume higher than the max limit?

I have a Samsung Galaxy running Android. When I put music to max, it's not loud enough in my ear phone. How can I boost it beyond the maximum volume? On Linux I can do this with ALSA; is there a way ...
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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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Block all sounds going out through speaker when headphone connected

I'm kind of new in Android and I realized that all the sounds are going out through the speaker regardless if the headphones are connected. If they are the sound also goes out through the headphones, ...
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How to make volume buttons on earphones/headphones work with Android?

I'm on the hunt for a great sounding, non-in-ear set of headphones with working mic, play/pause, and volume buttons. I have Bang & Olufsen's EarSet 3i, which are among the best sounding ...
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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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How to Play Sound from Termux when using Linux?

I have a problem with audio streaming that I can not listen audio from Pulseaudio when using VNC with a Linux Desktop Environment. However it works if I export the audio to XSDL. But the problem is ...
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How to set in-call volume

How can you set the in-call volume to be higher for Android 2.2, please? In the Settings options there's only these options: Incoming Call Volume (which I presume is the ringer volume) Media Volume ...
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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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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 can I increase the number of volume levels?

Is it possible to increase the number of steps in the volume control? I'd like a finer grained control over the volume level. I have a Galaxy Nexus. Note: I don't want to boost the volume just change ...
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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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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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how to have two applications play sound simultaneously?

I want the music to keep playing in the background while I practice Spanish on this DuoLingo app. The music player stops while the duolingo is trying to play sound as of now. Is this possbile?
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Is there a way to stream all audio from PC to Android via USB?

My headphones socket on my laptop is busted, and I'm wondering if I can stream all the audio (every sound the PC makes) from my laptop to my Android, so I can use the headphones connected to the phone....
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Using wired and wireless headphones simultaneously? [closed]

I have 1 android device, 1 wired headphones, 1 wireless headphones, 2 ppl willing to watch film. When I connect both of headphones only wired work. Is it possible to use both of headphones ...
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Altering left-right sound balance on Android 6.0.1

I have a hearing problem and I need to custom balance right and left outputs for my headphones. How can I do it on Android 6.0.1 ? (I have a Nexus) Conclusion so far: It seems like Android system is ...
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Stream any audio to DLNA/UPNP speakers

Is there a generic ways how to stream any audio from my mobile or table to my WiFi DLNA/UPnP speakers? By any audio I mean any audio output from any application - YouTube, Audible, BeyondPod, any ...
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Phone call: Audio works only with speakerphone or wired headset

The following issue with my Sony Xperia ZR (running CM 11-20141112-SNAPSHOT) started a few days ago: When I initiate or receive an ordinary phone call, I can't hear the other side through my earpiece ...
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USB host mode with class compliant audio interfaces

I have an HTC EVO, and it is my understanding that the hardware supports USB host mode. I am still working to confirm this, but even if it doesn't, I understand other devices do, and that the Android ...
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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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Turn off the notification sound at system level - Android Marshmallow

I have an OPO 3 and I was wondering if there is a possibility to turn off the notification sound for all app, but I would like to retain ringtone sound as well as vibration. Normally on Samsung S6, ...
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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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Can I disable charging peripherals via USB?

I have an external DAC with it's own source of power. However when I connect it to the phone, it drains the phones battery. Is it possible to disable charging via USB on a rooted phone? Or at least ...
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Can I use my PC as an audio device for my Android phone?

I know it is possible to play music from my Android using the PC as the output device. This takes place over the local Wi-Fi network. However, the solutions given here don't work for me, since they ...
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How can I play audio over an open phone conversation?

I would like to be able to play an audio recording over an open phone conversation. I.e., while the phone is connected (an outgoing call) a prerecorded audio file is played over the open phone ...
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What determines which application acts to a bluetooth AVRCP command?

Background: I have a A2DP/AVRCP bluetooth headset (Nokia BH-505) which I use actively to listen to both podcasts and music. Of course, I listen to these with different apps. The bluetooth headset has ...
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Stream Sound from Ubuntu to Android

I got tired of replugging my headset between a desktop and Android when someone calls me. Is there a way to stream sound from Ubuntu (I use Pulseaudio) to Android phone over wifi or usb?
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How can I stream music/audio from Android and PC to Android device via WiFi?

I've searched for this for some time, and I've found several options that almost works. I have an Android device connected to my stereo and I want to be able to connect to it with either my PC or my ...
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Send Audio to Two A2DP Bluetooth Devices Simultaneously

I was pleasantly surprised to see that I can pair & connect my Nexus One with two identical NoiseHush N550 Bluethooth headsets simultaneously. Unfortunately however, only one of them (always the ...
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How do I adjust audio balance of my Android phone headphones out?

My earphones are unbalanced - one is louder than the other, so I need to adjust the sound volume balance to get it right. How can I do it on Android?
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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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A2DP Bluetooth audio randomly shows "(no media)"

Sometimes when I connect my phone to my headset, the Bluetooth device will be listed as: "Connected ( no media )" When this happens, it uses the "Phone audio" profile. The "Media audio" profile (...
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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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Is it possible to use one android as a remote speaker for all audio on another android, using no more hardware than an unmodified wifi access point?

I have an android phone (Sony Xperia Compact Z1 / Stock) with an "eh" speaker, and a tablet (Kindle Fire 7" HD / Cyanogen) with amazing speakers. I use the phone a lot to listen to audiobooks, but at ...
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How can I get Google calendar to play a sound notification for an event?

Is it possible to get an audible notification of an event in Google Calendar? I have a new Android smartphone which I'm trying to fathom out. I'm new to all this.
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With headphones plugged in, set incoming call ringtone to play through speaker

I use my phone to play music at work. When I wander away from my desk, I often leave my headphones plugged in. If someone calls my phone when the headphones are plugged in, the phone rings, but only ...
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How to Set 'Play' Button Behavior on Bluetooth Remote

I have a RocketFish Bluetooth headset paired with my MotoDROID v1 (Froyo). The BT headphones have multimedia controls (volume up/down, next track, previous track, play/pause) and a button to trigger ...
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Display media volume in the status bar

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII running CM9. Currently I have an app that displays my media volume by using a persistent notification. However I have 2 problems with this. Since media volume is a ...
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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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Can't hear people unless switched to speakerphone on Galaxy S4

I have Samsung Galaxy S4 and I cannot hear callers unless the speakerphone is on. The caller can hear me well but there is only a very faint which is inaudible sound back. I have gone to all the ...
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Turn off notification sounds and vibrations while allowing phone calls to trigger sound and/or vibration on Nexus 5

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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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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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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Galaxy S keeps accidentally taking screenshot

Galaxy S on 2.2 supports taking screenshots by holding the back button and tapping the home button simultaneously. However I find my phone occasionally doing it when I only tap the back or only the ...
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How do I stop my phone from beeping when it completes charging?

I have a Samsung Galaxy 2 S running Android 2.3. When I plug it in to recharge, it beeps when it reaches 100%. I would prefer that it not notify me with a sound. However, I can't for the life of me ...