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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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Playing all sound from one device to another

Let me explain my situation first. I have a tablet that is connected to a Bluetooth device that is connected to my auxiliary of my car speakers. I can only connect one device at a time. I have a ...
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A way to play Viber Push To Talk Files with Sentimental Value

I have a folder with a bunch of Viber (the communication app) Push To Talk audio files, in a PTT folder. They are from conversations between myself and my partner, who passed away a year ago. They ...
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Is it possible to listen audio via telephone hole?

When speaking phone I can listen audio both via small ear hole and via loud speaker. But when I am playing audio like in web page I hear it only loud. Is it possible to pass sound via ear hole in ...
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high volume warning window cause system halt

I'm using Nexus 6 for a long time, but after some safety update, a problem came up. Before, when you raise the volume above a certain level, the system would warn you that it is bad for your hearing ...
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Balancing earphone sound

I'm using Moto G3 unrooted nd using Sony earphones of MDR series. Suddenly the left side of my earphone started producing lesser sound than the right one.How to balance them???
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Turn off notice sound

I keep on getting audio notice alerts when the apps alerts me on posters updates; where do I go to keep the notice alerts silent?
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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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How to route audio from bluetooth headset's mic to android speakers

I have an android app which routes mic audio to speakers in realtime. What I want it to do is instead of routing built in mic audio, it route audio from mic of a bluetooth headset. Background: I just ...
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How can I prevent the earphones from muting the speaker?

The FM radio in my phone uses the earphone cable as the antenna. It plays the music just fine if I plug the jack in about 2/3 the way (and only hisses without it). But if I push the jack all the way ...
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Weird volume behaviour in Android 6.0.1

My wife's Nexus 5 recently started behaving very weirdly. For notifications, it always think that it's in silent mode (i.e. it vibrates and doesn't play a sound). This happens regardless of the ...
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Some apps change the sound profile when showing notifications

Some apps such as WhatsApp and Gmail cause my sound profile to change from Vibrate to Normal automatically without asking me when I get a notification from them. This only happens when notification ...
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Strange sound from an unknown application

From yesterday my Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.4.2) is playing strange music (midi) from time to time and very often. Sometimes it goes as it comes, with no obvious reason. It looks like an alarm. ...
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I cant hear the audio unless i plug in earphones

Please help. Im always wearing earphones to listen to music on my LG G Stylo but When i tried to listen to music without earphones i heard nothing. I also cant hear anyone on the phone without ...
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No sound with bluetooth headphones on Meizu M2

The headphones are paired, the controls from the headphones work (next, prev, play, pause), but there is no sound. Note, the sound does not come out of the phone's speakers - there is simply none. No,...
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HTC One M8 - Do Not Disturb still plays sounds in Videos and Music. Any total sounds off option?

Do Not Disturb>On Message displayed: This turns off all sounds and vibrations, including from alarms, music, video and games. If I turn on this mode, go to Youtube (or any website with a video)...
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How do I mute notification on the Samsung Galaxy S6 during calls?

While talking on the phone my text notification will go off loud enough for the caller to hear. How do I mute this while on a call? The S6 does not have a mute during call setting as the previous ...
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How to make things go through Media channel?

So, with my Galaxy s3 (version 4.4.2), I have a Life Proof case. It distorts my sound, but only my calls. Anything going through the media channel is fine, so I can listen to music or tv shows with no ...
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How to enable multi-channel sound on android?

I'm trying to setup my android box(4.4) to output 5.1 sound through my USB Sound card. It works well on Linux and Windows. but there is poor documentation on Android regarding audio devices. I tried ...
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How to play multiple files on multiple Androids?

I have three Android devices and I have three tracks: a bass track, a drum track and a vocals track. What I want is to play each track on each device simultaneously, like, one Android plays the drum ...
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How to listen to loud music from an android device?

I have a music app on my phone. I want to listen to it through nicer speakers than the phone's built-in speakerphone. If I had an iPhone, I'd either use a speaker dock (which both charges the phone ...
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Abysmal Skype audio on Asus Fonepad 8

I bought a new Asus Fonepad 8 for a friend. It works great, and the sound is crystal clear. The only exception is Skype - all calls sound perfect on the receiving end, but on the Fonepad everything ...
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Audio applications (spotify etc) continue playing when bluetooth calls come in

When I'm in my car and listening to the ESPN Radio app, the Spotify app, or the Soundcloud app, and I receive a call either on my bluetooth or the d/c phone itself, the audio application keeps playing ...
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How to fix stuttering audio playback with Soundcloud?

On my HTC desire 510, Android ver. 4.4.3 audio playback is unreliable. I encounter stuttering playback when using Soundcloud. As Soundcloud buffers everything locally and the problem is reoccurring ...
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Do devices that source power from the audio jack still work?

Some of the early audio jack magnetic stripe readers had no battery. (Think Square, although I don't know if theirs ever worked this way.) They sourced all their power by rectifying the weak AC ...
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How to redirect sound to loudspeaker from arbitrary app

My Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with a front-speaker and a back-loudspeaker. From some applications, such as the Phone app, it is possible to press a software button during a call to redirect the sound ...
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Wireless wifi audio in the car without bluetooth or slow hotpots?

great site - I wonder if you could help. I'm hoping to get wifi music in the car. My car has bluetooth handsfree built in to the BMW CCC Pro I-drive but is missing A2DP profiles. The car has a 3....
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Getting metadata of audio file currently being played?

Is it possible in android to get information of an audio file currently being played by an application? Is there a central service that keeps track of what's being currently played in Android instead ...
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AC3 Codec for MX Amlogic MX2 Android Media Player Box

OK, so I have just bought the MX Amlogic MX2 Android Media Player, and I see that it doesn't play the most common audio file, AC3. I know that there are some licencing issues, and I also know that ...
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Is there a way to “mute” an alert tone that's already in the process of playing?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy S5 and have it set to play a fairly loud 15 second alert if I get a text message in the middle of the night (I'm frequently on-call). I usually wake up within the first 5 ...
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I can't hear the caller

I can't hear audio from other side, but the caller is able to hear me. It's not always been like this. When I make a phone call (including to voicemail), I can't hear the other party and the other ...
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Normalization - Automatic global android media sound (music videos on youtube) adjustment

I'm using this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.asbit.pvstar&hl=de I have my list which plays in an endless loop. But the problem is that some youtube videos are louder ...
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Why can't I get Dolby Digital sound from Android TV box linked to Sony AVR?

I have just bought my 1st Android TV box (it's a Chinese CS918 rk3188 model) and since it has SPDIF/optical out I hooked that to my Sony AVR's optical input and set the device manager in the Android ...
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Samsung galaxy trend FM radio sound not going to earphones

my mom has Samsung galaxy trend android phone and she is having problems with earphones. She wants to listen to FM radio but the sound is not going to the earphones but plays through speakers. Are ...
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Samsung s3 makes “plugged in” noises while charging

I have recently bought a third party USB cable. I am still using the original wall adapter that I got. Now, I noticed that while charging, it sometimes makes the "plugged in" sound as if I had just ...
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Samsung galaxy s4 audio static issue

I just upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S4 and I'm noticing a distracting static sound both in headphones and through the built in speaker. I notice it overlaid on the audio itself but it's very faint ...
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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 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 https://askubuntu.com/questions/283687/redirect-speaker-output-to-microphone How can I do it?...
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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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Headphones buttons don't operate on current app

I have a Samsung s3 phone (rooted Cyanogenmod). I like to listen to audiobooks on Overdrive Media Console. I also have Poweramp installed for playing videos and songs. The problem I face is: Whenever ...
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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? PS:...
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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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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 doesn'...
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Android mic problem and cell freezing problem

I had (and I still have) problem with my phone, a Samsung Galaxy S3. Sometimes people hear me bad or doesn't hear me at all and this is a real vexing problem. I brought the phone in a Samsung ...
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Setting phone to silence, but play notification sound on incoming mail from certain contact

I know "blocking mode" on Samsung S3, but it allows only phone calls from certain contacts. Can I do the same for email sound notifications for certain contacts? preferably without installing any apps....
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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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How to use a Bluetooth output sound while there is a Digital TV receiver connected to the phone jack?

I cannot find a way to get this to work properly. I want to connect my Android phone with Digital TV to my car's Bluetooth receiver. The TV's signal is boosted with an antenna connected to the phone ...
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How I can send signal from android mobile through speaker?

Would you please let me know how I can send signal from android mobile through speaker ? Please let me know if you need more clarification . Thanks in advance .
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Galaxy S3 - high minimum volume through headphones

I recently purchased a UK Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.1.2, intending to replace my iPod as a music player. However, even with the volume slider on its lowest non-zero setting, the volume ...
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Voice Recorder “Phone Storage”

Apparently on my latest HTC phone, the voice recorder default storage setting is set to "Phone Storage" as opposed to "SD Card". I just switched the setting to "SD Card". From my Win 7 PC, I can ...