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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 doesn't play music

New Samsung Galaxy S2 doesn't play audio files. I tried using different players, but none worked. The track ether plays for 1-3 seconds or mixes different tracks into one. Considering trying to return ...
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switch off sound effects, when headphones are connected to phone

When I use headphones, music is only in headphones, but info sound(ie when I get email our IM message) is playing to phone dynamics. How to change this behaviour? Phone is Galaxy S plus.
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Mute or change user group ringtone depending on current location and time

Here's a sample scenario: when I'm at home and it's after 10pm, all call need to be silent, but family calls are enabled to ring loud. Is it possible to do this? (preferably using Tasker, but 3rd-...
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How do I improve audio quality when calling with 3rd party apps? (e.g. Messenger, Discord, Zoom, etc.)

When I use apps like Discord, Facebook Messenger, Zoom, and Google Meets to call people, it compresses the audio like it would in a normal phone call, even though using those same apps from the ...
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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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Alcatel 5033X - Android 8.1.0 not playing audio notification

I've developed an app receiving notifications by the server and playing an audio file included in the app itself. The app is working fine but I've a customer with an Alcatel 5033X - Android 8.1.0 ...
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How to improve bluetooth audio quality

OS: Android 10 Device: Samsung Galaxy 10e Speakers: Marley Get Togeather I bought some new bluetooth speakers that were rated highly for audio quality, but when I connect my phone, it sounds really ...
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Sound booster ruined audio

I downloaded a bunch of sound booster apps now the audio is ruined. I reset it and it still sounds bad. I got a new phone and transfered data over but the bad audio moved too. How do I fix this? ...
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mixer_paths.xml, identify which scenario is used

I am using an Android mod (LineageOs 17.1) for my Note 4 (N910F), and I am investigating the mixer_paths.xml. I can make calls with simple bluetooth headset, but if I use my big Sennheiser noise ...
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How do I automatically configure an Adapt Sound profile?

I have configured different audio profiles for each of my Bluetooth devices. How do I automatically configure to set a specific profile for each device? I didn't find a option using Bixby Assistant or ...
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Is it possible to skip to the next track in a vlc playlist if you have single track repeat enabled?

I have a playlist I have made in VLC. It consists of 5 tracks so far. Long story short, they are short parts I am trying to memorize. Thus, I have single track repeat enabled, so I can listen to a ...
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How does Samsung's Voice Recorder's Speech-to-text function store the text and sync it with the audio?

I am using Samsung Galaxy S7 and recently, I used the speech-to-text feature in the default Voice Recorder application. When I play one of the audio files that was recorded with that feature, the ...
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Switch to speaker when using a headphone with wearing detection

I have a headphone with wearing detection, which pauses playback when I take off the headphone. However, with it off, I am not able to hear any notifications from the phone. I know iPhone has the ...
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Sound / vibration for specific contact

is it possible to have my phone set up so that it is silent but will make a noise / vibration for a specific contact? I've tried looking around for a solution but can't seem to find anything that ...
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How to activate internal mic during phone calls when using headphones with a USB-C to audio dongle?

I would like to use my Samsung Galaxy S20 phone with my quality studio headphones for phone calls. Since the device does not have a 3.5 mm audio socket, I am using a USB-C to 3.5 mm dongle. The ...
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Android Auto poor voice quality?

I am using Android Auto to navigate via Maps, and it works fine. However, the voice quality is much worse than if I use Google Maps and connect my phone via Bluetooth. I have tried enabling 48KHz ...
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Will the cellphone detect a bluetooth transmitter (connected to a Zoom H4N microphone) detect it as a microphone?

I would like to add a bluetooth transmitter to my Zoom H4N microphone rather than having a wired configuration. Can I simply add a bluetooth transmitter to the Zoom's line out and pair that as a mic ...
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USB Sound Card Android 6.0 strange problem

I have the following USB sound card: https://www.amazon.co.uk/KOOPAO-External-Headphone-Microphone-Converter-GREY/dp/B08CXHFWS1/ I have it plugged in to a USB hub with an OTG cable to and my tablet. ...
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Using Android Phone as Wifi adapter for stereo system?

Would it be possible to use an old Android Phone as a wifi adapter for an old stereo system to stream music to it? We have an old Stereo System at home (which doesent have wifi conncetion) and I would ...
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Disable Audio Notifications on Android 10

I have a Samsung Galaxy S20FE, running Android 10 and One UI 2.5. Previously on my Galaxy S8 I had the ability to toggle audio and vibration independently for notifications on a per-app basis. This ...
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How do I redirect speaker output to microphone input for a Redmi Note 4?

I have a Redmi Note 4 android device and I have installed LineageOS 16.0. The phone is rooted. I want to redirect the speaker output to the microphone. Could you please suggest the change required in /...
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How to change the default alarm sound in android with or without root manually without theme installing?

If you have root just replace /system/media/sound/alarms/any_bad_sound.ogg to your good one. File permissions should be 644, you csn use any file format android can play. For ex. i have renamed mp3 ...
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How to switch off the sounds appearing while locking screen or swiping down notification bar?

Few days ago I have reseted settings on my phone, then the problems started. My phone is making annoying sounds while locking the screen, when I swipe the notification bar down or when I swipe ...
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Turn off the Cell Radio?

Any way to simply turn off the cell phone radio? This need has come up in ZOOM sessions using the zoom app because that app uses the "phone audio" rather than "media audio" As a ...

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