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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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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My phone keeps beeping randomly! Even in safe mode

It started about two days ago. It randomly beeps every two to three minutes. Sometimes it beeps more frequently, sometimes not so much. It has no pattern. I recently downloaded the reddit app and ...
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Any way to disable notifications' sound when screen is on? On Stock Android

Is there any reasonable way to disable all android notification sounds (only) when your screen is on, but keeping them working when screen is off? By 'stock' I mean a Pixel (3) device. Rationale: ...
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Headset microphone audio level low during call

I have a phone and two headsets. The listening sound level is fine for both headset; so I can hear my partner just fine. But during calls the receiver can hardly hear me. Without headset the sound ...
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Select the audio devices in Firefox mobile

I want to contribute to the mozilla voice project from my phone but sometimes the firefox selects the loudspeaker and sometimes the ear speaker. I don't seem to have any control over this. How can I ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - Sound / Interrupt settings missing?

Sorry if this is not the right place to ask, and also sorry for the deluge of pictures. I just cannot explain this properly without them, and as far as I was able to research online, nobody else has ...
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Disable DND start sound?

I have a Moto g 6 with android 9. I configured do not disturb (DND) mode to automatically ensure silence from midnight to 6am. Nice feature but here it comes: Every day at midnight my phone plays a ...
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How to disable noise reduction in android 7?

Does anyone happen to know how to disable noise reduction in Android 7 nougat? The noise reduction feature on the ZTE Blade X Max really destroys the audio in the video recordings I have.
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All system audio being transmitted over calls

So I have a Huawei Y9 (2018) running Android 9 with EMUI 9.1. Whenever I'm on a call (I've only observed this with Messenger calls so far), all the audio from my notifications and media (if any) also ...
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Android Tablet plays videos at 3x speed with no audio ( including embedded, youtube, local files videos )

i have an android tablet, Asus z500m 3S 10, it used to work properly, then suddenly one day all videos play at 3x speed ( superfast ) and no audio comes out the speakers or headphone jack, however, as ...
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built in equalizer Android one

I use Android one on mi a2 lite, and I cannot find the built in equalizer. The Spotify application has a link to the built in equalizer, I can even tune the sound of other apps from Spotify, but I don'...
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Can I decrease the audio latency of Android (for a Midi keyboard)?

I've connected a MIDI keyboard to my Moto E4 and I'd like to decrease the audio latency. I've searched online and found that Android OS doesn't do a great job processing audio signals quickly. Is ...
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my lg g3 keeps cutting off music or radio after a few seconds playing

Any attempt to change the sleep time is immediately thwarted by the phone changing it back to zero and it stops playing as usual.
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What does the headphone icon in picture-in-picture suppose to do?

So you see the headphone icon in picture-in-picture, but I have not figured out what this icon is supposed to do, thus the question.
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Can I use the phone's mic when connected to a bluetooth speaker?

When connecting the phone to a BT speaker that includes a mic (pretty much all of them), the speaker acts like a BT headset, and the phone's mic is disabled. Can I use the speaker for audio output ...
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Media volume drops after silence in music

Whenever there is a long enough pause (meaning silence, not that I pause the music) in my music or other audio I'm listening to the volume drops and fades back in when the music or media starts again. ...
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Force Viper4Android to restart process on Autoboot

I am using Viper4Android but sometimes after the phone was on for a long time or after a reboot the App itself (or it's Audio Drivers idk) stop working. If this happens sometimes the notification is ...
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No one can hear me on my Galaxy Note 8 Edge! How do I fix?

No one can hear me on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Edge when they call me or I call them. I hear them clearly, but I have to race to turn the speaker on before they hang up. How do I fix this problem ...
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How to prevent brief audio cut-outs when using sleep aid apps

When attempting to use an app like Relaxio or Sleepo to drown out background noises when sleeping, I am frequently awoken by the sound cutting out for a fraction of a second. This occurs roughly ...
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Select different audio devices for input and output

I have a Chinese TV-Box (ARM based running Android 4.4) that has no input for microphone. I decided to buy a USB sound card so I could extend its capabilities. After inserting the sound card into a ...
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How to fix audio delay when casting Android to Google Home Mini and playing video?

I have oneplus 6 running on Android P, when I cast phone audio to Home mini and watch any video on youtube/netflix etc there's some audio lag (~1 sec). How can I fix it? P.S: my phone is rooted if ...
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Increase audio output gain

I'm trying to increase the output volume of Google Podcasts on a Pixel running 9.0. It seems like the easiest way to do this used to be with an Equalizer set to session ID 0, but this behavior is ...
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How to automatically normalize loudness system-wide?

I have to constantly adjust the volume, especially to turn down ads and loud action scenes or dramatic soundtrack swells in video, but turn up to keep dialog audible, etc. I need something that does ...
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Spotify playing without audio

I am using Spotify on Android (OnePlus6) and the audio suddenly stopped midway through the song. The song continued playing but I couldn't hear anything. There is no problem with my phone speakers as ...
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Android audio_dump

When I walk through the system folders of my old android phone to clean it I could see that there was a mtklog folder containing an audio_dump folder, itself containing many files in the form VMLog_%...
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How to install pyalsaaudio

Using pip in Pydroid 3 (running under Win10 Memu) I am trying to install pyalsaaudio. The build fails with "no such file" for "alsa/asoundlib.h". Other Linux distros suggest installing libasound2-dev ...
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How to record internal Android audio by ffmpeg?

Could you help me in this question, I'm trying to record the internal Android audio by ffmpeg, but I do not know how. Help!
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Not able to use media audio on Bluetooth

I'm using an Alcatel Tetra, Android 8.1 with bluedio victory 2nd gen headphones and media isn't working. Android insists no media is connected. I can confirm the headset support A2DP, and media gies ...
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Add bluetooth input as external microphone

Here's the situation. I have a friend with a hearing disability where they can only read words to know what is going on. They have a Lenovo TB X103F with a caption program that will dictate what ...
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How do I send video, but not audio, to an external monitor through an HDMI adapter?

I have an Essential Phone running stock Android 9 Pie. It has a USB-C connection, and I have a USB-C to HDMI adapter that I use to send video and audio to an external HDMI monitor. Unfortunately, the ...
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Unable to record audio through the headset

I bought a Lavalier mic that plugs right into the audio jack, and for some reason it won't record the audio. It's not the mic as I tried it on other phones and it works fine. On my phone, it says that ...
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On Android x-86 how do I access the PC's internal CD/DVD drive?

On Android x-86 how do I access the PC's internal CD/DVD drive on an HP envy 15 running Android X-86 8.1. The device shows R/W for data exchange only, it will not read pre-recorded discs.
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Disable/pause audio when active playback device changes

Is there a way to enable a system-wide disable/mute switch for audio when the playback device changes (i.e. on an Android phone). Sometimes on the bus, my Bluetooth headset will disconnect from the ...
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How to record High quality audio in android?

I have tried many android application to record voice, but they're quality is not great, often it muffles the sound, as a result of forced noise removal. But surprisingly, the video recorded from the ...
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how can I download lyrics for audio files?

In the past and in others platforms I was used to plays mp3 and downloads txt/lrc lyrics from internet how can I download lyrics for lacally stored mp3 files? The app minilyrics for android is ...
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Play music on Bluetooth speaker and Youtube on internal

I want to play music in the background over my Bluetooth speaker and use my phone at the same time for other apps playing audio (like Youtube) that are supposed to use the phones internal speaker. Is ...
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How to prevent loud beeps before alarm rings

Using alarm xtreme on Samsung S8. In the past it didnt happen but recently when the phone wakes up to play the alarm it plays a very loud 3 beeps and then starts the alarm. The alarm is set to start ...
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Disable or change audio ducking (lowering)?

The audio ducking feature seems to let apps decide to lower its volume or pause playback while a notification from another app is playing. Even though this feature is turned on by default, I am ...
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What is effecting my Android's sound?

Recently, while listening to music and YouTube the volume level fluctuates. It goes from... what I set it to - to 70% lower volume - to back to what I set it to - to 70% lower, on and on and on. ...
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Audio jack quality of s9+

so i do not have super trained ears, i'm not a music expert but i listen to a ton of music, mainly electronic daily through my Sennheiser hd 598 cs, they have a low impedance, how does the audio ...
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Samsung Galaxy emitting constant beeping sound

My Galaxy (A8) is emitting a constant beeping sound every few seconds. I tried the following, per various online suggestions: Wiping the cache (by entering into recovery mode) Closing all ...
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Completely disable audio jack as a media output

I bought 3.5 mm. dust plug jack and I'm using its buttons, but Android is considering it as a headphone and always routing the audio to it not the phone speakers nor the Bluetooth. I need to ...
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No SMS/MMS Notification Sound Sporadically for only a Specific Contact?

Phone: HTC Desire 530s - MetroPCS Stock Rom - Android 6.0 - Rooted. The Issue: No notification sound for a specific contact. Call notifications seem to come through from said contact, but SMS/MMS are ...
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“Use Voice with Wired Headset” Notification Stops Music

I have my Moto G plugged into an AUX port in my car which plays music from the car's speaker's via Google Play Music. Occasionally, the music will automatically pause and a notification will popup on ...
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Disable notification sound for PingID on authentication

PingID is an authentication tool used for 2FA login, after initial login to a system it will prompt the installed app on phone to loudly beep when it is asking for authentication (by swiping a widget)....
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Snapchat shutter sound before update

Now I have Snapchat 10.23.11 on Huawei and my friend has the same ver but on Samsung device. I have muted system Camera app and in system app there's no shutter sound. In snapchat when I'm takeing a ...
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How to turn off shutter sound on LG G5?

How to turn off shutter sound on LG G5 with latest official firmware (Android 7)? "Do not disturb" sound mode does not working for shutter sound.