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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 to increase headphone loudness beyond 100%?

I am very hard of hearing. Is there a sound amplification app one can use with earbuds? Earbuds with a microphone for a Droid are a non-issue but I don't know where to find an inexpensive app to work ...
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Cable to send audio from iPhone to android phone via TRRS

This is a follow-up to https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/29099/designing-a-cable-for-bidirectional-communication-between-2-iphones-via-trrs-he The cable in the above link successfully ...
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No Media profile in Bluetooth connection

When I connect my Galaxy S5 (Android 5.0 build G900FXXU1BOC7) to the car (a Hyundai Accent), the Bluetooth connection doesn't show the media profile, only the phone profile. Which is strange, since my ...
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audio player ala winamp on android?

is there any audio player that works similar to winamp? so it can play most importantly files from within a folder (whole folder or one file) playlists streams
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What is the Virtualizer sound effect in music players and how does it work?

I use PlayerPro to play music on my smartphone. In PlayerPro there are "Sound Effects", which are similar to the DSP manager. One of the sound effects is the Virtualizer. When I enable the ...
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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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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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Disable low-battery warning, specifically on XOOM

I would like to disable the low-battery warning on my XOOM without rooting. It's a pretty obnoxious sound compared to other phones I have used. By rooting, I can replace /system/media/audio/ui/...
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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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Can Tablets deal with USB Sound Cards?

I've found this thing on eBay. It converts the USB to a microphone input and a jack-speaker output. I'm just curious, if my tablet is compatible with it as the description doesn't explicitly mentions ...
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Setting/app to route audio input to phone's mic while a wired headset is connected to it

I'm a new Android phone user. I'm looking for a setting or an application that can route audio input to phone's microphone while a wired headset is connected to it, but keep the audio output to the ...
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How to measure sound decibel in Android?

Since Android device can play music using in-built music player or using external apps such as YouTube or TuneIn Radio, I wonder if it is possible to "measure" the sound being played by Android ...
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Play sound from two apps simultaneously [duplicate]

Is there a way to play sound from any two apps (or more) simultaneously on Android? For example I have Audible reading a book. I'd like to play sound from a relaxation app at the same time. Or from my ...
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Prevent phone from automatically lowering media volume

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket. Everytime I unplug my headphones/auxiliary cord from my phone and plug it back in, the media volume gets lowered to about 60%, system-wide, regardless of media ...
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Find out which app is making notification sounds? [duplicate]

I've got a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8, and a few days ago it started making a notification sound but with no notification banner. I don't know what app is doing it and I didn't install anything around the ...
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How to play 5.1 audio direct to speakers?

I have an audio file recorded in 5.1 surround sound. I'd like to play this from my Android Device. The issue I have is the various Android devices I have (tablets/phones) all contain the standard 3....
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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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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 to stream audio from Android to PulseAudio server?

I have a home linux server running the PulseAudio - with shared audio devices, that are connected to cool sound system. And I have an Android 4.4-based phone. I want to stream audio from my phone to ...
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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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Call from Skype with front speaker

My phone has two speakers, one in front that is used during normal call, and one in the back (the "loudspeaker") that is used to play music and in hands-free mode. When I'm using Skype for Android, it ...
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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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Is there a way to set a default volume for different bluetooth connections?

I use my phone as my main audio player, with headphones, through my car, and through my speakers at home. When using it in the car I crank the audio on my phone to full volume and adjust volume ...
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Best Car stereo for my android phone [closed]

I just got a HCT EVO and was thinking about getting car stereo with bluetooth, car mount, and car charger to go with it (for my 2005 Civic). First of all, are there any products that will do all of ...
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How to use two Android smartphones as lavalier microphone transmitter and receiver?

I have two Android smartphones (Nexus 5 and Galaxy Nexus) and lavalier microphone. I would like to connect microphone to one smartphone and connect another smartphone to the mixer console. Then stream ...
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Google Nexus 4 weird sound problem

Are there any solutions to the Google Nexus 4 weird sound problem? This is how it sounds. Will Google replace the phone? I am in Singapore and bought this phone through a friend in the US. There is ...
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How can I make a selected calendar notification behave like an alarm, that is, audible even on silent mode?

I keep my phone on silent most of the time but would like audible reminders for critical calendar reminders. Short of silencing everything else manually, is there a way to acheive this?
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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 ...
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Pixel 4a makes a mystery sound with no notification [duplicate]

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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How can I know which app is giving me notification sounds? [duplicate]

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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different audio on different devices

I am going on a trip with my son and want my music to play through bluetooth and his youtube to play through the phones speakers, is this possible
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How to turn off the beep sound when pressing volume up/down buttons on Lenovo s660?

Here is the sound on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H5ZOVelLEw The sound video was uploaded by a person who has the same problem as me, though he has a smartphone of another model. In ...
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How to suppress repeated alert/notification sounds

Is there a way to suppress repeated alert sounds within a certain period of time - i.e after an event triggers a sound, do not play any further sounds for any more of the same event type that arrives ...
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Mute the external microphone when a headphone is plugged in? [closed]

I'm running Gingerbread on my Samsung Galaxy S II. I dock it on my dash in my car and plug a 3.5mm cord from the phone to my stereo aux input. I often listen to music from my phone through my car ...
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How can I record high quality audio with my HTC Desire?

I would like to record interviews, edit them on a computer and include them in a podcast. There is a 'voice recorder app' built in, but the sound quality is awful, much worse than a dictaphone. It ...
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Notification sound is too loud when listening to music with a headset

I'm using a Galaxy S6. When I'm listening to music with my headphones plugged in, notifications come through startlingly loud. I checked my sound settings, and I have the volume for notifications ...
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Media volume issues

I've a Samsung Galaxy i551 with Android 2.2, not rooted and with stock rom. I'm having two volume issues (don't know if they have anything to do with each other): When using the external speacker, ...
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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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What audio file formats does Android support?

What audio file formats does Android (ICS in particular) support? If this depends on the device, how can I find out?
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How can I restore the original ringtones and sounds?

Without really thinking, I used the "clear data" command on the Media Storage app, which deleted all the stock ringtones and notification sounds from my Nexus One. How can I get them back?
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I can barely hear the touch sounds on my Galaxy Nexus ICS

I enabled "touch sounds" (click sound when pressing buttons) on my Galaxy Nexus ICS but they are so faint I can barely hear them. The same is true for the screen lock sound. All other sounds are loud ...
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Can my friend's Android phone impersonate the starship Enterprise?

I was recently browsing Reddit and found the geekiest command to boldly go where no command has gone before. play -n -c1 synth whitenoise lowpass -1 120 lowpass -1 120 lowpass -1 120 gain +14 It's ...
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Can I create a specific ringtone for email from specific people?

Is there any way at all to set it up so that I can have a different notification sound for different email senders? In other words, if I get an email from Fred, can I have a different notification ...
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Who is "Dr. MAD"/who composed the default Android ringtones?

I found Android's ringtones (in /system/product/media/audio), and a lot of them have metadata. The most common name that shows up in the Artist section of the metadata for most ringtones, as far as I ...
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How to disable the "waterdrop sound" played when locking or unlocking the screen

I am running Android KitKat 4.4.2 on a Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo. I have installed the Screen Lock Pro app which allows you to log off by clicking a home screen icon or tapping on a notification drawer ...
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Audible difference in bluetooth A2DP sound quality - how change A2DP settings?

After moving from Symbian to Android, I noticed an audible* drop in audio quality when listening to music via bluetooth (A2DP). I woudn't say the quality is poor, but bad enough for me to investigate ...
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How to mute ads?

Even when the phone is on silent mode, some apps show audible video ads. How can I mute such ads?
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Different volume level for new email notification and new SMS notification?

I have lots of emails coming in all day. For this reason, my notification sounds level is low. But I need to be alarmed when I have a new SMS. Currently I don't always notice new SMS messages because ...
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How to mute sound just on Instagram stories?

I have an Android smartphone. I wish to mute sound on Instagram stories, which can be achieved easily by using the volume buttons. However, in that case I need to unmute sound when I want to watch a ...
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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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