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How can I increase the number of volume levels?

This should help some folks and it does enable better control, not louder volume. Go to developer options (enable developer options if you haven't previously done so). Then, turn on "Disable ...
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How can I prevent an app from interrupting audio playback of some other app?

You can set TAKE_AUDIO_FOCUS permission of that app to ignore: appops set <PKG_NAME> TAKE_AUDIO_FOCUS ignore Using Permission Manager X (PMX) this can be done conveniently for any app: ...
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How can I increase the number of volume levels?

If you're phone is rooted or you have a custom recovery (like TWRP), this is actually much easier. The only thing you'll have to do, is to add the following line to your build.prop file located in /...
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Connect a USB soundcard to an Android phone? And use it for videos?

Yes it is possible. I'm doing this with several devices for amateur radio and video production with KineMaster Pro. For amateur radio, I use the DigiMaster MiniProSC connected via OTG cable to a Nexus ...
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How to enable USB "Audio Source" option on Android 9+?

Android devices can work in USB host or device mode. Host is the one which controls USB communication. PCs mostly operate in host mode. Device is the one which is being powered and controlled by the ...
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How to disable sound from an app

If you happen to be on a Samsung phone, there is an app called "Sound Assistant" which is excellent - adding volume sliders for whatever individual apps you like. They waste a lot of money ...
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How do I adjust audio balance of my Android phone headphones out?

Stock Android 10. Settings -> Accessibility -> "Audio and On-Screen text" There you have the option between Mono Audo and Audio balance. Device: Google Pixel 2XL
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How to have two applications play sound simultaneously?

Samsung's SoundAssistant does this and allows you to adjust the volume of both apps separately. Not sure if Samsung's app store (Galaxy Store) or the app itself is available for non-Samsung devices, ...
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How to play 5.1 audio direct to speakers?

There are many ways you can get the audio out. Through wire: Head phone jack - you clearly said it can deliver only two channel audio. USB - You can use an OTG adapter and plug in a 5 channel USB ...
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How do I determine which A2DP codecs my phone supports/is currently using?

In many cases, you need not go through this process, as valdikss now keeps track for many of the contributed results on his website https://btcodecs.valdikss.org.ru/codec-compatibility/ https://...
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Is there a way to stream all audio from PC to Android via USB?

I've made an app called AudioRelay which allows you to do that. It's mainly used over Wifi but you can use your phone's USB tethering option to create a USB connection. First, download and start the ...
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Altering left-right sound balance on Android 6.0.1

There's an older related post on this topic: How do I adjust audio balance of my Android phone headphones out? – but it seems that it's not matching recent versions of Android anymore. Like this CNET ...
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Android Emulator change system sound

I'm running Windows 10 and I found that when launching the Android emulator, it would disable my Dolby audio enhancements. I simply had to turn it back on in the Sound properties.
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Raise volume above recommended level? message

It's a European law which states you must be reminded every 20 hours of listening: The user can choose to override the limit so that the sound level can be increased up to maximum 100dB. If the ...
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Who is "Dr. MAD"/who composed the default Android ringtones?

Interesting question from a historical perspective since a Google search threw up a few references to Dr.MAD in the ringtone meta data of several OEM ringtones. Here is what I found. I cannot vouch ...
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How to stream audio from Android to PulseAudio server?

Currently there is no built-in protocol for "stock" Androids to connect to remote Pulseaudio servers. However, a custom ROM HAS been made to include Pulseaudio as the Android sound engine. Maybe ...
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Good combination for playing media from SMB/CIFS share?

VLC for Android plays media from SMB shares. I use VLC on my tablet, my little Android set top box and about to put it on my firesticks. I also use VLC on my Windows and Linux PC's.
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How can I increase the number of volume levels?

The Samsung SoundAssistant is your huckleberry. Free app. Provides system-wide fine control over volume, with adjustable increments and per-application settings.
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How can I increase the number of volume levels?

I had initially posted this as an answer to this question: How to increase/decrease volume in smaller increments/decrements?, unfortunately this method won't work officially with Nougat (due to some ...
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How can I disable the startup/boot sound on a rooted Samsung Galaxy S5?

With root access, simply rename, move, or delete the file: /system/media/audio/ui/PowerOn.ogg This solution may work for other Samsung Galaxy models, and perhaps other makes as well, provided the ...
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How to play 5.1 audio direct to speakers?

In stock Android, it's not possible to have more than two audio channels (stereo) via USB as documented here. The 3.5mm jack, as well as Bluetooth, do not support more than 2 channels either (although ...
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Can I connect android through headphone jack to car stereo's USB?

Most likely not, but it depends on the technical details of the components in question. Most importantly, Is the adapter simply a passthrough wiring change? Or is it an active device that actually ...
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How to mute ads?

Video ads use Android media stream to play sound Muting the phone media mutes ads as well
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How to Play Sound from Termux when using Linux?

There are two possibilities I know of, to play sound from a Linux environment on Android device: Play through native ALSA libraries Stream through PulseAudio Forward to X Server (on UNIX or TCP ...
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How do I stop ads interrupting my music player

If adblock is an option, I highly recommend Blokada. It is a local VPN that uses host files to block ads and can work without root. More info here. (I am not affiliated with it). It sounds easiest ...
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How do I stop ads interrupting my music player

Open the Google Settings app on your device (called Google Settings or Settings, depending on your device). Scroll down and tap Google. Tap Ads. Turn on Opt out of interest-based ads or Opt out of Ads ...
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USB Audio interface with Google Pixel 3a

Here are some options: Use an alternative camera app, which will allow you to set the audio source. For example: Open Camera Record the audio in a separate app then edit the audio and video together ...
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Specific MP3 plays over headphones only

This is due to the audio having stereo (left and right) channels being out-of-phase. To put it very simply, when the audio waveform on the left channel is out-of-phase with the right channel, the ...
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How can I prevent an app from interrupting audio playback of some other app?

If you have a Samsung phone then Sound Assistant has a Multi Sound option that can allow specific applications to be able to play audio at the same time as other applications. Once you toggle it on ...
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Silence all notifications by default

Depending on the device model, Android version, and custom ROM, there may be a built-in setting to set the default notification sound. The default option may include "no sound", or otherwise ...
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