Archive for the ‘audio’ Category

Ubuntu: Make ALSA default instead of PulseAudio

PulseAudio has still problems with some applications and it always adds a little latency and that's the reason, why so many people still prefer ALSA. This howto shows you, how to remove PulseAudio, add alsa-mixer applet to the panel and associate hotkeys for volume change. 1. Remove PulseAudio This will uninstall PulseAudio, delete the configuration […]

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Ubuntu server: install Alsa sound and MOC (Music On Console)

1. To install Alsa sound (alsa-base, alsa-utils, alsa-tools and libasound2) enter this command: sudo apt-get install alsa alsa-tools 2. Add yourself to the group audio: sudo adduser yourusername audio 3. Reboot to take effect sudo init 6 4. Alsamixer is sometimes muted by default, so you might need to unmute it. Run alsamixer: alsamixer Use […]

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Ubuntu 9.10: compiling FFmpeg with x264

FFmpeg is a versatile tool to encode and convert a multitude of video and audio formats. x264 encodes high-quality video superior to other popular encoders. Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) ships with a version of ffmpeg without libfaac and x264 support because of licensing issues. This means you will need to compile ffmpeg yourself. This guide […]

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