How to fix Samsung M51 microphone sound not audible to other party in the call on dialing

This is a peculiar problem with the Samsung M51. It appears to be a software issue related to some settings in the Phone app. When calling others using the handset, they cannot hear me the first time. I disconnect and call them up again, and they can hear me very well. Also, when they call … Continue reading How to fix Samsung M51 microphone sound not audible to other party in the call on dialing

How to fix tinny sound from Dell Inspiron 5000 series laptop speakers in Linux Mint 20 or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Linux Mint 20, Xubuntu or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS runs well on the Dell laptop. But, the recent upgrade to Linux Mint 20 or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS caused an issue of tinny sound from the the speakers. After trying several changes, I tried this below, and at least, using the pulseaudio equalizer, managed to make the … Continue reading How to fix tinny sound from Dell Inspiron 5000 series laptop speakers in Linux Mint 20 or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

How to fix crackling distorted sound from speakers in Linux Mint 20 XFCE

The computer speakers crackle and give distorted sound at high volumes in Linux Mint 20 XFCE. To overcome this, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: $ alsamixer <enter>Use the right arrow key to locate the option for Auto-Mute. It will show enabled. Change it to disabled by pressing the down arrow key … Continue reading How to fix crackling distorted sound from speakers in Linux Mint 20 XFCE

Extract the audio from an MP4 video file using avconv

At times, we would like to extract the audio from an MP4 video file. To do this in Linux, open a terminal window in Ubuntu and use the utility called avconv as follows:$ avconv -i MyVideoFile.mp4 -vn -acodec copy MyAudioFile.aac <enter> where, MyVideoFile.mp4 is your mp4 video file. You can then listen to the MyAudioFile.aac … Continue reading Extract the audio from an MP4 video file using avconv