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

15 band equalizer with Pulseaudio Equalizer in Linux

You can get a 15 band sound equalizer on Linux. Looking around for presets for mplayer yielded no success on the internet. Finally, chanced upon pulseaudio equalizer project. You can install it on Fedora using: # yum install pulseaudio-equalizer <enter> After that, run it from the Sound and Video applications on your desktop. You can … Continue reading 15 band equalizer with Pulseaudio Equalizer in Linux

Convert audio CD to MP3 using Sound Converter in Ubuntu

While there are many tools to convert audio CD's from one format to another, here's another way to convert audio CDs to MP3 in Ubuntu. Insert the audio CD you want to convert in the CD drive Copy the tracks on the audio CD to wav files using: $ cdparanoia -B <enter> To convert to … Continue reading Convert audio CD to MP3 using Sound Converter in Ubuntu