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 . . . → Read More: 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 . . . → Read More: Convert audio CD to MP3 using Sound Converter in Ubuntu

Remove Rhythmbox completely from Ubuntu

Start up a terminal window in Ubuntu. Enter the commands below.

$ sudo apt-get purge rhythmbox <enter> $ sudo apt-get autoremove <enter>

This will remove rhythmbox completely. You will not see it in the Sound Settings menu in the system tray too.

5.1 Surround Sound in Linux – Gnome MPlayer

You can get full 5.1 surround sound in Linux using Gnome MPlayer. Here is what needs to be done.

Install Gnome MPlayer and mplayer following the instructions using your distribution’s repository. Visit http://www.lynnemusic.com/surround.html to download a 5.1 surround sound audio file to test the settings. Start up Gnome Mplayer. Select Edit -> Preferences from the . . . → Read More: 5.1 Surround Sound in Linux – Gnome MPlayer

USB sound card for laptops without 3.5 mm headset jacks

After damage to 2 high end Logitech headsets I owned after the use of unbranded USB sound cards, I finally settled for an economical, higher end USB sound card. The Steel Series Siberia USB Sound card. It is advertised as a very good card for gaming, but I also found it most suited for use . . . → Read More: USB sound card for laptops without 3.5 mm headset jacks

Connect Sony MW600 headset to Linux (only audio output)

Finally, got the MW600 headset connected to Fedora 16 Linux. To do this, you need Pulseaudio and also the Blueman Device Manager. This is a GTK+ manager. The present Gnome 3 bluetooth does not allow this device to be connected.

To do so, install the following packages, if not installed on your linux box: # . . . → Read More: Connect Sony MW600 headset to Linux (only audio output)

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