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Bluetooth Sound Is Poor and Choppy
« on: July 30, 2017, 09:15:05 PM »
 

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What can I do to better the sound quality and stop the choppiness while using Bluetooth.?

It works well under Win10.

I am running LinuxLite under Legacy on my Dell i5755 Laptop.


EDIT: it sounds good through regular laptop speakers and is not choppy.
What's up with the Bluetooth?
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Re: Bluetooth Sound Is Poor and Choppy
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 06:15:31 PM »
 

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Thanks for all your help! Off to distro hopping again.
 

Re: Bluetooth Sound Is Poor and Choppy
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 07:09:07 PM »
 

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@PinStripe Sorry but could you post additional system info?
Perhaps posting the output of
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inxi -Zxfor perhaps
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lspci
Googling your model looks like it might have Bluetooth 4.0.. Maybe a driver?
Have you checked Additional Drivers?


Perhaps the manual:
https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/hardware.html#bluetooth
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https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/network/(solved)-enabling-full-bluetooth-support-in-linux-lite/


More Info:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsBluetoothUsbAdapters
https://vilimpoc.org/blog/2016/04/30/ubuntu-16-04-bluetooth-speakers/




Hopefully these will point you in the right direction they are "bluetooth" generic and not driver specific....
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Re: Bluetooth Sound Is Poor and Choppy
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 09:40:40 PM »
 

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I just returned the laptop to the merchant. It had another issue and didn't want to deal with it. I am now looking for a better one.
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 10:10:44 PM »
 

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I just returned the laptop to the merchant. It had another issue and didn't want to deal with it. I am now looking for a better one.

Remember you can compare against the Hardware DB, see what others are using .. https://www.linuxliteos.com/hardware.php
Or check components... i5, nvidia, sis, skylake etc... Although may not be 100% out of box but you'll know what other folks are running...

Good luck to you!!
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Re: Bluetooth Sound Is Poor and Choppy
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 07:50:50 PM »
 

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Well, I purchased a refurbished HP 14-AL061NR and now the Bluetooth says connected and the sound remains with the laptop.
This is SO frustrating!!

I don't have the luxury of buying whatever... I could only get what I can afford and got a STEAL of a deal on this laptop.
Can the programmer build in a driver for it? If so, I'd be willing to make a small donation.

Everything else seems to work... I don't want to have to change distros just because of Bluetooth.

Edit: Oh and I thought I'd add my headphone model to the issue...
JBL  E40 BT
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Re: Bluetooth Sound Is Poor and Choppy
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 08:26:15 AM »
 

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Hello PinStripe,

In LL click - Menu>All>Bluetooth Manager
right click on the headphone and select - audio profile>High fidelity playback

Source https://askubuntu.com/questions/764273/ubuntu-16-04-wont-output-sound-to-bluetooth-headphones

If this does not solve it then issues with your model of headphone is having solutions here https://askubuntu.com/questions/239209/no-sound-from-bluetooth-headset-but-its-detected
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Re: Bluetooth Sound Is Poor and Choppy
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2017, 12:09:23 PM »
 

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Well, I fixed it last night. Although I have no clue as to how...
What I did was install several softwares and then updated
them and I figured... what the heck... I'll give it another
shot and Viola! It worked!

But I'm now experiencing a pc-sleep problem and will post a
new thread.
 

Re: Bluetooth Sound Is Poor and Choppy
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 12:54:30 PM »
 

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Good to read you have fixed your Bluetooth headphones sound :)
 

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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2017, 10:04:02 PM »
 

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Yah, but I wish I knew how it happened.

Regarding my laptop not going to sleep when the cover is closed, I did not post a new thread as I saw there was already one at the top of the Hardware / Start up and Shut Down topic... so I simply responded to it as I am having the same issue.
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2017, 10:00:41 PM »
 

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It was working for a few times of using it and magically STOPPED working!
Not sure what happened as I had done nothing to the OS since. No new
softwares or updates or anything.

But today I did do an Upgrade and then an update. But still no bluetooth.
I tried following the advice of going into the bluetooth manager, but there
is NO Audio Profile in the menu that comes up.

What else can I do to get this working?
 

Re: Bluetooth Sound Is Poor and Choppy
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2017, 10:08:21 PM »
 

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See @firenice03 reply. We'll need to see some output in order to address your issue accurately.
 

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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2017, 11:48:12 AM »
 

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$ inxi -Zxf
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-6100U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB bmips: 9216
           clock speeds: max: 2300 MHz 1: 495 MHz 2: 487 MHz 3: 522 MHz
           4: 494 MHz
           CPU Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat
           arch_perfmon art avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt cmov
           constant_tsc cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts eagerfpu epb ept
           erms est f16c flexpriority fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr hle ht hwp
           hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_notify ida intel_pt invpcid lahf_lm lm
           mca mce mmx monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat
           pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36
           pts rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good rtm sdbg sep smap smep ss sse
           sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust
           tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec
           xsaveopt xtopology xtpr


$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Sky Lake Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 08)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Sky Lake Integrated Graphics (rev 07)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Skylake Processor Thermal Subsystem (rev 08)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 21)
00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Thermal subsystem (rev 21)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP CSME HECI (rev 21)
00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port (rev f1)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port (rev f1)
00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d1b (rev f1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 21)
00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PMC (rev 21)
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio (rev 21)
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SMBus (rev 21)
01:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS522A PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 0a)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 3165 (rev 81)
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Re: Bluetooth Sound Is Poor and Choppy
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2017, 07:04:53 PM »
 

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It started working again today after getting some help from the Mint people... but is terrible sound quality. It sounds like music is playing in the next room over and the volume randomly increases and fades out and then back.

I'm seriously considering going back to windows for a couple years in hopes that LINUX will get better. Because I have tried distro after distro and believe me... they ALL have their issues! I really don't like the evil elitist crap that the proprietary companies pull... but at least I can get things DONE while using it.
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2017, 09:53:06 PM »
 

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What about:

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