Re: Improve sound?
Alsa is one of the commonly used sound back-ends. Ubuntu uses pulseaudio I believe as a front-end since there's a few different sound backends (alsa, oss, etc.). There are a few different control applications for Pulseaudio, but I don't seem to see any of them that have mixer controls to adjust the quality of the audio. Does audio sound better if you play it from a different program? For example if you're using banshee or rhythmbox, does the sound improve if you use VLC or something else to play the same file? How was the sound quality on this computer before Ubuntu, better, worse or the same?
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