#StackBounty: #raspbian #audio #audio-playback No sounds playing from USB external speaker on Raspberry Pi

Bounty: 50

I’m trying to get some sound to play via an external USB connected speaker from my Rasp Pi 3 Model B.

aplay -L 

gives me this entry (along with many others)

default:CARD=Device
USB2.0 Device, USB Audio
Default Audio Device

So, I tried running:

aplay -D default:CARD=Device piano2.wav

But end up with the following

Playing WAVE 'piano2.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 48000 Hz, Stereo
aplay: pcm_write:2053: write error: Input/output error

I’m not even sure where to being to troubleshoot this. Thoughts on why this error is thrown?

More info. aplay -l gives me

   **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA], device 0: bcm2835 ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA]
  Subdevices: 7/7
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
  Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
  Subdevice #2: subdevice #2
  Subdevice #3: subdevice #3
  Subdevice #4: subdevice #4
  Subdevice #5: subdevice #5
  Subdevice #6: subdevice #6
card 0: ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA], device 1: bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI [bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA], device 2: bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI1 [bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI1]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: Device [USB2.0 Device], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0


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