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Is it possible to route different applications to different audio outputs with Pulse Audio?

Is it possible to route different applications to different audio outputs with Pulse Audio? I'd like my music to be played on my Stereo, but I'd like sound alerts to be played on my notebook speakers. ...
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How is pulseaudio stitched together? [closed]

OK. Pre-post note; this became ugly long, - but the core of an problem is that I'm unable to find good articles or diagrams and explanations on this. There is a lot of "how too"s, but I'm having a ...
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How to stream my GNU/Linux audio output to Android devices over WI-FI?

I want to stream my audio output over the network (Wi-Fi) to my Android devices. I'm not looking for a music/video streaming solution, but I would stream any audio output of my GNU/Linux desktop to my ...
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Streaming audio from windows to linux using PulseAudio

I have Linux box with Ubuntu + PulseAudio network server installed. I can stream audio from my laptop (with Linux installed too) to the box over local network. I've recently installed Windows 7 into ...
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Stream audio from Windows 7 to Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu 9.10 (alpha) computer as my primary machine, but also have a Windows machine which I keep my iTunes music on. My high-quality speaker system is connected to my Ubuntu box. Is there ...
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Set device for program in PulseAudio?

In computer I have 2 sound devices. When I run some program (let's say Skype) I can (using "pavucontrol" -> "PulseAudio Volume Control") setup so that this application will use given device for ...
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Prevent applications to control master volume on Linux

Whenever I change the volume in VLC, Rhythmbox, or a video on YouTube, it change the master volume, i.e. the system volume. How can I prevent this from happening? I'm running Debian 7.0.0 (wheezy) ...
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Centralized PulseAudio setup

I want to do a setup, so that all my computers and TV use one audio system. Like this: Where media server is connected to acoustics and TV is connected through sound-card input and other systems ...
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Skype 4.3 without PulseAudio. Any options?

I have been using Skype for over 10 years now, almost since the initial release, and most of my friends/family/colleagues use it too. So switching IM is not an option. Microsoft has recently changed ...
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Changing default audio device in Pulseaudio

I would like to use HDMI on my graphic card for audio output. ALSA shows it as a card with 4 devices and I can get sound through one of them (the other three are different channels, perhaps? I have ...
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Limit PulseAudio volume to prevent overdrive

Is it possible to limit maximum volume in PulseAudio? Currently, PulseAudio sets PCM channel too loud which results in distorted sound. I use aumix to turn volume down, but whenever any other sound is ...
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Does Linux support audio output via USB?

Several small integrated amplifiers exist with a USB input line. The ones I have seen so far ship with Windows and OS X drivers. Does Linux support audio output via USB out-of-the-box? Update It ...
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How to resolve Pulseaudio not attaching a mixer due to missing libraries?

I've been trying to install pulseaudio, and I can't seem to find a straight answer about what to do about ALSA. Does PulseAudio run on top of ALSA? Should I get rid of ALSA first? ALSA is a sound ...
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Pulseaudio Daemon Startup Failed

When running startx on Arch Linux, the error: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed. is returned. Is there any way to fix this error?
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xbindkeys escape quotes

How can I escape quotes in .xbindkeysrc commands? Neither of those work. "pacmd dump|awk --non-decimal-data '$1~/set-sink-volume/{system ("pacmd "$1" "$2" "$3+2500)}'" "pacmd dump|awk ...
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No sound in second login, Ubuntu 10.04

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on my system. When I am logged on locally I have excellent sound. If I make a second login as a different user ssh -X other@localhost that user cannot get audio. When ...
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Reconfigure line-in as analog-out

I am trying to reconfigure my "line in" as another "analog out" and use it alongside with the default analog out port. I am using an onboard realtek sound card. It is very simple to do this in ...
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How do I recompile libav on ubuntu 12.04 without breaking anything

I have a "Little" script for screencasting - I'll skip to the good part. In my avconv command I record 3 different sources simultaneously to 3 different tracks. The only way I know of getting audio ...
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Why does Pulseaudio selectively detect my sound hardware?

I am running Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04. I have been having some problems recently with Pulseaudio, which has traditionally worked fine for me on this netbook actually. Specifically, when I boot the ...
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How do I make MythTV remember its audio settings?

I'm running MythTV on Ubuntu 9.10 and I'm having problems with audio settings. I have one combined backend/frontend and two other frontends. One of the frontends has two audio outputs: the one built ...
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How can I get wine to support outputting to pulseaudio (through ALSA compatibility layer) with 32 bit Windows programs on Slackware64?

So, I have a working multilib setup as per the slackbook instructions. I have wine successfully working with 32 bit Windows programs (namely Skyrim and Deus Ex: Human Revolution). And I have ...
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Pulseaudio high CPU usage

Is it normal that the pulseaudio process has sometimes a CPU usage of ~40%, even without playing audio? The process seems to run in realtime-priority, is that the cause of the problem? Update: I ...
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How to choose the user that has sound?

I wanted to know if there's any way in pulseaudio to decide, each time I switch virtual terminals, if the current user should get control of the sound or if another user should keep it. We have two ...
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AC3 & DTS Output Produces Buzzing/Noise Using a52 ALSA Plugin in Pulseaudio

Note: I hope this is the right site to ask it on, as I'm using ubuntu 12.04 64bit but assumably this is a general linux/alsa configuration question. I've followed the guide at ...
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Audio delay problem with ffmpeg and parec

I need to record desktop audio and video in an automated way. So I wrote a small multithreaded python script which basically does the following steps: # 1.) Grab desktop audio AUDIO_SRC=`LANG=c ...
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Recording audio playback in Windows with PulseAudio?

I would like to record the playback audio of my computer using software such as Audacity. Unfortunately, my audio card software does not come with a stereo mix input, and after reading these two ...
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using Ubuntu 10.10 I want my speakers and head phones as separate devices

I would like it if I could set my rear speaker jack, not surround sound rear, to be used as the system default only. I want the head phones, that plug into the front of my PC, to be silent, unless I ...
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Sound in Ubuntu 10.04 guest VM in a Ubuntu 8.04 host is “slow”. How to fix it?

When I try to execute sound in Rythmbox, it's "slow". Not only Rythmbox, but system sounds are strange too (they look like they are "slow"). I've tried a workaround but without success. It seens a ...
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Pulse Audio settings in XFCE

Almost every common graphical environment, I know, has a program/dialog where you can change the volume of your devices AND of every stream which is playing sound. But I'm not able to find such a ...
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Set device when using gst-launch alsasrc

As part of my Sphinx setup, I listen to my input device like this: gst-launch alsasrc (Well, the actual command is this: alsasrc ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! vader name=vad auto-threshold=true ...
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How to automatically set PulseAudio default sink to remote server at boot - Ubuntu 9.04

I use the Pulseaudio Device Chooser to set the default sink (on a laptop) to a remote server. This works fine. When i reboot my laptop, the default sink reverts back to "default" (the laptop sound ...
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pulseaudio no sound after su to root, no default audio device configured

This behavior exhibits at least in Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 14.04. I'm playing sounds via the play command from the sox package from the command line. It works fine with me, the user who logs into X. ...
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Pulseaudio is no longer working in Debian Squeeze: 'Failed to open module “module-combine-sink”: file not found'

I'm having a problem with pulseaudio. My machine crashed, and when I rebooted and ran pavucontrol, I got a "Connection Failed: Connection refused" dialog. When I run pulseaudio --log-level=info ...
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How to record from two audio sources simultaneously in ffmpeg?

I am recording a Let's Play using ffmpeg on Arch Linux. I would like to have it record both the game's audio, and my mic. I am using PulseAudio for sound. I can get it to record the mic, or the game's ...
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Linux decibel (max peak volume) limit

I just watched a movie and had to set the volume level quite high to get audio. I forgot to set the volume to the lower level it was at and started a trance music track and that literally made my ears ...
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Using loopbacks and null-sink cause extreme distortion after 20-30s during ffmpeg recording

I'm trying to record both video, speaker sounds and microphone sounds at the same time. To deal with the audio, I set up two loopbacks (one for microphone, one for speakers): pactl load-module ...
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set sink index in pulseaudio

Is there some configuration option to specify that X device should always grab sink index Y? Much like you can force a specific sound card driver to have a specific card index in alsa? Failing that, ...
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Running Skype 2.1 beta with KDE 4.3

I'm trying the new Skype Linux Beta ( Skype 2.1.0.47 ) with KDE 4.3 on OpenSUSE 11.1 . Sound works just fine for: Amarok SMplayer Firefox (flash) but I get absolutely no output from Skype. Please ...
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Ubuntu PPA with Pulse Audio 0.9.15?

Where can I find repository for Ubuntu jaunty 9.04 with Pulse Audio 0.9.15 (the one with working bluetooth)? I don't really want anything else, although if it has Skype working with bluetooth headset ...
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On a network with multiple pulseaudio servers, which configurations take effect?

I have a setup with several computers all running pulseaudio. Some act as "sinks", an are connected to the actual audio devices. There is one "hub" that has tunnels and a combine sink configured for ...
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Alsa hardware volume with PulseAudio

Before installing pulseaudio, I was able to control volume for the front (meaning on the front panel, the "headphone" jack) and rear (meaning on the back panel, the "line out" jack) separately. When ...
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How do I figure out which driver is making my headset work?

I have just downgraded from Debian to Debian Jessie. Before the switch, my Logitech G930 headset would connect correctly as both an input device and output device (although the output device only has ...
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Default bluetooth device not allow to record from another device

I have already set the bluetooth device as default device for recording the audio. But I have add the another usb audio device for recording, the bluetooth device not allow the usb device to record ...
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Sound distortion in PulseAudio on Gentoo

I'm running Gentoo Linux on an amd64-powered PC. My soundcard is Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA). I'm also using PulseAudio. The problem is that sound frequently goes ...
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Pulseaudio Windows Server and Debian (Linux) Client?

I am using pulseaudio to use a single set of speakers for both pc's on my desktop. I am using windows as a server and have used the following tutorials to set it up: parseq setting up pulseaudio 1.0 ...
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Sound stops after unplug the headphones in Fedora Linux

I've a Dell XPS M1530 with Fedora 17 installed. The problem has to do with sound; when I start the system is works fine, when I plug the headphones it also runs just fine, but when I unplug the ...
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What's the proper way to forward audio from i386 executables that use ALSA to an x64 pulse server?

I'm running Kubuntu Raring x64, and I had a program that I was unable to compile under my 64-bit environment but there was an already compiled version (32-bit) available for download (specifically ...
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Record the sound of a program to the microphone

I want to record the sound of a program and to direct it as an microphone entry on linux. For instance, I'm listening a music on youtube, and I want that music to be send to my skype's conversation ...
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pulseaudio, in a KVM virtual machine (as root) and your desktop (not root) playing audio at the same time?

How do you get pulseaudio to play sound in a KVM virtual machine (running as root) and your desktop apps (not running as root) at the same time? It seems that by default, it will only play sound for ...
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Too many processes have realtime or -20 niceness

For some reason a lot of my processes are real-time and and keep making my audio lag. Are these supposed to be real-time? I tried both a hard reboot and soft reboot, I even restarted pulse but to no ...