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fabien-jl 10-17-2009 03:20 AM

Fun with soundcards under Debian squeeze
 
Hi there,

I have been installing Debian squeeze i386 and had some fun with my two sound cards.

What is cool in squeeze is that it now handles multiple sound cards. What is not is that some applications don't care !

I have one AC97 compliant sound card and one SB Audigy. I switched off the AC97 in pulseaudio and got sound with totem and rythmbox, but not with vlc and flash plugin ?!

Solved the problem by disabling the AC97 circuit in the BIOS. Which means that flash plugin and vlc use the first sound card as default ouput without looking at system setup. This sucks you Adobe and vlc guys : Have you heared about clean code ?

Any way, vlc doesn't use system font settings either...

jim_p 10-17-2009 03:28 AM

I am sure you can alter vlc's audio output somewhere in its options (I don't use it anymore), so change it to alsa.
Because flash sets its options from gstreamer's ones, change its audio output to alsa as well from gstreamer-properties (run in terminal).

Do you really need pulseaudio for some other reason? You can easily change to which soundcard you want by pressing F6 in alsamixer, not to mention the ease of some gui apps for every DE.

fabien-jl 10-18-2009 04:13 AM

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Originally Posted by jim_p (Post 3722529)
I am sure you can alter vlc's audio output somewhere in its options (I don't use it anymore), so change it to alsa.
Because flash sets its options from gstreamer's ones, change its audio output to alsa as well from gstreamer-properties (run in terminal).

Yes I did all of that - to no avail. VLC just seems not to care. Unless pulseausio overrides gstreamer.


Quote:

Do you really need pulseaudio for some other reason? You can easily change to which soundcard you want by pressing F6 in alsamixer, not to mention the ease of some gui apps for every DE.
I upgraded from lenny and under lenny I needed pulseaudio in order to have gnome system sounds to work. But under squeeze, gnome system sounds are greyed. Maybe it's not implemented yet ? Sounds in other apps work as normal.


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