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Old 01-02-2006, 03:11 AM   #1
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Sound through two different stereo hardware channels?


How do I make it so that I can play music from two different programs and have the music go to two different hardware output? I'm using a M-Audio Revolution 7.1 with alsa. I play music mainly through amarok, but I don't care too much what the other program is. I noticed that amarok, xmms, and some other progs allow users to change the hardware output, but compared to what's displayed in alsamixer I'm confused.
 
Old 01-02-2006, 04:35 AM   #2
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You have to use a software sound mixer. You can use either esound or artsd. If you do not want to run any daemons, you can add some lines to ~/.asoundrc to use ALSA's dmix library. Either way you go will be a pain to setup.
 
  


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