[pulseaudio-discuss] Mute and unmute individual sinks in a module-combine
lennart at poettering.net
Mon Jun 29 13:55:26 PDT 2009
On Sun, 28.06.09 17:09, Timothy J Massey (tmassey at obscorp.com) wrote:
> Still working on my multi-zone setup. The goal is to have multiple
> instances of MPD playing, and being able to be routed to 0 or more zones
> simultaneously. Each player is connected to a unique sink created with
> module-combine, with each of these combined sinks including *all* of the
> physical sinks. Something like this:
> #Physical sinks for actual hardware
> load-module module-alsa-sink device=hw:1,0 sink_name=zone1
> load-module module-alsa-sink device=hw:2,0 sink_name=zone2
> load-module module-alsa-sink device=hw:3,0 sink_name=zone3
> #Module-combine sinks for handling each MPD
> load-module module-combine sink_name=mpdplayer1 slaves=zone1,zone2,zone3
> load-module module-combine sink_name=mpdplayer2 slaves=zone1,zone2,zone3
> load-module module-combine sink_name=mpdplayer3 slaves=zone1,zone2,zone3
> For now, I have a single instance of MPD playing through sink mpdplayer1.
> When I start up MPD and play something, I get audio out of all three
> sinks. So far, so good.
> Now, though, I would like to mute the sound in all but one of the zones. I
> can't simply do something like:
> set-sink-mute zone2
> set-sink-mute zone3
> Because that would mute the outputs for those zones, and they might be
> (and likely are) playing music from one of the other MPD sessions. What I
> want to do is tell the module-combined sink (mpdplayer1) to only send
> audio to one of the sinks and to mute the output to the other two sinks.
> Is this possible? I cant seem to find a way to interact with the
> individual channels within a module-combine...
So basically you want to add/remove underlying sinks from
a particular module-combine instance dynamically?
We do that with the fully automatic mode right now. However, there is
no way to control this manually for a specific
Lennart Poettering Red Hat, Inc.
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