[gst-devel] rename pulseaudio source/sink programmatically

Bastien Nocera hadess at hadess.net
Tue Jun 1 21:34:06 CEST 2010

On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 02:25 +0700, Antoine Martin wrote:
> Hi,
> I use pygst to connect to pulseaudio and I would like to be able to tell
> pulseaudio what the name of my application is so that the user knows
> what to do with it when many show up in the volume control.
> (at the moment it seems to use the application's name as found on the
> command line)
> I can see other apps doing it: VirtualBox can name each virtual machine
> it launches as: "VBox: THENAME"
> Is the functionnality exposed somewhere that I've missed in gstreamer's
> pulse source/sink API? and in pygst?

It's a pulseaudio feature. See:


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