[pulseaudio-discuss] Different sound through speakers and headset possible with PulseAudio?

Matt Patterson matt at v8zman.com
Mon Apr 7 09:27:11 PDT 2008

If this is a laptop you may not "Actually" have 2 output devices to 
perform this task. At least on my laptop there is just a little switch 
that detects the headset and swaps from speakers to headset and vice-versa.

If on the other hand you have a multichannel sound card you might be 
able to solve your problem by playing the speakers through the front 
channel and the headphones through a rear channel. Check out the section 
of the FAQ about using a multichannel sound card as multiple stereo 
sound cards.


Adna rim wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to pulseaudio and hope someone can help me. Is it possible for example to play two songs at the same time and listen one just with the pc-speakers and the other just through the headset?
> If I start two songs I see them both in pavucontrol. If I do a right-click on them and "Move Stream" I just have one entry:
> 	ALSA PCM on hw:0 (ALC861 Analog) via DMA
> So what do I have to do to have two entrys there so I can choose with what device, my headset and my speakers I can listen to what stream? 
> At the moment, when I plugg in my headset I hear everything just through the headset but not my speakers anymore.
> greets
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