[pulseaudio-discuss] specifying ALSA mixer control

kyle cronan kyle at pbx.org
Thu Mar 26 10:41:28 PDT 2009

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 11:03 AM, Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
> 'Twas brillig, and Lennart Poettering at 26/03/09 14:25 did gyre and gimble:
>> I doubt that it would be so useful to expose this in PA anyway. I
>> mean, how realistic is it wanting to drive both SPDIF and analog audio
>> at the same time from the same sound card? Appears to be a very exotic
>> niche usage to me.
> I'm not so sure. I've had quite a few people wanting to do this. One user
> even has a card where the analog comes out his speakers but the digital is
> connected to his HDMI output. For him, he can play a movie on his computer
> via HDMI and direct the movie's audio via the digital connector while still
> using his computer and wanting to output desktop related sounds there.
> That's not an overly exotic setup IMO.
> (normally HDMI sound comes from a different "card" in the examples I've seen
> in the past, so this one was an exception to me). This example was on IRC
> just the other day... just search your backlog for STAC and you should find
> it!
> That example aside, I have seen several comments from other users wanting to
> use both at the same time, so I for one would really like to see this setup
> supported in pulse (despite not having the h/w to exploit it myself!).
> Col

It would be great if it was supported automatically!  But in the
meantime, can I get my patch accepted?  As I said, I'll forward port
it if you just let me know that you'll apply the patch.


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