[pulseaudio-discuss] specifying ALSA mixer control

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Thu Mar 26 16:11:41 PDT 2009

On Thu, 26.03.09 20:51, Jens Peters (jpeters7677 at gmx.de) wrote:

> Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > 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.
> Please don't forget the combination of spdif and headphones. I'm quite sure 
> I won't be the only one using spdif for "normal" audio listening and 
> simultaneously a headphone for voip stuff. 

This might actually be a valid point.

However, as mentioned it's a bit hard to detect these cases and
distuingish them from cards that do hw mixing. If ALSA would give us a
bit of a hint here we could certainly add this.


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