[pulseaudio-discuss] use 7.1 audio chip as 2x stereo?

Tanu Kaskinen tanuk at iki.fi
Tue Mar 31 01:26:57 PDT 2009

2009/3/31 Matt Price <matt.price at utoronto.ca>:
> I need audio for both functions, but only have one audio card.  Now,
> this card has 8 audio channels, but what i really need is 2 stereo
> outputs.  Is it possible, with pulse, to choose which channels to which
> to route streams? I don't see anything in pavucontrol that would let me
> do that, and I can imagine that it's impossible due to constraints from
> the driver.

Pavucontrol, or any other GUI can't do that indeed. But splitting the
device into two can be done by editing /etc/pulse/default.pa. See
http://pulseaudio.org/wiki/Modules#module-remap-sink. If you find the
documentation lacking or hard to follow, please complain or improve it


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