[pulseaudio-discuss] Changing default soundcard on attach/detach of soundcards

Yves (theYinYeti) pa.ml at yeti.selfip.net
Mon Jun 14 00:48:38 PDT 2010

Le 14/06/2010 01:59, Jason Taylor a écrit :
> I just realized I missed one other use case... pa has no concept of
> window order..
>   - With 2 streams of the same role (other then notification) are
> active the stream that has the higher client in the window stack
> should be the active stream, all other streams should be corked

I'm not absolutely sure of what "corked" means, but it seems to mean "paused".
If so, I don't agree. Here's an example where I don't want anything to happen to 
current sound when another sound of the same nature begins:

My son watches a cartoon on TV, the picture of which comes from the S-Video 
output of the PC (display :1 ); the sound is directed at the TV as well using 
sound card #2.
Meanwhile, on the computer's screen (display :0 ), I watch a conference, the 
sound of which goes to the screen's integrated speakers through sound card #1.

This setup is quite common with me. Even more often (but then roles are 
different I guess), the HiFi plays Deezer (good music) while the integrated 
speakers let me hear both the orator of the lengthy conference I'm attending, 
and the events' sounds of the little game I have alongside, for moments in the 
conference when there's nothing interesting being said.

I definitely don't want any sound to ever be paused or stopped automatically. 
But then, maybe I'm not part of the normal users...


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