[pulseaudio-discuss] Jack, pulse, skype and google talk

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Tue Mar 19 07:33:33 PDT 2013

On 03/19/2013 02:57 PM, Len Ovens wrote:
> On Tue, March 19, 2013 2:46 am, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
>>> outputs after skype connects. This can be done from pavucontrol. If you
>>> want skype to be able to directly use the BT HP, turn that device OFF in
>>> pulse and set skype to use ALSA.
>> A small correction: Bluetooth support on Linux is implemented by BlueZ,
>> not ALSA. I'm pretty sure Skype hasn't implemented BlueZ support itself,
>> so the only way Skype is able to use the Bluetooth headset is through
>> PulseAudio (there might be an ALSA plugin for accessing the Bluetooth
>> device through ALSA, but I don't recommend messing with that).
> Ah, thank you for the correction. Like FW audio then, not in alsa.

There was an alsa-bluez bridge, but IIRC it is not even supported in the 
latest version of bluez.

Skype -> PulseAudio -> BlueZ is indeed the recommended path.

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

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