[pulseaudio-discuss] [PATCH 2/3] module-port-manager: Add new port manager module

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 09:58:42 PDT 2015

11.03.2015 21:18, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> 11.03.2015 00:42, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
>> So it may be a good idea to retest the new module without
>> module-stream-restore. I will do that tomorrow.
> Done. Result: it moves the streams from mpv (including active ones)
> between headphones and HDMI, approximately as expected. So I suggest
> either adding a patch to the series that prohibits module-stream-restore
> from restoring the device, or adding an explicit "follow the default
> sink" target for moving playback streams to.
> And VLC does its own selection of playback device, so the module has no
> effect on it.

One more annoyance found.

To support the "use HDMI if the TV is on" logic, I have made the HDMI 
sink the default. However, this has an unfortunate side effect: now MATE 
volume control applet controls HDMI volume. I would like it to control 
the volume of my headphones if HDMI is not available, but, to do so, I 
would need to make the analog output the default - which breaks the 
"prefer HDMI" logic.

So I am not sure whether I like the idea of reading the user's mind 
about port priorities from his actions.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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