[pulseaudio-discuss] set media.role for VMware client

sben1783 sben1783 at yahoo.de
Mon Jan 17 21:38:31 UTC 2022

Hi there,

I'm using VMware Horizon client from kubuntu to work on my companies 
windows machine. My idea was to play some music from my own machine 
while doing monkey work within VMware. I was very happy to read about 
the "cork" mechanism in order to mute that music as soon as I get a 
business call or am attending an online meeting within VMware. 
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to figure out how to set the 
"media.role" for the VMware binary. I see, f.ex., that vlc has 
media.role=video, but the VMware client doesn't have any. I tried to set 
it via a .desktop file, but that fails - probably because the VMware 
application I start (vmware-view) spawns some other binary and the 
media.role property is not passed on to the child process?

As far as I found while searching, that media.role can be registered by 
the application itself but that's not really an option for me with 
VMware:) Is there any other way to set / change the media.role for some 
binary, maybe even while it's already running?

Thx a lot

More information about the pulseaudio-discuss mailing list