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Re: sound issues

On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 12:56, Celejar <celejar@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Mar 2012 08:11:18 -0800
> Kelly Clowers <kelly.clowers@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 05:35, Raffaele Morelli
>> <raffaele.morelli@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > if you want two or more audio apps to share the same sound device, start
>> > qjackctl, tell vlc to use jack output module and do the same with other apps
>> > if needed.
>> >
>> > In qjackctl connection panel you should see all your alsa compliant apps
>> > listed as readable clients and the sound device as writeable clients.
>> >
>> > Using skype together with other apps is also possible even if it's a little
>> > more tricky, have a look at
>> > http://alsa.opensrc.org/Jack_and_Loopback_device_as_Alsa-to-Jack_bridge
>> >
>> > I can run skype togeter with other jack/alsa compliant apps, record them
>> > and/or route audio output between them using Qjackctl.
>> >
>> That sounds excessively complicated. PA will work fine (and automatically),
>> it just needs to be setup correctly. I set mine up long ago, and it has never
>> given me problems (well, a few times the PA volume got muted and had to
>> be unmuted, but that is about it).
> I use just plain alsa, and while I don't use skype, multiple
> applications can use my sound devices simultaneously. No special
> configuration; it just works.

Either a sound card with hardware mixing, or you got lucky with
alsa's dmix. It has been known to work on occasion...

Kelly Clowers

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