That sounds excessively complicated. PA will work fine (and automatically),
On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 05:35, Raffaele Morelli
> 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
> I can run skype togeter with other jack/alsa compliant apps, record them
> and/or route audio output between them using Qjackctl.