Switching audio output to USB speakers

Lars Noodén lars.nooden at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 15:07:17 UTC 2012

On 12/18/2012 02:50 PM, Leszek Lesner wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 18. Dezember 2012, 14:34:34 schrieb Lars Noodén:
>> I've been looking at the system settings and have not found a way to
>> change audio output from the internal speaker to some external USB
>> speakers I have added.  The Preferences-> menu seems not to have any
>> options for sound at all.  How do I switch to the external speakers?
>> Regards,
>> /Lars
> This is only possible in the application you are using. 
> So in audacious you can change the sound output to use the usb speakers. 
> If the applications does not provide such an option you have to change the 
> default alsa output device like described here: 
> http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Asoundrc
> To my knowledge there is no other possible way with alsa. 
> You could always install pulseaudio which has a nice graphical routing tool 
> called pavucontrol and allows you to set and save sound configurations for 
> particulary devices and applications
I'm using Clementine right now and not finding anything which indicates
I can use it to switch audio output.  I looked at Audacious and cannot
make heads or tails of the audio settings.  There are choices like alsa,
pulseaudio and jack, but nothing that can be identified as being
associated with specific hardware like the USB speakers.


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