Configuring sound output on Lubuntu 14.4
joern.schoenyan at web.de
Wed Nov 19 08:41:20 UTC 2014
Am Mittwoch, 19. November 2014 08:37:57 CEST schrieb farinet at arcor.de:
> On Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:25:55 +0000
> Aere Greenway <Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com> wrote:
>> Walter, and All:
>> Working with MIDI Music applications, I start (on Lubuntu) by installing
>> pulseaudio and pavucontrol.
>> Part of the reason I do this, is the Java Sound (Gervill) Synthesizer
>> assumes if the distribution is an Ubuntu variant, PulseAudio is the
> I agree pretty much on all this. On a amd-based laptop in pure
> alsa i was unable to figure out why - and how - hdmi always was
> the first (and default) sound card; with the obvious result
> there was no sound output in many applications. Only vlc worked
> because of its very detailed onfiguration options.
> But no sound in browser, mplayer etc. etc. With pulseaudio and
> pavucontrol i could sort that out. Indeed, a coherent sound
> settings manager (like network-manager or so) would be really
> very very nice!
Yes, I guess there isn't just black and white, but also 49 shades of grey
More or less like:
* very low-end: pure ALSA
* gaming with need for low sound latencys in multiplayer: pure ALSA
* HDMI or other special needs: ALSA+Pulseaudio
* music production: JACK
And this are just the most common use cases covered. Power of freedom: we
have the freedom to choose from different possibilities.
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