Pulse Audio dynamic source identification (for lack of a better term)
Does anyone here know how to configure pulse audio to use only Front L&R for stereo sources (ie cd audio) and Front L&R, Rear L&R, Centre and Sub for 5.1 sources automatically. It bugs me that my stereo sources come out of every speaker, ruining the stereo field. With alsa, setting stereo sources to "plug:surround51:0" would do this nicely ie stereo came out of Front L&R and not any of the surround channels.
add the following to /etc/pulse/daemon.conf:
and restart pulseaudio.
enable-remixing = no
Really??? That easy And yet I couldn't see anything like that in the documentation. Thanks Droste
In pulseaudio volume control, be sure to pick right choice, not "Stereo (analog) output", because this would lead to downmixing...
It's mentioned in 'man pulse-daemon.conf' which is mentioned in the 'see also' category of 'man pulseaudio'. But yeah, it's way easier to find, if you already know what you are looking for ;-)
Originally Posted by prophet5
Thank you for your sharing.