Posts Tagged ‘pulseaudio’

What I hate about Pulseaudio is its crappy default configuration. After fresh installation of SUSE Leap 42.2 I encountered an issue that subwoofer didn’t work with Amarok… again((( Lucky me, the first link that google provided me with was link to my own(!!!) thread that I started about 6 years ago (sick!!!). In 2011 I encountered the same issue, asked for help, but solved on my own and answered for my own request. And now future me was able to find that long forgotten thread of mine. That’s so sweet to recieve a messege to miself )))

This time I will put the answer here to remember it better 😉

The problem solved, tnx to this post.
In /et/pulse/daemon.conf I’ve made following changes:

enable-lfe-remixing = yes
default-channel-map = front-left,front-right,rear-left,rear-right,front-center,lfe
I hate Pulseaudio! This piece of crap never worked ever out of the box as it should. Usually I just disable it or remove completely. But in openSUSE 12.1 disabling or removing pulseaudio didn’t work.

The issue: my 5.1 system sounds crappy (and subwoofer doesn’t work) when I use Amarok (or flash audio from the web) and pulseaudio is enabled; but VLC and other videoplayers are able to play nice 5.1 sound. If I disable pulseaudio Amarok sounds great (and subwoofer works), but videoplayers are unable to play 5.1 – only stereo (VLC claims that audio device is busy and no workaround form web were unable to fix it).

So I decided to stick with pulseaudio, and had to make all 6 channels to work for stereo files. I’ve made following changes in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf:

enable-lfe-remixing = yes default-channel-map = front-left,front-right,rear-left,rear-right,front-center,lfe