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[Bug 1075479] Re: libao defaults to ALSA output, should probably use Pulseaudio


This bug was fixed in the package libao - 1.1.0-3ubuntu1

libao (1.1.0-3ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=low

  * Resynchronise with Debian.  Remaining changes:
    - Convert to multiarch.
    - Switch libao-common to Architecture: all.
    - Build with dh_autoreconf.
  * debian/libao.conf: Set the default output to pulseaudio (LP: #1075479)

libao (1.1.0-3) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Use linux-any instead of negating specific other arches.  Closes: #634625
  * Regenerate build system files, mostly to pull in a later libtool.m4
    which has fixes for building the ppc64le architecture.  Closes: #752022
 -- Luke Yelavich <themuso@xxxxxxxxxx>   Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:55:17 +1100

** Changed in: libao (Ubuntu)
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  libao defaults to ALSA output, should probably use Pulseaudio

Status in libao package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  When playing sound from an application that uses libao on Ubuntu 12.04
  (for example, pianobar), it blocks any other sound-playing application
  from playing audio (for example, Firefox on YouTube).  A little
  digging showed that /etc/libao.conf sets default_driver=alsa, changing
  this to default_driver=pulse makes simultaneous audio from multiple
  programs work perfectly.

  1) Ubuntu 12.04
  2) libao-common 1.1.0-1ubuntu2
  3) Expected audio to play from several apps simultaneously
  4) Apps using libao block the sound card so that no one else can play sound

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