[linux-audio-user] Dealing dynamically with multiple sound sources and sound cards in home environment

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Sun Jan 25 08:55:40 EST 2004

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On Sun, 2004-01-25 at 03:52, Robert Rozman wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm designing integrated home automation/entertainment system based on Linux
> and other open source apps. I have several possible sound sources (like
> Festival as speech synthesis, music players, and also possible voip or
> ordinary telephony applications).
> I'd like to deal with all this stuf using signal routing and mixing. Some
> possbile scenarions:
> - when internet voice call comes in, then I connect to local audio card for
> certain room
> - when watching TV, speech synthesis would like to announce something
> - from one room I'd like to talk to another...
> If I think ideally - best would be to have range of "virtual" sound
> destinations, that could be dinamically routed,mixed to physical devices. As
> far as my novice knowledge goes I was thinking of using Alsaplayers as
> music/wav players (they have software volume control) , Jack (as sound
> servers) and Ecasound (for routing, mixing) ....
> Any other advice in apps to use, more info or any other opinion would be
> more than grateful.
> Thanks in advance,
> Robert.

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