[LAU] How to combine microphone audio and music from application to pipe to video conference

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Sat May 16 07:25:17 CEST 2020

On Fri, 15 May 2020, Samir Parikh wrote:

> I am trying to combine the audio from my microphone (either built in
> microphone from my laptop or bluetooth headset) with music playing
> from Rhythmbox Music Player running on Ubuntu 16.04 and pipe that as
> the audio input to video conference services such as Jitsi.
> I don't know much about Linux audio internals and wasn't sure how to
> do this.  Can I do this completely via the operating system using
> Pulse Audio?  Do I need to do something with Jack?  Or do I need
> specialized software such as OBS, Ardour or Reaper?

OBS is probably the easiest way. You can add your local video if needed as 
well. OBS will work fine with just pulse or jack. I don't know much about 
jitsi it self but if it uses pulse as the default device there should be 
no problem.

Len Ovens

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