I just installed Pulse Audio over my ALSA installation. Is there a Pulse Audio equivalent of alsamixer that I can use for tasks such as changing the microphone gain?
The Pulse Audio ALSA sink I use because Adobe Flash uses ALSA, it works perfect with my Pulse system configuration. I didn't mention, but if you have a custom asound.conf in your home folder then rename that to something else so it isn't used, Pulse Audio ALSA installs one that makes ALSA programs feed into it instead.
Thank You! I assumed incorrectly that aplay used Pulse Audio. I would like recommendations as to how to find the problem. I don't know if removing pulse would solve anything. I have both removed and re-installed VLC to no avail. I opened Multimedia Systems selector and the SOUND test passed.In VLC I noticed that there is no audio device (grayed out).
I am using ffmpeg to stream my desktop(or a window rather) and I am using pulseaudio as my audio mixer. I cannot figure out a way to use the sound output (that goes through my speakers). It always records my microphone. Is there a way to change the audio source that ffmpeg uses from pulse? The specific audio code for ffmpeg that I am using is this: -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse.