Add sink and source routing selection to "Applications" tab of new gnome-volume-control

Bug #591651 reported by sven on 2010-06-09
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME media utilities
gnome-media (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-media

Deprecated pavucontrol allows choosing the pa sink/source that a particular app should use. This feature is very useful and often needed when you have multiple sound cards (I have onboard, additional sound blaster and usb cam mic, that makes 3 cards. So e.g. I frequently switch between having phone/skype calls output on speakers/headphone respectively using pavucontrol).

Please add sink/source switching for applications to new gnome-volume-control. This would really add to user experience as pulseaudio-utils are not part of default ubuntu installation.


Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (

Changed in gnome-media (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Sven, this looks like bug , could you please review that one and let us know if that's the same you're requesting? Thanks!.

sven (post-svennielsen) wrote :


No, bug is concerned with volume levels. It has no connection to this one. This bug is concerned with selecting the sink/source where a specific application gets its audio from/sends it audio to.

This bug/enhancement will be solved by adding to gnome-volume-control on tab "Applications" an option button per app for selecting sink/source, identical to the sink/source option button used in pavucontrol.

sven (post-svennielsen) wrote :

I have added this to bugzilla for gnome-volume-control, too.

It's at

How can I add a bug watch ffor this?


Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

awesome, I've added the bug watch for your bug, thanks for the quick response Sven.

Changed in gnome-media (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-media:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-media:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in gnome-media:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Invalid → Unknown
Changed in gnome-media:
status: Unknown → Invalid
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