Juk integration with Pulseaudio?

Harald Sitter sitter at kde.org
Mon Jul 15 14:46:50 BST 2019

pulse support is conditional on the backend (vlc or gstreamer) having
their respective pulse plugins available and the application running
using a glib event loop (which all Qt applications do by default
unless you or your distribution explicitly make it not), well and
phonon being built with pulse support

chances are setting some environment variables will print output that
tells you what's wrong [1]. particularly PHONON_PULSEAUDIO_DEBUG and

On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 2:57 AM Michael Pyne <mpyne at kde.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 09:55:57AM -0700, Thunderbolt wrote:
> > Sorry if this has been asked and answered already, but was wondering if Juk is
> > integrated with Pulseaudio or if I built it incorrectly, etc.  When I play
> > music via Juk, the Pulseaudio Playback tab never registers it, and I can't
> > shunt the audio output to different devices.  I'm running Plasma-5 desktop
> > with Juk 18.12.3.  This all works as expected with Audacious where I can
> > redirect sound output to different audio devices via pulseaudio volume control.
> JuK doesn't have any specific integration with Pulseaudio, instead
> preferring to use Phonon. However my understanding is that the Phonon
> library (KDE's multimedia software framework) does have a good
> Pulseaudio integration.
> I don't actually use Pulseaudio myself so I can't attest to how to make
> it work directly. It might be required to install a specific Pulseaudio
> support library for Phonon on your distribution, or maybe someone else
> on the list knows how to make Phonon apps work nicely with Pulseaudio.
> Regards,
>  - Michael Pyne

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