On Sunday 02 May 2010 15:50:31 Adrian Knoth wrote:
> On Sun, May 02, 2010 at 03:34:23PM +0300, David Baron wrote:
> > I need to "connect" vlc###->system in the qjackctl connection pane to
> > hear music. At each track playing an audio-CD, for example, it
> > disconnects and I need to reconnect to hear music. Not a desirable
> > behavior!
> Shouldn't it be sufficient to go to the preference menu, select "Show
> all settings", then choose Audio/Output modules/JACK and say "connect to
> clients matching" with or without "automatically connect to writable
> clients"?
This, once found, works just fine! No need to touch qjackctl at all.

Question is: what should be the default mode when jackd is found running on 
program start (which would busy up alsa)? I think it should simply play.

At worst, auto-connect should be in the simple options and default checked.

> Haven't tried it, but if you enter something like "system:play*", it
> might do the trick.
> BTW: Unless you really need to separate the vlc outputs from all other
> system outputs, I recommend using the pulseaudio audio plugin instead
> and then use pulseaudio-module-jack to bridge to jackd. This way, your
> connections are always on, no need to mess with qjackctl at all. ;)
I wish pulse was up to snuff but it is just too troublesome. Someday.

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