The main reason why PulseAudio exists is so that multiple apps can play sounds simultaneously, without having to stop and restart each app to get access to the audio hardware in turn. So I don't think having two windows open should be a problem.
-- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to pulseaudio in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1886330 Title: pulseaudio not working in Virtualbox Status in pulseaudio package in Ubuntu: Incomplete Bug description: I run my "work" VMs and in Xubuntu pulse audio often does not start. In this dump I tried to start music through Firefox and through my media player quodlibet and none of the audio starts. See attachment with the pulseaudio volume control and quodlibet stuck on time 0:00 like Firefox. I do not have the problem with plain Ubuntu, Ubuntu Mate nor with Ubuntu Studio. The problem is annoying, because I use Xubuntu for office and communication like Email and the WhatsApp/Firefox/ICE combination and with this bug WhatsApp is useless. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 20.04 Package: pulseaudio 1:13.99.1-1ubuntu3.3 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.4.0-40.44-generic 5.4.44 Uname: Linux 5.4.0-40-generic x86_64 ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu27.3 Architecture: amd64 AudioDevicesInUse: USER PID ACCESS COMMAND /dev/snd/controlC0: bertadmin 1490 F.... pulseaudio /dev/snd/pcmC0D0c: bertadmin 1490 F...m pulseaudio /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p: bertadmin 1490 F...m pulseaudio /dev/snd/timer: bertadmin 1490 f.... pulseaudio CasperMD5CheckResult: skip CurrentDesktop: XFCE Date: Sun Jul 5 11:33:48 2020 InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-03-11 (847 days ago) InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Alpha amd64 (20180310) SourcePackage: pulseaudio UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to focal on 2020-03-04 (122 days ago) dmi.bios.date: 12/01/2006 dmi.bios.vendor: innotek GmbH dmi.bios.version: VirtualBox dmi.board.name: VirtualBox dmi.board.vendor: Oracle Corporation dmi.board.version: 1.2 dmi.chassis.type: 1 dmi.chassis.vendor: Oracle Corporation dmi.modalias: dmi:bvninnotekGmbH:bvrVirtualBox:bd12/01/2006:svninnotekGmbH:pnVirtualBox:pvr1.2:rvnOracleCorporation:rnVirtualBox:rvr1.2:cvnOracleCorporation:ct1:cvr: dmi.product.family: Virtual Machine dmi.product.name: VirtualBox dmi.product.version: 1.2 dmi.sys.vendor: innotek GmbH To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pulseaudio/+bug/1886330/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp