user749816 user749816 - 1 year ago 55
Linux Question

How to select the output device of audio in ubuntu manually?

In Ubuntu, we can select the output device of audio in sound preferences. But now I want to write a shell script, so I need to select the output device from the commandline.

Answer Source

You can first view your current default audio device by typing:

pactl stat 

And with

pactl list

you can view all your devices.

And with this command

echo "set-default-sink alsa_output.Headset" | pacmd

you can set the default device.

But I found a much better source for this problem and a included little shell script for this problem here http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1370383.html