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Using a different default unit for playback and recording

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by llwang, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. llwang

    llwang New Member

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    Hi,

    I know that sysctl hw.snd.default_unit can set the default sound device to use, but is there any way to use different default devices for playback and recording?

    I use the onboard hda device for default playback, however I don't have a microphone for it. My webcam has a builtin microphone, which is recognized as a uaudio device, and is assigned a different unit number. I wonder if there is a way to keep the hda as the default device for playback, but use the uaudio as the default recording device, so I can make skype calls without needing a new microphone.

    Thanks.

    -- llwang
     
  2. phoenix

    phoenix Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Doesn't Skype let you choose which devices to use for playback/recording?
     
  3. llwang

    llwang New Member

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    Skype only allows me to choose between "hdmi" and "oss". I'm assuming "hdmi" is the one on my graphics card. "oss" is whichever I set as hw.snd.default_unit.