Originally Posted by pedroivo
i'm trying to work with audio editing software and amarok at the same time with no success...
i need amarok 'cos i have to listen to a whole collection of music before editing and mixing parts of the audio files and it seems that amarok is a great option for doing it.
the problem is that amarok can't play anything with another audio software (ardour or audacity) running.
i figure that there is a way to connect amarok to jack, so i can solve that problem but i have no idea how to do it....
i also do not know how to configure pulseaudio...
lots of options, no knowledge to use them, that's the greatest problem to a new linux user... but i'm not giving up!
thanks and sorry for bad english...
I have been looking into a similar set-up, but have only done some initial investigation so far.
For Amarok, try the amarok-yauap engine, which uses a command-line program that interfaces to gstreamer as a go-between. The problem with amarok-gstreamer seems to bee that the engine hasn't been updated to reflect API changes in GStreamer. I found a comment from the maintainer that says it's one of his new-years' resolutions to get that plugin working again. So eventually Amarok should have direct-to-gstreamer support again, without needing the middle-man program as a work-around.
I have not been able to find packages for ubuntu for the pulseaudio jack sink. The problem seems to be with some jack dev libraries not being in main?!? I don't really get it. I hope someone makes a package, or that I will be able to compile them myself somehow.
pulseaudio seems like it will become extremely cool once the kinks are all worked out with regard to all the popular audio programs.
"Audacity doesn't support PulseAudio, nor Esound for the moment. You'll have to kill pulseaudio before you use this application. However, some work has started on the PortAudio cross-platform Audio API, to support PulseAudio" - from the PulseAudio Wiki, as pedroivo mentioned.
That sucks, but pasuspender may be able to help. It suspends all pulseaudio sinks.
Good luck with your configuration!