Addition of multiple default sound device groupings
Submitted by Emily Wind
Assigned to pul..@..op.org
Currently, one can set devices per-application in PulseAudio, but it tends to forget what you set if you unplug a device and return to the original default even when the device is plugged back in. Along with this, it would be nice if devices could report themselves as Chat applications or whatnot and be directed to a different set of sound devices based on some sort of device grouping, with defaults of General and Chat. This would help to make GUI based configuration easier to accomplish and create a more central point for configuring applications, removing the need to fuss with setting the device for a new communication application which reports itself as such so that it automagically uses the USB headset or other set device.
This would be similar to Windows 7's communication device setup but could be done a step further by allowing people to select General or Chat per-application as well in the event they do not report themselves as Chat applications, and could allow for the user to add more groupings for more complex setups.
I have a more long-winded version of this here which may help clarify what I mean.
Cheers for reading.