Easy Switch Between Audio Devices with PyAudioSelector Indicator

November 3, 2015 — Leave a comment

switch between sound sources and devices

PyAudioSelector, an open-source project written in Python, is a GTK3 indicator applet for Ubuntu users to easy switch between audio devices for all or some of the audio sources.

With the indicator applet, you can even set the different audio sources to different output devices.


How to Install:

The project is now under early development stage. An Ubuntu PPA will be created to make it easy to install. And before that, follow below steps to install a git release.

Open terminal from the Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, run below commands one by one:


1. Install git if you don’t have it.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install git

2. Grab the source:

cd /tmp/ && git clone https://github.com/agustinmista/PyAudioSelector.git


3. Navigate to the source folder and run the install script:

cd /tmp/PyAudioSelector && sudo sh install.sh

Once installed, it starts automatically at next login.

How to Uninstall:

There is not an uninstall script at the moment, but you can easily remove the applet by running below commands one by one:

1. Remove the python script:

sudo rm /usr/local/bin/PyAudioSelector/PyAudioSelector.py

2. Remove the config file:

sudo rm /usr/share/PyAudioSelector/config.ini

3. Finally remove the autostart file:

rm ~/.config/autostart/PyAudioSelector.desktop

more at github.com

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