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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


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

cd /tmp/PyAudioSelector && sudo 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/

2. Remove the config file:

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

3. Finally remove the autostart file:

rm ~/.config/autostart/PyAudioSelector.desktop

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Pogo is an ultra lightweight music player for Ubuntu Linux. It is a fork of Decibel Audio Player and supports most common audio formats. Pogo is written in Python and uses GTK+ and gstreamer.

pogo ultra lightweight audio player

Pogo plays your music. Nothing else. It is both fast and easy-to-use. The clear interface uses the screen real-estate very efficiently. Other features include: Fast search on the harddrive and in the playlist, smart album grouping, cover display, desktop notifications and no music library.


Install Pogo Audio Player:

The developer has created a ppa repository to make it easy to install for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users. So far it supports Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise, 10.04 Lucid.

To add the ppa, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pogo-dev/daily

After that, update package lists and install Pogo via command below:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install pogo