I want to build a multi-seat system with two seats. The first seat will be dedicated to run a MythTV front end client and this seat's video/audio will be sent to multiple TV's in other rooms via a modulator. The second seat will be a "normal" computer console with the usual monitor and speakers.
Both seats will have their own dedicated hardware. The Myth seat will have a TBD sound card while the computer seat will use the motherboard's integrated audio.
I am presently running 10.04LTS; however, I can upgrade if required.
I believe the solution may involve the proper configuration of PulseAudio; however, it is not apparent to me how to do this (hence the question). I found this link where someone apparently got it working by forcing PulseAudio to operate system wide. The PulseAudio developers explicitly discourage this usage ( www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/PulseAudio/Documentation/User/WhatIsWrongWithSystemWide ).
background: I presently have a functionally similar system that is built around the PVR-350 which handles the audio output independent of the normal linux audio system so this wasn't an issue. My PVR-350 is slowly failing and so I need to rebuild the system using current hardware.