I have two sound cards attached to my PC - an internal Soundblaster and an external DAC. Unfortunately, managing what to output where is a real pain. Just to give an example:
When I enter the Phonon interface and set the DAC as the preferred device for ALL categories and then start Dragon Player, a message pops up saying "Reverting to Soundblaster because it has higher priority" (even though it obviously does not).
Also, it's really inflexible. The KDE mixer even has an option to adjust volume for individual programs using sound devices. I'd like to have similar functionality to switch, e.g. Amarok's output to card A and chromium's to card B.
Are there any tools which make this possible in Kubuntu?
If all else fails - is the Gnome way of handling this problem more flexible and configurable?