[CentOS] Using Pulse Audio--question

Mon Dec 23 00:06:34 UTC 2019
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

Hi all!

This seems to me as if it should be a trivial thing to do, but so far
I've wasted a lot of time on it and gotten nowhere:

I want to feed audio from a source (ipod, other player) into the audio
input on my C7 box via either the phone jack or an external USB sound
"card" I have, then I want to play it via the speakers connected to the

I can find no way to do it with pavucontrol, nor the default mate
sound tool.

Using pavucontrol and the external USB sound "card" (quote marks
because it obviously isn't a "card") I can see the input coming
in, but I can't figure any way to send it back out to any output

I'm not wedded to using pulse for this, I'll use alsa or whatever
else can be beaten into submission, I just can't understand why this
isn't a normal usage, and why it wouldn't be easy to do.

All (on topic) advice gladly received.

Thanks in advance!

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