zaterdag 8 november 2014

Activating A2DP bluetooth stereo headphones in Ubuntu Trusty (14.04.1 LTS)

For future explorers who might struggle with this, and possibly for myself :-)

1) Install recommended software:

sudo apt-get install pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-bluetooth bluez-audio pavucontrol bluez-firmware bluez-tools blueman

2) Add the below line to the [General] section of /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf:


3) Ensure module-bluetooth-discover is loaded (can't hurt):

pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover

Note: you can also disable unloading the module-bluetooth-discover this patch.

4) Restart all affected services to take the new configuration into account:

sudo service bluetooth restart; sudo killall pulseaudio

5) Pair your A2DP bluetooth headset and add the trust attribute. You can do this in the graphical manager, blueman-manager. 6) Activate the bluetooth audio sink in a graphical manager (blueman-manager) or on the command line:

bt-audio -c 0C:E0:E4:49:8D:FD

7) Now, in your favorite volume manager, pavucontrol, you can redirect any audio stream to your bluetooth stereo headphones. Enjoy!



1 opmerking:

  1. Not all devices have the same blue tooth. The one in question here is A2DP. This allows the blue tooth connection to send 2 channels to a device. Of course the device also needs to meet these specs. Standard ear pierces do not have A2DP because no one anticipated a person wanting to listen with one ear. To my knowledge these is no phone that can send music to a regular headset. The phone itself would have to process the A2DP into HSP ( headset profile ) and then send it.