Bluetooth audio

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To get bluetooth audio to work add this


pcm.btheadset {
    type plug
    slave {
        pcm {
            type bluetooth
            profile "auto"
        }
    }
    hint {
       show on
       description "BT Headset"
    }
}
ctl.btheadset {
  type bluetooth
}

to the file /etc/asound.conf

After that there's an extra output method in the ALSA settings of audacious or deadbeef.

For mplayer

mplayer -ao alsa:device=btheadset file

or edit ~/.mplayer/config to add

ao="alsa:device=btheadset"

First Pair and connect, then select the bluetooth audio output.

It might also be handy to browse through /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf as stuff like auto reconnect etc can be set in there.

Please mind though, that the Volume wheel on the Pandora is for Analog audio only and doesn't work for Bluetooth audio. The Pandora will send the audio at max line level by default which can make you quite deaf when the audio blasts out at full volume unexpectedly. When using bluetooth audio for the first time, or with speakers without volume control, it's advised to set the software volume control of your audio player at 10% or so in the beginning.