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TElli3
Novice
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Multiple Bluetooth sources

I am trying to see if I can get multiple bluetooth sources to work with my edison.

If I look in pactl I see only one bluetooth source and one bluetooth sink, however if I run thecommand hcitool con I get -

 

Connections:

 

> ACL 90:00:DB:AB:E9:32 handle 13 state 1 lm SLAVE AUTH ENCRYPT (Samsung - shows as source)

 

> ACL FC:58:FA:B7:AA:6C handle 11 state 1 lm MASTER AUTH ENCRYPT (Speaker - shows as sink)

 

> ACL 40:30:04:18:FF:B4 handle 12 state 1 lm MASTER AUTH ENCRYPT (ipad - is a no show in the Pactl list)

These are my three bluetooth devices a Samsung Galaxy, an ipad and a bluetooth speaker they all show as connect here as well as the devices.

Is there a way to tell pulseaudio that there is more than one Bluetooth source connected?

Anyone know if I can acheive a multi-bluetooth-source solution?

Thanks for the help!

Ted

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TElli3
Novice
47 Views

As an update -

It is possible that this is a bluez question as the way I understand things Pulse Audio somehow gets the source and sink information from bluez. I really don't know, but I can find no answer - yet!

Also, I am trying to better understand what the "hcitool con" results mean as it applies to Bluetooth. for example what does what does ACL mean? and how can there bee two master devices shown? I thought there could only be one master in a Bluetooth setup. As you can tell I'm rather new, but trying to learn about Bluetooth.

regards,

Ted

Pablo_M_Intel
Employee
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Hi New_and_Learning,

Just to clarify, what you want is to use your Edison to reproduce media in your three devices? (Samsung device, iPad and BT speaker) Am I right? I would suggest you to take a look at this post /thread/75656 https://communities.intel.com/thread/75656, you might find some useful information in there. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Regards,

PabloM_Intel

TElli3
Novice
47 Views

Pablo,

Thanks for the reply. I'm probably not as precise as I should be.

What I want to do is use the phone or the iPad to play music to the speaker. I would like to be able to select which source to play from a script.

Can't seem to get both sources available at the same time for selection.

Your post does make me wonder why the phone or the iPad can't also br sinks!

Thanks,

Still looking around!

Ted

Pablo_M_Intel
Employee
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Hi New_and_Learning,

It should be possible to have these two devices as sinks. You can check these guide from PulseAudio to get that information https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PulseAudio/Troubleshooting# Simultaneous_output_to_multiple_sound_cards_.2F_devices https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PulseAudio/Troubleshooting# Simultaneous_output_to_multiple_sound_cards_.2F_devices. Section 4.8 talks a little bit about this.

As for your first question, I think I get it now. You want to use the Edison as a bridge between the Master device and the speaker (which in this case would be the sink). Did you make sure to follow the instructions in the Edison Bluetooth Guide, http://www.intel.com/support/edison/sb/CS-035381.htm Intel® Edison Boards — Bluetooth® User Guide? Could you please share a picture of your terminal window after performing a device scan with the Edison?

Regards,

PabloM_Intel

Carlos_M_Intel
Employee
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Hi Ted,

Do you have updates on this? I would like to know if you have been able to have both devices as sink in your configuration.

Did you follow the instructions suggested by Pablo?

Regards,

Charlie