Using USB Audio with MPD in Ubuntu

Posted by admin on Mon May 18, 2009

MPD is used as a music server in my office and Is running on an old Dell Latitude C400 Laptop. I have a Trust SC-5500p USB Soundcard plugged in and outputting sound to my amplifier.

To get Ubuntu (tested on Dapper, Edgy, Gutsy and Jaunty) working with the second sound card I needed to do the following:

1. Set the USB card as default:

Then reboot.

2. Set mpd to use the card.

Change the output to look like the following:

Restart MPD and test: