A little time ago, I reported a bug related to Phonon/pulseaudio. For debugging purposes I was told to disable pulseaudio so phonon can use the hardware directly.
So I searched about how to disable pulseaudio on KDE, but only found solutions in the form
apt-get purge pulseaudio*, but since I'm not planning on disabling pulseaudio permanently I do not appreciate that solution.
Is there any way to tell Phonon (or the VLC backend I'm using) not to use pulseaudio?
OS: Debian jessie
Graphical interface: KDE
Phonon backend: VLC