I am running Raspbian Stretch.

I've connected a USB sound device and selected it through the graphic interface.

This sends the sound out fine from youtube in Chrome but is silent with a Python program using Pygame (whether launched on startup or afterwards).

Any suggestions?

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Have you tried using the python-sounddevice module? This module has functionality which lets you interrogate your system to see what sound devices are available and select which device to use.

python-sounddevice documentation

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