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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-users] PulseAudio?

From: Nix <nix@...>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 13:50:23 +0000
On 2 Nov 2011, Peter Laws stated:

> I'm not sure that it does, though. In KMix, with Pulse Audio selected,
> I see exactly one slider ("Master") on the Output tab and one slider
> ("Capture") on the Input tab.

Yep. With PulseAudio, capture and output volume levels are controlled on
a per-application basis, and globally (which is the single volume
control you're looking at there). So you can say "I want my phone
application to be three times as loud as Amarok" *and* "I want all
volumes to be increased because I've switched from headphones to weedy
speakers". (As far as I know Trinity has no mechanism to control
per-application volumes, unlike KDE4, but the Gtk pavucontrol program
works fine.)

What you don't get are the dozens of confusing volume controls with
confusing names that modern sound cards provide, half of which typically
aren't hooked up to anything at all and 90% of the rest of which are
hooked up to inputs or outputs that you don't have anything plugged

I don't really see this as a downside.

> What constitutes "when it works" with Pulse Audio? I'm thinking that
> this isn't it. :-)

Working as designed. :)