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Re: Pulseaudio in F12



On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 10:38:15 +0100, Michal wrote:

> Dne Mon, 30 Nov 2009 07:05:28 -0200 Paulo Cavalcanti napsal(a):
> > Thanks for the explanation.
> > 
> > At least 3 applications are not restoring the volumes:
> > 
> > xmms, mplayer and audacious.
> 
> Interesting. Maybe these programs try to be too clever and force the
> volume themselves.

It's not an attempt at being "too clever", but several upstream developers
feel lost in what they have to do or what they have not to do to get
something right. Temporarily, Audacious devlopers have dropped their
"pulse_audio" driver (originally from XMMS) even, since they were of the
impression that "it didn't work anyway". Ubuntu users currently feel
punished with Pulse Audio. With a first bunch of fixes [for volume issues
in Fedora 12 Rawhide, volume decreased for every new song], the driver was
restored again for Audacious 2.2 development. With more recent changes in
Pulse Audio, it seems, more changes are necessary. But Audacious 2.1
cannot reflect external volume level changes in its UI anyway. Its volume
slider cannot move for volume level changes made with external tools.
Only the next release can do that, and it suffers from new bugs (such
as a bug in alsa-lib that will require an update in Fedora, too).


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