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Re: Pulseaudio in F12



On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 11:36:01AM +0100, Michal Schmidt wrote:
> Dne Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:12:38 +0100 Michael Schwendt napsal(a):
> > 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).
> 
> Thanks for the explanation. Before I saw your reply, I played with
> audacious-plugins and made a kludge to prevent it from forcing 100 %
> volume on startup. It probably breaks something else, I haven't really
> tested it too much.

  Mplayer needs similiar patch: 
http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/mplayer-users/2009-October/077999.html

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