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Re: pulseaudio - WOW

On Sun, 2009-08-02 at 08:01 -0400, Mike Williams wrote:
> > On Fri, 2009-07-31 at 20:32 -0700, john wendel wrote:
> >> Uh, I don't use pulseaudio at all, just alsa, and I can run audacious,
> >> vlc and mplayer simultaneously and hear all of them.
> >> Of course, I can't set the volume of each individually, but why would
> >> I want to do this in the first place.
> >
> On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 2:42 AM, Tim<ignored_mailbox yahoo com au> wrote:
> > Rather obvious, really... because when one of them is too loud compared
> > to the others...
> Well, I could be wrong, but I thought what John meant was why would he
> want to listen to three different things at once.
it's not that anyone wants to listen to those 3 items at the same time
but rather it is very useful to have audio control that permits that
because if you are watching a movie, and you get a telephone call or an
e-mail or a system event wants to sound an alarm, it too should be heard
and at a relative volume.

That is one of the functions of pulseaudio


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