Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 494112
Please restore the individual application volume control in pulseaudio
Last modified: 2009-04-05 09:55:49 EDT
Description of problem:
The new flat volume feature of pulse audio is frustrating to use. I liked the feature in F10 where I could have my music player set to a lower volume but leave my system alerts high. That way I could hear IM's or alerts even though the music was playing. With the new release I don't have the level of control I would like "within the applications" I realize that using pavucontrol is an option, but I won't want to have to be able to bring up a separate app just to adjust the volume of my music player
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start mplayer with -vo pulse and adjust the volume
System volume is adjusted
Used to be in F10 that just the apps volume went down, particularly useful if you happen to have a loud file.
You can still adjust the mplayer and event sound volume independantly. The flat voilume logic has nothing to do with this.
I found the "flat-volumes" option in daemon.conf and setting that to 'no' made everything work as desired.
I think the problem with mplayer is that it is adjusting the wrong volume, Master vs some application level setting, but there does not seem to be a way to alter which volume to adjust.