[pulseaudio-discuss] Per-app flat volume adjustment is highly unintuitive, if mathematically consistent.
fthain at telegraphics.com.au
Tue May 26 19:02:02 PDT 2009
On Wed, 27 May 2009, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> You are misunderstanding the flat volume logic.
But since attenuator knobs don't tweak each other (rather I am in
control), I think you can read what I wrote as arguing against flat volume
logic, on the grounds of intuitive behaviour.
> In flat vol the hardware volume is always configured to the *maxmimum*
> of all stream volumes. And if the streams have different volumes then
> some of them will be attenuated digitally, *nothing* will be amplified
> So, if someone wants playback of exactly one stream a bit louder, then
> this will have the effect that the output device volume will be
> increased and digital attenuation happens for all other streams.
> Which seems to be exactly hat you are asking for, which in turn makes me
> wonder what your mail is actually about?
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