Reading audio levels from the PC audio output

Srinath Obla ossrinath at
Tue May 11 18:17:36 UTC 2021

Hmm.. perhaps an audio loopback? (at least for linux)


On Tue, 11 May 2021 at 11:07, Davide Perini via gstreamer-devel <
gstreamer-devel at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I know that with d3d11desktopdupsrc, ximagesrc or avfvideosrc I can
> screen capture my PC using Windows, Linux or Mac.
> Is there something similar to "audio capture" the audio?
> I would like to get the "Audio Level" of the current audio output for
> example speakers or headphones.
> The idea is to get the audio level from everything that is producing a
> sound on the PC,
> example: spotify, youtube, a videogame, a generic media player, ecc. ecc...
> I don't want to capture the audio of a specific software or of a
> specific audio/video file,
> I want to capture the audio from the system audio output.
> It is possible for the video since I can screen capture it, is this
> possible for audio?
> Thanks you
> Davide
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