[pulseaudio-discuss] volume limiter - is this possible in pulseaudio?

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Sun Nov 23 15:41:15 PST 2008

Sanjeev Sharma wrote:
> I'd like to set a maximum volume above which sound may never go.  
> for example If I'm surfing the web at 2 am & someone thinks it's cool to 
> have a LOUD midi file play automatically, the volume of that should not 
> be allowed above my set limit. 
> If I'm listening to some quiet pieces & have the volume turned up,  I'd 
> like to have this limiter so I don't wake up everybody in the house at 4 
> am if I stumble on a web page that thinks playing a MIDI or shockwave 
> file as loud as possible is the coolest thing in the world.
> ALSO if I'm wearing earphones I'd like for my eardrums NOT to be 
> perforated in this same circumstance 

Yes this is possible.

You just need to set the hardware volume of the sink. You can do this in 
pavucontrol under the device, not the stream.



Colin Guthrie

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