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

Sanjeev Sharma throwit1 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 16:43:58 PST 2008

Yes, thanks.  I was trying to put that into words - the volume sliders
change (multiply or divide) all volumes up or down

for example, you listen to a quiet piece of music and turn up the volume in
the output device tab (or any volume setting, actually.

The next piece is especially loud, and it blows your ears out.   It could
have been recorded that way, or somebody decided to mix it up or down or
whatever.   A limiter would not play sounds above a certain volume, leaving
all other sounds alone (not reducing or amplifying).

 I don't know if the best thing is to
1 clip at some limit (which would sound harsh)
2 or see if a sample is above the limit and just drop the sample (not send
it to the device at all) and go to the next sample

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 5:18 AM, Michal Sawicz <michal at sawicz.net> wrote:

> Dnia 2008-11-23, nie o godzinie 23:41 +0000, Colin Guthrie pisze:
> > You just need to set the hardware volume of the sink. You can do this
> > in
> > pavucontrol under the device, not the stream.
> I think you misunderstood, what you can set in the volume control is,
> actually, amplification. It always multiplies the 'incoming' volume by a
> set amount.
> What Sanjeev meant, is that he would like to limit the outgoing volume
> regardless of the input volume, so actually he meant compression.
> --
> Michal Sawicz <michal at sawicz.net>
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