[pulseaudio-discuss] setting a volume on a short lived stream

David Kågedal davidk at lysator.liu.se
Mon Nov 2 03:57:28 PST 2009

Lennart Poettering <lennart at poettering.net> writes:

> On Fri, 30.10.09 08:15, Brian J. Murrell (brian at interlinx.bc.ca) wrote:
>> On Fri, 2009-10-30 at 02:11 +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote: 
>> > 
>> > This is admittedly a problem, but I kinda hope that it will fix
>> > itself by applications tagging event sounds properly.
>> I'm sceptical.
>> > I certainly would make sense to allow volume changes shortly after a
>> > stream died. The low-level technology in PA allows that, it's just that
>> > g-v-c and pavucontrol currently do not make use of this.
>> In the meanwhile, is there anything I can do manually to effect this?
>> Command line is just fine with me in the interim.
> You can just tag your streams properly via env vars, as already
> pointed out, and then use the system sound slider:
> $ PULSE_PROP='media.role=event' metacity

The code on http://pulseaudio.org/wiki/ApplicationProperties seems to
set this instead:

$ PULSE_PROP_media.role=event metacity

Does both work, or am I just confused?

David Kågedal

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