[pulseaudio-discuss] Volume Restore

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Fri Oct 16 12:46:37 PDT 2009

'Twas brillig, and Marcus Blumhagen at 16/10/09 12:47 did gyre and gimble:
> I recently switched to pulseaudio and discovered the very same issue.
> MPlayer is setting the volume on playback start. I fixed it locally by
> changing libao2/ao_pulse.c. I also posted this to the mplayer-users
> mailing list but sadly it got not much attention.
> Check the link for details and a patch sugesstion:
> http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/mplayer-users/2009-October/077999.html

This looks interesting. Does mplayer read back the volume from pulse 
later tho'? The patch listed on it's own (without reading the other 
code) would suggest that the value for volume will go out of sync with 
what the volume actually is... I'm not sure if that value is used 
elsewhere anyway.

But overall, I agree that it should *not* set the volume. The only 
question mark is whether or not there needs to be some extra code to 
read the volume back :)

I'll try and do some testing...


Colin Guthrie

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