[pulseaudio-discuss] Volume control interactions

Jan Braun janbraun at gmx.de
Sun Aug 15 12:32:52 PDT 2010

Michał Sawicz schrob:
> Dnia 2010-08-15, nie o godzinie 17:03 +0100, Dylan pisze:
> > I hope I have made sense and am not completely misunderstanding how
> > the 
> > system is intendeto work, it is simply that IMHO each level slider (or
> > pair) 
> > should be fully independent of eachother. 
> Google 'pulseaudio flat volume'.

This is obviously a very desirable feature from a technical perspective.
However, I feel it's currently rather poor UI-wise.

What I'd want and expect is a (per-soundcard) "master volume" that's
persistent and affects ALL streams on that device, whether they're
currently playing the moment I adjust the slider or not. I.e. the same
functionality I'd get from a hardware knob on my speakers. I suspect
this is the "reference volume" mentioned in this thread
(which also explains that the UI is mixing reference volume and virtual
volume in a confusing way.)

That thread seems to end with a solution:
Has there any progress/new insight been made since?

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