[pulseaudio-discuss] RFC: New volume functionality for PulseAudio

Arun Raghavan arun at accosted.net
Mon Feb 17 02:36:25 PST 2014

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On 17 Feb 2014 09:30, "Arun Raghavan" <arun at accosted.net> wrote:

> On 16 February 2014 16:33, Tanu Kaskinen <tanu.kaskinen at linux.intel.com>
> wrote:
> [...]
> > Yes, I can and I will start the implementation from the volume control
> > objects, but let's not stop the discussion about volume classes / audio
> > groups, because I will need to implement a client API for working with
> > volume classes anyway. The sooner I know how to do it, the better.
> We have 3 orthogonal issues here:
> 1. Addition of volume control objects / information to allow balance
> to be represented adequately
> 2. Creation and control of volume classes
> 3. Adding a "main volume" concept
> I suggest we discuss each in a separate thread to keep the discussion
> manageable. Right now, I'll address the first, viz. volume control
> objects.
> I'm not completely clear what you're trying to achieve with volume
> control objects right now - are you just trying to fix the balance
> problem, or ...? I see the point you're making about the potential
> applicability of associating multiple volume controls with a single
> device, but I'd like to understand what you'll be solving with the
> patch set you'd be submitting with this infrastructure.
> Mainly, I ask this because I don't want to add infrastructure and
> especially public API for features we don't have yet and don't seem to
> have a clear path for either (namely controlling equalizer, AGC, and
> other such parameters)
> Cheers,
> Arun
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