[pulseaudio-discuss] [PATCH] Documentation of known misuse of PulseAudio API
tanu.kaskinen at linux.intel.com
Fri Jan 3 02:54:40 PST 2014
On Fri, 2013-12-20 at 21:39 +0600, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> > This is the only bit that I'd change in some way:
> > > + * is too high. With flat volumes disabled (the default in Ubuntu), it
> > > means + * the maximum hardware volume attenuated by the sink volume. In
> > > most cases, + * this is appropriate.
> There is one more place where I would like to suggest a change.
> + * Note: there is a user-controllable slider in mixer applications such as
> + * pavucontrol corresponding to each of the created streams. Also the server
> + * supports only a limited number of simultaneous streams. Because of this,
> + * it is not always appropriate to create multiple streams in one application
> + * that needs to output multiple sounds. The rough guideline is: if there is
> + * no use case that would require separate user-initiated volume changes for
> + * each stream, perform the mixing inside the application.
> I would like to add the following after the first sentence: "Multiple
> (especially identically named) volume sliders for the same application might
> confuse the user". However, I don't insist - please use your own judgement
> whether to add this.
I added your change, the patch is now applied. Thanks!
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