wrong volume interactions

Bug #223133 reported by Stéphane Brunner
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pulseaudio (Ubuntu)
Won't Fix

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pulseaudio

I have the front slider at maximum volume.
I have the PCM slider at 72% volume.
I have the VLC internal slider at maximum volume.

In PulseAudio Volume Control when I put a volume for VLC to 27% it's to loud, than I put a volume at 26% an I don't have any sound !!

The volume will be probably added instance of multiply.

And it will be grate to have volumes in dB ;-)

For example we can have a fader from -80 dB to 0 dB with a linear part for to first "8.68588963806504 dB" to don't have any angle.

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue that you reported is one that should be reproducible with the live environment of the Desktop CD of the development release Karmic Koala. It would help us greatly if you could test with it so we can work on getting it fixed in the next release of Ubuntu. You can find out more about the development release at http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/ . Thanks again and we appreciate your help.

Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Low
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Joseph (mate-joseph) wrote :

I am also experiencing similar symptoms described in this bug report. What information do you guys need to I can help diagnose this?

At 18% the audio is extremely loud. When I reduce it down one notch to 15%, the audio completely disappears.

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Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :
Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
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kahrytan (kahrytan) wrote :

This really isnt a a bug people. it's more of a Feature request.

The feature being requesting is a unified Volume selector for all applications.

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Ivan Kay (strat) wrote :

What I find really stupid is that for *some* reason Windows can handle sound rather consistently across all sound cards. If Windows, of all operating systems, can, then why can't Pulseaudio?

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Stéphane Gourichon (stephane-gourichon-lpad) wrote :

On a USB audio adapter 0d8c:000c "C-Media Electronics, Inc. Audio Adapter", I experience same problem as original report and comment #2.

Links at comment #3 no longer exist.

I can't correlate with comment #4 and #5. To me, original report and comment #2 only mention an annoyance on a specific volume slider, nothing related to unifying volume or whatever.

What can we do?

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Stéphane Gourichon (stephane-gourichon-lpad) wrote :

On re-reading the original post (which is not very clear), I'm wondering if it's same problem.

My problem is not on VLC-specific volume in pulseaudio (or any other app), rather on the master volume (hardware-specific).

So, perhaps it's not the same problem.

Anyway, many things have probably changed since Karmic and this bug report.

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