Bug #783

Can't adjust volume before playing track

Added by Gregorio Grasselli over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

plugins/pulse audio
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March 31, 2018
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when using Audacious for stage play music, I should adjust the volume of the next track before playing it.

For some reason though, the volume slide is blocked on 0% when no track is played, no matter what I do. So the next track always starts with the previous volume.

I can't understand why this happens. In Winamp the volume slide works even when no track is played.

Thank you


#1 Updated by Michael Schwendt over 5 years ago

You may need to choose a different audio output plugin in the settings then. Probably you are using Pulse Audio currently.

#2 Updated by Gregorio Grasselli over 5 years ago

It works! Thank you.

(Somewhere else I'm gonna ask why Ubuntu Audio must have Pulse Quantum Mechanics and ALSA General Relativity. Isn't the universe complex enough?)

#3 Updated by John Lindgren over 5 years ago

Yes, in the Pulse Audio API, the volume belongs to the audio stream, not to the application as such. I'm not sure what the recommended way to handle volume is when we don't have an open audio stream. If someone could research this, I'd be happy to look over a patch.

#4 Updated by John Lindgren over 5 years ago

  • Category set to plugins/pulse audio

#5 Updated by John Lindgren over 5 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Target version set to 3.10
  • Status changed from New to Closed

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