strange volume behavior
Posted 09 November 2017 - 04:44 PM
When I play mp3 files via GUI, the volume is plenty loud. When I use MOC, it's much quieter. I can't for the life of me figure out why. ALSAmixer is maxed out. Any thoughts about how to resolve this?
Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:13 PM
pavucontrol is installed. I haven't found anything there that has any impact. AFAIK MOC doesn't use pulseaudio. Can I make it?
Posted 10 November 2017 - 11:37 AM
Hmm, I do not know MOC. Let me install it and do some research.
Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:48 AM
Hello again and sorry for the delay (family etc)
As I said you can use pavucotrol. Go to the Playback section and you will see the moc volume sliders. Pavucontrol is able to control ALSA volume via plugin. Screenshot:
I hope this will help you. If not let me know
EDIT: I have found MOC could work through pulseaudio. There is a package called moc-pulse, but is is available only for ubuntu 16.10 and higher. Not sure it will work with Bodhi. Also needs to test.
Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:00 PM
Thank you so much for the help. I think I need to clarify my situation a little bit. I am running this dinosaur laptop as a makeshift audio server in my music classroom. I use SSH from my district-supplied chromebook to play music through the stereo. This setup is ideal for me because when the network (inevitably) goes down, I can fall back to using the laptop itself. The strange thing is that audio from MOC is significantly quieter than if I use a GUI app, say VLC. (So I explode everyone's eardrums when I use VLC). I want to permanently boost MOC's output without setting the overall system volume any higher.
Does this make sense? Is this a thing that can be done?
Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:00 PM
That link gave me a page not found error.
I did figure out that pavucontrol does let me adjust the volumes for each software source. I just never tried it while MOC was playing. So now I've got MOC boosted to 155% and VLC down to about 70%, which works ok. I'd really like to boost MOC to something like 400%. Is that possible?
Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:54 PM
so pressing x makes the volume control display change from "Master" to "Soft". Now the volume is significantly louder, but I have far less control. 0% is off. 10 - 70% sounds about the same amount of loud. 80-100% is slightly louder. Weird.
Edit - OOOOOH I get it! Combining the use of "Soft" and "Master" gives me the control I'm looking for. Awesome! Thank you for the help!
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