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strange volume behavior

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Hi,

 

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?

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Hello.

Forget the alsa mixer. Bodhi sound is based on pulse audio. Install pavucontrol gui and try to play with settings.

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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:

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I hope this will help you. If not let me know 

 

Stefan

 

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. 

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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?

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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?

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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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