The first step would be to see if it's even an ALSA issue. With flash
video (youtube) there's a speaker icon and a slider which affects the
volume. I recently noticed hulu had my levels way low with such an
icon. With mplayer there's a softvol option which might differ from
the levels set in alsa. And of course alsamixer to actually set your
levels. Make sure those are appropriate for what you're trying to do.
If they aren't, then technically nothing is broke and nothing needs
fixing. If the levels are set and maxed out and the problem persists,
then it could be an alsa issue. Although I'd extract the audio
content being played and look at it in audacity to see if it's not
just the content to verify the potential source. Just a power user
here and nothing really current version wise on my end to have that
issue or know much about it myself. But it'd be nice to know how to
fix it, if I do run into it.
On 5/19/11, Y P <yellowpenguin@...> wrote:
> escuse me but I'm asking myself if the problem I encounter regarding very
> low level of volumes is due to Alsa/Pulse :
> a few weeks/maybe a month ago, I upgraded my EEE netbook's Ubuntu O S; the
> result is : no longer a normal level volume;
> last weekend I did an installation of Debian on a EEE netbook, same result :
> very low level output volume from the internal EEE speakers.
> Finally today a good friend told me he did an installation of an Ubntu on a
> PowerMac, idem same problem regarding sound : very low level.
> How can I test the origins of this problem to be sure which is the source of
> the problem ?
> I did also had a problem in using an eCAFE EC-900 as DJ due to a very
> annoying bug: plugging a minijack in it won't help to cut the output to the
> internal speakers.
> Can someone tell me if one of these problems or both are being fixed soon ?
> sound is very important, appology for all these remarks! please fix them if
> Y)ellow P)enguin
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