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Re: [opensuse] Pulse/Alsa compression, equalizer, limiter
On 12/09/14 00:36, Michael Fischer wrote:
On Thu, Sep 11, Basil Chupin wrote:
On 11/09/14 05:27, Michael Fischer wrote:
Google has not been my friend on this topic, unless I'm running Ubuntu,
which I am not. I am running openSuSE 12.3.

Can anyone point to a 12.3-friendly way to get a compressor and equalizer
going? A limiter if such exists would be great too.

Preferably one which can be handled via alsamixer or similar, as I do
not generally run the KDE or gnome environments/apps.

I *think* I'm looking for a SuSE 12.3-friendly way of doing:

Many thanks.

Equaliser, compression are functions of a player and nothing to do with
alsa or pulseaudio.

Start using VLC. Then, in Tools select Effects and Fillters.
Unfortunately, that isn't an option when I'm trying to clamp down on the
sound coming from an application running in a Windows7 VM.

Most of the ubuntu-oriented posts I've seen suggest that it *is* something
which can be handled with pulse/alsa plugins, at a system level.



VLC is available for Windows. It's behaves identically to the one for Linux.

Have you tried running alsamixer (from the command line in terminal)? However, unless something very drastic has happened with pulseaudio running alsamixer may not give you all the available channels which are 'adjustable'. If you don't see all the available channels (this depends on your audio card/chip) then UNINSTALL pulseaudio and then you will see all the channels.

For pulseaudio have you installed pavucontrol (which controls pa)?


Using openSUSE 13.1, KDE 4.14.0 & kernel 3.16.2-1 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX660 GPU

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