Bug#548611: gnash: please add a configuration setting for initial volume level

Francesco Poli frx at firenze.linux.it
Sun Aug 29 16:01:27 UTC 2010

On Thu, 19 Aug 2010 23:40:40 +0200 Gabriele Giacone wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 06:36:17PM +0200, Francesco Poli (t1000) wrote:
> > Anyway, whenever I start playing a video (e.g.: inside my browser,
> > with mozilla-plugin-gnash) gnash sets its volume level to the maximum
> > value (that is to say: 100 %).
> > This is way too much for my set up, hence I have to manually move the
> > slider and set gnash volume to a value around 20 % or 30 %, if I
> > want to avoid breaking my eardrums!
> Hi Francesco,

Hi Gabriele, thanks for following up on this bug report, and sorry for
my delay in replying.
Now I am back with a decent Internet link and could retry to reproduce
the problem.

> please let us reproduce it, what site?

YouTube, for instance.

That's where I've just reproduced the bug, but I seem to remember to
see it happening whenever mozilla-plugin-gnash was used inside my
browser (galeon).

Basically, as I said, every new video starts at 100 % volume and I have
to manually adjust it to a sane value.

> We should go more in depth however upstream says that gnash uses the system
> default.

Which system default?

The alsamixer settings?
The only one at 100 is "Front", but I thought the important value was
"Master" (which is 64) or maybe "PCM" (40).

Or Jackd settings?
I am not aware of any default volume setting that I can configure for

The fact is that I am using an auto-starting jackd daemon, with alsa
Now, as far as know, gnash relies on gstreamer, and thus cannot
directly connect to a jackd daemon: can you confirm that?

For clients that don't directly support jackd, I set up an
alsa-->jackd-->alsa loop with the following configuration file:

  $ cat ~/.asoundrc 
  # redirect the default ALSA device to JACK
     type plug
     slave { pcm "jack" }
     type jack
         0 alsa_pcm:playback_1
         1 alsa_pcm:playback_2
         0 alsa_pcm:capture_1
         1 alsa_pcm:capture_2

If you want to read more details on my configuration, please see
where my updated setup is documented.

> I think your issue may depend on the player which plays videos.

What do you mean by "the player which plays videos"?
The one implemented in flash and executed by gnash?

 Need some pdebuild hook scripts?
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
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