Linux change forward jump length & sync volume control
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OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
XBMC 13.2 (Gotham)


I have two issues that I need help with. I've googled and searched on this forum and didn't find exactly what I was looking for and/or didn't understand the instructions.
I am new to XBMC and Ubuntu, so please be very detailed and thorough in your responses/instructions.


1) I want one volume control.
Increasing volume inside XBMC is separate from increasing volume outside of XBMC.
Let's say that I have the volume to 50% and then I start XBMC, while inside XBMC I set the audio level to 50% as well. The result is 50% of 50% audio output. So it seems that I have two separate volume controls that works independently. Is there a way to change this so they are synced?


2) I want to change forward/backwards jump length.
Today it jumps 30 seconds with the arrow keys, I want to change it to one second. I found some instructions in my search but it wasn't for my OS.
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#2
Quote:1) I want one volume control.
Increasing volume inside XBMC is separate from increasing volume outside of XBMC.
Let's say that I have the volume to 50% and then I start XBMC, while inside XBMC I set the audio level to 50% as well. The result is 50% of 50% audio output. So it seems that I have two separate volume controls that works independently. Is there a way to change this so they are synced?

No. The trend goes to per stream volume out of obvious reasons - we don't want to kill user's ears. Think of amps without volume control and user sets output to 20% in order to not blow his ears but getting output matching its amplification. We should not touch global volume - never.

There is one thing where volume works "kind of global". This is pulseaudio with flatten-volume = yes. That way the "loudest stream" changes master control volume, which highly confuses desktop users.
First decide what functions / features you expect from a system. Then decide for the hardware. Don't waste your money on crap.
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#3
Your second question is answered in the wiki: http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=advancedsettings.xml#video
First decide what functions / features you expect from a system. Then decide for the hardware. Don't waste your money on crap.
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#4
Thanks fritsch.

I found a similar type of instructions before, which I tried and failed. But the wiki was much better. It's solved now! Sorry for not spotting it on my own Smile

Regarding the first question:
" This is pulseaudio with flatten-volume = yes. That way the "loudest stream" changes master control volume"
How do I go about this? You mean that I can change some setting to get desired result?
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#5
No. That behaviour only works when you run pulseaudio on linux with that above option set. It's nothing xbmc does for you, but this special audio server.
First decide what functions / features you expect from a system. Then decide for the hardware. Don't waste your money on crap.
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#6
Then I got all my questions answered. Thank you! Have a nice day.
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