New mixer

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Sun Jan 6 17:52:09 CET 2008

Am Sun, 06 Jan 2008 17:06:25 +0100
schrieb Jean-Philippe Guillemin <jp.guillemin at>:

> Hi,
> I haven't tested it yet, but I have a question : will this new mixer 
> work with Linux distributions that use mplayer instead of Gstreamer ?

Bottom reply, please. Anyway, yeah, the mixer works independently of
which backend your multimedia applications use. Right now I'm using
audacious and the pulseaudio sound server and the mixer displays all
controls provided by ALSA.

> And also  : what's the relationship between a mixer (expected to
> change the sound card settings) and a codec library (the Gnome codec
> library, btw) ?

There's none. The mixer just let's you change volumes and select which
tracks should be muted or used for recording. The fact that GStreamer
also provides a GstMixer interface might be confusing. But it does and
the interface is not related to what kind of codecs or audio/video
formats your multimedia applications support.

  - Jannis
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