New mixer

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at
Sun Jan 6 19:57:58 CET 2008

On Sun, 6 Jan 2008 19:33:15 +0100, Jannis Pohlmann <jannis at>

> Am Sun, 6 Jan 2008 17:32:44 +0100
> schrieb Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at>:
> > On Sun, 06 Jan 2008 17:06:25 +0100, Jean-Philippe Guillemin
> > <jp.guillemin at> wrote:
> > 
> > > 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 ?
> >
> > Or in other words: is it really necessary to require GStreamer just
> > for a mixer? This would be cause to not use it and instead use the
> > good, old alsamixer.
> If you want to save some headaches by not having to deal with
> platform-dependent stuff then GStreamer is a good option. Keep in mind
> that only a small part of GStreamer is linked and loaded with the
> mixer (gstreamer-0.10, gstbase, gstaudio and gstinterfaces).
> ALSA is not everything we have to deal with
Ok, I just gave it a try and I didn't have to install as much packages
as I assumed(Debian Lenny). Sorry for the noise.

Anyway, xfce4-mixer doesn't detect my soundcard, the combo box to
select a card is empty. After installing the package
"gstreamer0.10-alsa" it works. Of course, this is not related to your
code but when you write a README it's maybe worth to be mentioned that
the GStreamer Alsa plugin needs to be present or maybe a configure
check could be added.


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