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Audio settings not affecting Android

asked 2013-12-26 02:03:02 +0300

Xowap gravatar image

When I "turn off" sounds from the phone, it has no effect whatsoever on Android apps.

Although unsure about this, I guess that Android is able to differentiate between Facebook abusively beeping again, and Spotify playing musing. Obviously, if I turn down my device's sounds, I don't want Spotify to shut down, but I still want Facebook to shut up.

Is there any settings to be set regarding this issue? Or is it some integration improvement that needs to be done?

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answered 2013-12-30 23:43:31 +0300

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Jolla uses pulseaudio for having per-application music volume levels. but aliendalvik (android app) is only one pulseaudio source... i suspect that you'd need to find some way inside the android layer to differentiate between android apps.

another way would be if aliendalvik implement audio sources by exporting multiple named pulseaudio sources, so that the sailfish layer could differentiate sounds from within the android layer

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a simpler way would be to always set the Android channel to the max in PA, and then have a daemon inside Android that mimics Sailfish's settings inside Android (silent mode, etc).

Xowap ( 2013-12-31 00:11:49 +0300 )edit

@Xowap while this might be simpler to implement, having sound settings in 2 places is a bit odd too...

AL13N ( 2013-12-31 11:14:56 +0300 )edit

You don't really have to manage your audio settings in android, they are just auto-duplicated. And a daemon keeps that in sync, so there is no "state" issues (the sync can happen anytime without troubles), etc... IMHO anways

Xowap ( 2014-01-02 18:58:31 +0300 )edit

Is there a mixer app or some other easy user-friendly way to manage pulseaudio sources? Could not find it from the settings interface and Jolla Store/Kauppa search did not return anything with "mixer" or "pulseaudio".

rek70 ( 2014-01-21 10:48:47 +0300 )edit
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