PulseAudio Volume Control 0.9.10

Copyright 2006-2009 Lennart Poettering <mzcnihpbageby (at) 0pointer (dot) de>


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


Wed Oct 14 2009:

Version 0.9.10 released; minor fixes; translation updates.

Thu Sep 10 2009:

Version 0.9.9 released; allow configuring device ports; various updates.

Mon Apr 13 2009:

Version 0.9.8 released; allow configuring card profiles; various updates.

Tue Sep 9 2008:

Version 0.9.7 released; show volume meter for each stream and device.

Fri Mar 28 2008:

Version 0.9.6 released; draw radio buttons instead of check boxes when moving streams; fix crasher when connecting to a PA server that has no default sink/source configured.

Tue Oct 30 2007:

Version 0.9.5 released; rework UI; add context menu option to kill a playback stream; add context menu option to select the default device; use prettier channel names; filter non-application streams by default; support muting streams

Sat Aug 26 2006:

Version 0.9.4 released; add the ability to move a stream to another device while it is playing; limit the list of sinks/sources shown by their type; other cleanups

Mon Jul 24 2006:

Version 0.9.3 released; show client names only if they are set

Sat Jul 8 2006:

Version 0.9.2 released; update for PulseAudio 0.9.2

Fri Jun 2 2006:

Version 0.9.1 released; add a .desktop file; update icons everywhere

Sat May 27 2006:

Version 0.9.0 released; update for Polypaudio 0.9.0; show client name of playback streams; make volume slider more responsive

Fri Apr 21 2006:

Version 0.8 released; initial release


PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol) is a simple GTK based volume control tool ("mixer") for the PulseAudio sound server. In contrast to classic mixer tools this one allows you to control both the volume of hardware devices and of each playback stream separately.

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Current Status

Works perfectly.


There is not much to say. Just run pavucontrol and see for yourself.


Currently, pavucontrol is tested on Linux only.

pavucontrol was developed and tested on Debian GNU/Linux "testing" from April 2006, it should work on most other Linux distributions (and maybe Unix versions) since it uses GNU autoconf for source code configuration.

pavucontrol requires gtkmm and glademmm installed.

Obviously pavucontrol requires an installation of PulseAudio (version 0.9.16).


As this package is made with the GNU autotools you should run ./configure inside the distribution directory for configuring the source tree. After that you should run make for compilation and make install (as root) for installation of pavucontrol.


Colin Guthrie for the card profile UI and other work


The newest release is always available from http://0pointer.de/lennart/projects/pavucontrol/

The current release is 0.9.10

Get pavucontrol's development sources from the GIT repository (gitweb):

git clone git://git.0pointer.de/pavucontrol

Lennart Poettering <mzcnihpbageby (at) 0pointer (dot) de>, October 2009