PulseAudio Volume Meter 0.9.3

Copyright 2004-2007 Lennart Poettering <mzihzrgre (at) 0pointer (dot) de>


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

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Tue Oct 30 2007:

Version 0.9.3 released; lower refresh rate; show pretty channel names; other fixes

Sat Jul 8 2006:

Version 0.9.2 released; compatibility with PulseAudio 0.9.2

Sat May 27 2006:

Version 0.9.0 released; compatibility with Polypaudio 0.9.0

Fri Apr 21 2006:

Version 0.8 released; compatibility with Polypaudio 0.8

Sun Nov 21 2004:

Version 0.3 released; compatibility with Polypaudio 0.7; decaying of signal levels

Thu Oct 28 2004:

Version 0.3 released; compatibility with Polypaudio 0.6

Mon Sep 20 2004:

Version 0.2 released; compatibility with Polypaudio 0.5

Wed Sep 9 2004:

Version 0.1 released


PulseAudio Volume Meter (pavumeter) is a simple GTK volume meter for the PulseAudio sound server.

Everybody loves screenshots.

Current Status

Works perfectly.


There is not much to say. Just run pavumeter and see yourself. You may specify the source to monitor on the command line. If ommited the daemon's default source is selected.


Currently, pavumeter is tested on Linux only.

pavumeter was developed and tested on Debian GNU/Linux "testing" from September 2004, it should work on most other Linux distributions (and maybe Unix versions) since it uses GNU autoconf for source code configuration.

pavumeter requires gtkmm installed.

Obviously pavumeter requires an installation of PulseAudio (version 0.9.2).


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 pavumeter.


None so far.


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

The current release is 0.9.3

Get pavumeter's development sources from the Subversion repository (viewcvs):

svn checkout svn://svn.0pointer.net/pavumeter/trunk pavumeter

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Lennart Poettering <mzihzrgre (at) 0pointer (dot) de>, Oct 2007
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