Bug 39190 - pactl: need way to set separate left/right volume
Summary: pactl: need way to set separate left/right volume
Alias: None
Product: PulseAudio
Classification: Unclassified
Component: tools (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Parin Porecha
QA Contact: pulseaudio-bugs
Keywords: love
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-07-13 06:55 UTC by Simon Blandford
Modified: 2014-11-14 13:23 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Simon Blandford 2011-07-13 06:55:56 UTC
There does not appear to be any way to set the left or right volume independently using the commands such as...

pacmd set-source-volume "source_name" 32000

It is currently only possible to set both left and right together.

What I am looking for is something like...

pacmd set-source-volume "source_name" 32000 40000

...where the two end parameters are left level and right level respectively.
Comment 1 Colin Guthrie 2011-07-15 04:30:29 UTC
FWIW, it's not just left+right, but any combination of channel maps.

pacmd is a debug tool which means it's not really important to support everything possible, but pactl should (IMO) support this somehow.
Comment 2 Tanu Kaskinen 2013-11-22 13:27:59 UTC
Changing "pacmd" to "pactl" in the bug title.
Comment 3 Parin Porecha 2013-12-20 09:14:03 UTC
I've mailed the patch for this bug on the pulseaudio-discuss mailing list
Comment 4 Peter Meerwald 2014-11-14 13:23:34 UTC
see commit fc9fdfaf

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