Forcing volume to a certain level?

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Forcing volume to a certain level?

Postby mithas on Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:32 am


I'm using Mint Linux 14 and the onboard soundcard/speaker. I'm trying to find a way to control the volume from the command line/cron, so that users can't turn the volume up too loud.

Anyone got any ideas around this?

Many thanks,

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Re: Forcing volume to a certain level?

Postby catweazel on Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:19 am

If it's for work machines, ok, but it's not going to be very helpful if it's for a home machine. Videos are notorious for having wildly differing volume levels. Nevertheless, this is what you need:

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