View Full Version : [ubuntu] banshee media player is quiet

August 24th, 2009, 01:32 PM
how do i get the volume back to normal?
volume bar in player and Ubuntu is up to max
in other players the actual volume is loud

August 24th, 2009, 03:40 PM
is it showing any errors?

maybe some plugin is missing.

try starting it from the terminal and look for any errors.

August 25th, 2009, 12:33 PM
no errors

[Info 13:30:39.628] Running Banshee 1.4.3: [Ubuntu jaunty (development branch) (linux-gnu, x86_64) @ 2009-03-22 17:00:13 UTC]
[Info 13:30:45.950] All services are started 5.123852s
[Info 13:30:47.617] nereid Client Started
[Info 13:30:49.719] Sync calculated for Music Library: to add: 899 items, remove 0 items; sync_src.cacheid = 82, to_add.cacheid = 90, to_remove.cacheid = 98
Sync calculated for Video Library: to add: 0 items, remove 0 items; sync_src.cacheid = 100, to_add.cacheid = 102, to_remove.cacheid = 110
Sync calculated for Podcasts: to add: 0 items, remove 0 items; sync_src.cacheid = 114, to_add.cacheid = 118, to_remove.cacheid = 126

which plugin could possibly be missing concerning such an essential feature as volume? :)

August 25th, 2009, 03:19 PM
have you got gstreamer plugins installed.

take a look at these dependencies, and install the one (if any) missing.


August 25th, 2009, 09:56 PM
shouldn't apt take care of this, if i do:

apt-get remove banshee
apt-get install banshee

still quiet

August 26th, 2009, 04:55 AM
well actually, i am not using ubuntu these days (arch), and i have never used banshee, though i agree that apt-get shouldn't miss important dependencies.

try purge removing it, and then, try installing banshee along with all recommended packages, through synaptic.

sudo apt-get remove --purge banshee

August 26th, 2009, 06:21 AM

It's only banshee that's quiet and not everything else, right? Do you have some sort of "audio normalisation" option set in banshee? If you want to wipe out the banshee settings, open a terminal and
rm -rf ~/.config/banshee.

If this doesnt fix it I bet you have some extra pulseaudio volume controls installed, they'll be on the Applications -> audio & video menu.
To wipe out per-user pulseaudio settings:
rm -rf ~/.pulse
If you make another user account and the problem persists there, this issue might be complicated.

August 26th, 2009, 09:27 AM
found it, the PCM volume (?) was down!

thanks anyway :)