[linux-audio-user] seeking simple library to detect sound volume

michael at michaelshiloh.com michael at michaelshiloh.com
Tue May 31 06:45:34 EDT 2005


I've been looking on the web, and have visited the excellent resource
linux-sound.org, and am a bit overwhelmed as there are so many choices,
most much more elaborate than I need.

What I need is the ability to monitor sound going from the computer out
to my sound card, and to report when the volume exceeds a certain
threshold. I need no graphic capability and as I will be writing my own
application around this I prefer as simple and straightforward a library
as possible. In fact I don't even need a library - a C function would be

Extra features that would be nice, but not critical, would be the
ability to have one or more filters so that I could report on the volume
in various frequency ranges.

Do any of you have any suggestions for me?


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