[LAU] make a VU meter listen to jack output ports

Kjetil Matheussen k.s.matheussen at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 18:31:11 UTC 2015

On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 7:49 PM, Peter P. <peterparker at fastmail.com> wrote:

> * Peter P. <peterparker at fastmail.com> [2015-06-14 13:22]:
> [...]
> > > Strangely this does not work when I start it from fluxbox' menu, ie.
> > > without a visible (x)terminal. The application (and hence the
> > > meterbridge) close immediately. Do you have an idea why this could
> > > happen?
> >
> > Sorry, I posted before doing my homework
> > The --disable-console option helped here.
> But I am afraid the the meters still don't come up every time.
> The --no-stdin does not help as well, but has other unpleasant results.
> It seems that jack_capture needs to have a console it can output things
> to.
Maybe it's possible to start an invisible terminal thats jack_capture.
I don't know how to do that though. Maybe there's a general X option
for starting a program minimized? (I tried googling it, but didn't find any)

> Furthermore, automatically reconnecting to jack applications which play
> back audio, does only happen if jack_capture/meterbridge have been
> started when that application (mplayer in my case) was already playing
> back.
But this is only a problem if you don't run it from a terminal?
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