PulseAudio Preferences 0.9.9

Copyright 2006-2009 Lennart Poettering <mzcncersf (at) 0pointer (dot) de>


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


Thu Sep 10 2009:

Version 0.9.9 released; more translations, add uPNP enabling support, add PackageKit support

Tue Apr 14 2009:

Version 0.9.8 released; more translations, add RAOP enabling support

Tue Sep 9 2008:

Version 0.9.7 released; more translations, other updates

Tue Oct 30 2007:

Version 0.9.6 released; rework UI; add support to enable automatic zeroconf discovery; automatic device combination; i18n support

Sat Aug 26 2006:

Version 0.9.5 released; initial release


PulseAudio Preferences (paprefs) is a simple GTK based configuration dialog for the PulseAudio sound server.

Please note that this program can only configure local servers, and requires that a special module module-gconf is loaded in the sound server. (Since PulseAudio 0.9.5 this modules is loaded by default.)

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Current Status

Works perfectly.


There is not much to say. Just run paprefs and see for yourself.


Currently, paprefs is tested on Linux only.

paprefs was developed and tested on Debian GNU/Linux "testing" from August 2006, it should work on most other Linux distributions (and maybe Unix versions) since it uses GNU autoconf for source code configuration.

paprefs requires gtkmm and glademmm installed.

Obviously paprefs requires an installation of PulseAudio (version 0.9.5). The module module-gconf must be loaded in the daemon.

There is an implicit dependency on PackageKit. If you don't install PackageKit the 'Install' buttons in the UI for installing necessary PulseAudio plugins won't work.


As this package is made with the GNU autotools you should run ./configure inside the distribution directory for configuring the source tree. After that you should run make for compilation and make install (as root) for installation of paprefs.


Christian Persch for patches.

Colin Guthrie for the RAOP support and other fixes.


The newest release is always available from http://0pointer.de/lennart/projects/paprefs/

The current release is 0.9.9

Get paprefs's development sources from the GIT repository (gitweb):

git clone git://git.0pointer.de/paprefs

Lennart Poettering <mzcncersf (at) 0pointer (dot) de>, September 2009