[PyQt] phonon audio volume setting problem

Stephen Gava elguavas at gmail.com
Sun Apr 1 13:32:48 BST 2012

hi there.

i'm using phonon to play some sounds but i can't seem to control the 
audio output volume as i expect to be able to.

i set up phonon like so:


and play the sounde source like so:


this works fine, but always plays at the audio outputs full volume of 
1.0 (100%).

if do self.sfx_output.setVolume(0.5), for instance, in my code, then 
self.sfx_output.volume() returns 0.5 as i would expect.

if i then play a sound (as above) it play at full volume still as though 
i didn't set the volume.

to try to debug i attached a function to the audio output's 
'volumeChanged' signal like so:


(the function merely prints the changed volume) and what i find is, 
after setting the volume to what i want, and checking it, as above, as 
soon as i play any sound the volumeChanged signal is emitted and the 
volume is now reported as 1.0 again.

in other words calling self.sfx_player.play() causes self.sfx_output 's 
volume to be reset to 1.0.

how can i make volume changes to the audio output actually work so that 
playing a sound doesn't not reset the output to full volume??


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