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Mopidy extension for ALSA volume control

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Mopidy extension for ALSA volume control.


  • A Linux system using ALSA for audio playback.

  • pyalsaaudio. Bindings for using the ALSA API from Python. The package is available as python-alsaaudio in Debian/Ubuntu.


Install by running:

pip install Mopidy-ALSAMixer

Or, if available, install the Debian/Ubuntu package from


The default configuration will probably work for most use cases.

The following configuration values are available:

  • alsamixer/card: Which soundcard to use, if you have more than one. Numbered from 0 and up. 0 is the default.

  • alsamixer/control: Which ALSA control to use. Defaults to Master. Other typical values includes PCM. Run the command amixer scontrols to list available controls on your system.

Example alsamixer section from the Mopidy configuration file:

card = 1
control = PCM

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v1.0.3 (2014-07-31)

  • Don’t crash on epoll being interrupted by the machine suspending.

v1.0.2 (2014-07-27)

  • Handle mixer controls which does not support muting. (Fixes: #1)

v1.0.1 (2014-07-21)

  • Correctly require Mopidy 0.19 instead of 0.18.

v1.0.0 (2014-07-21)

  • Initial release.

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