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EarCandy – Smart Volume Management App

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EarCandy is a smart volume manager for PulseAudio that fades applications in and out based on your current activity.

It will automatically mute your music when a Movie or a YouTube video starts. And will mute the video when a Skype call comes in.

EarCandy can ‘sniff’ out applications to tell what kind of app they are meaning less work for you!

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It’s easier to watch this app in action than to explain it! Take a peek below: –


You can install EarCandy by adding the following PPA: –

Jaunty/Karmic PPA:

Update and then install with: –

  • sudo apt-get install earcandy