pavucontrol VS cava

Compare pavucontrol vs cava and see what are their differences.


Mirror of the PulseAudio Volume Control application (for bug reports and pull requests go to the website!) (by pulseaudio)


Console-based Audio Visualizer for Alsa (by karlstav)
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pavucontrol cava
1 26
48 2,636
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0.0 9.0
over 2 years ago 1 day ago
C++ C
GNU General Public License v3.0 only MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of pavucontrol. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-07-10.


Posts with mentions or reviews of cava. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-17.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing pavucontrol and cava you can also consider the following projects:

cli-visualizer - CLI based audio visualizer

conky - Light-weight system monitor for X.

spectralizer - Audio visualizer plugin for obs-studio

pulsemixer - CLI and curses mixer for PulseAudio

ncspot - Cross-platform ncurses Spotify client written in Rust, inspired by ncmpc and the likes.

nord - An arctic, north-bluish color palette.

polybar - A fast and easy-to-use status bar

ncmpcpp - Featureful ncurses based MPD client inspired by ncmpc

spicetify-cli - Commandline tool to customize Spotify client. Supports Windows, MacOS and Linux. - Animated pipes terminal screensaver

noise-repellent - Lv2 suite of plugins for broadband noise reduction