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)
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pavucontrol cava
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79 3,499
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0.0 0.0
2 months ago 7 days 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.
  • Perks of having a LinuxAudio setup!
    14 projects | /r/linuxaudio | 10 Jul 2021
    PulseAudio: PulseAudio-ALSA-JACK Bridge (Comes out of the box with Cadence!) pavucontrol The rest of PulseAudio magic is done by playing with your files ;)


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 2023-10-28.

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, Wayland, and other things, too

nord - An arctic, north-bluish color palette.

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.

ncmpcpp - Featureful ncurses based MPD client inspired by ncmpc

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

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

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