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mafw-gst-eq-renderer 0.1.2009.47-1-1 released


A new version of mafw-gst-eq-renderer has been released: 0.1.2009.47-1-1.

mafw-gst-eq-renderer is a renderer plugin for MAFW, the multimedia framework used in Maemo 5. It is a fork of original MAFW renderer plugin which adds an equalizer.

This release integrates all changes from original mafw-gst-renderer v0.1.2009.47-1 plugin. So it should have all features as original (and unfortunately all bugs too).

If you want to use it with the default mediaplayer, I suggest to install MGR flavour.

Installing mafw-gst-eq-renderer

Installing mafw-gst-eq-renderer (I’m assuming you want to install MGR flavour) is very easy: download it and from a terminal, install it, uninstall original mafw-gst-renderer and reboot the device.

For those that need a detailed step by step:

  1. sudo gainroot
  2. dpkg -i mafw-gst-eq-renderer_0.1.2009.47-1-1mgr_armel.deb
  3. apt-get remove mafw-gst-renderer
  4. reboot

Uninstalling mafw-gst-eq-renderer

If for any reason you want to uninstall it, it is easy too: you must restore original mafw-gst-renderer and then remove the fork.

Again, step by step:

  1. sudo gainroot
  2. apt-get install mafw-gst-renderer mp-fremantle-generic-pr
  3. apt-get remove mafw-gst-eq-renderer
  4. reboot

After this, everything should work fine.


  1. for some reason i cant seem to download the package, says it cant be found… any solutions?

  2. @adam:

    That is very weird. I can click on the MGR link and download the package.

    In any case, project is hosted in https://garage.maemo.org/projects/mafweqrenderer/

    You can find there all packages.

  3. Got this running nicely.
    CPU at 52% in use, and 30% when flat selected. Can you turn the equaliser off when set to flat to save battery and CPU please.
    Also conflict with subtitles package as reported in previous comments.

  4. @mikec

    What does “CPU at 52% in use, and 30% when flat selected” exactly means? That when listen a song, if flat is selected CPU is at 30% but with other preset is at 30%?

    Also, unfortunately equalizer can’t be turned off, as it would lead to a lot of problems.

  5. the figures are for cpus usage when playing a song.
    with the flat preset it uses 30% CPU
    with other presets its using 52% CPU

    If the equalizer can be bypassed when flat in some way it would help battery life

  6. It would help knowing how much cpu is used with original mafw-gst-renderer plugin, which is like having equalizer disabled.

  7. From what I understand. The N900 uses a Texas Instruments TLV320AIC34 audio codec chip.
    This has 3D/Bass/Treble/EQ/De-Emphasis Effects built right into the hardware 🙂 I for one would be very grateful to see an EQ utilising this.

    The specs for this chip seem very impressive:
    102-dBA Signal-to-Noise Ratio
    16/20/24/32-Bit Data
    3D/Bass/Treble/EQ/De-Emphasis Effects
    Programmable Input/Output Analog Gains (Hardware DRC control perhaps)
    I2C Control Bus

  8. @Nick

    Me too. But I’m afraid that the work should be done at gstreamer level, not in mafw-gst-eq-renderer

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