Volume Control Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bman, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    When you go into your sound properties, and it has like those 5 volume controls (it can vary) there is one named "wave" i put this one like all the others all the way to the top, because i have another was to control the volume. Everytime I do this, after awhile it changes and the volume of that "wave" one goes down.

    How to I fix this, I want it to stay where I put it?

    Here is a picture to clarify what I'm talking about.....
     
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  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Certain programs (winamp) also control the wave slider (the volume control in winamp). If you open winamp and it's not at 100% it will automatically move the slider down.

    As an aside, i'd recommend not running volumes at 100%. It has been shown that windows KMixer can add distortion above ~70%.
     
  3. Bman

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    the only programs i use that have that is "MusicMatch" "WMP" and "Kazaa" and I change the volume with my dial on my speaker and in kazza most of the time. So yea i dunno...
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    let me rephrase my response. Media player type programs have an internal volume control that controls the "wave" volume.
     
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    What dreamliner77 is saying is that some audio programs are badly written (one or more of the ones you use). When they load they change the system sound setting you made on your wave volume slider and then when the program exits it does not restore the system setting. There is no fix for this other than to stop using the program that is doing it.

    His other comment is that you should not set the volume sliders above 70% in windows. It messes up the sound quality. I've seen this myself and keep my sliders at 50%.
     
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  6. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Thanks for the translation LeeJend.
     
  7. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

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    If you get a program like HotKeycontrol XP (Freeware) at

    http://www.digital-miner.com/hkcontrol.html

    you can set some system hotkeys so that you can slide the volume up / down to whatever rate you choose.

    Also useful for quickly ejecting CDs from any app / forcing a program to shutdown in most cases / exiting windows quickly :)
     
  8. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    My keyboard already automaticly has that feature, with a nice button. It was just settings in the computer that always changed because of one program. Which I am not using anymore, so I do not have this problem! :)