[LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings

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Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 3:46 pm

I want to ask the "experts" on this mailing list a question I've had
for years. It involves "best practices" for the multiple volume
settings available on most computer systems ...

Say I am playing an audio stream from 'last.fm'.

The way I see it, there are *four* different possible volume settings:
"line" (e.g., PCM) volume, application (e.g., Rhythmbox, TVTime, ...)
volume, mixer "master" volume, and speaker volume.

I would guess that the last (speaker) volume should be set (dynamically
when needed) to whatever is currently most appropriate for the listener.

But what about the other three? Should they all be set at 50%?
If not, what other values should be used?

Can anyone give some guidelines?

Thanks for your comments!
--
Prof Kenneth H Jacker khj@cs.appstate.edu
Computer Science Dept www.cs.appstate.edu/~khj
Appalachian State Univ
Boone, NC 28608 USA

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[LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings, Kenneth Jacker, (Wed Aug 19, 3:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings, Mark Knecht, (Wed Aug 19, 5:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings, Bearcat M. , (Wed Aug 19, 11:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings, Arnold Krille, (Thu Aug 20, 8:01 am)
Re: [LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings, Arnold Krille, (Thu Aug 20, 11:53 am)
Re: [LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Aug 20, 1:48 am)
Re: [LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings, Eric Steinberg, (Wed Aug 19, 4:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings, Kenneth Jacker, (Mon Nov 2, 1:52 pm)