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    Music not as loud as in Centrafuse

    title says it all. Any idea why?
    push volume to the max on both apps and centrafuse sounds louder.
    I know Centrafuse has a mixer.

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    I saw this happen a couple of times earlier. Clockwork explained to me that DL needs to be started first before CF. If CF is started before DL it does something to the volume levels somehow. SNO

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    The volume issue that we had was with HD Radio and the mjs app. No known issues with regular media file volume.

    Have you adjusted the volume bar in the Now Playing window?

    It could just be the Centrafuse mixer. It probably has additional bass-boost or "loudness".

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    I guess it's the centrafuse mixer too. Volume is set to the max on both centrafuse and driveline. I play the same song in drive line then close driveline and play it in centrafuse.

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    I will look into this further. Centrafuse and DriveLine use different methods for playback. DriveLine uses Windows Media Player for media files and visualizations. Not sure about CF. So, it could be any number of differences in software.

    How much of a difference in volume are you encountering? I know this could be difficult to quantify, but, would you say it's like 10% louder, or like 50% louder? Or like 200% louder?

    In fact, now that I think about it more, I probably know the issue (and a solution if necessary). DriveLine controls the volume of Windows Media Player (but does NOT touch the Windows "Master Volume"). It's possible that CF is adjusting the "Master Volume" in Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClockWorK View Post
    In fact, now that I think about it more, I probably know the issue (and a solution if necessary). DriveLine controls the volume of Windows Media Player (but does NOT touch the Windows "Master Volume"). It's possible that CF is adjusting the "Master Volume" in Windows.
    haven't seen your answer. That's it exactly I think. I discovered today that DriveLine does not control windows master volume when I checked it when Driveine volume was at max :-)
    I put windows volume to the max and volume was loud except for the bass but that's due to Centrafuse mixer I suppose.

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    It's been a busy week. The question is, where should this be controlled? The volume bar in the NowPlaying window controls WMP volume (or Line In volume). I'm not sure where to put a control for master volume. And remember, adjusting the Master Volume will affect EVERYTHING (media, radios, system sounds, etc). My original thinking was that the user would only need to set their Master Volume once.

    It would be easy enough to make this a setting in the config, and DriveLine would set the Master Volume to whatever is in the config every time it starts up.

    (Could just force it to 100%, but that might be bad. Windows system sounds might become surprisingly loud.)

    I am open to suggestions on this one.

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    yes I experienced this. Master volume was 100% and Driveline was 50%. When I use the phone the volume is very loud and changing it in DriveLine doesn't work of course. I think that a volume control bar should be set for every app separately if the app uses windows and not media player.
    If I take the phone app for example, you could add a volume bar in the phone interface. whan a call comes in the phone up get into focus and you can change the volume there...
    Same fo any app that uses direct windows volume. Centrafuse does it right in this regard. You have a setting in the mixer to max master volume but when in a call you can lower the volume with the global centrafuse volume control without going into the mixer. Needs a bit of acrobacy in volume management but i know that with a good cup of coffee you can make this happen

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