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Thread: Directed HD Radio with Centrafuse. cannot control volume.. HELP!

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    Directed HD Radio with Centrafuse. cannot control volume.. HELP!

    Hey everyone,

    Here is my problem... I just the recently picked up the directed HD radio receiver and Mitch's cable. I am using centrafuse 3.5 with windows 7. I hooked everything up and started up centrafuse and when I turn on the radio in centrafuse the radio comes on clear and great except I cannot control the volume. It comes on so loud I have to turn it off almost right away but I have tried to turn down the volume and mute the volume but neither work when the radio is going. The volume bar moves but the volume doesn't actually change. If i play music off my hard drive the volume works fine. Is there a setting or driver that I am missing. Thanks!

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    I think you have to change the settings in centrafuse to also control
    The line in/mic volume. Make sure the line in volume is activated as not grayed out in the windows audio control
    Panel area. Start there I guess.
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    its all about understanding how audio works in windows...

    and to some part how you did the audio setup for hdradio in CF
    (which is vague at best)

    but dont mix buffered and non buffered audio
    my recomendation is non buffered, since the buffered audio is buggy in CF

    so the PLAYBACK line is set to where you have it connected (good luck with CF)

    and none for record(buffered)

    you might need to manually tweak the line in volume, outside of CF...

    but the master volume controls the master volume
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    thanks for the reply! I understand what you are saying and it makes sense. But under record buffer on I have two choices.. default and microphone (high definition audio device) and under passthrough line in I also only have two choices.. default and speakers (high definition audio). Therefore I can not select none and I also can't remove or add any options. Any ideas? thanks again!

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    I tried switching the inputs around and did not make a difference. Looked at windows settings and found nothing. Any ideas on how to select none or another input option?

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    can i assume windows 7?

    did you install the manafactures Drivers?? the windows ones wont do what you need!

    and the PLAYBACK side of the mixer, is under SPEAKERS

    again its going back to understanding audio in windows...most people DONT!!!!
    i didnt until i had to...

    but keep in mind this is not your only area of concern, its the program your using to access the radio
    it has audio management too (if its CF, buggy at best)
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    Yes I am using Windows 7. I installed the correct plugins and changed the settings and still nothing. I am not using a head unit so everything goes into the computer and my 4 channel amp. Regular music works great. I have tried usb sound cards, etc.. Not sure what else to do. It is like it is connected straight to amp because I can only turn it down by adjusting the amp but it is plugged into the sound card..

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    well.. if it does... cf controls the mast volume of the pc...so anything coming out of the pc would have volume control...

    i dont know about plugins... but you MUST have the audio drivers installed...
    and maybe a little understanding of how audio works on PCS

    but i can assure you it all works with CF

    with out knowing all the details of your audio system, its best you solve this problem...work it out
    1 connection from hd radio to pc, how it is done
    2 am i using bufffered, or direct playback
    3. if buffered, the direct playback mixer input MUST be muted or it will echo
    4. if direct, no buffered audio mixer input should be specified or it will echo

    all this assumes the speakers and hd radio input are on the SAME sound device

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    and one thing with CF 90% of the time you cant choose the right line for playback, due to bad code in CF!!!
    (specially on win7)

    so i wish you LUCK big time with CF

    i just looked at my cf 4, and i cant pick the right input!
    bad coding in CF
    i told them about it years ago

    see i click on passthrou line in device... and it lists OUTPUTS!!!!! useless!!!
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    one, do buffered off, and leave both at default

    go to windows mixer, unmute the line in (that your connected to), set the volume of the input
    and call it that

    since my code will mute and unmute the HW (providing your using my cable)
    when radio is active, it will unmute at the radio hw level..
    and when you go to now playing or whatnot, it should mute radio
    it does here
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