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    Feature Request: Advanced Volume Control

    One problem I have run into with using a PC in the car is that either the volume when a front end is at its lowest setting (1%) is too high, or the volume when a front end is at its highest setting (100%) is too low. It would be nice to be able to set the lowest volume for RR to a specific low volume for a certain mixer control (master, wave, etc.). For example, you could set the low value for RR (1% volume) to .5% or .25% on the master mixer control or on the wave mixer control. Also, you could set the 100% mark to 95% on a mixer control. You could then make the incremental adjustment logarithmic or even have the user specify the incremental amounts (ie 10% maps to 6% on the master mixer control, 15% mapts to 12%, etc.).
    Another cool feature for this Advanced Volume Control class could be a true attenuation mode, which you could specify a certain amount of attenuation. For instance, you could make attenuation mode 20% of whatever the current volume is set at. Then, while in attenuation mode, the user could make changes to the volume while it remained attenuated, and the attenuated level would adjust as the volume is adjusted, just like on most head units with this feature.

    Unfortunately (for me) I know almost nothing about VB although I am familiar with most other popular programming languages (C/C++, C#, Java). Otherwise, I would take a crack at writing the class myself.
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    thought of turning ur gain down on ur amp ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by World705
    thought of turning ur gain down on ur amp ?
    that wont help his highest setting being too low...

    i agree with skeeter.. my lowest setting is too high and the highest setting is too low too. i have to adjust two volume controls (main and winamp) to get a good low volume. but i've learnt to live with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tja
    that wont help his highest setting being too low...

    i agree with skeeter.. my lowest setting is too high and the highest setting is too low too. i have to adjust two volume controls (main and winamp) to get a good low volume. but i've learnt to live with it.
    Exactly. This especially became a problem when I installed a soundcard with spdif out, as the master volume control doesn't do anything to the spdif output volume. I had to change RoadRunner to control the wave volume, and now I only have the wave volume and winamp volume to work with.
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    normally it's the case than when you use SPDIF out, you'd have a decoder+amp behind it, either or both should have volume controls.. but of course, this should be something to think about before buying a lot of equipment.. I'll see what I can do with the volume thing, just gotta think it well through so it isn't a nightmare to configure.
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    I've been using this utility to change my wave and master volume at once (and for other reasons involving my volume knob and shortcut keys). I think someone else might have posted it on this board. Anyway, I had to edit the script and recompile it to get rid of its OSD, but it should only take a few minutes for you to figure out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guino
    normally it's the case than when you use SPDIF out, you'd have a decoder+amp behind it, either or both should have volume controls.. but of course, this should be something to think about before buying a lot of equipment.. I'll see what I can do with the volume thing, just gotta think it well through so it isn't a nightmare to configure.
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