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    Enhanced Volume Control

    I started this project to match the line in control to my master volume, but as boredom at work kicked in, I've made this program into much more!

    Let me explain a little bit how to work this program.

    This is the Editor.exe program:


    This is where you check what control you want to match to the master volume. Matching these controls to the master volume enables your volume to get extremely low, but also get the loudest your sound card will allow:


    This is one of the best features of the program. It matches a percentage of the control checked to the master volume. When I use my XMPCR in the line in, it is significantly louder than when I play my regular music (which uses the wav control). So I set Line In to 75 and then it plays at 75 percent of regular volume, making the transition from MP3's to XM radio smooth!


    One thing that I didn't like about my touch screen is how long it takes to turn up and down the volume. If you think about it, the difference when your volume goes from 2% - 4% is a lot more noticiable than when it goes from 90% - 92% (especially on high output systems). This part will increase and decrease the volume at an exponential rate.


    This part of the program sets the volume percentage you want the exponential increasing and decreasing to start and stop at. Set it to 0 if you want it to do it from 0 to 100 percent. Set this to 100 if you do not want to utilize the exponential increase and decrease at all.


    And finally, the program:
    Hints on install:
    Place a shortcut of MatchVol.exe into your startup folder, if you make changes with the Editor.exe you must restart your computer or end the current MatchVol.exe process using ctrl+alt+del and then restart the program.

    Enjoy !

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    You. are. the win.

    This is great. I have the "line in" (xm) is is louder than mp3 problem. PLUS I have an internal mic (laptop setup) that gives off a high pitched squal if turned up. With this I can set the mic to 0%, and tie everything else to the main volume, with the % for the line in to make XMmp3 transition smooth as you stated.

    THANK YOU!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XxAndyxX
    One thing that I didn't like about my touch screen is how long it takes to turn up and down the volume. If you think about it, the difference when your volume goes from 2% - 4% is a lot more noticiable than when it goes from 90% - 92% (especially on high output systems). This part will increase and decrease the volume at an exponential rate.
    You just made my day =)

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    Would be at all a possibility to add in the Optical In for the Audigy users? This would totally fix my XM issue. Thanks for your research and work!
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    I need to match the line out with master, too. Can this be added?
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    this rocks!!!... perfect solution for my XM volume woes....
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    Nice little prog. Thx alot for this

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    Do you think it's possible to get the prog to match wav and spdif in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by n8scstm
    Do you think it's possible to get the prog to match wav and spdif in?
    I've already asked Andy about that as my SPDIF doesn't work with the program. Here's his response:
    XxAndyxX-The audio class I'm using to build the program is pretty old, came out in 97'. I'm hoping to find a newer class that supports SPDIF, but after a lot of searching I've come up empty. I'm going to start posting up on different programming forums to see if someone knows of a class that supports SPDIF and some of the newer audio features.
    If anyone does find a program that supports the SPDIF, please tell us about it.

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    so does this work 'through' another program like a front end?
    so when i press the volume buttons on Mobile Impact it can exponentially raise and lower the volume?

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