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Differenciation between the various volume adjustments?

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#1 Leon Siria

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:12 AM

Hi, :thumbsup:

When listening to music we can adjust the audio levels directly in the speaker , or in the volume control available in the Operating System or by the volume adjuster in the media player. What is the difference between these three types of volume controls?

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#2 E-Mu


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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:22 AM


Quite simply nothing much.
  • Not all speakers have built in volume controls
  • Media Players have one as standared obviously to allow you to adjust the volume level of whats being played
  • The Operating Systems has volume controls to manage the different sounds that it uses, such as your start-up sounds and error sounds, and running programs/games, they put in a control for this which also controls the media player sounds. (In Vista they have built in a mixer to allow you to control the volume levels of different programs/applications seperatly rather than just as a combined level)
Best to have the Media Player and OS volumes turned up and then your speaker volume lower, this will stop the speakers working harder for just general use.

Hope this gives you an insight.

Edited by Emu1616, 09 February 2009 - 08:23 AM.

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#3 LookinAround


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Posted 10 February 2009 - 02:29 AM

Here's a link to an excellent Sound tutorial. It includes an explanation of all those mixer controls as well.

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