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Sam_Zen
04.07.2007, 04:05 AM
If playing an mp3 file, IV follows the setting of the main system wav volume as the setting of the Volume slider.
But when loading an OGG file it produces the same set volume, but the Volume slider is set to 100 %.

Sjef
06.07.2007, 07:58 AM
Hi Sam,
I don't think it's a Irfan-bug. Within my XP-system an Ogg file plays as it should: producing the normal volume slider progress.

j7n
06.07.2007, 08:17 AM
On my WinXP system Vorbis plays back independently of Windows system mixer. Volume control is done either by fmod or directSound. I wouldn't call it a bug, though.

Sjef
06.07.2007, 09:05 AM
OK, but Sam want to see the control in IrfanView and that's what I ment.

Sam_Zen
07.07.2007, 12:19 AM
Indeed. But if this behaves normally in XP, I wouldn't call it an IV bug anymore, but a problem with my W2K.

j7n
07.07.2007, 01:08 AM
It depends on what you see as normal. It is as you described on WinXP also, I just happen to like it. Perhaps the volume control should me made the same in both Vorbis and Mp3 players?

What really pisses me off if applications touch and reset the Windows mixer as they please. Some set it to 100% volume before playback causing mayhem if it was the middle of the night, or damaged speakers perhaps. Luckily professional sound cards don't have Windows mixer anymore.

Sam_Zen
07.07.2007, 01:21 AM
Most of the time I use the surround mixer which came along with the Live! card. It has a connection with the system mixer, and
it should have. So changing a slider or muting a channel should be followed in the other mixer as well, and vice versa.

But the output slider of an application is another thing. Of course one can change it, but when the app is started, it should follow the actual volume setting of the system mixer.
Such rule-breaking pisses me off too. A nasty example is playing a net-based WAV file with the browser. Then the system volume slider is set to 50 %.