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Author Topic: IDEA: Volume Mixer for programs (for annoying web pages!?)  (Read 4721 times)

skywalka

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IDEA: Volume Mixer for programs (for annoying web pages!?)
« on: April 10, 2006, 11:41:00 AM »
Hi guys.

I visited a website recently which had annoying music on every page.  Even more annoying was when I had multiple pages of this site open by using Maxthon's tabs.  I know that sound can be disabled by IE but I don't want to lose the sound of every page I visit.

This got me thinking.  Why isn't a web browser volume control available in the Windows Volume Control?  Then I thought why isn't there a Volume Control that allows you to control the volume of any program on the computer?

Maybe this is possible?
« Last Edit: April 11, 2006, 01:38:24 AM by brotherS »

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Re: Volume Mixer for Programs (for annoying web pages!!??)
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2006, 01:15:44 PM »
This might be telling to one with more experience than I:

Quote from: Larry Osterman's WebLog
...if you used DirectSound (or DirectShow, which is layered on DirectSound), you could render your audio streams into a secondary buffer, since DSound secondary buffers had their own volume controls, that effectively makes their volume control per-application.   But it doesn't do anything to help the applications that don't use DSound, they're stuck with manipulating the hardware volume.

See the rest of it here.

Some shareware hopefuls here.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2006, 01:22:54 PM by noth(a)nk.you »

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Re: Volume Mixer for Programs (for annoying web pages!!??)
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2006, 01:42:15 AM »
That Vista link looks like they may address the problem in the next Windows.

That shareware site pointed me to a program that does exactly what I suggested.

http://www.indievolume.com/

Thanx!

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Re: IDEA: Volume Mixer for programs (for annoying web pages!?)
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2006, 01:46:41 AM »
nice find skywalka!

still might be a nice snack to make a free program that does something similar to what IndieVolume does.

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Re: IDEA: Volume Mixer for programs (for annoying web pages!?)
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2006, 02:00:01 AM »
It is $20 after a month trial.

The main window contains the options & settings in 1 place.  Expandable/Collapseable entries in the GUI would be optimum because there are situations when you want to compare settings.

I think it could be better integrated with the existing volume controls.  They are still seperate.

I was hoping that it would be possible to just add a new control (eg Maxthon) to the existing Windows Volume Control like some sound card drivers do.

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Re: IDEA: Volume Mixer for programs (for annoying web pages!?)
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2006, 05:59:40 AM »
I visited a website recently which had annoying music on every page.  Even more annoying was when I had multiple pages of this site open by using Maxthon's tabs.  I know that sound can be disabled by IE but I don't want to lose the sound of every page I visit.
In general I hate pages that use sounds. At least they should offer a mute button and/or a slider to reduce the volume! If the site had good content I'd send them an email and ask for changes, if not I'd just never visit it again.
:)

If you try IndieVolume please post a Mini-Review about it in http://www.donationc...index.php?board=42.0 - I don't need such a program, but other DC users might!

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Re: IDEA: Volume Mixer for programs (for annoying web pages!?)
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2006, 04:49:14 PM »
The main window contains the options & settings in 1 place.  Expandable/Collapseable entries in the GUI would be optimum because there are situations when you want to compare settings.
Hello,
thanks for trying IndieVolume.

You can compare settings, click on red "DJ" button -- this would alter multi-select behavior allowing side-by-side comparison of volume settings. This process is described a little bit more here:
http://www.indievolume.com/blog/?p=4

Thank You
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Andriy Gerasika
« Last Edit: April 11, 2006, 04:56:06 PM by gerix76 »

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Re: IDEA: Volume Mixer for programs (for annoying web pages!?)
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2006, 10:06:08 PM »
So it does! :o

My apologies Andriy. :-[

I'll post some feedback on your support forum.

Thanx 4 the tip.

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Re: IDEA: Volume Mixer for programs (for annoying web pages!?)
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2006, 10:16:20 PM »
welcome to the site andriy/gerix76 !
nice to see you posting :)

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Re: IDEA: Volume Mixer for programs (for annoying web pages!?)
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2006, 07:51:13 AM »
Andriy has been nice enought to make a 30% discount available for DonationCoder members:
http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=3181.0

(he also donated some copies for us to give away in may - thanks!)