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[APP][REWRITE][2.1+] Fine Volume ControlV2, 100 different volume levels

18th August 2011, 02:21 PM |#1  
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Major rewrite - no longer uses the earpiece speaker
  • With the new app, you get 100 different volume levels from silent to full volume.
  • Works on Media/Alarm/Ringer & Notification/System (in-call excluded)
  • Still has the automatic overlay that appears when changing volume (ROM dependent) but also has a regular volume control app
  • More customisation
  • For those people using ROMs that don't support the automatic popup, there is a secondary launcher icon that shows the media volume dial for a few seconds.



48 Hour Trial: https://market.android.com/details?i...h.finevolumev2

Unlocker: https://market.android.com/details?i...olume.unlocker

Uninstall (or at least disable) the old app before using the new one

The old version of the app is now deprecated, but the unlocker will work with the old and new version. (you get both versions of the app if you buy the unlocker)

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Fine Volume Control

I've just released a new app that enhances the standard media volume dialog by adding 2 functions:
  • A fancy volume dial (complete with glow) to use instead of repeatedly pressing the volume buttons
  • A finer volume setting that effectively lets you go below 1 bar of volume by redirecting sound to the earpiece speaker when you drop below a threshold marked on the slider.

Free version: https://market.android.com/details?i...ech.finevolume

Full version: https://market.android.com/details?i...olume.unlocker includes more colours, dialog styles, adjustable dial sensitivity, size, toggle button pulse and removal of ads.

Let me know what you think.

Thanks!
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18th August 2011, 07:09 PM |#2  
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Looks nice, but force closes on MIUI, but maybe that's to be expected.
18th August 2011, 08:00 PM |#3  
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Great Idea. I just tried the free version and am having a couple problems. There is no visual indication when turning the "dial". Some animation with min and max gauges would be nice.

My volume bar now doesn't increase or decrease when changing volume. No matter what the volume bar is always 3/4 full. I can see the yellow indicator line but it means nothing when the bar doesn't move.
18th August 2011, 08:17 PM |#4  
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This is a great idea. I definitely like being able to control the volume without pressing the hardware buttons, because mine are a bit worn down.

Unfortunately, your app doesn't work on my HTC Desire (using Gingerbread Sense). When I press either volume button, the normal Volume pop-up appears. When you update the app, I will try it again

Good luck and keep up the great work!
18th August 2011, 08:49 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by jzuijlek

Looks nice, but force closes on MIUI, but maybe that's to be expected.

What version of android is MIUI? I've had a report of FC on a 3.2 device and it needs fixing for that. Unless MIUI has a different volume dialog layout, it should work. Can you post here or submit a stacktrace? Thanks!

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Great Idea. I just tried the free version and am having a couple problems. There is no visual indication when turning the "dial". Some animation with min and max gauges would be nice.

My volume bar now doesn't increase or decrease when changing volume. No matter what the volume bar is always 3/4 full. I can see the yellow indicator line but it means nothing when the bar doesn't move.

There's a brushed texture to the dial that turns with it, maybe it's too faint. min/max could be added, good suggestion. What device/rom/version of android do you have?

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This is a great idea. I definitely like being able to control the volume without pressing the hardware buttons, because mine are a bit worn down.

Unfortunately, your app doesn't work on my HTC Desire (using Gingerbread Sense). When I press either volume button, the normal Volume pop-up appears. When you update the app, I will try it again

Good luck and keep up the great work!

Are you sure it's in media volume context? Currently it only applies to media. Also, is that 2.2?

Cheers
18th August 2011, 09:08 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by richardop

There's a brushed texture to the dial that turns with it, maybe it's too faint. min/max could be added, good suggestion. What device/rom/version of android do you have?

Cheers

Hmm yeah it doesn't appear to move to me. I'm using an HTC Evo 3D 2.3.4 stock ROM rooted.

Again though, great idea for more fine control, I can't believe android doesn't have such a feature. Work the few kinks out and you have my support friend!
19th August 2011, 01:13 AM |#7  
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Acer A500, Android 3.1, FC. Report sent.
19th August 2011, 12:34 PM |#8  
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Hmm yeah it doesn't appear to move to me. I'm using an HTC Evo 3D 2.3.4 stock ROM rooted.

Again though, great idea for more fine control, I can't believe android doesn't have such a feature. Work the few kinks out and you have my support friend!

Does the volume level change and then redirect to the earpiece at all, so it's just that the UI is stuck?

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Acer A500, Android 3.1, FC. Report sent.

I've coded a fix for that crash, thanks! The dialog won't match the honeycomb theme (for now at least).
Another thing, the finer volume function won't work on a device if it's lacking an earpiece speaker. You'll still be able to use the dial to control media volume, though.

I'll release an update soon.
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Just released an update.

V1.1
Fixed F/C on Honeycomb and some non-stock ROMs.
Tidied up Preference Screen.
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20th August 2011, 06:39 PM |#10  
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Are you sure it's in media volume context? Currently it only applies to media. Also, is that 2.2?

Yes, it was the media volume I tried to change. I'm using Gingerbread 2.3.3. I will try the update and some other ROM versions when I get home in a couple of days


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