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[APP] Media Volume Settings -[R]- 21/01/2011 -[U] 26/02/2011 -[V]-

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By andycted, Retired Recognized Developer on 25th January 2011, 01:42 PM
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Name: Media Volume Settings

Marketplace description:
Have you ever noticed that after opening some application or game, the volume for media playback (from zune for example) is higher or lower ? Or that some games have the volume too high ?

This application allows to fine tune that internal background media volume, separately from the main device volume. It can also be useful when an application or game has background music too loud or too soft.

Please note it DOESN'T work while connected to Zune, which restores volume to 100%. Also note it can't control in-call, device or notifications volume nor can keep the settings after a reboot due to WP7 features/limitations, about which I can't do anything.

Trial is ad-supported

Updated in 1.4:
- customizable presets
- better compatibility through the Dispatcher (should help ?)
- better interface, up/down buttons

Please remember that you can't update a trial application in the marketplace at the moment. You have to uninstall and reinstall it.

I've noticed many application that can alter background/zune music volume (Bowling xx is one) and also some others that had their internal volume too high, so that even at volume 1/30 it was annoying at night (Krashlander is one). Some of them are now allowing internal volume regulation in later updates. This application solves both problems. I'm also looking into adding live tile (with volume value), not sure about the possibility of it...
Available in English,Italian and German .

before reporting it doesn't work, please note:

- it doesn't allow to make general volume higher
- media volume is used by most application and zune to control background music and sometimes sounds too (so you can fine tune with this)
- there are applications that modify this volume at start. There are many of these that don't set it back when they exits (and that's one of the main uses of the application)
- at boot, you always have 100% media volume
- when connecting to zune or synching wirelessly, it resets media volume to 100%
- while connected to zune, you can't alter volume
- it can't control in-call, notifications, alerts, ringtones, or door bell volume. I'm looking into controlling your dog bark, though


Zune Marketplace Link:

Please, anybody voting in the poll above, leave a comment with your phone model (and if it works). Thanks
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26th January 2011, 05:03 PM |#2  
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Thank you !
That was my problem exactly, I had to restart my phone each time some application modified the volume especially when I wanted to use Zune and the music came out quite low. In fact I thought something was wrong with the speaker...

I’ve actually even used it with a game which had very loud background music.
28th January 2011, 12:35 PM |#3  
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Thanks, I'm going to release a free, ad-supported version in some days.
1st February 2011, 03:35 PM |#4  
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Trial updated to ad-support
The application has been updated with ad-supported, unrestricted use, trial version. Buying removes the ads. Please remember that you can't update a trial version in the marketplace at the time, you have to uninstall and reinstall it.

I've also found out that comparing two omnia7, both coming from germany, that one is quite louder than the other, even on max volume (both media and main device volumes at 100%). I've also checked the device gain in through diagnosis codes and they are the same. However I'd say the quiter one is already loud enough.

Or maybe that's to point on the fact that the louder one has been debranded by flashing a new rom ? (warranty repair, came broken from an extremely rude german internet shop which refused to replace it ! If you are going to buy one in Germany I can pm his name, so you can avoid what I've been through)
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2nd February 2011, 08:49 PM |#5  
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You should add all the different volumes settings to it... like system volume, notification volume, etc. Then it could be a one stop place to change volume for all aspects of the device.
3rd February 2011, 09:56 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by thesecondsfade

You should add all the different volumes settings to it... like system volume, notification volume, etc. Then it could be a one stop place to change volume for all aspects of the device.

To the best of my knowledge, the wp7 toolkit doesn't allow you to manipulate device (system) volume. There is also no separate notification volume in windows phones, it uses the same as ringer/device volume.
3rd February 2011, 10:27 AM |#7  
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Thumbs up link to zune market place
first of all nice application!

can you please tell me how to get the link to the application in marketplace once the application is uploaded. The only way i thought to view the application is search in zune software.

3rd February 2011, 10:43 AM |#8  
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I got that problem too. First thing I did was trying to get something out of the assembly, but right in the middle of it I discovered the appropriate command.
I'm on the wrong computer now and can't remember what it is, but I think it's something that sound like OpenMarketPlacePage. If I remember correctly, you don't need to get the id, call the link, etc.
4th February 2011, 02:17 PM |#9  
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Version 1.3 with german localization
I've just pushed the update to 1.3 to the testing process. Besides adding localization for our german friends (who apparently couldn't understand what the application does), there are some interface tweaks.

Most importantly, I've found out that connecting the phone to Zune has the effect of resetting the media volume to 100% and keeping it there while connected.

Regarding managing other volumes, at the moment I can't see a way. I guess there are three volumes at least: device (main), in-call, and media volume.
5th February 2011, 04:25 PM |#10  
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9th February 2011, 05:42 PM |#11  
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There are some reviews on the market which just say that it won't work. If anyone noticed that it fails to regulate the volume, please indicate which model of phone is tested on and maybe the carrier/nation as well as it's also weird it didn't work for 2 out of 2 australian users...

as of now:
Success on:
2 omnia7
1 dell venue
2 focus
2 hd7
5 unknown

Failed on:
1 surround
2 focus
1 hd7
2 unknown

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