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Whenever i play songs in WMP11 beta :P or simply Windows Media Player & If i drag OR slides the Vol(Increase or decrease the volume ) button of SonicStage CP 4 the volume is increased or decreased [Depending upon whether the i have slide the vol button on the left or right ](Strange :wacko: ) .But if I play songs in SonicStage & at the same time slides the vol(Increase or decrease the volume ) button of WMP, nothing happens(I mean vol is not increased or decreased) :wacko: .

Hey ,Does anyone of you also observed the same thing or just i`m the only one ??

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SS's volume control uses the main control for everything ["Master Volume"] This affects everything coming out of your sound card..

Some programs use a control that is only for the stream they are playing [and won't affect anything else] through DirectSound.

Others use the control for the WAVE output [which will affect anything playing back digital audio but nothing else].

Open your system mixer, play with the volume control in various programs, and you should be able to tell [immediately] which one they're using by which slider [if any] follows.

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windows vista will have a fix for this, you can set any sound level for each program. finally.

You can already do that, and have been able to for quite some time [since WDM drivers came out with Win98 if I'm not mistaken].

The choice is somewhere between the hands of the programmers and the users - between what the programmers want to stick you with [i.e. progs like SS that have no playback options at all] and what the user wants to use [i.e. foobar2000 and the like with ASIO, DirectSound, "WAVEOUT", kernel streaming, &c.].

I'll note that the DirectSound method [which allows individual control per program] has the added cost [sound-quality wise] of using a mixer that is either software or hardware [depending on your sound adapter and drivers] with multiple layers of processing which adulterate the sound. Some of us find that annoying [because we want the stream getting to the DAC to be exactly what was decoded by the player without any processing or with only the processing we choose].

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SS's volume control uses the main control for everything ["Master Volume"] This affects everything coming out of your sound card..

Some programs use a control that is only for the stream they are playing [and won't affect anything else] through DirectSound.

Others use the control for the WAVE output [which will affect anything playing back digital audio but nothing else].

Open your system mixer, play with the volume control in various programs, and you should be able to tell [immediately] which one they're using by which slider [if any] follows.

OK ,Thanks for clearing my confusion . :ok:

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