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Subject: Re: rockbox-recorder-20061122 - volume representation messed up

Re: rockbox-recorder-20061122 - volume representation messed up

From: Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 03:54:04 -0600

Most audio devices have exactly *one* scheme for volume: Higher numbers are
louder. I have some that are 0-10, some that are 1-10 (with only mute being
off, 1 is still quiet), some that are 0-40, 0-20, 0-30, 0-100, etc. The only
real consistency is that higher numbers are louder. Yes, there are no
negatives, but I don't see how that makes any more sense than a dB scale. At
least the dB scale gives a functional point of relative reference, rather
than just being arbitrary numbers that some programmer decided were enough
slices to cut the pie into.

On 11/23/06, mat holton <mat_at_lessermatters.co.uk> wrote:
>
> Menachem Shapiro wrote:
> > B"H
> > On 11/22/06, Dominik Riebeling <dominik.riebeling_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On 11/23/06, Menachem Shapiro <menachem.shapiro_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > After I finished the install, my volume goes from -99 to 12, instead
> >> > of 0 to 100.
> >>
> >> This has been changed quite a while ago and is the normal (and
> >> expected) behaviour -- instead of using some percentage value the
> >> volume now uses the real dB value the sound chip is programmed to
> >> output.
> >
> > Oh, OK. I have to say that it really wasn't intuitive at all, but now
> > that you explain it makes sense.
> >
> > Thanks for answering.
> >
> >
> >>
> >> - Dominik
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> It may make sense to an audio chip but for the average human being (and
> someone used to personal audio devices) it makes no sense whatsoever. I
> mean, why don't you go all the way and make it go from 0 - 11, so it's
> '1' louder than most devices!
>
Received on 2006-11-23


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