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

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

From: Sander Sweers <sander.sweers_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 13:47:10 +0100

On 11/23/06, mat holton <mat_at_lessermatters.co.uk> wrote:
> Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
> > mat holton wrote:
> >> how many hi-fi's have negative numbers next to the volume knob? None,
> >> that's how many.
> >
> > That's odd. Then maybe my hi-fi isn't a hi-fi, because it displays the
> > volume in dB. And I like it.
> >
> > We could use any representation we want, and we opted for a
> > representation that actually means something, instead of an arbitrary
> > range. Most people tend to use the volume control interactively
> > anyway, you change the volume until it sounds right, regardless of
> > what the display says.
> >
> > Linus
> >
> >
> >
> Sarcasm, I see, clever.
>
> So I'm wrong about hi-fi's displaying dB scale. There are also
> audiophile's that spend £50 on a piece of speaker-cable or buy little
> boxes to rest speaker their cable on. These kind of people would
> probably appreciate a dB scale. Most, I'm guessing, would prefer to not
> have to deal with negative numbers.

Audiophile's have nothing to do with which scale is to be used in
rockbox so please leave them out of the discussion.

>
> Once again though, I don't mind, I can deal with seeing a negative
> number when I would expect to see positive numbers. This is simple an
> opinion about what I believe most people would be more comfortable seeing.
>

Create your own WPS and have it show whatever scale or representation
you want. (icather does this for example).

Just because users expect it to be a certain way does not mean it is
correct. I am for the scale as it is now because it looks better to
me.

Greets
Sander
Received on 2006-11-23


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