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Subject: Re: [PATCH 815794] Increase/decrease volume from .cfg file

Re: [PATCH 815794] Increase/decrease volume from .cfg file

From: Brian King <>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2003 07:23:53 -0500

This is bizarre. I wrote a patch last night to do this exact same
function, thinking it would be a nice addition to the patch you refer
to. Looks like you beat me to the punch as far as submitting it, however;)


Johan Vromans wrote:
> This small patch is an alternative implementation of the functionality
> of patch 815747. It implements relative volume setting that can be
> used in config files to change the current volume with a given
> percentage. Simply prefix the value with a '+' or '-' sign to
> increase/decrease the current setting with the desired percentage.
> This is easier and more intuitive than the "rvolume" approach, but has
> the disadvantage that a non-patched RockBox will interpret negative
> values as the minimal setting, and positive values as absolute values.
> This patch is mostly effective in conjuction with patch 750691, that
> implements per-file/directory/playlist config settings. For example,
> if a particular track or album is louder than average, a per-album
> config file can use the rvolume setting to decrease the volume. This
> is much better than having to set the volume to an absolute value.
> This patch is easy, simple, effective, and updates the documentation
> as well ;-).
> -- Johan
Received on 2003-10-01

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