• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Requests
  • Category Recording
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
  • Votes 1
  • Private
Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - 2002-09-26
Last edited by Marc Guay - 2009-01-30

FS#301 - Volume adaption to external noise

If its possible to access the microphone input during playback, it
could be used to measure environmental noise to increase or
lower the volume accordingly. This would be extremly helpful
when using the Recorder in a car, so you don´t have to adjust the
volume manually at different speeds.

The task depends upon
ID Project Summary Priority Severity Assigned To Progress
6035 Rockbox  FS#6035 - Platform independent recording API  Very Low Low
Closed by  Björn Stenberg
2009-01-30 17:18
Reason for closing:  Invalid
Additional comments about closing:  

Closing all feature requests.

Peter Hunt commented on 2003-10-29 12:33

Damn - I hoped I was going to be the first person to think of
this - It really is a cracking idea and would make a great


Jordan commented on 2006-06-27 01:22

the only problem with this over the car speakers would be that it would adapt to its own growing volume and will not stop until it maxes out. Great idea for use with headphones in loud places though.

Václav Brožík commented on 2007-08-09 14:51

I had the same idea for listening over headphones. When I walk with the player I must adjust the volume very often because of the ambient noise.

I think that there must be some kind of very sophisticated filter for the ambient noise measurement. It should:
- remove the noise made by the physical contact of the player (in your pocket etc.)
- remove the played sound (so it will be usable also with loudspeakers)
- etc.

Bill Howard commented on 2008-04-22 23:27

Just wanted to throw my 2 cents in. I think it would be great. Guess it would only work on players with a mic.

Gareth commented on 2008-12-31 10:43

another intresdting branch of this would be a (possibly voice-cued) attention mode, that could drop, or pause, when it detects any significant noise…


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