Changing master volume on Windows 7

Discussion in 'Installation, configuration support' started by Barlow, April 27, 2010.

  1. Barlow

    Barlow New Member

    April 25, 2010
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    MediaPortal Version: 1.1 RC2
    MediaPortal Skin: StreamedMP
    Windows Version: Windows 7 x64
    Sound Card: Hercules Fortissimo IV with two speakers (analog out)


    I'm trying to get MP to use the master volume. Problem is that the master volume option in the configuration is greyed out (actually the whole section).
    While searching I found that this can be caused by setting upmixing at the music settings. In my case this is not set.
    A weird detail is that in the mediaportal.xml volume settings section the confgurator will turn on the digital option every time, while I'm using analog out. Sound does work though. But manually disabling it does not make the master volume option selectable.

    Considering the MP 1.1RC2 changelog mentions a fix for Windows 7 master volume it must be possible, right?

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  3. riksmith

    riksmith Portal Pro

    April 18, 2009
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    No it is not possible, you can not control master volume in W7. The fix you mention was actually to grey out the setting on W7 because it does not work. This is by design of W7.

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