VolumeControl plugin v1.10.0 for MediaPortal 1.3.0 and higher

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  1. Micropolis

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    Here it is, a plugin to change and display audio related information!

    Highlights:
    • displays the volume and peak level for your default playback and record device
    • possibility to independent/simultaneous change of volume for playback device channels
    • offers a lot of properties to include these informations into your own skin
    • functionality to control the volume level using different settings
    • ability to change your default playback device in realtime

    Installation:
    • download and start the suitable installer file "VolumeControl.mpe1" from the download repository
      or
    • download and extract the attached file "VolumeControl.zip" from this post (MediaPortal v1.6 and above) and copy all required files to your MediaPortal directory manually (see manual below for detailed instructions)
    Skin support:
    • Black Glass
    • StreamedMP
    • Avallanche
    • aMPed
    Language support:
    • english, german, italian (thx to Tgx)
    Latest Changes (for a detailed version history, please consult the attached manual):
    • v1.7.0 – rework of configuration dialog, minor enhancements
    • v1.8.0 – functionality to share settings and profiles added, support for MediaPortal v1.12.0
    • v1.8.1 – rework of message management routines, improvements to sharing functionality, maintenance
    • v1.9.0 – support for plugin framework v1.4.0, support for MediaPortal v1.13.0
    • v1.9.1 – bugfix for default endpoint detection, maintenance release, support for MediaPortal v1.14.0
    • v1.10.0 - re-compiled release, deconstruction of not working functionalities, support for MediaPortal v1.15.0 and higher
    GUI Screenshots.JPG

    This is a stable version and was tested with Windows 7, 8 and 10 only, please report any bugs in this thread.

    If you would like to show your appreciation and also help me to continue to provide free software please make a donation by clicking here. Thank you.


     

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    Is this plug compiled against 1.1 alpha? I get an error in config stating that the plugin is not compatible with my version (1.02)

    p.s.

    Only tried the menu one just now

    ----EDIT----

    found this in log, if it helps
    -----EDIT2----

    Get the same thing with the background one.

    I would love some help, I could use this little plug!
     
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    VolumeControl plugin for MediaPortal v0.2.6

    Hi joz,
    I had uploaded a new version with small bugfixes, this was compiled against MediaPortal v1.0.2 libraries.
    At the beginning of development for MediaPortal I had the described problems also. The cause of this is to me, however, unknown. But a small workaround works for me:
    • backup your mediaportal.xml file and open it with a text editor
    • delete all lines, which contains the entry name "VolumeControl" or "Volume Control"
    • save the file and restart the configuration utility

    I hope, it helps.

    Cheers, Micropolis ;-)
     
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    Tested this again just now with new version.
    Now when I enter the menu mode plugin's menu it has the missing or invalid file again (like I had with htpcinfo)
    this showed in logs
    I searched mediaportal.xml for both volume control and without space but could not find it.
     
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    VolumeControl plugin for MediaPortal v0.2.6

    Hi joz,
    sorry for the delay. After taking a look into the 3rd party source code, the comparison of Microsoft Foundation Classes and .NET libraries of XP/Vista/Win7 it seems, that some functions in the core library does not support operating systems earlier than Vista. This was new for me, sorry.
    In the next days I'll try to contact the author of this library and I hope, I can find a way to support older operating systems. Please be patient.

    Cheers, Micropolis ;-)
     
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    VolumeControl plugin for MediaPortal v0.3.0

    Hi community,
    this plugin was updated to version 0.3.0, now you have the possibility to adjust volume levels automatically. For configuration options, please take a look into the attached manual.
    Please be aware, that actually only windows versions greater than Windows XP are supported. I'll work on a solution for this. Small hint for skinners: the button IDs changed due to internal code changes, please update adapted skin files, thx.

    Cheers, Micropolis ;-)
     
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    VolumeControl plugin for MediaPortal v0.4.2

    Hi community,
    this plugin was updated to version 0.4.2, some new functionalities and bugfixes for specific hardware devices are included.
    It supports operating systems like Windows Vista (x86, x64) and Windows 7 (x86, x64), due to Multimedia API restrictions other versions cannot handle the included library correctly. Sorry for this.

    Cheers, Micropolis ;-)
     
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    Great plugin!
    I use it to always set the same Master volume on mp startup.

    A request would be to make it possible to use this plugin to change the master volume with my remote.
    Since this can't be done with MP on Vista/Win7
     
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    VolumeControl plugin for MediaPortal v0.4.2

    Hi Chimen,
    yes, it is possible to control the master control using this plugin, but only with a small workaround.
    if I use my (normally unused) MCE remote control on my OrigenAE case it seems, that MediaPortal does not handle the VolumeUp, VolumeDown and Mute key actions. Depends on this, in my opinion it is required to use alternate keys.

    Solution 1 (MCE remote control)
    • in the configuration dialog of VolumeControl, you can select between the keys to control volume, e.g. VolumeUp, VolumeDown (not working for my configuration), PageUp, PageDown (working for my configuration) and other possible keys
    • in the configuration tool of MediaPortal you configure your selected keys with "All layers/No Condition/Action..."

    Solution 2 (programmable remote control, e.g. Logitech Harmony)
    • in the configuration dialog of VolumeControl, you can select between the keys to control volume, e.g. VolumeUp, VolumeDown , PageUp, PageDown and other possible keys
    • in the configuration tool of MediaPortal you configure your selected keys with "All layers/No Condition/Action..."
    • using the remote control software for Harmony you configure the selected keys directly to VolumeUp/VolumeDown keys

    Solution 3 (other remote controls)
    • I'll build a version of VolumeControl, where all key actions are logged and create a small test plan
    • you install this "special version", you go through the test plan and post me the MediaPortal log for analyzing

    Currently I don't know, which remote control you are using. Please post more informations about your remote control and which alternate keys are useful for you. Also, please leave a small hint, if you don't like this solution.

    @other users: if anyone has a solution to handle the VolumeUp/VolumeDown key actions correctly, please post a snippet or description here, thx.


    Cheers, Micropolis ;-)
     
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    I don't understand this: "[*]in the configuration dialog of VolumeControl, you can select between the keys to control volume, e.g. VolumeUp, VolumeDown , PageUp, PageDown and other possible keys"

    Where do I find this options?
     
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