[PATCH] Re: KMix

Andras Mantia amantia at kde.org
Sat Dec 13 09:29:19 GMT 2003

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On Saturday 13 December 2003 11:09, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Saturday 13 December 2003 01:50, Christian Esken wrote:
> > Saving volumes automatically is out-of-question because any application
> > can change the volumes - for example video players often manipulate the
> > volumes. If by accident any MM application sets high volume on exit, KMix
> > would auto-save those volumes: On the next boot KMix will help blasting
> > your ears or speakers. This is a NO NO.
> in this case, wouldn't the volume already be blasting in their ears, even
> before a reboot? and how often/likely is such a scenario?
Imagine a movie/music file which was not normalized so you have to turn the 
volume up. On restart the KDE welcome sound will blast your ears... 

> and am i correct in understanding that the alternative is: the user has to
> reset the volumes after every boot if they aren't saved? if so, that would
> imply readjusting the settings all the time, versus just once in the (how
> likely?) case of an application somewhere misbehaving, correct?
> (questions, questions =)
I think the ideal way is that you configure some acceptable values, save it 
and they are always restored. (Now if I could figure out why the main volume 
is set to 0 here, even after I saved the settings...)


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