[PATCH] Re: KMix

Andras Mantia amantia at kde.org
Sat Dec 13 10:08:55 GMT 2003

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On Saturday 13 December 2003 11:46, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Saturday 13 December 2003 02:29, Andras Mantia wrote:
> > 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...
> ok... however this is something that the user has done purposefully
> (turning the volume up). and every piece of audio equipment i've ever used
> (including my current computer speakers) require me to turn them down after
> turning them up; and it would sure annoy me if they required me to reset
> the volume every time i turned them off....
> and how do we know that they don't want it to remain louder later on?
> which is to say, what about the situations where they want it to remain
> louder later on?
> and what about before they log out and wish listen to something else, won't
> they have to turn it down manually anyways?

yes, right. It's not black and white. In some cases auto saving is desired (as 
most audio equipment do), in other cases it's not. I also hate when I switch 
inputs on the amplifier I have to modify the volume... So what about 
defaulting to auto save, but keep the possibility to turn it off and restore 
my saved volumes. Just like it's possible to start with an empty, an 
autosaved and manually saved session. Yes, it requires new strings...


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