Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Device volume is lower than app volume


30 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Device volume is lower than app volume

Hello,
Please have a look at the following screenshot:

Why, do you think, the main audio is lower thant he app volume? This happens with all apps, not just Google Chrome.
My Windows and drivers are up-to-date.

Any help appreciated.
Thank you

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 Aug 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

But you can adjust these volumess manually. If it works OK then leave it alone or manually adjust to suit yourself!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 
He already has the volume all way the up.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
But you can adjust these volumess manually. If it works OK then leave it alone or manually adjust to suit yourself!
He already has the volume all way the up. I believe OP is trying to find out why regular volume is low and why other programs are louder as indicated by the green bar. Is that correct > @melege

Because they should both be the same levels under normal circumstance.

I am guessing that something is amiss in your sound settings. Does the regular volume always seem lower? If you do not notice anything wrong I would not worry about it. Otherwise, go right click sound and choose playback devices. Choose your speakers and click configure. Walk through it and let us know if that fixed the issue.

If this isn't what you were talking about then please explain your problem with more detail. Thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


10 Aug 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Please geeks, do not try to find issues where no issues exist. The behavior of Sound Mixer Volume levels on OP's system is totally normal, as it should be.

The main volume level and application volume levels are two different things, showing different values.

The main system volume control and the indicator, the bar presenting the volume level is there to control the system volume output, how loud the system speakers should output the incoming audio signal. This is, of course not a de facto value but relative as the volume level of the incoming signal varies.

The various application volume indicators and volume controls are then to control respective applications audio output signal levels. They are not, could not be always the same level. Same music video, one the original on the artist's website, the other pirated, filmed with a video camera from TV screen and then published in YouTube naturally have very different audio properties and output levels.

In other words, the application volume level indicator shows on what level the audio signal from the application is sent to system, whereas the main volume level indicator shows the audio volume level sent from system to speakers. Two very different things, it would be almost impossible for them to be the same. The signal strength, audio volume level sent from an application can also be higher than the system output volume level.

Here, just to show my point: I went to YouTube and clicked the first music video on the front page, opened the Sound Mixer and took the screenshot after I lowered the volume on this YouTube video. You see the difference?
Name:  2013-08-10_215940.png
Views: 0
Size:  16.5 KB
Usually it's this way around, app volume is lower than main volume. But sometimes an app can send volume levels which are basically too high for the system.

Kari


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Device volume is lower than app volume




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:05 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33