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Can the "volume bar" on XIIAlive adjust the volume more than 100 percent?

Qboy61 6 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 6 years ago 0

This is a somewhat technical question.  In other words...  Will the XIIAlive volume control take the digital amplitude beyong maxbit?  All MP3s (and streams) have a digital maximum and I don't want to add gain (causing distortion digitally).  If so is there a way to lock the volume at 100% (no digital gain)?

 

See VLC on the computer (any OS).  It adds up to 6dB (200%) and sounds horrible if you accidentally hit the application's volume control beyond 100%.  There is no point in taking the gain higher than 100% relative to the decoded digital amplitude.  Please XIIAlive, do not ever do this.  :-)

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We don't apply any gain to the streams.  We use the Android media framework and I believe they don't allow to go over 0.0-1.0 volume level.  At least we limit volume from going over 1.0 even dough I believe Android doesn't allow going over 1.0 volume level anyways. Locking the volume at 100% would mean setting the player volume all the way up and using the phones external volume controls.


Yes, I don't like ether what VLC does with their volume control. Don't worry won't be doing anything like that! :)

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We don't apply any gain to the streams.  We use the Android media framework and I believe they don't allow to go over 0.0-1.0 volume level.  At least we limit volume from going over 1.0 even dough I believe Android doesn't allow going over 1.0 volume level anyways. Locking the volume at 100% would mean setting the player volume all the way up and using the phones external volume controls.


Yes, I don't like ether what VLC does with their volume control. Don't worry won't be doing anything like that! :)