11-15-2012, 04:26 AM #1
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Am I missing this or what?
Whether it's through Xbox or Nokia Music, or YouTube, listening to anything you can only control the volume from the side, which is full system wide volume.
No on screen options to adjust just the sound of music/videos, which really sucks.
Want your ringtone/alerts up as loud as it goes but don't want your music up that high? Screwed. Gotta turn down music, then remember to turn back up system volume when done.
Please tell me I'm missing something here.
- 11-15-2012, 05:12 AM #2
while they've added a headset/bt volume that is independent of the system volume, the speaker volume is a global setting for games, music, notifications. hopefully this changes in an update but i wouldn't hold my breath, and yes, it does suck.
- 11-15-2012, 05:48 AM #3
There are positive thing about this also!
On android, if i start a game while the phone is on vibrate, there is no knowing if it will suddenly BLAST out the game music at highet volume, since the media volume can be just about anything...
On windows phone at least there is some consistency
- 11-15-2012, 07:00 AM #5
As you can see, I've also got a small widget on my homescreen that shows me what the volume levels are for the alarm, media, ringer, alerts, system and voicemail, which I can change in seconds should I want to. I never run in to games which suddenly BLAST out sound.
It is a very nice feature and one I think WP8 will introduce sooner or later. Atleast I'd like them to.
11-15-2012, 07:09 AM #6
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Personally I love it the way it is now. It's simple and consistent.
I mean, if your a power user that's always on top of your multitude of volume settings, then great. But for the vast majority, a single volume control works. People have a tendency to forget and a scenario like what Killbom stated is not only plausible, but have personally seen happen numerous times.
- 11-15-2012, 07:12 AM #7
In any case, even with separate volume controls you can pull up at any time, you still have to adjust the volume for either scenario car and headphones so why is that any better than having one single volume control?
Last edited by Pete C; 11-15-2012 at 07:19 AM.
- 11-15-2012, 07:31 AM #8
The android solution lets you choose your ideal volume for pretty much every situation. You'll find you never really have to touch the volume keys because everything becomes set the way you want.
For example, I've got separate volume levels for:
The alarm, so that I don't miss it while my phone is on silent or so it doesn't scare the crap out of me if I've got the ringer set to full.
Headphone volume for when I'm listening to music through headphones.
Media volume for when I go in my car.
Otherwise, my phone is silent at all times.
I don't see how any could prefer a global volume, it is just impractical. Some people may want to have their ringer loud but play games silently. How many of these people miss phone calls by forgetting to turn the volume back up? How many people have had their phone go off in lectures and such because they forgot to put their phone back to silent after listening to music? Independent volume solves all that.
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