Hello out there people.
I have been on holidays and loved it. Lots of sun, surf, fishing, drinking, and thoses think that we do on holidays at the beach.
Anyway. Read through this thread and have a few things to reply.
First: I only have RCA output so while good suggestion, not specificaly applicable to me but I will try and have a play to see if it helps.
Second: I have since worked out that when I play a xvid the volume get adjusted down a little for some reason. The next time I play an xvid it get adjuste down a little more, and so on until the master volume is zero. If i play an .iso video the volume is reset and it all starts again. Weird but interesting.
As to the original post of leveling the volume across the video ad music collections. I like the 95%ile idea. I have recently found that real player does a linux version. I have not installed yet but I am going to assume that there is the same functionality in the linux version as the windozes version.
Simple questions for the developer gurus. Can we get a copy of the source code, strip out the section that does the music leveling and modify this to do the same for the LinuxMCE music?
If yes, would it then be possible to modify to do the 95%ile thing to the video audio stream?
If yes, would it them be possible to modify so that the music and video audio streams output is the same level?
If yes, would it be possible to put in some sort of thing in the setup menu to allow a user set offset between music and video audio streams (personally I listen to music a lot louder then videos).
the reason that I ask these questions is that LinuxMCE is about home automation aswell as the music/video. This would make the whole process automagic if the database ran a script doing this once a week or once a month in the background. If this is possible it would be safe to assume that theming would also be possible.
Different music level for party, general, quiet, kids going to sleep by, etc
Different audio level for different video type, actio, romantic (yuk), comadey, drama, etc
I think this is a long way off but one must set goals in order to improve oneself.
I dont even know how to do scripting so I have no ideas on the technical side but I am happy to assist where possible (throw silly ideas into the hat!