Author Topic: why does windows lower the volume when I open another application?  (Read 1745 times)

gaiastar

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Hi

I play all my music with musicbee ,wasapi shared mode

I have searched in the forum ,and in the microsoft forum ,tring to find a fix

for example now I have musicbee playing music , if i open vlc and video ,windows start to lower musicbee volume , as soon as I close vlc , the musicbee volume increase perfectly

now I can't use exclusive mode , because I have to work and use headphones and I get lots of emails , and I have setup my email client to notify me with a custom audio clip
I mean , I need wasapi shared mode for now

is there a fix?
thanks
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phred

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Because that's what "shared" does. It lowers the volume of the focused application when a new 'sound-producing' application is opened. I believe you can get around this by using the Direct Sound option.
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gaiastar

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Because that's what "shared" does. It lowers the volume of the focused application when a new 'sound-producing' application is opened. I believe you can get around this by using the Direct Sound option.
hi Phred
You know i have searched a lot without any answer ,maybe because english is not my native language
I did not know about wasapi "shared" mode , just because i have tried several application , and for example foobar2000 in wasapi shared mode does not lower the musicbee volume ,like vlc .. and this happen under w10 mostly

I want to thank you so much .
thanks
Last Edit: November 22, 2020, 08:26:29 AM by gaiastar
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sveakul

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I think the reason you didn't notice the effect with Foobar is that you might be using the Wasapi Shared output plugin, "foo_out_wasapis";  its developer states "My component does all volume adjusting itself and doesn't touch the OS mixer."  It's not the same thing as the new built-in default one (don't know the deal with that) the latest version has.