Make volume knob affect media player only

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by Lanlan, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Lanlan
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    My keyboard has various media buttons on it, including a volume knob. The knob controls the base volume of windows, the little volume slider in the corner. Is there a way I could make it control the volume of Media Player and/or Spotify without turning everything else down? I like to game with music but I find it hard to find a good volume where i can hear the music well and still hear the game.
     
  2. FAST6191

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    As you are thinking of tackling the problem it might be harder and maybe even near impossible without serious effort. I don't use spotify or straight windows media player (all about media player classic for me) but many programs like that will allow a measure of remapping their shortcuts instead. If they do not then perhaps something like http://www.autohotkey.com/ will do it instead.

    The proper audiophile crowd would probably crucify me for saying as such but I probably should also point out that often audio programs have a normalise command or an "album level audio" option which you can apply across a library- this will change the volume of all tracks to output the same and probably mean you only have to set the volume once.

    Crazy alternative option- get a media playing device and wire it in through the line in of your computer.
     
  3. The Real Jdbye

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    The bottom is an option but not really a solution to his question.
    But, like you said, I don't think there's an easy way to do this. He would probably have to program something to do it.