But with sound, it's a completely different story. Windows has a control panel applet that controls volume level with
Wave. Windows Media Player has an additional volume control. And my speaker system has a manual dial as well. If I use the WinDVD, it at least uses the
Volume Controlsetting, though it still interacts with several other settings.
What I'd really like to have is one (1) setting controlling the volume. I want it to work whether I am connected to headphones, my speaker system, my stereo at home, or just the laptop speakers. I don't want it to be a 1 to 10 scale. I'd rather it be labelled Whisper, Quiet, Normal, Loud, Party. With gradations. I suppose it could be labelled numerically, but I don't want it on the linear scale it seems to work on right now. Cause I don't want 5 to be halfway between the loudest that an output device can do and the quietest. That wouldn't work when switching between the laptop speaker which doesn't go very loud and my speaker system with subwoofers.