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Help me out guys! :)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Doddsy, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Doddsy

    Doddsy I am a wizard.

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    Heylo there!

    As some of you may know, I am currently doing my degree in computing. For my course, I have to do a project of my choosing and I decided to make a volume changer.
    Now that might sound simplistic but hear me out;

    Often I am running more than one game, or teamspeak and a game, or a game and teamspeak and a movie etc.. (you get the point)
    I often find myself manually altering all the different sounds constantly in order to make a specific one the loudest and other's quieter. This is usually dependant on what programs are open, teamspeak is always the loudest, but if I'm not on teamspeak I then have to turn the volume on a movie/game etc.. up.

    I decided this was an issue for me, and after searching for a fix online I decided to make an application to automate the volume changes depending on priorities set by the user.

    Example:

    I have teamspeak and world of warcraft open
    I want teamspeak to be the loudest, I would have to go into the Windows volume controller and manually turn world of warcraft down.
    Say I close teamspeak for what ever reason, I want WoW to turn the volume back up, so I go back to the controls and turn it back up.
    Then I open a movie, I want WoW to turn down again, so back to the volume controller I go.

    I found I was alt + tabbing far too much to sort this out.

    The application I am creating would mean I would spend less time alt + tabbing, and I wouldnt have to manually change the volumes.
    It works on user defined priorities, if X program is open, turn Y program down etc.

    Now I might have use for this, but I was wondering if there was a larger audience for this, or whether I was alone in my alt + tabbing adventures. Would you use such a thing? If I'm honest this is mostly for my projects sake but I am slightly interested in your thoughts?

    Can you think of any ways I can expand on this?

    If you wouldnt mind, I made a small questionnaire to see if there was an audience for this kind of application, can you take 2 minutes to fill it out for me? (please no trollerino, this is my degree):
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N8KLGYT


    tldr; I have a stupid idea, fill out my survey


    Much thanks and love

    Doddsy
     
  2. Qubycs

    Qubycs Veteran Member

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    Best Answer: You... I don't know :3

    EDIT: Done the survey aswell.
     
  3. Venum

    Venum Unregistered/Unconfirmed

    Done, hope it helps mate.
     
  4. Adversed

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    Done, love the idea ^^
     
  6. Dreamzy

    Dreamzy Banned

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    I feel you are just on your own on this one but I will fill out the survey for you <3
     
  7. Rainbow flash

    Rainbow flash Banned

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    Done, legit idea tho, good times!
     
  8. ISY

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    Done and good luck! :)
     
  10. Moloch

    Moloch Veteran Member

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    well i'm happy with the windows volume mixer and i don't mind that 2-3 alt tabs or winkey-d s to be too bothering to use. also i had a "trick" where i turned the volume on my headset about midway, and when i was done with something and exited it, i just turned it all the way up so the other program was loud too :D #lazysolution

    done the survey hope it helps ^^
     
  11. LaurenJuliet

    LaurenJuliet Clan Leader-Leader
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  12. RekA

    RekA Veteran Member

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    Done, awesome idea for a piece of software though, good luck man!
     
  13. Blyth

    Blyth Man of Many Blocks

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    Done, gl mate. (From guy who just finished his Degree ^^)
     
  14. Crypt

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    Done. I've written a lot of audio software for windows before so come talk to me if you need help
     
  15. Astycc

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    Done the survey! Good luck.
     
  16. Azarela

    Azarela Master Apprentice of Potatoes
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    Done, gave hopefully detailed enough example of how I would want that kind of program to work. If it's confusing don't hesitate to ask ;)
     
  17. KuKi

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    donerino with no trollerino
     
  18. Doddsy

    Doddsy I am a wizard.

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    Thanks to everyone who filled it out for me! and for the people who said they have syphilis for some reason, get it checked out :p
     
  19. Innocent

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    Bit late but done :D
     
  20. Pizza Dog

    Pizza Dog Pokemon Poster

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    Done(now give me my well deserved ":D Thanks Doddsy thanked for this post" <3)