1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Adjusting RealPlayer volume affects Comp volume settings

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Telstar, Jul 26, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. Telstar

    Telstar Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Messages:
    791
    Hi,
    Windows XP Home
    RealPlayer 10.5


    Ok, I used to have RealPlayer and all it's junk till I wised up
    and removed it from my system over a year ago.

    However, I recently installed the basic RealPlayer (that is...only allowing
    the features that I needed for video/audio) in order to watch NASA TV
    e.g. DEEP IMPACT and today's DISCOVERY launch.

    My question is regarding why, when I mute or adjust the volume on
    the RealPlayer, that it also does the same to the computer's Volume
    Control (Speaker Icon in System Tray...Wave setting).

    I had been viewing on the RealPlayer, muted the sound and then later
    was wondering why I was not able to hear any of my videos, music, etc.
    The thought occurred to me to check the Speaker Icon and, sure enough,
    there was a check at Wave>>Mute.

    Is there a setting I can check/uncheck that will allow RealPlayer and
    Computer volume to be independent of one another?

    Thank you,

    :)
     
  2. aarhus2004

    aarhus2004 Gone but always remembered

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Messages:
    1,049
    Apparently not. I use RealOne Player.
     
  3. Telstar

    Telstar Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Messages:
    791
    hmm...apparently this is not a common problem in that I don't see more than
    aarhus2004's reply to what I thought would be multiple replies from other
    RealPlayer users.

    Anyway, I went ahead and posted the same question in the Real Support
    Community's Forum (Troubleshooting). If someone posts the answer I'll also
    post back here so anyone else Searching for an answer to this issue in the
    future might find it here.

    :)
     
  4. stantley

    stantley

    Joined:
    May 22, 2005
    Messages:
    7,091
    From what I've seen, when you adjust the volume in both Realplayer and Musicmatch, it actually adjusts the wave volume of your soundcard, so it can't be adjusted independently, however WMP, Winamp and Quintessential have their own volume controls.
     
  5. Telstar

    Telstar Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Messages:
    791
    Thanks for your reply stantley.

    Well, that being the case, there's not much I can do when using RealPlayer.

    Since I only use it for the occasions mentioned above, I'll just have to live
    with this "handicap" that, to me, is another reason to use the other players
    you mention.

    :)
     
  6. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2000
    Messages:
    45,855
    I've always battled the same problem with Real Player, Winamp (Winamp "Classic" 2.81) and just about every other media player I've used.

    One workaround in Real Player is to leave at max its volume control and use the Windows volume control instead.
     
  7. Telstar

    Telstar Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Messages:
    791
    Yep, that seems to be the only recourse. I'll do that.

    Thank you for replying Rollin' Rog.

    (y)
     
  8. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2000
    Messages:
    45,855
    Yeah, it's worked for me using Real Player and Winamp, unfortunately I can never quite keep the wave setting at max unless I do the same with all my media players, but the results are better than constantlly twiddling with it.

    It also helps to have a multimedia keyboard with volume and mute controls.
     
  9. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/384746

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice