[Windows 10] Volume control

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[Windows 10] Volume control

Postby hmangnx » Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:06 pm

Volume control doesn't seem to be working when using Eventghost 0.4.1r1700 with Windows 10.

I see the "Change Master Volume" command issued but nothing changes in windows. Anyone else have this issue?
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Re: [Windows 10] Volume control

Postby Sem;colon » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:36 am

No, works perfectly for me...
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Re: [Windows 10] Volume control

Postby davidcie » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:00 am

Having a similar problem. Volume control works just fine but stops working when I have headphones attached (either via Bluetooth or jack). Is that a known problem? If not, is there a page outlining what steps should be taken to generate a useful bug report or indeed how to debug EventGhost?
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Re: [Windows 10] Volume control

Postby davidcie » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:37 pm

Had a look at EventGhost code and it turned out that it calls Windows API's mixerGetLineInfo with mixer line type of MIXERLINE_COMPONENTTYPE_DST_SPEAKERS, so understandably it does not work correctly with headphones. I wrote a simple C++ volume control app that I now call in EventGhost (Windows Command action) that uses Vista+ API to detect the current default playback device (speakers, headphones, amp) and adjust its volume. Works a treat on my Windows 7 and Windows 10.

If anyone's interested, it's just been pushed to GitHub. I guess there are more clever ways to do that but this is what I found most straightforward :)
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Re: [Windows 10] Volume control

Postby bloodjackob » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:08 am

I have found less user consuming solution.
You can use nircmd and in EG use Run Command Action.
I had to disable WOW64 also because my variables hadn't been read correct.
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Re: [Windows 10] Volume control

Postby blackwind » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:48 am

This right here would be reason #5 to replace VistaVolEvents, Semi. ;)
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Re: [Windows 10] Volume control

Postby Sem;colon » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:30 pm

I think I can start working on this now, as there were no validated issues with the lib from jonib ;)
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Re: [Windows 10] Volume control

Postby stisev » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:21 am

Yes, I had to downgrade urgently because of the volume not working in windows.

I suppose one could use nircmd, but this is really an inelegant solution for a major function of EG.


I'd like to also take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you for keeping this project alive. Eventghost is one of my Top 10 beloved apps of all time that I use daily (along with big names like One Note and Sandboxie). It is very, very much appreciated.
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Re: [Windows 10] Volume control

Postby Sem;colon » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:19 am

I think it's a driver problem rather than one with Windows 10 directly.
After the upgrade, I noticed that my old driver was gone and I had a M$ driver installed for my soundcard and Volume control didn't work correctly.
But after I updated the sound driver with the one provided on the manufacturer website (in my case Realtek) it was working just like before the windows upgrade.
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Re: [Windows 10] Volume control

Postby Sem;colon » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:23 pm

Here is a discussion to resolve this issue:
http://www.eventghost.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=8067#p42986
Feedback on the suggestions and opinions are welcome!
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