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Mar7in
2008-08-21, 14:50
I have a setup with a Squeezebox Controller and two Squeezebox receivers. When the two receivers are synchronized, and I need to adjust the playback volume, I have to adjust volume on one player, swith the controller to control the other player, and then adjust the volume for the other player.

This way it is impossible to make a quick volume adjustment. And imaging even more players synchronized.

Is there a way to use the controller to adjust the volume on multiple players simultaneously?

/Martin

Mnyb
2008-08-21, 15:43
Yes it is possible, if all players are set to variable volume you could go to
"settings " then "player" choose one player and go to "audio" and set syncronoze volume to what you want.

Mnyb
2008-08-21, 15:48
Screen shot for you

Mar7in
2008-08-25, 02:03
Thank you. Exactly what I needed.

However, the logic is a bit strange. If I synchronize two players, A and B, then I can choose to have A's volume synced to B's (in player A's settings) while leaving player B's volume unsynced (in player B's settings.)

This means that if I select player B from my Squeezebox Controller and adjust the volume of player B, then A will follow. If, however I select player A and adjust the volume, player B will retain its current volume level. A bit counter-intuitive.

Another interesting thing is that it seems that synced volume means the not only does the player's volume levels follow each other, but they are also numerically identical. If for example A is set to 50% then B will also be at 50% volume. It could be interesting if only the ratio between the player's volume was retained. If, for example, player A was at 25% and B at 50% when they were synced then turning B up to 75% should cause A to go to 37,5% thus maintaining the ratio 1:2 between the volume of the two players.

This could be a great thing if you are using fixed volume power amps (i.e. no possibility to adjust amplification) for the two players. In such a setup with different amps, speakers, and listening rooms you would most likely never want the volume to be at the same absolute volume level in both rooms.

Nevertheless, the above are only thoughts about future improvements. Right now I'm happy to be able to sync my kitchen and living room players.

/Martin

jgs
2008-09-06, 12:40
Another interesting thing is that it seems that synced volume means the not only does the player's volume levels follow each other, but they are also numerically identical. If for example A is set to 50% then B will also be at 50% volume. It could be interesting if only the ratio between the player's volume was retained. If, for example, player A was at 25% and B at 50% when they were synced then turning B up to 75% should cause A to go to 37,5% thus maintaining the ratio 1:2 between the volume of the two players.

This could be a great thing if you are using fixed volume power amps (i.e. no possibility to adjust amplification) for the two players. In such a setup with different amps, speakers, and listening rooms you would most likely never want the volume to be at the same absolute volume level in both rooms.


Couldn't you use "preamp volume control" ("player" tab, "audio" menu option) to let you adjust the amplification of each player?