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Internet says it's possible for MP3 (with mci) but not for WAV files.


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SoundSetWaveVolume works on XP not only move the bar of the sound wave.

From the help file:

"On Windows Vista, there is no system-wide wave volume. This function only changes the wave volume for the script. It can not be used to change the wave volume of other programs."

I'm assuming this applies to Windows 7 as well.

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I'm thinking the easiest way to do it would be to edit the audio file with SoX and create a temporary audio file. Each audio file is about a second in length so it shouldn't be too noticeable.

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In Vista+ SoundSetWaveVolume changes the volume only in the script in which it is used - not the overall system volume. In XP it changes the overall system volume and thus the volume of the script itself. So you can use the function to adjust the volume of the sound in the same script in all OSes. :)


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I'm implementing this as a volume slider in my script and, for me, having a volume slider in your script that turns everything down seems a bit redundant.  :ermm:

The method above works pretty well though I would have to test it on slower machines to see if it would get in the way.

Func OpenSounds()
    Global $aSndStart = _SoundOpen(@ScriptDir&"\Sound\tempBeep-01.wav")
    Global $aSndStop = _SoundOpen(@ScriptDir&"\Sound\tempBeep-02.wav")
    Global $aSndHotkey = _SoundOpen(@ScriptDir&"\Sound\tempBeep-03.wav")
    Global $aSndError = _SoundOpen(@ScriptDir&"\Sound\tempBeep-04.wav")
    Global $aSndHotkeyToggle = _SoundOpen(@ScriptDir&"\Sound\Beep-05.wav")

Func CloseSounds()

Func SetVolume($iVolume)
    $fVolume = $iVolume / 100
    $hVolumeFile = FileOpen("Volume.bat", 2)
    For $i = 1 To 5
        FileWriteLine($hVolumeFile, '"' & @ScriptDir & '\sox\sox.exe" "' & @ScriptDir & '\Sound\Beep-0' & $i & '.wav" "' & @ScriptDir & '\Sound\tempBeep-0' & $i & '.wav" vol ' & $fVolume)
    $hPid = Run("Volume.bat", @ScriptDir, @SW_HIDE)
    While ProcessExists($hPid)

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