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Moved to an article:

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Edited by MrTolkinghorn - 8/17/12 at 7:34am
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This should be an article instead of a thread.
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You need to be careful about the volume settings in alsamixer as 100 can correspond with values well beyond 0.0dB sometimes on some hardware. Damn fine work though. thumb.gif
     
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Originally Posted by jrl1357 View Post

This should be an article instead of a thread.

You're right... but I didn't really know a better place to put it. I don't have a blog or anything and I want the solutions to be found by other people looking for the answers to these problems... any suggestions? Start a blog?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post

You need to be careful about the volume settings in alsamixer as 100 can correspond with values well beyond 0.0dB sometimes on some hardware. Damn fine work though. thumb.gif

Thanks! biggrin.gif How do I know if I'm passing 0.0dB or will it say +dB in alsamixer?
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You're right... but I didn't really know a better place to put it. I don't have a blog or anything and I want the solutions to be found by other people looking for the answers to these problems... any suggestions? Start a blog?
Thanks! biggrin.gif How do I know if I'm passing 0.0dB or will it say +dB in alsamixer?

It will show under the label "Item: [dB gain: ]" I only got into it because I noticed when I first started with Gnu/Linux two years ago that my music sounded really, really, distorted in Gnu/Linux and then on inspection of alsamixer it was shown that 100% was something like +5 or more dB. To be honest I try to avoid anything at or above 0dB but that's really just mental on me.
     
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post #6 of 14
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It will show under the label "Item: [dB gain: ]" I only got into it because I noticed when I first started with Gnu/Linux two years ago that my music sounded really, really, distorted in Gnu/Linux and then on inspection of alsamixer it was shown that 100% was something like +5 or more dB. To be honest I try to avoid anything at or above 0dB but that's really just mental on me.

No! I'm absolutely right there with you, I try to avoid anything above 0.0 dB like the plague. It's taking music and upping it's volume in the software. All I want my software is to get my music to my amplifier without distorting it in any way, so for that reason I prefer 0.0dB. Especially with the quality of sound card I have, it had better be able to put out 0.0 dB without distorting the music.
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Originally Posted by MrTolkinghorn View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrl1357 View Post

This should be an article instead of a thread.

You're right... but I didn't really know a better place to put it. I don't have a blog or anything and I want the solutions to be found by other people looking for the answers to these problems... any suggestions? Start a blog?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post

You need to be careful about the volume settings in alsamixer as 100 can correspond with values well beyond 0.0dB sometimes on some hardware. Damn fine work though. thumb.gif

Thanks! biggrin.gif How do I know if I'm passing 0.0dB or will it say +dB in alsamixer?

Articules writen on ocn still show up in a google search. It just makes it ocn more organized smile.gif one thing to help more people find it would be to include some of the problems in the title, otherwise people with that problem will never find it and click it.
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Articules writen on ocn still show up in a google search. It just makes it ocn more organized smile.gif one thing to help more people find it would be to include some of the problems in the title, otherwise people with that problem will never find it and click it.

OH! I totally didn't realize you could write an article on OCN. I guess I should move this to an article? It really should be split up into two articles in that case.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrTolkinghorn View Post

Quote:
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Articules writen on ocn still show up in a google search. It just makes it ocn more organized smile.gif one thing to help more people find it would be to include some of the problems in the title, otherwise people with that problem will never find it and click it.

OH! I totally didn't realize you could write an article on OCN. I guess I should move this to an article? It really should be split up into two articles in that case.

Yeah that sounds about right.
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Alright, I was too lazy to split it up into 2 articles, but I moved it here. If a moderator could please close this thread that'd be awesome.
Edited by MrTolkinghorn - 8/16/12 at 5:46pm
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