Volume Control

Dave Welsh shared this question 3 years ago
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I did a search and did not find what I wanted to know. If I missed it please point me to the right place, Thanks.


The issue I am having is I ride a motorcycle, with a full helmet. I have very good IEM's sound reducing ear plugs. Often I have music or a pod cast playing, I am also deaf in the right ear so protecting my hearing is important.

I follow the voice directions that Locus gives me when I am in unfamiliar areas, or citites I do not know.


The problem is when I have the music volume set at a comfortable level, the directions from Locus are very quiet. I was using another TTS engine and did some checking and found SVOX which has an independent sound volume for the notifications. So I changed locus to use the notification stream and turned the volume all the way up on it. I want the turn by turn instructions to come through at a higher volume than the music.


Is this the best I can hope for or is there another place where I can turn up the turn instructions in side Locus. Looking down at a map on a motorcycle in a strange city is not a good idea.


Thanks.

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Hello Dave


And what's your question now?

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Hello,

ah I have some troubles with internet connection and seems that my previous answer was not send. And result - gynta was faster :). Aynway maybe you find my answer useful, here it is:


Good day Dave,

volume of voice announcements in Locus is not handled by Locus by your system settings.

I see an option in Locus > settings > misc >audio output . Here you may specify if Locus will use notification or music/video stream. So if you define here to use "Notification" stream, then you may separately specify volume for Locus (notification) and your music player (music/video).

Hope this helps you at least little bit. I personally use Locus also on moto and agree it's sometimes cumberstone to watch Locus down there and also all the cars in city.

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Thank you Menion, that was very fast.

What you suggested I have done. Some TTS Engines allow you to set notifications differently than music. I will try it this week.

Thanks.

Dave