[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] mythtv/master commit: 2063783ef by Mark Kendall (mark-kendall)

Stuart Morgan stuart at tase.co.uk
Thu Sep 29 10:26:17 UTC 2011

On Thursday 29 Sep 2011 07:58:15 MythTV wrote:
>       Author:  Mark Kendall <mkendall at mythtv.org>
>  Change Date:  2011-09-29T00:57:59-07:00
>    Push Date:  2011/09/29 00:58:08 -0700
>   Repository:  mythtv
>       Branch:  master
> New Revision:  2063783effb3babadadc984ecb5cbd9274dadb17
>    Changeset:  https://github.com/MythTV/mythtv/commit/2063783ef
> Log:
> TV: Ummute sound if volume is adjusted.
> This avoids potential confusion if the sound is muted and changing the
> volume then does nothing - leading the user to think there is a problem
> with the sound. An entirely un-scientific survey of 3 TVs and a couple
> of STBs seems to suggest this is more or less standard behaviour.

Hi Mark,

First off, I agree that this is pretty standard behaviour and by a strange 
coincidence I'd already decided to implement a solution just this week, you 
beat me to it. However can I suggest that we only un-mute when adjust the 
volume up and not down?

The rationale for this is that the user starts playback but the volume is far 
too loud (late night maybe, or simply higher volume programming) so they 
instinctively hit mute. If they reduce the volume it will take 3-5 secs to get 
down to a reasonable level - dependant on several factors, e.g. speed of 
remote buttons or key-repeat interval. On the other hand, if the user is 
confronted with no audio from a muted system they will invariably adjust the 
volume up not down and will still benefit from this improved behaviour.

My current STB works as described, unmuting only if the user presses 'volume 
up'. So there is precedent for this behaviour too.
Stuart Morgan

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