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Re: [Linphone-developers] Please dial down the extremely loud ring tones

From: Ákos Szente
Subject: Re: [Linphone-developers] Please dial down the extremely loud ring tones
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:49:52 +0100

This is an even bigger issue with LinphoneWeb on a Mac, as the plugin sets the system volume to the loudest before playing the ringtone. 

No matter how low my system volume is, the ringtone always gets played as loud as possible. 

I use Linphone with headphones and my ears usually ring for a few minutes after receiving an incoming call. This is a ridiculous default behaviour. When a computer's volume is set below maximum, there's probably a reason for it. I think there's no need to override the user's decision.

Üdv: Ákos

On 16 November 2014 14:57, محي الدين . <address@hidden> wrote:
You are absolutely right Liviu!

I installed it for my friend, and this the first thing he noticed!

I think that it is the tone that notify the pausing call is what needs to be the default ringing tone => it is softer and more gentle than the sudden, 5th symphony-like default one!

Good point by the way :)

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‫في 2014/11/16، الساعة 12:54 م، كتب "Liviu Andronic" <address@hidden>:‬

Dear devels,
This is one of my favorite long-time gripes with Linphone... The
default tones are extremely *loud*. And by this I mean LOUD. One of my
favorite jokes on Linphone is that its ring tones are designed to wake
up the dead. (Did I mention how loud Linphones ring tones are?)

Now I know that one can change the default Ring sound in Multimedia
Settings. But even if I plucked for a different tone from the default
selection, orig.wav, it still is very, very loud. And of course I
could change for some other tones, but the reality is that end-users
would rarely change the default tones: you need to find where to do
that, to find a different tone that actually works fine, etc. Most of
the times users will simply stick with the default tones (hence the
ubiquitous Nokia tones, iPhone tones, Samsung tones, etc.)

So I think it makes sense to provide a sane selection of tones coming
with sane loudness levels. Or alternatively provide a customizable
loudness level for the tones, as a percentage of computer sound levels
(and set it to, say, a default of 70%). I say this because I have
never had such issues with, say, Skype, no matter how loud my computer
speakers are. But Linphone's ring almost always scares the hell out of
me, and this even if I'm actually anticipating a loud event. But I
never estimate accurately just how loud it shall be...


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