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VU Project

Submitted on: 2/20/2015 8:36:00 AM
By: Norm Cook (from psc cd)  
Level: Advanced
User Rating: By 10 Users
Compatibility: VB 6.0
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     Here's one for those of you who like to write music apps, players, etc. A VU meter on your app makes it a little more professional looking at least IMO. The class used to get the Left/Right volume levels was written by Arne Elster (rm_code) so I take no credit for that. Also the gradient functions were written by another programmer, don't know who, but it is a good one. Take note, this app won't show you much unless you have sounds coming from the soundcard, e.g. Winamp, WMP, Mike, CD or whatever. If you have difficulty getting sound levels, try this. With the demo running, right click on your Volume icon & select Open Volume Control. Or try Control Panel|Sounds| Volume tab then Device Volume, click Advanced. If neither of those are available, try to run the app directly. On my machine it is C:\WINDOWS\system32\sndvol32.exe. With that open, select Options|Properties and select the Recording option button & click OK. Now you have the sliders for the various record options. Try selecting different record devices and changing the volume levels for these (note you have to click the Select checkbox below the slider for it to have any effect) and see if you get results in the demo app.

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