Sound Control v2.48 BETA – An Alternative Freeware Windows Sound Mixer And Volume Control Applet Has Been Released

Sound Control v2.48 BETA the freeware replacement Windows Sound Mixer and Volume Control applet supporting hot keys, on screen display, Winamp and more has now been released. Changes in this version include:

This is the BETA release of Sound Control. It contains many new additions, fixes and updates to the old Sound Control v2.15 release. This release has been tested by many BETA testers over the past 6+ months and the general consensus was it is a great improvement over v2.15. This release is not perfect and some functionality works differently than Sound Control v2.15. If you are an established v2.15 user (or if you are a completely new user) feel free to try this release but if it is not for you just re/install Sound Control v2.15. Links to available releases and other important posts can be found in the Related Posts section below.
  • Added – Application – Debug Logging – If debug logging is enabled a new tab will appear in Options
  • Added – Application – General – If mixer has default volumes set this is now indicated by the volume percent being display in bold
  • Added – Application – General – Right click on hot key label for popup menu with option to reset hot key
  • Added – Application – General – Show Options At Startup option to Splash and Options screen
  • Added – Application – General – Tips area
  • Added – Application – General Options – Application filename and song title formatting
  • Added – Application – General Options – Automatically Unmute/Loud If Associated Volume Is Adjusted
  • Added – Application – General Options – Debug Mode option
  • Added – Application – General Options – Formatting can be specified for time that is output in On Screen Display
  • Added – Application – Miscellaneous Hot Keys – Toggle Song Time Format
  • Added – Application – On Screen Display – Leave Pause / Mute on screen until next operation
  • Added – Application – On Screen Display – Next/Previous/Play/Pause/Information song title formatting
  • Added – Application – On Screen Display – Open Winamp/Applications/Playlists filename formatting
  • Added – Application – Options – Five applications can now be specified in Other Hot Keys
  • Added – Application – Options – Five playlists can now be specified in Winamp Hot keys
  • Added – Application – Test Media Commands – Can now list and test all Winamp commands
  • Added – Application – Winamp Hot Keys – Added 10 customisable Winamp hot keys
  • Added – Application – Winamp Hot Keys – Can now customise what command is sent to Winamp for each hot key
  • Added – Setup – General – Messages explaining Application Already Running and Power User Privileges Required errors
  • Added – Setup – General – Reset all settings to default option
  • Fixed – Application – Flickering of tabs when changing option on Options screen
  • Fixed – Application – General – Better handling of reseting of hot keys when they are no longer required
  • Fixed – Application – General – Clearing hot key now also clears associated filename
  • Fixed – Application – General – Cut/Copy/Paste popup menu removed on all hot key text boxes
  • Fixed – Application – General – Debug file no longer locked if logging is subsequently switched off
  • Fixed – Application – General – Friendly error messages are now displayed instead of a file not found error if default sound mixer can’t be found
  • Fixed – Application – General – If standard sound mixer can’t be found the appropriate menu items are now disabled
  • Fixed – Application – General – If Vista is detected all mixer related and other unsupported options are now automatically disabled unless running in compatibility mode
  • Fixed – Application – General – Missing Accelerator Keys On Checkboxes and Radio buttons
  • Fixed – Application – General – Multiple sound device problems displaying List Index Out Of Bounds error
  • Fixed – Application – General – No Translation Found being output when double clicking tray icon
  • Fixed – Application – General – On Screen Display – Select/No Select for appropriate recording mixers instead of Loud/Mute
  • Fixed – Application – General – Support for loading Vista/Windows 7 volume mixer applet
  • Fixed – Application – General – Tab order on several screens
  • Fixed – Application – General – Various changes to enable Sound Control to run in Vista in compatibility mode more smoothly
  • Fixed – Application – General Options – If formatting settings are left blank they are now reset to default values
  • Fixed – Application – General Options – Issues related to invalid formating options
  • Fixed – Application – Mixers – Better support for drivers that return blank/missing mixer information
  • Fixed – Application – Mixers – Blank lines in mixer list
  • Fixed – Application – Mixers – Duplicate names are now supported
  • Fixed – Application – Mixers – If there is no support for both volume and select/mute it is no longer added to the list of mixers
  • Fixed – Application – Mixers – Mute is now labelled Select for appropriate mixers
  • Fixed – Application – Mixers – Selected mixers being reset after saving
  • Fixed – Application – Mixers – Workaround added for some problematic sound drivers so mixers stay in synchronisation
  • Fixed – Application – On Screen Display – Leave On Screen Until Next Operation option is no longer always on
  • Fixed – Application – On Screen Display – Leave On Screen Until Next Operation option now lasts longer than 30 seconds
  • Fixed – Application – Options – Beep/Speaker options now only selectable in Windows 95/98/ME
  • Fixed – Application – Options – Format song prefix now detects more prefixes
  • Fixed – Application – Options – Scrollable regions now reset to the top when opening Options screen
  • Fixed – Application – Winamp Hot Keys – Correctly resumes playing playlist from where left off after stopping instead of start of playlist
  • Fixed – Application – Winamp Hot Keys – Minor incompatibilities with other players can be fixed as can now change command sent
  • Fixed – Setup – General – Better compatibility
  • Fixed – Setup – General – Better Vista/Windows 7 compatibility
  • Fixed – Setup – General – Duplicate startup links
  • Updated – Application – About – Text with latest year and other details
  • Updated – Application – Changed format song time to a dropdown containing standard, time elasped and time remaining options
  • Updated – Application – General – If no supported sound hardware is found just mixer functionality is now disabled instead of exiting application
  • Updated – Application – General – Open File filename filters
  • Updated – Application – General – The default hot key (but can still be changed) is now CTRL+SHIFT+ALT to help avoid conflicts
  • Updated – Application – General – Various debug messages to help track down problems if they occur
  • Updated – Application – General – Version information
  • Updated – Application – General Options – Debug logging changed from dropdown to toggle
  • Updated – Application – General Options – Several options moved to Winamp Hot Keys tab
  • Updated – Application – Mixer – Various bug fixes
  • Updated – Application – Mixers – Clickable mixer volume/mute not supported information messages with possible solutions
  • Updated – Application – On Screen Display – Open Application and Open Playlist actions now display filename on separate line
  • Updated – Application – Options – Application 4/5 can now be specified in Tray Icon Double Click option
  • Updated – Application – Options – On Screen Display delay can now be set up to 10 seconds
  • Updated – Application – Options – Screen is now resizable
  • Updated – Application – Options – Screen now remembers size between sessions
  • Updated – Application – Options – Several options have been moved to more appropriate locations
  • Updated – Application – Rewrote duplicate hot key and command checking resulting in being more reliable with better user feedback
  • Updated – Application – Translations – Application 1/2/3/4/5 is now Open Application with the number is automatically added
  • Updated – Application – Translations – Removed old translations and added new translation messages
  • Updated – Application – Winamp Hot Keys – Many hot keys removed but replaced with equivalent functionality
  • Updated – Application – Winamp Hot Keys – Old interface delay support has been removed but replaced with equivalent functionality
  • Updated – Application – Winamp Hot Keys – Open Winamp Hot Keys have been removed Application Hot Keys offer same functionality
  • Updated – Application – Winamp Hot Keys – Winamp Hot Keys tab redesigned
  • Updated – Application – Winamp Hot Keys – Winamp Playlists have been moved to own tab in Other Hot Keys
  • Updated – Help – License – Acknowledgements
  • Updated – Help – License – Removed link replaced with full text
  • Updated – Help – Settings – Text with latest year and other details
  • Updated – Help – Various – Due to new or changes in functionality
  • Updated – Help – Various – E-mail address to link
  • Updated – Help – Various – Wording to Winamp (and Compatible)
  • Updated – Setup – General – Automatic setting of compatibility mode on Vista and above systems
  • Updated – Setup – General – Better compression
  • Updated – Setup – General – Various minor bug fixes
  • Updated – Setup – License – Removed link replaced with full text
If you are using Windows Vista / Windows 7 you need to read the compatibility notes article for important information (especially if you are experiencing a prompt each time you start Sound Control or volume control does not function as expected).

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