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Windows® 8.1 IN DEPTH by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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13. More Windows 8.1 Media Tools

Controlling the Volume

Controlling the volume of your audio is crucial. During playback, you might want to turn the volume down if you’re in a public place where you don’t want to disturb others nearby. If you have no such worries, you might want to crank up a particularly good audio CD. During recording, setting the right input levels can make the difference between recording high-quality audio and distorted noise. Windows 8.1 gives you the tools to set these volume levels, equalize the volume, and more.

Controlling the Overall System Volume

The system volume is the volume that Windows uses for all things audio on your computer: the sounds that Windows itself makes (warning beeps, the sign-on and sign-off ...

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