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SoundVolumeView v2.21

SoundVolumeView is a simple tool for Windows Vista/7/8/2008/10 that displays general information and current volume level for all active sound components on your system, and allows you to mute and unmute them instantly.
SoundVolumeView also allows you to save a sound profile into a file, containing the current volume level and the mute/unmute state of all sound components, as well as the default sound devices, and then later, load the same file to restore exactly the same volume levels and settings.
There is also extensive command-line support, which allows you to save/load profiles, change current volume of every sound component, and mute/unmute every sound component, without displaying any user interface.

System Requirements
This utility works on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2008, and Windows 10. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.
Windows XP and older systems are not supported.

This download is for the 64bit version. If you need the 32bit version, download here.

Versions History

Version 2.21:

Added 'all' option to the /SetDefault and /SwitchDefault command-line options, which allow you to set all 3 default types (Console, Multimedia, Communications) at once, for example:
SoundVolumeView.exe /SetDefault "High Definition Audio Device\Device\Speakers\Render" all
Added 'Set Default Device - All' to the Create Shortcut menu.

Start Using SoundVolumeView
SoundVolumeView doesn't require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - SoundVolumeView.exe

After running SoundVolumeView, the main window is displays all sound items found in your systems. There are 3 types of items: devices, subunits, and application volume.
For every item, the current volume level is displayed in percent unit. For devices and subunits, the volume level is also displayed in Decibel. For subunits, the volume level is displayed for every channel separately.

Increase/Decrease/Mute Volume
In the main window of SoundVolumeView, you can select one or more items, and then mute, unmute, increase, or decrease the volume of selected items, using accelerator keys:

Mute - F7
Unmute - F8
Mute/Unmute switch - F9
Decrease volume 1% - Ctrl+1
Increase volume 1% - Ctrl+2
Decrease volume 5% - Ctrl+3
Increase volume 5% - Ctrl+4
Decrease volume 10% - Ctrl+5
Increase volume 10% - Ctrl+6

Sound Profiles
SoundVolumeView allows you to save all your current sound settings into a sound profile filename, and then load it later when you want to restore these settings.
The sound profile file stores the following information:

Volume level of all active sound components on your system. (Devices, Subunits, and application volume) For Subunits, the volume level of every channel is stored separately.
Mute/Unmute state of all active sound components on your system. (Devices, Subunits, and application volume)
Default render/capture device.

You can save and load sound profiles by using the 'Save Sound Profile' and 'Load Sound Profile' options under the File menu, or by using the /SaveProfile and /LoadProfile command-line options. There is also a recent menu located under the File menu, which allows you to easily load the last 10 sound profiles you used, as well as you can also load the recent 5 sound profiles from the tray menu (If the tray icon is turned on)

Be aware that sound profiles are bound to specific computer and its devices. You cannot save a sound profile in one computer and then load it into another computer.

Command-Line Options
You can use the command-line options below to change the volume level and mute/unmute status of every sound component on your system.
In the [Name] parameter , you can specify one of the following fields:

The name of the item, as appeared under the 'Name' column. (If you have multiple items with identical name, you should use the ID field.)
The ID of the item, as appeared under the 'Item ID' column.
The ID of the item, as appeared under the 'Command-Line Friendly ID' column (This ID is generated by SoundVolumeView and it's designed to be more friendly than the 'Item ID' column)
You can also specify only a part of the 'Name' or 'Item ID'. For example, if the device name is 'Speakers1', specifying 'Speakers' will also work.
For sound devices (Type = 'Device'), you can also use the value specified under the 'Device Name' column.
For application items (type = 'Application), you can also specify the process filename, (for example: firefox.exe) or the process ID (for example: 3271).
You can specify 'AllAppVolume' to change the volume of all applications at once. For example, in order to set the volume of all applications to 100%:
SoundVolumeView.exe /SetVolume AllAppVolume 100
You can specify 'Focused' to change the volume of focused application.
You can specify 'FocusedName' to change the volume of all instances of focused application.
You can specify "DefaultCaptureDevice" and "DefaultRenderDevice" in order to refer the default render/capture device.

/GetPercent [Name] Returns the current volume level in percent, multiplied by 10, for using in scripts and batch files.
/GetMute [Name] Returns the current Mute status. (1 = Muted, 0 = Not Muted)
/GetPercentChannel [Name] [Channel Number] Returns the current volume level of specific channel in percent, multiplied by 10. In the [Channel Number] parameter you should specify 0 for the first channel, 1 for the second channel, and so on...
/SetVolume [Name] [Volume] Set the sound volume of the specified item. The [Volume] is a number between 0 and 100.
/SetVolumeDecibel [Name] [Volume] Set the sound volume of the specified item. The [Volume] is in decibels.
/ChangeVolumeDecibel [Name] [Volume] Increase/decrease the sound volume of the specified item. The [Volume] is in decibels.
/SetVolumeChannels [Name] [Volume Channel 1] [Volume Channel 2] ... Set the sound volume of every channel separately. The [Volume Channel X] is a number between 0 and 100, or '*' if you don't want to change the volume of this channel.
/SetVolumeChannelsDecibel [Name] [Volume Channel 1] [Volume Channel 2] ... Only for subunit and device items. Set the sound volume of every channel separately. The [Volume Channel X] is the volume in Decibels , or '*' if you don't want to change the volume of this channel.
/ChangeVolume [Name] [Volume] Changes the volume of the specified item. The [Volume] is a number between -100 and 100, which specifies the percent of volume levet to increase (positive number) or decrease (negative number).
/Mute [Name] Mutes the volume of the specified item.
/Unmute [Name] Unmutes the volume of the specified item.
/Disable [Name] Disables the specified device
/Enable [Name] Enables the specified device
/DisableEnable [Name] Switches the specified device between active and disabled state.
/Switch [Name] Switches the volume of the specified item between mute and unmute state.
/SetDefault [Name] [Default Type] Sets the default device.
The [Default Type] parameter specifies one of the following values:
0 - Console
1 - Multimedia
2 - Communications
/SwitchDefault [Name1] [Name2] [Default Type] Switch between 2 default devices.
The [Default Type] parameter specifies one of the following values:
0 - Console
1 - Multimedia
2 - Communications
/WaitForItem [Number Of Seconds] Instructs SoundVolumeView to wait the specified number of seconds until the sound item appears. You can use this feature to change the application volume for applications that are not running at this moment. For example, if you want to mute the sound of Chrome Web browser and it's not running at this moment:
SoundVolumeView.exe /Mute chrome.exe /WaitForItem 5000

In the above exmaple, SoundVolumeView will wait up to 5000 seconds (The process will remain in memory). If during the 5000 seocnds period you run the Chrome Web browser, SoundVolumeView will detect it, mute the sound of Chrome application and then the process of SoundVolumeView will be terminated. You can specify 0 in [Number Of Seconds] if you want to wait infinitely.
/SaveProfile [Filename] Saves the current sound settings into the specified profile filename.
/LoadProfile [Filename] Restores the sound settings from the specified profile filename.

Here's some examples:

SoundVolumeView.exe /GetPercent "Speakers"
SoundVolumeView.exe /GetPercentChannel "Speakers" 0
SoundVolumeView.exe /GetMute "Speakers"
SoundVolumeView.exe /SetVolume "{}.{a77a09b2-1ec6-49c3-860a-68945904a2f1}" 15
SoundVolumeView.exe /SetVolume "Speakers" 22.5
SoundVolumeView.exe /SetVolume "High Definition Audio Device\Device\Speakers" 50
SoundVolumeView.exe /SetVolume AllAppVolume 100
SoundVolumeView.exe /SetVolumeDecibel "Speakers" -11
SoundVolumeView.exe /ChangeVolume "Front Green In" -10
SoundVolumeView.exe /ChangeVolume "{2}.\\?\hdaudio#func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0889&subsys_1458a002&rev_1000#4&3828eb94&0&0201#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\singlelineouttopo/0002000c&" 5
SoundVolumeView.exe /Mute "singlelineouttopo/0002000c&"
SoundVolumeView.exe /Mute "DefaultRenderDevice"
SoundVolumeView.exe /SetVolumeChannels "Front Pink In" 45 55
SoundVolumeView.exe /SetVolumeChannels "Front" * 60 * 40
SoundVolumeView.exe /SetVolumeDecibel "Microphone Boost" 20
SoundVolumeView.exe /ChangeVolumeDecibel "Microphone Boost" 10
SoundVolumeView.exe /Mute "Firefox.exe"
SoundVolumeView.exe /Mute "Firefox.exe" /WaitForItem 3600
SoundVolumeView.exe /SetVolume "chrome.exe" 75
SoundVolumeView.exe /SetVolumeChannels "chrome.exe" 50 100
SoundVolumeView.exe /Unmute "VLC media player"
SoundVolumeView.exe /Switch "C:\Program Files\Firefox.exe"
SoundVolumeView.exe /Switch 3217
SoundVolumeView.exe /Switch Focused
SoundVolumeView.exe /Switch FocusedName
SoundVolumeView.exe /Switch "Realtek High Definition Audio\Device\Speakers"
SoundVolumeView.exe /DisableEnable Speakers
SoundVolumeView.exe /SetDefault "{}.{a77a09b2-1ec6-49c3-860a-68945904a2f1}" 0
SoundVolumeView.exe /SetDefault "{}.{a77a09b2-1ec6-49c3-860a-68945904a2f1}" 1
SoundVolumeView.exe /SetDefault "DENON-AVAMP" 1
SoundVolumeView.exe /SwitchDefault "{}.{a77a09b2-1ec6-49c3-860a-68945904a2f1}" "{}.{7747b192-73b2-47d3-a2c0-168e94af7f9e}" 0
SoundVolumeView.exe /SaveProfile "C:\Temp\Profile1.spr"
SoundVolumeView.exe /LoadProfile "C:\Temp\Profile2.spr"

You can also use the following command-line parameters to export the list of all sound items info a file:
/stext <Filename> Save the list of all sound items into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the list of all sound items into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Save the list of all sound items into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
/stabular <Filename> Save the list of all sound items into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the list of all sound items into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml <Filename> Save the list of all sound items into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml <Filename> Save the list of all sound items into XML file.

Translating SoundVolumeView to other languages
In order to translate SoundVolumeView to other language, follow the instructions below:

Run SoundVolumeView with /savelangfile parameter:
SoundVolumeView.exe /savelangfile
A file named SoundVolumeView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of SoundVolumeView utility.
Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
After you finish the translation, Run SoundVolumeView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
If you want to run SoundVolumeView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.

This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

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