AirPlay volume limited to Volumio UI volume setting

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AirPlay volume limited to Volumio UI volume setting

Postby mbrennwa » Fri Jan 12 2018 17:01

Problem:
Playback volume with AirPlay is limited to the volume setting in the Volumio Web UI.

Example:
If the volume is set to 25% in the Volumio Web UI, music playback with AirPlay will not go louder than 25%, even if the volume is set to maximum on the AirPlay device.

Expected correct behaviour:
I think the correct behaviour should be that the volume setting of the AirPlay device is independent of the Web UI setting.

This bug is a problem if I listened using Volumio Web UI and left the volume at a very low setting (say 5% or so). My kids will then not be able to set the volume high enough for their purposes from their iPods via AirPlay. They would have to fuss around with a web browser to change the volume in the Web UI, which is not an option (for various reasons).

This issue has already been reported a while back, but it seems nothing has changed since then (see https://volumio.org/forum/#p25133).
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AirPlay volume limited to Volumio UI volume setting

Postby mbrennwa » Sun Jan 14 2018 22:03

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AirPlay volume limited to Volumio UI volume setting

Postby ata » Wed Jul 10 2019 00:35

I have the same issue.
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AirPlay volume limited to Volumio UI volume setting

Postby ph265701 » Sun Aug 04 2019 14:40

This is a feature which I would really like to see. I really like Volumio but this issue lowers the usability quite a bit.

It would be just so much more convenient if a volume change on the iPhone / iPad would result in a direct change of the volume in Volumio. This behaviour works already with the Spotify Connect plugin. I do not want to change two different volume levels in two different locations.

Can this be implemented or is there someone who could tell me how to change the shairport-sync config file in order to make it work? I use the HifiBerry DAC+ Pro. I guess shairport-sync itself already supports this feature. The shairport-sync.config file has the following part:

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alsa =
{
  output_device = "hw:0,5";
  mixer_device = "hw:0";
  mixer_control_name = "PCM";
  // ... other alsa settings
};


Could this be somehow modified to make it work? I have no idea how to find out the correct names for mixer_device and mixer_contorl_name. How can I find out those settings which I guess are already somewhere made inside Volumio?

Another option would be that the Volumio volume is automatically set to a certain value when activating Airplay and after it's deactivated it would revert to the original Volume.
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