Saturday, February 26, 2011

CMD that app to speak up (or shut up)! App level volume control via the NirCmd command line utility

NirBlog - How to control the volume level of specific application from command-line, on Windows 7/2008/Vista

"But what about changing the volume level of specific application from command-line and without any user interface ?

The new version of NirCmd (v2.50) allows you to easily set, change, or mute/unmute the volume of every application on Windows 7/2008/Vista.

There are 3 new commands - setappvolume for setting absolute volume lever, changeappvolume for increasing/decreasing the volume level, and muteappvolume which allows you to mute/unmute the volume.

For example, if you want to set the volume of Internet Explorer to 40%, execute this command:
NirCmd.exe setappvolume iexplore.exe 0.4


NirSoft - NirCmd v2.50 - Freeware Windows command-line tool

"NirCmd is a small command-line utility that allows you to do some useful tasks without displaying any user interface. By running NirCmd with simple command-line option, you can write and delete values and keys in the Registry, write values into INI file, dial to your internet account or connect to a VPN network, restart windows or shut down the computer, create shortcut to a file, change the created/modified date of a file, change your display settings, turn off your monitor, open the door of your CD-ROM drive, and more...



I can see where command line control of specific application volume levels could come in real handy. Say a "Presentation" cmd file to turn down some apps and turn others up. Or a "Meeting" CMD, and so on... Kind of like volume profiles. hum... volume profiles... That sounds like an interesting idea for a utility. Like the Power Profiles but for volume... hum...


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