A user-friendly software that can be used for gathering data about your audio apps, muting them on the breeze, increasing or decreasing the volume, and creating sound profiles
What's new in SoundVolumeView 2.25:You can now choose the desired encoding (ANSI, UTF-8, UTF-16) to save the csv/xml/text/html files. (Under the Options menu) Updated the HTML export feature to HTML5. Added option to export as JSON file. You can now specify 'System Sounds' as the item name from command-line. For example, this command mutes the system sounds from command-line:
SoundVolumeView is a lightweight software application whose purpose is to help users get general information about the sound devices and tools, and reduce their volume.
Since this is a portable program, it is important to mention that it doesn’t leave any traces in the Windows Registry.
You can copy it on any USB flash drive or other devices, and take it with you whenever you need to mute certain utilities on the breeze, without having to go through installation steps.
SoundVolumeView boasts an intuitive interface that displays the devices and tools that are currently playing a sound on the system. Plus, you are offered details about each component, such as name, type (application, device, or subunit), and device name, and view if is muted or not.
What’s more, you can gather detailed information about each audio item, namely decibel level in the case of devices, volume level in percentage, channels, and others.
The program offers you the possibility to mute or unmute the selected items, refresh the information displayed in the primary panel with just one click or enable the automatic refreshing mode, and save each current sound scheme to a file and restore it later.
Last but not least, you are allowed to export the selected items to TXT, CSV, HTML, or XML file format, and use hotkeys for increasing or decreasing the volume for each entry listed into the primary panel.
During our testing we have noticed that SoundVolumeView carries out a task quickly and without errors. It doesn’t eat up a lot of CPU and memory, so the overall performance of the computer is not affected.
All in all, SoundVolumeView proves to be a simple-to-use tool that provides a handy set of parameters for helping you gather data about your audio apps, mute them on the breeze, and create sound profiles.