Can someone, anyone, please tell me why 99% of the media players out there start at maximum volume (this goes for both native¹ and flash-based web players)? Surely the developers of these applications have started playing a song or video, been blasted out of their seats, and thought, you know, maybe we should have the volume set to 50%, or less.
I can promise you that if I start a song/video and can’t hear it well, I’ll turn up the volume. Yeah, really, I’ll just reach over and crank that bad boy up a bit. Trust me, your media won’t go unheard because you don’t initially blow my speakers.
Seriously, I’d love an answer from someone out there.
- Apple’s QuickTime Player is notorious for this; there is no way (that I have found) to have it default to a volume level less than 100%. It’s absurd. ↩