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    Default mp3 email notifications ignore volume setting

    I have my ringer volume set almost all the way down. It is one step above silent. Yet, if I set my email notification to an mp3 file that I have on my phone, the notification comes out way too loud. As if the volume was all the way up.

    Does everyone have this problem, and is there a workaround for this?

    I would prefer to use my own mp3 ringtone for email notification.

    Thanks,

    Tony
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    Default Re: mp3 email notifications ignore volume setting

    Did you ever find a solution to this. I just got the Galaxy note 2 and have the same issue.

    Thanks!

    Dennis
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    Default Re: mp3 email notifications ignore volume setting

    Quote Originally Posted by tonylmiller View Post
    I have my ringer volume set almost all the way down. It is one step above silent. Yet, if I set my email notification to an mp3 file that I have on my phone, the notification comes out way too loud. As if the volume was all the way up.

    Does everyone have this problem, and is there a workaround for this?

    I would prefer to use my own mp3 ringtone for email notification.

    Thanks,

    Tony
    Similar issue currently with FL16. I'll put my phone on mute via the bar pulldown toggles, open up Family Feud game and the media music starts blasting . Caught gaming at the office!! I wish I could set all my volumes independently, but when I toggle to vibrate, all it does is vibrate, and if i mute toggle, it mutes every single notification.
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    Android has two independently set audio streams; media and system. Muting the system volume does not affect media and vice-versa. In the OP's case, the notification used the media player to play the mp3 stream and so it used the media volume. It's not a bug. It's just the way it works.
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    Default Re: mp3 email notifications ignore volume setting

    Quote Originally Posted by richardodn View Post
    Android has two independently set audio streams; media and system. Muting the system volume does not affect media and vice-versa. In the OP's case, the notification used the media player to play the mp3 stream and so it used the media volume. It's not a bug. It's just the way it works.
    Thanks for the response. At least on my Note 2 with Jelly Bean, muting the media volume doesn't impact an mp3 notification at all. Muting the notification volume will mute the mp3 notification. The problem is that none of the volume sliders give you any control over the notification mp3 volume other than mute. It is either as loud as the note can play it or completely silent.

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