PTHVolume
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PTHVolume is an utility for Mac OS X 10.5 and later that is used to control the volume of your Mac OS X machine. For most people the included Mac OS X widget is sufficient for controlling volume. There are however two situations in which PTHVolume 2 is a much more useful alternative.

Multiple Output Device Control. The Mac OS X 10.5 volume widget works for changing the volume if you only have a single audio device connected to your computer. But what happens when you have multiple audio devices? This is where PTHVolume 2 excels, you can individually control the
What's New
Version 2.2:
  • Added: Support for controlling Input Audio Devices
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Smccandlish commented on 01 Oct 2013
Does NOT work in OS X 10.8.5. This WAS actually still working (other than it would not auto-start at startup) in Mountain Lion up to 10.8.4, but is now completely malfunctional ever since I allowed the system to update itself to 10.8.5. Bummer. This was a 5-star utility for me.
[Version 2.2]

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Doomedtx replied on 20 Nov 2013
I'm running it on 10.9 right now, YMMV. Like you mentioned, I still have to manually start it every time the system reboots, but those times are rare enough.
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Jjmccole reviewed on 11 Nov 2011
Still working for me running Lion! It doesn't always automatically pick up when I switch input sources, but otherwise it's going strong. An old favorite.
[Version 2.2]


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Moocan commented on 29 Jun 2010
Does not work anymore for me on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 with last security Update.
[Version 2.2]

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Ward replied on 02 Sep 2010
PTHVolume is working fine for me in Snow Leopard 10.6.4 with all current updates. The only minor glitch is System Preferences relaunching in 32-bit mode when opening the PTHVolume preferences pane.
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tingting commented on 02 Sep 2009
This is very cool but please remove or make optional the sound feedback when changing volume. I can't use it. It is jarring especially when using headphones. If anyone knows a way around this please reply.
[Version 2.2]

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Ward commented on 02 Sep 2010
On 10.6, moving the sliders in the PTHVolume menu sounds an alert at the end of the adjustment. I avoid this by (1) disabling "Play feedback" in the Sound preferences and (2) changing the output volume using the volume keys on my extended keyboard.
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davidterranova replied on 10 Apr 2011
Agreed. Great tool, but I wish it would follow the general "Play feedback" setting in the Sound pref pane. If it can't be done, then in my opinion it's definitely a better idea to just not have any feedback sounds at all.

Does anyone know of a way to hack into this to disable the feedback sounds?
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zx reviewed on 31 Jan 2008
Great update:) Thanks!
[Version 2.1.1]


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Peter da Silva commented on 29 Oct 2007
Requires 10.5 *already*? 10.5 has only been out a couple of days!
[Version 2.0]

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easer replied on 14 Nov 2007
I suppose it's inevitable that there will be "10.5 only" apps, but it's too bad the pre-Leopard version of this program did not have these same nice features.
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Peter da Silva replied on 14 Nov 2007
It's not THAT hard to implement version-specific features so they're no-ops on earlier versions. That way you retain a single code base that works on multiple releases.
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Larsen2k4 had trouble on 02 May 2008
I love this app - but I get one annoying problem: Once PTHVolume is running, my Dock becomes sluggish (the animation etc.) ... I hope that this can be fixed :(
[Version 2.2]


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Dan-Neal had trouble on 27 Oct 2007
Basically, I was unable to extract the prefpane using either the built-in compression engine or Stuffit Expander.

I guess we'll have to wait for a corrected upload to rate it.
[Version 2.0]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 27 Oct 2007
Did the downloaded file have a .bz2 on the end of the filename?

Delete the .bz2 filetype suffix from the downloaded file and the .dmg will open normally.
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Dan-Neal replied on 27 Oct 2007
Yes, that fixed it.

It seems somewhat less full-featured than Sound source from Rogue Amoeba, but I'll try them both for a couple of days and see how they compare.
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sjk replied on 27 Jan 2008
Still running Tiger so I can't try PV2 yet, but a big advantage over SS (which I'm using) seems to be letting you change the volume of different audio devices instead of just selecting them. I've never found a convenient way to independently change volumes of internal/external audio output devices on Tiger.

Doomedtx rated on 20 Nov 2013

[Version 2.2]



davidterranova rated on 10 Apr 2011

[Version 2.2]


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Version Downloads:4,792
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:18 Feb 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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PTHVolume is an utility for Mac OS X 10.5 and later that is used to control the volume of your Mac OS X machine. For most people the included Mac OS X widget is sufficient for controlling volume. There are however two situations in which PTHVolume 2 is a much more useful alternative.

Multiple Output Device Control. The Mac OS X 10.5 volume widget works for changing the volume if you only have a single audio device connected to your computer. But what happens when you have multiple audio devices? This is where PTHVolume 2 excels, you can individually control the volume of multiple devices without opening up System Preferences.

Volume Control with Non Apple Keyboards. Your type of keyboard is a very personal choice, if you like the keyboards Apple provides then you can just use the standard volume keys. But what happens if you like the IBM Model M style of keyboards, without custom volume keys. Well PTHVolume 2 comes to your rescue, you can set keyboard shortcuts for any and all volume devices.


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