V1 Driver Auto Mute to Zero?

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I’ve searched the forum and couldn’t find a result. Forgive me if duplicate, and point me in the direction of necessary.

V1G2 running V1 Driver on latest iOS 14. I run all sounds through the car stereo speakers, not through HFP. Works great.

When using Auto Mute in V1D, it is muting to zero. If the initial alert is at 100%, I’d prefer to have an auto mute level of 75-80%. Am I missing something, or is this not possible with my current settings? Physical V1G2 produces no sounds, as it’s all handled through the app... which is what I prefer.


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Physical V1G2 produces no sounds, as it’s all handled through the app... which is what I prefer.
It looks like he doesn't want to hear sounds from the V1 itself. :)

Does V1 Driver have an adjustable volume for the "muted" alerts when it's the source of alert sounds?

I have preferred to have my V1s make the alert sounds, and let JBV1 do the voice announcing, etc. but if an app was handling everything the audio of all sounds could be turned up or down as desired.
 

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There are volume settings under sound settings in V1 Driver but I don’t know what they do. the muted volume that I get is from the Quickstart manual settings. All of this sound and muting settings from both the detector and the apps can get confusing and convoluted. I think your “mute to muted volume” settings on the detector itself overrides the apps but not sure.

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I’ve searched the forum and couldn’t find a result. Forgive me if duplicate, and point me in the direction of necessary.

V1G2 running V1 Driver on latest iOS 14. I run all sounds through the car stereo speakers, not through HFP. Works great.

When using Auto Mute in V1D, it is muting to zero. If the initial alert is at 100%, I’d prefer to have an auto mute level of 75-80%. Am I missing something, or is this not possible with my current settings? Physical V1G2 produces no sounds, as it’s all handled through the app... which is what I prefer.


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I would reconsider using the phone as the primary source of your sound. I get that its easier to hear via the audio system but there is potential delay and there is the chance something wont work at all because BT can be unreliable. To make it easier to hear, I have the sounds come from the V1 and have V1Driver duck the music. You could add other spoken options as well like frequency or direction. Pretty sure the developer would tell you not to rely on the V1 app solely for alerts either. BUT, thats not to say you should do what someone on the internet tells you. One exception is say a motorcycle rider who cannot hear the V1 itself due to conditions.

As for the mute via V1D, the auto mute will set the sound to zero. It’s function is to stop false/BSM alerts that fit within a window of time assuming you have already been alerted and are now still receiving the signal but no longer need the alert. It does have Ka but this is for something like an 18 wheeler with a BSM since some do live in the Ka range. It’s not meant to reduce the volume of a general Ka alert.
 
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I would reconsider using the phone as the primary source of your sound. I get that its easier to hear via the audio system but there is potential delay and there is the chance something wont work at all because BT can be unreliable. To make it easier to hear, I have the sounds come from the V1 and have V1Driver duck the music. You could add other spoken options as well like frequency or direction. Pretty sure the developer would tell you not to rely on the V1 app solely for alerts either. BUT, thats not to say you should do what someone on the internet tells you. One exception is say a motorcycle rider who cannot hear the V1 itself due to conditions.

As for the mute via V1D, the auto mute will set the sound to zero. It’s function is to stop false/BSM alerts that fit within a window of time assuming you have already been alerted and are now still receiving the signal but no longer need the alert. It does have Ka but this is for something like an 18 wheeler with a BSM since some do live in the Ka range. It’s not meant to reduce the volume of a general Ka alert.

Thank you for this response. As it so happens, I am in fact a motorcycle rider who uses the V1G2 in the manner you describe. And living in Missouri, it’s about to get too cold for me to keep riding. So I’ve moved the V1G2 in my car to temporarily replace my R1.

While I solely rely on the app sounds on my motorcycle, I was wanting to use it the same way in my car. In particular, the latency you mention is almost non existent in my case. So I’m not worried there. I wish V1 Driver had the ability to set a muted volume level, but your explanation does make sense.


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Thank you for this response. As it so happens, I am in fact a motorcycle rider who uses the V1G2 in the manner you describe. And living in Missouri, it’s about to get too cold for me to keep riding. So I’ve moved the V1G2 in my car to temporarily replace my R1.

While I solely rely on the app sounds on my motorcycle, I was wanting to use it the same way in my car. In particular, the latency you mention is almost non existent in my case. So I’m not worried there. I wish V1 Driver had the ability to set a muted volume level, but your explanation does make sense.


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You might want a new post in the V1Driver section to ask the developer. Your use case might have been addressed or he has an idea for you.
 

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I have V1 Driver duplicate the sounds from the V1 and have the muted volume on the V1 set to -0-. There is no in between that I can fine, but I think it should work differently if we wanted it to

Currently When I manually mute or use automute, both the V1 and V1 Driver go silent because of the V1 mete Settings. I am not sure how to accomplish what you desire, I think the muted volume setting on the V1 override the apps. Perhaps this can be changed, unless there is another way to accomplish this.

I have wanted the system to work like the escorts do, but have not found a way to do it.

It would be nice to have the following - When the detector alerts, it alerts at normal volume. When automate is enabled in V1 driver, say after 5 secs, I want it to lower the volume and not be 100% silent, just less loud to keep reminding me the signal is present. If you press the V1 mute button or the screen, then there is full silence.

If the mute or settings on the Detector cannot be changed by V1 Driver, then I understand how this cannot work and perhaps your issue will not be resolved to your liking either.
 

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I have V1 Driver duplicate the sounds from the V1 and have the muted volume on the V1 set to -0-. There is no in between that I can fine, but I think it should work differently if we wanted it to

Currently When I manually mute or use automute, both the V1 and V1 Driver go silent because of the V1 mete Settings. I am not sure how to accomplish what you desire, I think the muted volume setting on the V1 override the apps. Perhaps this can be changed, unless there is another way to accomplish this.

I have wanted the system to work like the escorts do, but have not found a way to do it.

It would be nice to have the following - When the detector alerts, it alerts at normal volume. When automate is enabled in V1 driver, say after 5 secs, I want it to lower the volume and not be 100% silent, just less loud to keep reminding me the signal is present. If you press the V1 mute button or the screen, then there is full silence.

If the mute or settings on the Detector cannot be changed by V1 Driver, then I understand how this cannot work and perhaps your issue will not be resolved to your liking either.

The way you describe is how my Uniden R1 & R3 work, which is the most desirable. However, as I’m sure you know, Uniden’s don’t have Bluetooth chips. So all the sounds come from the detector. I just wish V1 Driver had a muted volume setting in the same way V1 Connection does. I think the way I want it to work is just not feasible.


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The way you describe is how my Uniden R1 & R3 work, which is the most desirable. However, as I’m sure you know, Uniden’s don’t have Bluetooth chips. So all the sounds come from the detector. I just wish V1 Driver had a muted volume setting in the same way V1 Connection does. I think the way I want it to work is just not feasible.


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Lets See what mswLogo has to say when he has a chance. Perhaps he can make some suggestions, or tweaks to a new version.
 

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If the V1 itself is set to default volumes of 6 for main and 4 for muted, (for example) V1 Driver shouldn't be able to change those. To my knowledge, none of the apps can change volumes of the detector. (With the exception being that performing a factory reset from an app will reset the volumes to default as well. (As I've heard recently))

V1 Driver sounds like it doesn't have a mute volume that isn't silent and there's no other adjustment.
I'm not sure about BagNDrag's iOS app; I don't remember what YaV1 did, but JBV1 and V1 Connection do have variable mute volumes.
 

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I’ve searched the forum and couldn’t find a result. Forgive me if duplicate, and point me in the direction of necessary.

V1G2 running V1 Driver on latest iOS 14. I run all sounds through the car stereo speakers, not through HFP. Works great.

When using Auto Mute in V1D, it is muting to zero. If the initial alert is at 100%, I’d prefer to have an auto mute level of 75-80%. Am I missing something, or is this not possible with my current settings? Physical V1G2 produces no sounds, as it’s all handled through the app... which is what I prefer.


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You make a valid point. It was never an option on V1G1 because it had no idea what Mute Level you wanted.
But it could be a valid option to have a Mute Level on Bluetooth Audio.

I need to be really careful with confusing the average user though. There are already a so many volumes and this would introduce yet another one.
 

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You make a valid point. It was never an option on V1G1 because it had no idea what Mute Level you wanted.
But it could be a valid option to have a Mute Level on Bluetooth Audio.

I need to be really careful with confusing the average user though. There are already a so many volumes and this would introduce yet another one.
I think the average user is already slightly confused with all the options, it takes time to get up to speed with most of these apps. What is one more setting that helps the user get the volume as they would like?.
 

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You make a valid point. It was never an option on V1G1 because it had no idea what Mute Level you wanted.
But it could be a valid option to have a Mute Level on Bluetooth Audio.

I need to be really careful with confusing the average user though. There are already a so many volumes and this would introduce yet another one.

I agree. The average user could easily get confused. But I would personally argue that the average user isn’t purchasing such an advanced detector like the V1G2. And if they are, they’re not concerning themself with diving deep into advanced settings. I have a friend who is an avid V1 user. He’s been using it for literal decades. But he doesn’t get into the settings. He plugs it in and goes.

If you could create a Mute Level on Bluetooth audio, I would be forever grateful. I LOVE the app and its integration, and use it every time I get in the vehicle. Thank you again @mswlogo


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I agree. The average user could easily get confused. But I would personally argue that the average user isn’t purchasing such an advanced detector like the V1G2. And if they are, they’re not concerning themself with diving deep into advanced settings. I have a friend who is an avid V1 user. He’s been using it for literal decades. But he doesn’t get into the settings. He plugs it in and goes.

If you could create a Mute Level on Bluetooth audio, I would be forever grateful. I LOVE the app and its integration, and use it every time I get in the vehicle. Thank you again @mswlogo


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You’d be surprised what my average user is. And they do dive in and set things they shouldn’t.

Generally I don’t recommend relying on just the Audio from V1Driver unless the V1 is not in audible range. Like on a motor cycle or a convertible.

Also once the V1 is muted V1Driver restores your Entertainment Audio. If it stays in “interrupting mode” like HFP, Ducking music, Pausing Podcasts or Blending I think most users would not like the end result.
 

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