I searched the forum before posting but did not find an answer to my problem.
Recently (as in today) I noticed that the start up and shut down sounds (problem other KDE sounds too) are much, much louder than the sound coming out of VLC or Firefox.
I tried adjusting the individual sound on VLC and YouTube but that still does not fully compensate for it and it requires readjusting after every reboot.
I tried adjusting the settings in KMix, all of the volume levels are pretty much the same now.
However I still have the problem where the start up and shut down sound is much, much louder than normal.
You can imagine what happens after I listen to music in the background while working and then shut down the computer (without first dropping the volume so low that I can't hear the online radio anymore) - the sudden burst of the loud shut down sound makes you jump.
Any ideas or suggestions?
As always I really do appreciate any help that you may provide.
EDIT: I just tried to set the PCM volume louder than the system volume - they sound pretty close now, I just hope that these settings remain upon reboot.