why is vlc louder than itunes or quicktime?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by thevessels, May 26, 2005.

  1. thevessels macrumors regular

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    being on a powerbook , and sometimes needing your volume as high as you can get it . and vlc makes pretty much any file significantly louder than playing it in a default player . does anyone know the reason for this , or if theres a way to make itunes or quicktime louder than vlc ?

    thanks
    -chris
     
  2. jdavis89 macrumors newbie

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    Id like to know this as well.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    I think it's just differences in the way that 100% volume is defined (or in VLC's case, 200%, since it can go louder than 100%). I don't know of anything you can really do about it, but it is a nuisance... on Windows at least, similarly, Hulu Desktop is notably quieter than many other video sources and turning the speakers up fully leaves it relatively quiet whereas iTunes or Youtube are blasting....
     

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