Boost iTouch's speaker?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by xander1, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. xander1 macrumors newbie

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    Hoping that I'm not completely wrong:
    There is a speaker inside the iTouch that is used when the alarm rings or to play the "click"-sound when you put your iTouch into standby.

    First of all: is this speaker able to play all type of sounds, like music or something?
    Is there a hack that can boost up the volume of this thing?
    ...and much more interesting:
    Is there a app/hack which can make the iTouch play the sound using the internal speaker instead of the ear-pieces?
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

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    It's not really a speaker - more a piezo sounder I think and there's not really anything you can do to up the volume or make it do more useful stuff
     
  3. cwolves macrumors regular

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    I convert an mp3 to an alarm and played it through the "speaker" to test it - it sounded like garbage. I could barely make out what song it was supposed to be playing.
     
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  5. FunkyMonkey macrumors 6502

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    uggh. This is the one reason I am envious of the iPhone.

    I'm curious to how you played an mp3 file with the speaker. Just curious, no need for an elaborate explanation.
     
  6. caj macrumors member

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    I was wondering this too, but no, and it would have horrible sound quality.

    every night i hook my iPod touch to my old ghetto sony speakers and turn the volume the way up. it makes a VERY good alarm!

    I wish I could set my music to the alarm tone... I would just love waking up to the beatles
     
  7. cwolves macrumors regular

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    I converted it to a mono aif then converted that to an array of hertz.
     
  8. cwolves macrumors regular

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    how to write your own alarms post coming in a few minutes!
     
  9. Aaleck macrumors 6502a

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    This "speaker" is like one you would find in a computer. It makes any system beeps you might need to hear but other than that, its no good.
     
  10. codingmonkey macrumors member

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    How loud is it though? Can you hear it when it's in your pocket? Does the speaker go off when a calendar event is coming up?
     
  11. FunkyMonkey macrumors 6502

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    Sounds good! Can't wait to make my own alarms.
     
  12. atomicparker macrumors member

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    Is there any known way yet to boost the ipod touch's speaker? If you're anywhere but in a quiet room you can't hear calendar notifications.
     

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