handbrake and visualhub videos too quiet?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by crunchiespg, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. crunchiespg macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2008
    just got my new ipod touch 2g...

    now youtube videos when played using the built in speaker are fine and loud enough. but movies i have taken from DVD using handbrake and TV shows i converted from xvid with visualhub are too quiet.. i can hardly hear them, and would be useless for showing friends unless we were in a totally silent area..

    is there anyway i can make the videos louder when i import them?
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    This is most likely because you're ripping Dolby Digital which is a lot more dynamic than regular PCM stereo. That means that there is a larger range (gradient if you will) from silent to loudest than with normal stereo.

    Handbrake has a Dynamic Ranger slider (under the Audio & Subtitles tab > Audio Quality). Use that and it will compress the dynamic range so that quiet scenes are louder. It's a lot more complicated than that but that's what you'll notice when listening and that's what you want.

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