How do I make videos louder?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ajbrehm, May 30, 2009.

  1. ajbrehm macrumors 6502

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    I have a Quicktime movie that is simply not loud enough, even when the Mac's and Quicktime's volume is set to highest and even when I set the volume in the movie audio settings to +6db.

    Is there a way simply to make the audio track louder?

    Am I overlooking something or why is this so surprisingly difficult?
     
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried iMovie yet? IIRC you can change the volume in there.
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    You can try converting the video using VisualHub/iSquint and go to the advanced settings and increase the volume.
     
  4. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    or you can try another player, like VLC. VLC is able to go 200% on the audio level.
     
  5. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    Just place your ear directly on the source of the sound, and - viola! - it'll sound louder than before, when your ear was further away.
     
  6. stridemat Moderator

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    lol I was thinking of something along the same lines.

    On a more serious note as arjen92 said, in VLC you ca increase the sound level up to 200%.
     
  7. ajbrehm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried iMovie. It was a boring experience. It imported the movie and then proceeded to create "thumbnails" for 15 minutes.

    It couldn't affect the volume significantly, i.e. not more than the settings in Quicktime Player.
     
  8. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    This solution is the best, I believe :p:D
     

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