I need more sound!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bobber205, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    VLC can make my audio/video files play very loud but every other application the max sound is sooo soft. How do I make it louder? I have the volume all the way up in Sys Prefs.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Is this a laptop or is it a desktop?
    Are you using external speakers?
    Leopard?

    The more info the better


    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Turn up the volume on your speakers if you are using externals. Otherwise the speakers on all macs are pretty small, I suggest buying a pair of speakers for them. If you have speakers and both volumes are maxed out and it's STILL too soft, buy some new speakers.
     
  4. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    Leopard.

    The speakers will go plenty loud as VLC is more than loud enough at 100%. it's just OS X built in max is too low. Some things are soften than others and are really hard to hear.
    no externals. I have some for my PC and I don't need two pair. ;)
     
  5. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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    If you need something to make your sound be louder/more crisp in iTunes then try SRS iWOW. It costs a little but it does good for iTunes atleast. Not sure how one can accomplish the same systemwide.
     
  6. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    For iTunes this is all I can think of at this early hour.
     

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  7. misterredman macrumors 6502a

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  8. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    Where is that exactly?

    And uuuugh. I don't want to pay for anything that VLC does for free. :(
     
  9. gusious macrumors 65816

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    You can find it by clicking on a song in itunes and then do a command-I.:)
     
  10. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    If your music/movies are too quiet at max volume, it's very likely they are just extremely low quality encodes.

    If you ripped the music yourself, change your encoding settings in the iTunes preferences.

    If you downloaded them, you're out of luck there. Paying for music and movies is worth it to get the quality you desire.
     
  11. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    Alot of them are video podcasts like from MSNBC and the like. ;)
     
  12. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    With apologies to the OP ;)
     

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