Silly European volume setting

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by simonp820, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. simonp820 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've just upgraded to 1.1.3 and have noticed the EU volume restriction is back again :(

    Is there anyway round this without jailbreaking?

    Cheers

    Simon
     
  2. ViP3r macrumors newbie

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    Noob european q:p

    How do you know their is a volume restriction??
     
  3. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    I'm with the above how do you know its back? being in the UK myself I can say I noticed no difference in the volume in any of the firmwares
     
  4. simonp820 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There definately is!

    I had my 1.1.1 model jailbreaked and changed the RegionalVolumeLimits.plist file - the sound was very noticeably louder.

    Now I've gone to 1.1.3 (non jailbreaked) the max volume is not as loud as it was.

    This is really annoying! I want it louder again ;)

    If you've never jailbreaked (jailbroken or whatever!) your ipod and changed the registry setting you will have never experienced the higher volume!
     
  5. joefinan macrumors 6502a

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    As someone with tinnitus, I would urge you to heed the limit.

    Just my advice.
     
  6. TBi macrumors 68030

    TBi

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    How dare they try to protect my ears! I want to be deaf by the time i'm 25! I want 10 times the volume! I want it so loud that it makes my heart beat to the rhythm of the music!

    Damn those European Commies!!!

    :D

    I quite like the whole restriction thing. I only ever listen to my "restricted" iPod at half volume, and i'm going slightly deaf. I can't understand why anyone would want to listen to it louder than that unless they've already gone deaf from listening to music too loud.
     
  7. simonp820 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks,

    I really don't want to get into the whole 'nanny state' argument today ;)

    Just wanted to find a way to sort it without jailbreaking.

    Cheers

    Simon
     
  8. Slip macrumors 6502a

    Slip

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    Ah I have to say I'm in the boat of not knowing what it is. Though saying that, my headphones block out a fair amount of noise and so about 1/4-1/3 volume is pretty loud...
     
  9. Gondry macrumors member

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    not everyone uses headphones, I mostly plug mine into a radio thing with a cable in the headphone socket, the eu volume restriction hack is very useful for me as I have the volume nearly on max to get a decent sound level through my radio.

    I updated to 1.1.3 via the installer from a jail broken 1.1.2 and it looks like this didn't put in the regional restriction this time, unless its been moved to a new location.
     
  10. dagored macrumors 65816

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    Go to the ilounge. There was a tutorial there about 2 weeks ago on raising the sound limit. I looked at it and thought. Wow all that to break to Euro limit. However, the guy posting it was quite happy. I think it was in the forums.

    EDIT: Forgot - You have to be jailbroken for this to be accomplished. If you are not into that, then forget my post.
     
  11. TBi macrumors 68030

    TBi

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    You should use the line out that you get through a dock rather than the headphone out for better quality anyway :)
     

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