why is vlc louder than itunes or quicktime?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by thevessels, May 26, 2005.

  1. thevessels macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2004
    being on a powerbook , and sometimes needing your volume as high as you can get it . and vlc makes pretty much any file significantly louder than playing it in a default player . does anyone know the reason for this , or if theres a way to make itunes or quicktime louder than vlc ?

  2. jdavis89 macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2008
    Id like to know this as well.
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I think it's just differences in the way that 100% volume is defined (or in VLC's case, 200%, since it can go louder than 100%). I don't know of anything you can really do about it, but it is a nuisance... on Windows at least, similarly, Hulu Desktop is notably quieter than many other video sources and turning the speakers up fully leaves it relatively quiet whereas iTunes or Youtube are blasting....

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