Movie volumes low

By mattkorz
Feb 14, 2007
  1. So, I have an older ASUS K8n board, which is still running strong after almost 2 years. Lately, ever since I downloaded the newst windows media player, I noticed that the volume when I play movies is really low. I end up having to turn my speakers up almost all the way, to the point where there's fuzz in the background.

    I didn't and still don't have any problems with the volume of mp3's or other audio files, so i assume its gotta be a software/codec problem. I installed all the latest drivers for my onboard audio (realtec ac97... yea, I know.. onboard sucks... but Im poor), and all the latest drivers for my logitec x530 speakers. Still, all movie files (mpg, avi, even some html files like embedded videos on youtube and myspace) are comparably lower volumes.

    so, any recommendations? should I go through all the trouble of downloading and installing the latest video and audio codecs? whats the best option for this?
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Try going into your Control Panel, click on Sounds and Audio Devices, and ensure that the device volume is high enough.

    This works for XP, not sure about other OSes though.

    Regards :)
  3. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +31

    Where do you play the videos at? WMP, Real, iTunes, QT, PowerDVD, WinDVD, Winamp? Try setting the audio option (e.g. SRS or EQ) in your own program and sound volume will increase. For me, this is common (for DVD) and there should be no worry...:)
  4. ambivolent

    ambivolent TS Rookie Posts: 67

    yea i have the realtek ac97 also, i had to mess around with the audio mixers till i got it right it can be a pain,
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