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Does "Dynamic Sound" make anybody else rage?

#1Terzian313Posted 10/23/2013 7:10:04 PM
I think that is what it's called. No matter if it's video games, movies, whatever- who ever thought it was a good idea to have people always adjusting volume? Is it just me? I almost never watch TV or movies. Am I missing something very simple? Example:

It's kinda late last night. I decide to watch a movie

andthey'rewhisperingverysoftsoyouneedtoturnyourvolumeveryloud

THEN IT GETS LOUD FOR REAL. BUST, EXPLOSION WOW YOUR BASS IS UP HIGH

thentheywhispersomethingimportantyouwishyouheard

ONE MORE LOUD SCENE, WAKE THOSE PARENTS UP, ALERT YOUR NEIGHBORS

know what I'm saying? I spent that entire movie holding onto my volume control and predicting loud scenes. I don't remember this ever consistently being a problem. Is there a program, setting, anything?
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#2DV8ingSourcesPosted 10/23/2013 7:12:19 PM
Volume normalization... most video players have adjustments you can make that fix those issues.
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#3arleasPosted 10/23/2013 7:12:49 PM
Yeah, it's supposed to be really good for people with home theaters and stuff but for me it just makes me crank up the volume while there's dialog and then rush to turn it down when explosions happen.... I don't need the neighbors calling the cops because they think a war is going on downstairs.
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#4wizardmonPosted 10/23/2013 7:21:06 PM
A feature to fix that problem has been included with generic drivers for most onboard audio solutions since 2008 or so.
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#5Terzian313(Topic Creator)Posted 10/23/2013 7:23:45 PM
So to have global volume normalization I'll likely need an off board audio card? I just got a new mobo like this year, I wonder if there's settings anywhere.
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#6The cranky hermitPosted 10/23/2013 7:26:03 PM
I'm not sure which part of "most video players have adjustments you can make that fix those issues" was difficult to follow.
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#7Terzian313(Topic Creator)Posted 10/23/2013 7:33:31 PM
That's a pretty hasty and cocky response for someone who couldn't follow that I said globally. I was streaming that movie last night. And sorry but I can't play Far Cry 3 on thru VLC
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#8Nightmare2398Posted 10/23/2013 7:41:36 PM
the only time dynamic sound is annoying is when you're in a noisy room and trying to hear whispering or on a bus watching a movie and can't hear the dialog

oh and loud tv commercials...

but other than that dynamic sound is great, loud stuff is supposed to scare the pants off of you, if everything were the same volume it kind of loses impact (when explosions are as loud as people having a conversation or whatever)
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#9Aadrian1234Posted 10/23/2013 7:42:55 PM
*That awkward moment when their is a war going on downstairs and you have to play it off as Dynamic Sound so the cops don't bust down your door*

But yeah, it sucks. Especially when you have people sleeping in your house. I haven't found a way around it, but fortunately i don't watch movies often so it doesn't really affect me
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#10WerdnAndreWPosted 10/23/2013 7:42:55 PM
Doesn't windows have a volume normalization?
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