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Does "Dynamic Sound" make anybody else rage?

#11The cranky hermitPosted 10/23/2013 6:52:48 PM
That's a pretty hasty and cocky response for someone who couldn't follow that I said globally.

You're right - I missed the word "globally." Though in all fairness, your first post mainly concerned movies, and you never said anything about streaming (or where you streamed it from, which can make a VERY big difference).
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#12cody4783Posted 10/23/2013 6:56:09 PM
Nightmare2398 posted...
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...

These. Though I seem to recall reading somewhere TV commercials being loud was due to s***ty audio encoding/low quality audio compared to the shows. Not sure if that's true.


But yeah. I use a home theater setup and don't have any close neighbors/family members/roomates/etc that will be disturbed by noise. So I'm more than happy experiencing quieter whispers and loud explosions/gunshots that make the room shake.
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#13Incendia_IntusPosted 10/23/2013 6:56:37 PM
http://www.howtogeek.com/115656/3-ways-to-normalize-sound-volume-on-your-pc/
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#14arleasPosted 10/23/2013 7:00:16 PM
It's not just movies and whatever... when browsing various youtube videos it seems like everyone has their own ideas of how loud their video should be, and so one guy will be really loud forcing me to turn it down, and the next video will be really quiet (or vice versa).

Sometimes it can even vary between two videos from the same channel. Does youtube have a setting that fixes this?
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#15DV8ingSourcesPosted 10/23/2013 7:06:32 PM(edited)
arleas posted...
It's not just movies and whatever... when browsing various youtube videos it seems like everyone has their own ideas of how loud their video should be, and so one guy will be really loud forcing me to turn it down, and the next video will be really quiet (or vice versa).

Sometimes it can even vary between two videos from the same channel. Does youtube have a setting that fixes this?


First suggestion in Incendia_intus' link.

Windows sound playback devices, enhancements, loudness equalization.
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#16arleasPosted 10/23/2013 7:17:20 PM
From: DV8ingSources | #015
Windows sound playback devices, enhancements, loudness equalization.


I guess my sound card (it's rather old) doesn't have that feature. Don't say "update your drivers" either since my most recent drivers came out in 2009. I'll just have to deal with it till I build my new computer in a few months...
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#17DV8ingSourcesPosted 10/23/2013 7:20:35 PM
Does your soundcard have its own configuration utility? Every soundcard I've owned has had some sort of normalization ability in its options. Currently using a soundblaster zx and its labeled as 'smart volume' with 3 different settings (normal, loud, night).

My past cards had different names for the adjustment but effectively were the same thing.
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#18clowningPosted 10/23/2013 7:21:53 PM
The cranky hermit sure is cranky.
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#19arleasPosted 10/23/2013 7:25:58 PM
From: DV8ingSources | #017
Does your soundcard have its own configuration utility?


http://i.imgur.com/c4yRlOl.jpg

That's what I've got, and I haven't seen the ability to normalize anywhere. I've got onboard audio but I've never used it because the case I have doesn't have any front ports for audio and for the onboard audio to do 5.1 surround it needs the front port as well as the ones in back.

Otherwise the sound card has done a decent job for years (I think I got this back in 2006). Like I said, I'll just deal with it till I can build a new computer...
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#20DV8ingSourcesPosted 10/23/2013 7:36:25 PM
arleas posted...
From: DV8ingSources | #017
Does your soundcard have its own configuration utility?


http://i.imgur.com/c4yRlOl.jpg

That's what I've got, and I haven't seen the ability to normalize anywhere. I've got onboard audio but I've never used it because the case I have doesn't have any front ports for audio and for the onboard audio to do 5.1 surround it needs the front port as well as the ones in back.

Otherwise the sound card has done a decent job for years (I think I got this back in 2006). Like I said, I'll just deal with it till I can build a new computer...


Yeah doesn't look like anything there will do the trick. Too bad and a bit surprising. I'm pretty sure your on board would have the windows enhancements available but that doesn't seem to be an option for your setup. I don't think you can do much about youtube videos or streams, but any local media should have a solution in your media player of choice.
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