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Is it possible to change the average volume on a PC?

#1SkittyOnWailordPosted 2/3/2014 3:38:33 AM
Like how if I'm watching a movie and the explosions are really loud but the dialog is really quit. I tend to be up most of the night and I don't want to wake any of the neighbors with loud movies but I want to hear what they're saying too. I'm looking for some way to average the really loud parts so they're the same volume as the quieter ones.

I've noticed that my laptop does it automatically (though that might just be something that's exclusive to laptop speakers?). Is there any way to do that for a desktop? I doubt anyone will need my specs, but I can list them if needed. Both my laptop and desktop are Windows 7.
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#2-5xad0w-Posted 2/3/2014 3:55:48 AM
Right click the speaker icon down on the right of your task bar.

Select "Playback Devices".

Select your main audio device and click "Properties" near the bottom right.

Go to the "Enhancements" tab and check "Loudness Equalization".

Click "Ok",
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#3SkittyOnWailord(Topic Creator)Posted 2/3/2014 4:22:49 AM
-5xad0w- posted...
Right click the speaker icon down on the right of your task bar.

Select "Playback Devices".

Select your main audio device and click "Properties" near the bottom right.

Go to the "Enhancements" tab and check "Loudness Equalization".

Click "Ok",


I'll try that later. Thanks for the help.
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#4kingoffpsPosted 2/3/2014 4:32:49 AM
If you listen to music then you should turn it off though.

I got sick of volume inbalances in the end and basically just use headphones all the time now. Poorly encoded video files are the worst culprit.
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#5Fade2black001Posted 2/3/2014 5:16:46 AM
If you're using a nice program such as media player classic you can boost the volume even further in that. Its quite nice.
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#6Bellum_SacrumPosted 2/3/2014 5:47:28 AM
There's this revolutionary invention called subtitles. Though last time I checked some people have issues with those, just like with the metric system, or proper healthcare.
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#7Fade2black001Posted 2/3/2014 5:53:22 AM
Bellum_Sacrum posted...
There's this revolutionary invention called subtitles. Though last time I checked some people have issues with those, just like with the metric system, or proper healthcare.


You're terrible
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#8j2_tha_macPosted 2/3/2014 5:58:03 AM
If its late at night then IMO its pretty inconsiderate of you to not be wearing headphones. Even if your sat a fair distance from your screen just buy a nice wireless set. If this is something you do fairly often then you really should be investing, because its a bit unfair on other people.
#9SuigintouEVPosted 2/3/2014 6:05:08 AM
What you need is Dynamic Range Compression. Modern receivers tend to have it.

I think it's horrible though.
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#10LordSeiferPosted 2/3/2014 6:11:42 AM
turn up center channel volume thats generally where vocals are
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