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    Looking for way to boost volume above max for Windows Media Player (or system)

    Hey,

    Several movies I've been watching lately have been too quiet to hear well, even though volume was maxed in Windows Media Player, and on the computer. Is there some sort of plug in for Windows Media Player I could get to boost volume above max? Or software for my computer, if need be?

    Thanks. I've looked, and can't find anything.

    I'd rather not buy new speakers.

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    Movies are from torrents. Not every movie is too quiet to hear--just sometimes. Speakers are external Altec Lansing speakers--they're turned up all the way, as well.
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    Are these store rental movies?
    Do you have another pc to test the movie files which is where the problem could be?
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    Hi,

    Are you talking about the 'built-in' speakers that some computers have, the ones that can be built-into the monitor (if a PC, rather than a LT), or some existing (external) speakers....??

    Without knowing anything more than what is in your post, it could be that you have speakers on your monitor - in which case you should just check what level they're set to, in case the monitor's settings aren't at 100%...
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    would love some help on this.

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    I've been having the same problem and it is maddening
    I use Windows Media Player that comes with Windows 7 & I think that's where the problem is. Lately I'm using DivX Player and it's not quite as bad.
    Be sure the player program's volume is maxed as well as your speakers. I leave the Control Panel volume window open all the time as settings just seem to change on their own. Also there are environment settings for large, medium, small rooms now which I play around with. Also I up the treble settings which usually helps. Haven't found the perfect solution yet. Didn't have this problem with XP.
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    Use VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player its one of the best media players around and volume goes up to 400%.
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    Try the movie on a different pc. If it too has low volume that would indicate that the movie is of low quailty and there isn't much you can do
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowri View Post
    Movies are from torrents
    The first suggestion would be to stop pirating movies - we do not support pirated movies here.
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    its is possible

    some programs such as vlc allow you to set the volume at up to 200%, it is actually possible but mainly in programs that are made more for the 'power' user, no what you find in user friendly wmp. Try this or maybe you could find another with a greater boost. Plugins may also exist for wmp to do this. Otherwise if you want to be hardcore you could edit the movie file in some program (such as premier) and actually increase the volume from here

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    thanks for the suggestion of the VLC player. I've heard about it and how amazing it's supposed to be, but I've never switched from WMP. 400% volume sounds like a good reason to me. I've tried most of the settings on my comp and haven't had much luck boosting the volume.

    As for your problem: I'm not sure how savvy you are, but you could always ripp the audio off the movie with virtuadub then boost the levels with audacity or some other audio program.


    Moderator, you ought to lighten up. Using torrents doesn't make you a criminal any more then using a gun for hunting means you must also kill people or if you've ever had one drink you must be a hopeless lush.

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    way to boost volume above max for Windows Media Player

    There's a out-of-the-box option to boost the volume, too:

    Right-click the WMP toolbar to show the menu
    Choose View / Enhancements / Graphic Equalizer

    Turn on, if turned off
    Move all the sliders to the top
    Done!!

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