sound control (Windows) .

June 20, 2012 at 14:14:05
Specs: Windows Vista, n/a
For a while now I'm wondering if something like this exists (and I looked on the net, obviously, but without result):

In Windows typically you can control sound using the general sound controller, in combination with a controller from a given application (movie player, youtube, a game, etc. ect)

The problem is always the same : some combinations make the sound really loud, some make them go really low. I often end up adjusting BOTH of them, because the sound volumes differ so much between all of the possible programs.

So, I was wondering if there exists a tool that can cap both lower and upper level of sound, so that you always stay between a given range of "volume".

Or, an alternative way to have this question asked : suppose I would have a dB meter next to my sound boxes, I would like to cause the situation where the sound is always in a given range, by means of auto-adjusting the general (Windows) sound controllers (so, not the ones from YouTube, ... because that would be hard).

I have command line tools to upper and lower the volume, but I don't have a tool to "measure" the sound, which is what one would need to get the above achieved.

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June 21, 2012 at 16:37:06
I run my sound card through my home stereo amplifier. It gives me a better sound & more control.

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June 22, 2012 at 11:51:54
In Windows Vista and Win7 they have an option called loudness equalization.

Open up the audio mixer panel, Under devices, click on the speaker icon. One the speaker properties window, click on the Enhancements tab. Put a checkmark in Loudness Equalization. This should help you with the loudness differential between programs.

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June 23, 2012 at 13:49:48
THX; I've enable the "Loudness Equalization" but that does not seem to work at all. I'm wondering why such an option would be disabled then.

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August 4, 2012 at 04:51:19
Any more ideas ? I can't believe nobody has this issue ... volume control in YouTube is very extreme, need to adjust almost EVERY single movie.

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August 4, 2012 at 19:18:10
Do a Google search for "audio compressor/ limiter software". Lots of hits. Limiting software is what you really need.

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August 11, 2012 at 09:24:23
Thanks, I'll try that

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