Solved need system volume booster

Hauppauge Wintv-hvr-950q usb tv tuner
December 9, 2011 at 09:00:31
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Core2DuoT7100@1.8GHz w/2GBram
Hello ne & all,

I have a Gateway with SigmaTel sound drivers that is working almost perectly. When using Media Player Classic sound is great and all system sounds are adjustable to good volumes.

The problem is when I am watching Live TV through my Hauppage HVR950Q tuner with WinTV v7, the max volume (with system volume maxed) is too quiet. I have adjusted all internal settings for my system, sound card, tuner settings and WinTV software.

MPC-HC plays recorded videos from the tuner with no problem {if only I could get MPC to handle the liveTV ;-0 }. This tells me the problem is with WinTV not being able to boost or dynamically enhance the sound like MPC. So, what I am looking for is software to boost or dynamically enhance the sound like MPC does, but for all Windows sounds.

My question is: Does anyone know of a general sound booster for windows?

Thanks in advance for any input!


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December 9, 2011 at 20:23:49
MPC is only a piece of software which is running through the inbuilt soundcard of your system. Your problem is the TV Tuner card. The audio signal coming in from the TV antenna is first processed by the TV card before it gets to your system audio processor. I see the TV device is a USB plugin so the audio processing is all software controlled within that device. In the PCI TV tuners I have used there is a separate audio output that you connect to line-in of the system soundcard so audio hasn't posed any problems for me. I suspect the only effective answer to your problem will have to come as either a software update for the installed TV control program , or a firmware update for the USB device. Any other control that would allow you to amplify the TV tuner's audio would not discriminate between that audio source and any other audio source you use. The risk there is you could blow the system sound card by inadvertantly amplifying the wrong source.

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#1
December 9, 2011 at 13:45:03
You can use your home stereo as a sound booster. All you need is a cable that costs about $12.00 You can run all the audio through your own amp.

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December 9, 2011 at 15:45:20
But keep the volume of your home stereo down to the level of the rest of your computer audio. If it overloads too much it can wreck your computer sound card.

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December 9, 2011 at 19:13:51
Thanks for the idea, but I get great sound from these speakers if I am using Media Player Classic and figured there maybe was a way to emulate the sound processing ability of MPC to the whole system.

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December 9, 2011 at 20:23:49
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MPC is only a piece of software which is running through the inbuilt soundcard of your system. Your problem is the TV Tuner card. The audio signal coming in from the TV antenna is first processed by the TV card before it gets to your system audio processor. I see the TV device is a USB plugin so the audio processing is all software controlled within that device. In the PCI TV tuners I have used there is a separate audio output that you connect to line-in of the system soundcard so audio hasn't posed any problems for me. I suspect the only effective answer to your problem will have to come as either a software update for the installed TV control program , or a firmware update for the USB device. Any other control that would allow you to amplify the TV tuner's audio would not discriminate between that audio source and any other audio source you use. The risk there is you could blow the system sound card by inadvertantly amplifying the wrong source.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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