output volume Windows 8

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  1. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    i am using the Audacious music player in both Linux Mint ans Win 8.
    but the level is much louder in Mint.

    i checked all the sound options in Win 8 but everything seems fine.

    except if i check in the Sound/Playback the volume meter is only at about 25% or a little more. :blink:
     
  2. Kerodo

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    Yeah, I noticed that in general, sound levels are different in Mint (and linux) than in Windows. I'm in Win 7 here, but I see a difference too. I have always assumed that it has something to do with sound driver differences... Hasn't really been a problem for me though.
     
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    tnx Kerodo.

    yeah, not a big problem for me either.

    i just turn the volume to 70% or until the speakers start to bleed. ;)
     
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    i also had the low sound level issue when i switched to windows 8.

    i had to enable the option below (loudness equalisation) to get it back to more normal levels.
     

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    moontan Registered Member

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    right.

    tnx treehouse, i'm gonna try this.

    though i'm not too crazy about the idea of having some compression algorithm dictate the dynamic of the music i listen to.
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    i tried it.

    it messes up the music real bad.
    the dynamics are all wrong. :ouch:

    might be ok for Rhianna or Eminem but for Pink Floyd or Crack The Sky, not so much. ;)
     
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  6. xxJackxx

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    I think this started with Vista. It was one of the reasons nobody wanted to leave XP.
     
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    If you guys would listen to Lisa Gerrard you wouldn't have these issues.
     
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    This is probably a "duh" suggestion, but have you checked the volume level of the application itself (if it has one)?
     
  9. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    yes.

    i have the volume at 85%.

    more than that and it clips due to the Extra Stereo plugin.
    i could use the built-in compressor but i am not too crazy about those things.
     
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