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Dvd Movies Soooo Quiet

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12am

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Feb 25, 2002
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Calgary AB Canada
Just bought a dvd rom drive and I was expecting great audio compared to the vcd rips I've been watching, but I was sadly dissapointed, first the volume is sooo low, I have to turn my audigy main vol up to 80% from 61% to hear things clearly. Not to mention my speakers are all cranked up. Also my surround appears not to be working as voices come out of my rears aswell. I have tried msidvd and nvdvd and they both have the same problem.

Now about the rears playing voices and stuff I have a dolby pro logic reciever hooked up to a bunch of speakers and then plugged into the rear out on my audigy. Now is the dvd software outputting all the sound to the reciever or what?
 

CPFitz14

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May 23, 2002
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Michigan
hmmm.....only thing i can think of, Is the volume knob on your dvd drive turned up all of the way? Not sure about the audio problems tho, I don't know too much in that area. Maybe check settings in the dvd program.

-CPFitz-
 

JigPu

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I use PowerDVD (came with the drive), and so I don't know if this will help you or not but.....

In the configuration, go to the Audio section. You should see a list of audio options like Dolby whatever and stuff like that. If you tell it to use stereo, the volume comes up a LOT. Since I don't have surround I keep it there, though I don't know what will happen to you if you do that. It might guess correctly, but it might not. Dunno. You'll just have to try!

....but that's assuming you have PowerDVD... :D
JigPu
 

Heat

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Aug 3, 2002
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Florida
Really? I have PowerDVD XP and a 2 channel soundcard and I always leave it at Dolby, it sounds better. But yes, the volume is at 100% but the speakers are only at 10%. :)
 

JigPu

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Well, it does sound really nice on my 2 speakers (almost as good as the setup in the living room), but it's just too quiet IMO. I allways have to crank up the volume in windows to an insane volume... :)

JigPu
 

loudblaster

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Nov 26, 2002
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Are you using digital outputs pluged into a dolby digital reciever?

there may be a setting to use digital output or ac-3