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Sound output issue

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Crazy Parrot, Dec 3, 2008.

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  1. Crazy Parrot

    Crazy Parrot Thread Starter

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    This issue is hard to explain, maybe there is a term for it, I'm not sure. When listening to mp3s through my computer (with headphones) running vista, for some reason the computer tries to make up for loud parts by making the overall volume softer. It sounds really irritating listening to the volume vary every time there is a loud part to the song.

    This problem seems not to happen on my XP installation, just Vista (dual-booted comp).
     
  2. Jtoast

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    It's called "Volume Leveling." As far as I know, thats not a Vista feature. Does your soundcard have its own software that could be enabling it?
     
  3. Crazy Parrot

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    EDIT: Running songs on iTunes seems to fix the problem slightly but it still exists. Perhaps it is recorded into the mp3.
     
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