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Dvd Audio Sounds Compressed

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#1 chelsey1417


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Posted 27 August 2007 - 10:03 PM

I-tunes, Windows Media, Real Player... etc... when playing audio, all these work just like normal. However, when I'm playing a dvd, no matter which player I use, during the loud (usually percussive) passages of the movie, the audio is noticeably lowered. It sounds as if I'm manually adjusting the volume to keep from being loud in certain parts.

I have looked in every preference I can find for both my computer sound, and the software sound. I can find nothing that looks to me like there is dynamic control (compression) being applied. I hear it happening, though.

Any help would be appreciated.

The dvd player that I notice doing it the most is InterVideo WinDVD 5.

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#2 RandomUser


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Posted 07 September 2007 - 12:32 AM

This sounds more like a background service interfering with the DVD Audio during playback or a potential RAM issue.
The movie would typically filter through ram and everytime it hits a semi-defective Sector in ram you may notice the lowered sound.
Failing speakers is the last thing I can think of.

If you want to eliminate services and see if that's the cause, let me know.

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