Posted 22 August 2010 - 09:24 PM
I know exactly what you mean. I experience it too. IMO It has something to do with how the original person ripped the video file. Some clips I have here are barely audible, some are normal, some are low but can be heard if I raise the volume up.
I have a pair of powered outboard speakers and often the sound is just not loud enough. I've tried using several medial players, tried boosting the levels within windows, researched everything I can get my hands on in Google and have not found a solution. I live with it. I wind up holding the speakers to my ear on some clips.
Sometimes you can't even raise the volume because the sound immediately clips, driving the speakers into horrible distortion. (I'm sure they are close to blowing even though they are only modestly loud.) Funny too, as some clips I can listen to with the walls shaking, makes no sense.
I'll be checking this thread to see if any solutions pop up.