Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: increase volume and improve quality sound

  1. #1
    zawer NNTP User

    Default increase volume and improve quality sound

    hi, i want to know if it is possible to increase volume, i mean, i use headphones and the volume is at full power but not enough for me...and the sound quality is quite different, (compared with Windows) can i improve it?....if you can help i would appreciate that. thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pottstown PA, US
    Posts
    150

    Default Re: increase volume and improve quality sound

    which desktop environment are you using? KDE, GNOME, XFCE etc?

    Most sound applications have their own volume controls IN ADDITION to the master volume controlled by your mixer (kmix in KDE -- i think its the alsamixergui in gnome?)

    first, make sure you have the volume turned up in the sound application you are using, then check your main mixer. SLOWLY turn the volume up so you dont hurt your ears!
    Desktop| opensuse11.3| Core2Q Q9450 | nVidia GeForce 8800 GT
    Server| Arch | mythtv 024 | Core2D E7500| nVidia GT210
    HTPC| opensuse11.3 | mythtv 024| Atom 330 | ASUS AT3IONT-I Deluxe | nVidia ION
    Laptop| System76 | opensuse11.3| Core2D P8600 | nVidia 9300M

  3. #3
    zawer NNTP User

    Default Re: increase volume and improve quality sound

    hey thx for the reply.... i am using the gnome desktop environment... and the volume control for gnome panel is something like Applet 2.24.1 (is that ok?) and the master volume is turned up (full) but i want moreeee ...thx

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pottstown PA, US
    Posts
    150

    Default Re: increase volume and improve quality sound

    I have never used that specific volume application, but i suggest you go into the properties or settings of that application and make sure it is showing all the channels (some volume mixers hide channels by default).

    there may be something in there that is not turned all the way up. try moving all the sliders up and down to see what changes what...

    are you experiencing this problem with only one application? is this problem only happening with your video player, or with a specific file?
    Or is it overall, just not as loud? (regardless of the application or file you are playing)
    Desktop| opensuse11.3| Core2Q Q9450 | nVidia GeForce 8800 GT
    Server| Arch | mythtv 024 | Core2D E7500| nVidia GT210
    HTPC| opensuse11.3 | mythtv 024| Atom 330 | ASUS AT3IONT-I Deluxe | nVidia ION
    Laptop| System76 | opensuse11.3| Core2D P8600 | nVidia 9300M

  5. #5
    cacornell NNTP User

    Default Re: increase volume and improve quality sound

    I had the same problem. I was able to fix it by running "gnome-volume-control" and increasing the PCM volume setting to maximum.

  6. #6

    Default Re: increase volume and improve quality sound

    This worked for me.

    Andrew Cooke: C[omp]ute

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    San Diego, Ca, USA
    Posts
    11,447
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: increase volume and improve quality sound

    Personally,
    I've also found that if your player app supports a gstreamer backend, IMO the sound libraries are better (today).

    Codecs generally are fundamental to the quality.

    TSU

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •