I don’t own a T.V. or multi-channel audio system. When friends bring a movie DVD over to watch with me I play it with smplayer or vlc. But with newer movies the voices are overpowered by sound effects. I suspect this is because the rear speaker sound is mixed equally with the vocals instead of being further away as it would be in a multi-channel system. What can I do to resolve this? Thanks in advance.
Though the problem no longer exists, I had a problem at one time that the software volume control did not affect the hardware volume control on my laptop (controlled by Fn+UP and Fn+DN); so I had to increase the hardware volume to get a reasonable range from soft to loud with the software volume control.
I have lots of volume on my two desktop loudspeakers. But the sound effects are MUCH louder than the vocals.
On 2015-01-28 20:26, ionmich wrote:
> I don’t own a T.V. or multi-channel audio system. When friends bring a
> movie DVD over to watch with me I play it with smplayer or vlc. But with
> newer movies the voices are overpowered by sound effects. I suspect this
> is because the rear speaker sound is mixed equally with the vocals
> instead of being further away as it would be in a multi-channel system.
> What can I do to resolve this? Thanks in advance.
You need access to the volume controls of all the channels in the
player, before they are mixed on the existing sound hardware.
I don’t know how to do that, but I would try to play with several
players (xine, mplayer, vlc), and then if nothing found then ask on
their support forum/mail list.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)
On Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:16:01 +0000, ionmich wrote:
> I have lots of volume on my two desktop loudspeakers. But the sound
> effects are MUCH louder than the vocals.
Generally, vocal is on the front center channel - I’ve found with my own
surround sound system that if the center channel isn’t turned up loud
enough, what you describe is what I end up with.
What you need is to look for a sound channel downsampling option (I think
that’s what it was called when I was doing some troubleshooting) - you
want to get from 7.1 sound to 2-channel sound. What’s probably happening
is you’re getting the left and right channels mapped directly to left and
right, and the center is getting lost.
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You can configure your audio in the player references depending on
what kind of speakers you are using. eg: sterio, 4.1, 5.1 …
If you are using pulse as the output driver then you can use the pavucontrol
to adjust the audios of different channels according to your taste.
There is yast2 sounds also for adjusting the volumesa of different channels.
I think you’ve diagnosed it correctly. I’ll look for downsampling options in the software available. Thanks.