[mythtv-users] What controls the volume level in a recording?

Don Brett dlbrett at zoominternet.net
Mon Jul 5 16:24:50 UTC 2010

Justin Johnson wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 9:01 AM, Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca> wrote:
>> On Mon, 2010-07-05 at 08:56 -0400, Don Brett wrote:
>>> I noticed that some recordings play back louder than others as if they
>>> were recorded louder.  My old mythtv box and the new one seem different
>>> and downloaded content is definitely different.  What controls the
>>> recorded volume level?
>> The advertisers.  :-D
>> b.
You're probably right.
> If you're using ALSA it should be possible to install a compressor
> plugin to "normalize" the audio. Note that this isn't true
> normalization, it simply makes all audio the about the same volume. I
> haven't set this up myself, maybe somebody else on here has, but I
> might look into it sometime in the near future as it seems like every
> recording is the opposite volume of the last.
> http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Ladspa_(plugin)
> --Justin Johnson
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Good idea, but I was thinking about something like the control console 
in that other OS.  Double-click on the speaker, then Options > 
Properties > Recordings, then set the levels.  Is there something like 
that in Fedora?

By the way, my sound works but the gnome-volume-control panel doesn't 
startup on this box.  I get a "Waiting for sound system to respond" 
message.  I don't have a way to look at the sound setting, other than 
through alsamixer.

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