Alternative to playing videos in VLC for audo volume correction
January 9, 2015 7:16 PM   Subscribe

Right now, if I find a video I really like on youtube with subpar volume, I have to download it and play it via VLC. Kind of ruins the playlist experience. Are there plugins or extensions that will do the same thing, ie increase the level of the audio output?
posted by one4themoment to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Are you on windows, and have you tried changing the volume mixer for your browser (right click on the audio icon in the task bar). Not sure what the corresponding action would be on a Mac.
posted by dilaudid at 7:24 PM on January 9, 2015

Audio Hijack is the normal solution for mixing/re routing audio on a Mac. Free for what you need it to do.
posted by supercres at 7:31 PM on January 9, 2015

posted by thejoshu at 7:55 PM on January 9, 2015

This changes a lot depending on your setup. Ultimately the solution I've ended up on is: buy a really comfortable pair of quality headphones. I had some success with Boom but it didn't want to play nice.
posted by Mizu at 8:26 PM on January 9, 2015

Another option on Windows is to enable Loudness Equalization, which will tend to even out the volume of everything on your system.
posted by Aleyn at 8:30 PM on January 9, 2015

Response by poster: Yeah I'm on windows. I did the enable Loudness Equalization just now... we'll see how that goes. But in general, in VLC I can increase the volume as much as I want and it ends up significantly louder than any other way I try to play it. (There's a plugin for Divx player that will supposedly do the same...)
posted by one4themoment at 4:50 AM on January 10, 2015

Best answer: Potplayer allows one to directly play Youtube videos within it, no download required. It has fine audio control including amplification/EQ. You can drop a Youtube playlist link in its playlist window to queue all the videos.
posted by Gyan at 8:34 AM on January 10, 2015 [1 favorite]

You can also stream videos without downloading in VLC.
posted by WillRun4Fun at 10:40 AM on January 10, 2015 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Oh man Potplayer is exactly what I didn't know I was looking for! WillRun4Fun I appreciate your answer too!
posted by one4themoment at 3:27 PM on January 10, 2015

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