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Re: [opensuse] A volume "cruise-control" for VLC?
On 21/08/12 01:01, Robert Rawlinson wrote:
On 08/20/2012 10:23 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
I use vlc to watch TV. As everybody knows, the TV stations broacast
commercials (ads in America terms) which are always some % louder than
the program being broadcast - ans which is damn annoying :-( .

Does anyone know of an application which would keep the loudest sound
level set to comfortably listen to a program to apply to commercials?
Something like a "cruise-control" on a car which keeps the car running
along at a preset speed?

Any ideas anyone?


I have seen on on MCM Electroics a device which installs in the audio
flow and lowers the level on loud sounds.
Bob R

Thanks for your response Robert and I'll check this device out.

But I *think* I have found what I was looking for in VLC itself. I was fooling around today in vlc's Effects and Filters and found that apart from the Graphics Equaliser there is also something called Compressor. So I played around with this not knowing what it is supposed to do but found that *appeared* to suppress the overly loud commercials and kept their audio level at a very reasonable compared to what a program had. I'll try it out again tomorrow and see whether it was my imagination or this Compressor actually is doing what I think it is doing.


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