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Volume - Not loud enough.

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Lyn Kay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 26, 2010 1:27 PM
My husband and I would like to listen/watch videos without headphones, however, the maximum volume is not loud enough for us to understand some words. Is there a way of increasing the maximum volume output without the use of external speakers or headphones?

Thanks.
IPad, iPhone OS 3.1.3, IPad only
  • Dr Sly Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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    May 26, 2010 2:06 PM (in response to Lyn Kay)
    Unfortunately, no. I suggest finding a cheap headphone splitter, or portable, battery powered external speakers.

    Good luck!
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  • Mykll0 Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)
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    May 26, 2010 2:08 PM (in response to Lyn Kay)
    At work and at home, the volume seems loud enough. However, at my mom's house, when things are a little "busier" then, yes, at times especially during the quiter speaking moments of some movies, the volume does not seem loud enough. Especially holding the iPad in widescreen mode, I do a little trick that I have been doing with my iPhone for years. I cup my hand over the speaker but open and angled so that the sound is more angled towards me, helps a little.
    iPhone 2G, iPhone OS 3.1.3, Intel iMac OS 10.5.8, iPad 3G 64 GB
  • red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
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    May 26, 2010 3:29 PM (in response to Dr Sly)
    Dr Sly wrote:
    Unfortunately, no. I suggest finding a cheap headphone splitter, or portable, battery powered external speakers.


    I agree with the DR. Amplified (battery powered) speakers may be your best bet. I've used them with good results. You can get them with wall power too to save on batteries.
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  • sirfaba Level 3 Level 3 (605 points)
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    May 26, 2010 3:33 PM (in response to red555)
    red555 wrote:
    Dr Sly wrote:
    Unfortunately, no. I suggest finding a cheap headphone splitter, or portable, battery powered external speakers.


    I agree with the DR. Amplified (battery powered) speakers may be your best bet. I've used them with good results. You can get them with wall power too to save on batteries.


    I'll have to agree as well. There are a lot of speakers that only need batteries and are small enough to transport.
    These are pretty nice, and they are rechargeable: http://store.apple.com/us/product/TX439VC/A?fnode=MTY1NDA0MA&mco=MTM4MTE1ODc

    Cheers.
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  • mike music Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 27, 2010 5:33 AM (in response to Lyn Kay)
    you can buy cheap little headphone amps that go between the device and the headphones if speakers are out of the question.
  • BevL Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    May 27, 2010 10:33 AM (in response to Lyn Kay)
    Red555, I'm interested in your reply about speakers. I had just posted that I have not been able to get any external speakers to work. The jack will not go in all the way and therefore nothing happens. I have tried 3 different sets and nothing.
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  • red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
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    May 27, 2010 11:59 AM (in response to BevL)
    BevL wrote:
    Red555, I'm interested in your reply about speakers. I had just posted that I have not been able to get any external speakers to work. The jack will not go in all the way and therefore nothing happens. I have tried 3 different sets and nothing.


    Is the plug being stopped before it is all the way seated? I had that issue with my iphone. Compare the plug length for the speakers with the plug length for the earphones to see if they match.
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  • Aaron Hung Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 27, 2010 12:13 PM (in response to Lyn Kay)
    I agree that the volume is not loud enough. I used my ipad to watch a movie on the plane, and the engine noise made it quite pointless. I've since bought noise cancellation headphones, but It should be possible for people to use regular headphones and still hear well enough, especially when there's background noise.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 2.4 GHz 4GB 667 MHz SDRAM
  • BevL Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    May 27, 2010 1:00 PM (in response to Lyn Kay)
    I have discovered that my inability to get speakers to work was OE - operator error. I hadn't been giving it that extra push to make the jack go all the way in. I did compare length of speaker jack with headphones and they did in fact match.

    Thanks for suggestion.
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  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
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    May 27, 2010 11:45 PM (in response to BevL)
    BevL wrote:
    I have discovered that my inability to get speakers to work was OE - operator error. I hadn't been giving it that extra push to make the jack go all the way in.


    Not unusual with a new jack. My problem was that the case I have the iPad in was getting in the way (plastic on plug was a bit larger than the hole provided in the case. But the case is "rubbery" so force did the trick, and now I have an extender with a smaller diameter.

    Phil
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  • Dan Perkins Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
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    Jun 12, 2010 4:47 PM (in response to Lyn Kay)
    I'm experiencing the same issue... It's not loud enough even in a quiet hotel room!! It's ridiculous too, because music playback is PLENTY loud! Anybody know why they'd stifle the audio just for video intentionally?
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  • mikrocosm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 21, 2010 1:46 PM (in response to Dan Perkins)
    Seriously the iPad is Not nearly loud enough with headphones. I was looking forward to spending the time of my flight watching some movies i bought at iTunes but i did not hear anything at all. So i bought an iphone, i bought an iPad but if i want to use my iPhone headsets with the iPad on a plane I learn that i should rather spend some money on some third party headsets?
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  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (135,400 points)
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    Jun 21, 2010 2:12 PM (in response to mikrocosm)
    I notice that you are Germany, an EC country. iPads bought in the EC have lower maximum volume (via headphone jack) to help preserve hearing. USA iPads do not have that limit.

    A little while ago there was a discussion and it seems someone was able to override the limit in EC limit. See:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=11679854&#11679854

    mikrocosm wrote:
    Seriously the iPad is Not nearly loud enough with headphones. I was looking forward to spending the time of my flight watching some movies i bought at iTunes but i did not hear anything at all. So i bought an iphone, i bought an iPad but if i want to use my iPhone headsets with the iPad on a plane I learn that i should rather spend some money on some third party headsets?
  • Barry Porter1 Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
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    May 16, 2011 1:24 PM (in response to Dan Perkins)

    Open iTunes on your computer---Podcast--->

    Pick the Podcast you want to raise the volume--->

    Press the keys...Command+i--->

    Press the Option tab--->

    Check the box Volume Adjustment...Set the volume to your liking.

    or set it to 100%

     

     

    If you want to do all the podcast at one time. Choose all the podcasts at one-time. You can do the same with movies and music too. If you want to adjust the volume to a select few in you library, Seclect All--->Option key and click on the podcasts (video, music) that you want to deselect.

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