6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 14, 2006 1:23 PM by Totem
JamesSpencer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Both iTunes and Quicktime have really quiet outputs on my PC. I'm certain this wasn't always the case but I have only just noticed it. The volume is turned all the way up in iTunes and also on my soundcard but an mp3 which I know peaks at 0dBFS will give an output of -20dBFS to my soundcard. Playing the same mp3 in another media player gives the correct 0dBFS level.

I was using version 6.0.2 but I just upgraded to 6.0.4 and it had no effect.

I'm pretty sure I've not done anything stupid and I haven't installed anything recently. Does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be?

PC, Windows XP Pro
  • Go go buff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the exact same problem. I got my IPD video o30 GB yesterday and installed everything accordingly. Today after i have imported almost 100 albums the sound suddenly gos mute. It´s there, but extreamly low.

    What yo do ?
  • Totem Level 2 Level 2 (405 points)
    This link, http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=1572970#1572970, documents a problem that quite a few people have had with the volume since 6.0.1.

    1. Try unchecking "Soundcheck" in the preferences menu
    2. Use iVolume or MP3Gain to change the volume and normalize the volumes for all of your files.
    3. If you are using an iPod, and you are not worried about your hearing, try a program like GoPod (http://gopod.free-go.net/)
    4. You could always downgrade to an earlier version of iTunes (be careful, you have to completely uninstall Itunes and Quicktime files [including their file folders]. Downgrades are at http://filehippo.com/download_itunes/.

    I hope that some this will help. As you can see, a lot of fooling around to achieve something that was standard a few months ago. I used to go around recommending this program to others, something that I don't do anymore.
  • Totem Level 2 Level 2 (405 points)
    This link, http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=1572970#1572970, documents a problem that quite a few people have had with the volume since 6.0.1.

    1. Try unchecking "Soundcheck" in the preferences menu
    2. Use iVolume or MP3Gain to change and normalize the volumes for all of your files.
    3. If you are using an iPod, and you are not worried about your hearing, try a program like GoPod (http://gopod.free-go.net/)
    4. You could always downgrade to an earlier version of iTunes (be careful, you have to completely uninstall Itunes and Quicktime files [including their file folders]. Downgrades are at http://filehippo.com/download_itunes/.

    I hope that some this will help. As you can see, a lot of fooling around to achieve something that was standard a few months ago. I used to go around recommending this program to others, but that is something that I don't do anymore.

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  • marc8773 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Totem -

    Can you help me? I want to get all of my tunes in iTunes and my iPod (5g video/60G) at the same volume level. I figured I'll use MP3 Gain but I want to do this right. Some questions:

    1) Am I going to have to delete all 4000+ songs from my library and start from scratch?

    2) Does Sound Check need to be off on iTunes and my iPod?

    3) When I do use MP3 Gain to level out my songs, what do I need to do in iTunes?

    Any insight you can give a rookie would be most appreciated!

    Thanks,

    Marc
  • Totem Level 2 Level 2 (405 points)
    Sorry to take so long to reply. I don't own an iPod; I use iTunes to wirelessly connect to my Airport Express which is connected to my stereo receiver.

    Using MP3 Gain is quite easy, but time-consuming. Essentially, you run MP3 Gain (there is also an ACC Gain that requires changing one of the files in the MP3 Gain file folder [their instructions are quite straight-forward]) which lets you browse for the folder that contains your music files. Select the files that you want to raise or lower and the let the program do its work. I have the same number of files that you have, and it took almost 24 hours to work through all of the songs!

    I hope this helps.
  • Totem Level 2 Level 2 (405 points)


    You don't have to do anything in iTunes.