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Old 02-14-02, 03:13 PM
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Any way to alter the volume of divx/avi files?

I've downloaded a couple of commercials for a project but their volume levels do not match?

Is there a way to lower them?
Old 02-15-02, 01:10 AM
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You can adjust the volume with Virtualdub (freeware).
Old 02-15-02, 03:44 AM
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I do have Virtualdub, but can you please tell me how, exactly, to alter the volume? I'm not too familiar with the software.

Thanks.
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Under the "audio" tab, click on "full processing mode"
this will enable the volume option, also under "audio"
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Just so you know, you'll have to recompress the audio to raise the volume. Here's what you have to do step by step.

1. Load the movie in VirtualDub and choose Full Processing under the audio menu.

2. Choose compression under the audio menu and choose the compression type you want.

3. Click Volume under the same menu and adjust it.

4. Save the AVI file.
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My way is more complicated, but yields the most flexibility:

Use VirtualDub to rip the audio off the avi file, save it to a wave file.

Use GoldWave to open the wave file. You have see the wave form levels and adjust the overall soundlevels using Gold Wave. I use it for that, as well as fading the audio in at the beginning and out at the ending for music videos (when making VCDs).

Save the new wave file.

Being able to see the volume levels of the wave files is most helpful in leveling the volume between video audio clips.

Then use TMPGEnc to create a new video file by using the original video file, but for the audio portion, specify the new wave file, and the new video/audio file name when you re-encode it with the new audio.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'll try to play with virtualdub for a while.

Patman's method sounds really good but I think it's a little too complex for me

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