I have a multimedia file. Itís a movie. I play it in Ubuntu with Totem Movie Player. I find the video of the movie was good but the volume was too low. I have already try to increase speaker volumes and player volumes but they are already on maximum level. I canít get more volume even my laptop speaker able to play more. This is not a problem if you have an external speaker with amplifier. You can increase the volumes without any problem, because when using external speaker you have the ability to increase it with amplifier. But I donít have it right now, I just have my laptop internal speaker and or an earphone. Itís the only one I got. So, now I want try to find how to increase the volume of the movie (or any other multimedia files) on my laptop if the sound is too low.
Next, I try to play it with another player, itís Gnome Player. This time, Gnome Player have the same result with Totem. It canít increase the volume. Then, I try to use VLC. VLC able to increase the volume by software, but itís not much. It has limited to some value only. Then when I play again the movie, itís mute in the middle of the movie. The volume is still quite low and there is silent after playing for few minutes. Itís still not good.
next, I try another player, Itís SMPlayer
. I was surprise that I found SMPlayer able to increase the volume when playing a multimedia file. If you donít have SMPlayer, just install it with synaptic or using this command:
$ sudo apt-get install smplayer
If you already install SMPlayer, you can increase the volume. Just click preferences button and then you can configure it. On Preferences window, just go to General | Audio tab. Check ďUse software volume controlĒ and set your maximum amplification.
It really works..