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Sound is quieter in Linux Mint than Windows?

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:27 pm
by Sebiale
This is probably a driver issue, or some kind of difference in the Sound software, but to get about the same level of volume in Linux Mint as I do in Windows 7, I have to put the volue quite a bit higher, 10+ increments it seems.
Is that normal?

Re: Sound is quieter in Linux Mint than Windows?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:55 am
by bu99zy
Sebiale wrote:This is probably a driver issue, or some kind of difference in the Sound software, but to get about the same level of volume in Linux Mint as I do in Windows 7, I have to put the volue quite a bit higher, 10+ increments it seems.
Is that normal?
Try installing PulseAudio Volume Control

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apt install pavucontrol
This will give you the option to have the volume more than 100%, it is also handy for controlling the volume on apps than don't have a volume controller eg browsers like opera especially when watching youtube movies with poor sound, you can turn the volume up more than 100%

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I've also noticed the default volume level on browsers is 80%, so even when you have the normal sound control/output device up at 100% it still seems like the volume is much lower.

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Re: Sound is quieter in Linux Mint than Windows?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:00 am
by catweazel
Sebiale wrote:I have to put the volue quite a bit higher, 10+ increments it seems.
The best tip I got today about low sound was this...

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-equalizer