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    Is there a way to equalize the computer volume?

    Sound played by the computer across all different websites and under all different circumstances is not equally as loud.
    When you watch a youtube video to the end, and then start another youtube video, chances are that the new youtube video may be extremely loud (compared to the previous one) and shocking.

    Also, within one same video, sometimes they play ads that are deliberately extremely loud and when suddenly the ad starts it shocks and startles the viewers.

    Also, sometimes I watch interviews on youtube between a show host and a guest or multiple guests via skype and one of the guests' microphones is extremely loud compared to the rest of the show.

    Is there a way at computer or operating system (Windows 10) level to nail this problem and EQUALIZE (not sure if that is the right word) the volume of the sound coming out of computer speakers to a fixed level?

    There should be a way. This problem of the sound suddenly becoming so extremely loud, is one day going to give me a heart attack.
    There should be way to fix this.
    Please help.

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    Re: Is there a way to equalize the computer volume?

    Google -> equalize the computer volume (from your thread title)

    and see the articles about the built in fix

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    Re: Is there a way to equalize the computer volume?

    Thanks.
    All the articles hat a google search returns tell me that a checkbox on the Enhancemebts tab does this.
    But, on my computer, that tab does not exist. Here is a screenshot
    https://i.imgur.com/lMk2h4j.jpg

    I go to the device manager, and try to update the sound drivers. After it searches the Internet, it tells me that the best driver for the device is the one already installed.
    What should I do?
    Thanks

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    Re: Is there a way to equalize the computer volume?

    Thanks.
    All the articles hat a google search returns tell me that a checkbox on the Enhancemebts tab does this.
    But, on my computer, that tab does not exist. Here is a screenshot
    https://i.imgur.com/lMk2h4j.jpg

    I go to the device manager, and try to update the sound drivers. After it searches the Internet, it tells me that the best driver for the device is the one already installed.
    What should I do?
    Thanks

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    Re: Is there a way to equalize the computer volume?

    I'd guess that you need to try didn't audio card drivers.

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    Re: Is there a way to equalize the computer volume?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    I'd guess that you need to try didn't audio card drivers.
    I am sorry, but I really don't understand what you are saying.
    Can you please clarify.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Is there a way to equalize the computer volume?

    I think he meant "different" not "didn't".

    I don't know how flexible audio drivers are, i.e. whether drivers other than the manufacturer suggested drivers could be used.
    I had an HP laptop back in the day that had to be reloaded, and I could never get the audio to work correctly, let alone enhance it. I eventually just bought a better laptop, as the reloaded one was years old at that point.

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    Re: Is there a way to equalize the computer volume?

    could you tell us what sound card (or built-in) you have? You may simply need to update drivers although that's probably unlikely since the function has been there for six years on cards that support it. @passell, they aren't flexible at all. I had a computer once where microsoft installed the wrong driver and it was BSOD whenever any sound tried to play, including windows login. I had to yank the card to boot and fix it.

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    Re: Is there a way to equalize the computer volume?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Orwell View Post
    could you tell us what sound card (or built-in) you have? You may simply need to update drivers although that's probably unlikely since the function has been there for six years on cards that support it. @passell, they aren't flexible at all. I had a computer once where microsoft installed the wrong driver and it was BSOD whenever any sound tried to play, including windows login. I had to yank the card to boot and fix it.
    Here is a screen print:
    https://i.imgur.com/LDxlt5e.jpg
    Kindly let me know if this answers your question.

    Trying to update ANY of the two of them (IDT or NVIDIA) results in the same message: "Windows has determined that the best driver is installed"

    Additional info:
    My computer is a desktop computer (HP) running Windows 10, 64-bit (when I bought it it came with Windows 8.1, 64-bit pre-installed on it. Then later it kept nagging me to upgrade for free to Windows 10, which I did).
    I bought this computer in May 2014. At that time it was the best computer available in the market with best of specifications. And I have always been very happy with it.

    I really need to equalize the computer volume, because the sudden changes in the sound volume are really annoying.
    Any help with this problem will be greatly appreciated.
    Regards.

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    Re: Is there a way to equalize the computer volume?

    What you're looking for is not called "Equalizing" but "compressing", "limiting" and/or "normalizing" resp. "loudness equalization"

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    Re: Is there a way to equalize the computer volume?

    we already established that setting is not in their control panel

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    Re: Is there a way to equalize the computer volume?

    What is the make and model number of your sound card?

    Did your sound card come with it's own software that might setting we're looking for?

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    Re: Is there a way to equalize the computer volume?

    What is the make and model number of your sound card?

    Did your sound card come with it's own software that might setting we're looking for?

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    Re: Is there a way to equalize the computer volume?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    What is the make and model number of your sound card?

    Did your sound card come with it's own software that might setting we're looking for?
    As for the sound card, I am not sure how to find the answer to your question, but I guess these two screen prints should answer:
    https://i.imgur.com/Aw5ZAx7.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/VOfYclk.jpg

    Did my sound card come with its own software?
    I believe yes, because I haven't changed the sound card software/driver, so, I assume that it is operating on what it originally came with the first day.

    Pleases advise
    Regards.

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    Re: Is there a way to equalize the computer volume?

    Might really be an outdated driver
    https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge...or-windows-10/

    According to what i could find, the NVIDIA-Audio should have the Loudness Equalization-Tab in Sound_properties
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