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I recently built a HTPC and started backing up all of my DVD's using Handbrake into an MP4 format. I noticed that while watching my movies the the voices for people are abnormally low. So much to the point were I have to lower the volume on my TV during an action scene, and higher it when people are talking. And if action and talking are happening at the same time... Well I'm pretty screwed lol...

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10, on board sound and use an HDMI cable to a 36 Inch Vizio.

I started increasing the DB Gain, the only think I really noticed was everything in general getting louder. I don't know if it's my TV, my computer or my DVD ripping.

Could some one give me some insight? Thank you smile.gif
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Check sound config to make sure you're outputting audio to 2 channels. If it's set to 5.1 or cinema, you're gonna get low voice cause it's sending to the center channel.

That would be the easy problem/fix. If you're already outputting to 2 channels, then it may be the encoding. What did you set audio output in your encode setup?
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Check sound config to make sure you're outputting audio to 2 channels. If it's set to 5.1 or cinema, you're gonna get low voice cause it's sending to the center channel.
That would be the easy problem/fix. If you're already outputting to 2 channels, then it may be the encoding. What did you set audio output in your encode setup?

The profile that is set is ...

Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output

When I encode, I touch nothing in the audio settings except for the DB Gain

Edit--
There are actually two devices I can choose from in my hardware menu,

One which when I test produces sound and the other one doesn't...

The first one that makes sound when tested it....

Internal Audio
1 Output
Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output

the one that doesn't make sound when tested....

Internal Audo
1 input
Analog Stereo Input

Edit2--
In my XBMC audio settings it's saying I'm outputting in 2.0, but it also had analog instead of HDMI. I switched the option to HDMI and haven't really noticed any difference.
Edited by Saucee - 3/25/12 at 1:46am
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