Volume control when burning a DVD

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Volume control when burning a DVD

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Assuming that the response to my first post earlier today is positive...

Although I have used Ulead VideoStudio occasionally over a few years, with moderate success (as I am a complete beginner at video editing), one problem has occurred quite often, and I have not been able to find out how to correct it.

It is this: when I burn a DVD, then put the DVD into a DVD player attached to a TV set, the volume - set at a comfortable listening level on the TV ( in one case, the level is defined at 40) - is very uncomfortably loud, so much so that the TV volume needs to be reduced to 15-20 before it is tolerable.

Is there any way of controlling the volume during the DVD burn?
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Re: Volume control when burning a DVD

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Not during the burning process. You have to adjust the volume during editing, before encoding & burning. Even if you are not doing any other editing, that's the time to do it.

I assume you are using Dolby (not LPCM). There might be something "funny" with Corel's Dolby encoder. In the past, I remember having to reduce the volume to prevent distortion. I don't know if anything has changed.
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Thanks DVDDoug,

I think I have had some success using your advice, but I still haven't reached the level I was hoping for.

(I have not tried as often as I woulod have liked, thanks to to other problems unrelated to this thread.)

I will continue to work at it, and will let you know my progress.
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Further to my most recent post...

DVDdoug, you mentioned something about Dolby vs. LPCM.

It seems to me that Ulead VideoStudio 10.0 defaults to LPCM.

Could this make a significant difference?
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Re: Volume control when burning a DVD

Post by lata »

Hi John

Are your computer speakers set to the correct volume.

If they are set low you may be tempted to increase the volume during editing.
When you play on the TV it would be high..

Play a commercial DVD on the pc, or maybe try an audio disc.
Then play on the pc and set the volume levels same as the tv.

You could create a sample audio that represents your default levels.
Then all sound editing should match that level irrespective of the speaker levels.

I tend to use my camcorder level as default which seems correct for me, then other sounds are matched to the that level.

LPCM v Digital Dolby, I have not noticed any significant change in volume when using these, I normally use Digital Dolby.

VS 10 default, use Make Movie Manager to create a template
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