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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:31 pm 
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As I now have a laptop, it came with win media player so I use that to watch videos. (So far so good) I just installed VLC media player, watched the same video, and the sound quality is much better (and the volume is louder too)
I am just wondering why / how the difference, or is it just because MS stuff is not the best?

Just wondering what "media player" do you have? (Just curios)

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Hello Someone-else

Does the laptop have a dedicated sound card and or Audio Manager?

I have a Desktop running Windows 7, Windows Media Center, Realtek HD Audio Manager.
Sound can be low if any of the settings are set too low
Media Player volume control
Headphones volume control,
PC monitor volume control,
Realtek HD audio manager has volume, speaker configuration, sound effects, room correction all of which make a difference to the sound some of the effects cause the sound to cut out depending on which speaker connections are used on the pc front or back

Playing around with sound effects and room correction as well as speaker configuration (stereo, dolby 5.1) makes a big difference to the quality of the sound


http://www.thewindowsclub.com/realtek-hd-audio-manager


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Could the settings in Win Player that are affecting the sound output.


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AFAIK all video/audio players rely on CODECs for their conversion of the data to the relevant display (video and/or audio) and there are various versions for each type of encoding (mp2, mp3, mp4, avi, mov etc etc) - the video/audio playback software producers can specify whatever CODEC their software uses and some will be better than others hence the differences you see.

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kellys_eye wrote:
AFAIK all video/audio players rely on CODECs for their conversion of the data to the relevant display (video and/or audio) and there are various versions for each type of encoding (mp2, mp3, mp4, avi, mov etc etc) - the video/audio playback software producers can specify whatever CODEC their software uses and some will be better than others hence the differences you see.

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Most likely when watching with Windows media player you will have been using default codecs, when you installed vlc it would have installed other codecs.

If you go back and watch it with windows media player again it may sound better as it would utilise the codecs installed by vlc

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