Question App volume level varies by app ?

alanattom

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Is there a way to standardize the volume level across Apps?

Currently, we need to adjust the volume for each App. Some open louder than others.

Is there a way to set a desired volume that would be used for every app (Netflix, Hulu, HBOMAX, Apple, etc.)?

(We are using Google Chromecast/GOOGLE TV on a Samsung 65" Smart TV.)

Thanks,

Alan
 
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Ralston18

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There is a function/feature generally listed as "equalization" but may have other names.

FYI (starter links):

https://www.technewstoday.com/loudness-equalization/

https://dolby.io/blog/what-is-loudness-equalization-and-how-does-it-impact-your-listener/

https://www.reddit.com/r/PUBATTLEGROUNDS/comments/u9f8u5 View: https://www.reddit.com/r/PUBATTLEGROUNDS/comments/u9f8u5/psa_use_windows_loudness_equalization_to_hear/


Read the links and then do some additional searches that include words that will help narrow the search criteria per your specific requirements and environment.
 

alanattom

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Thank you for responding! Much appreciated!

What I'm trying to do is stop Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime,Google TV, YouTube TV., etc. from each opening at a different volume.

Now, when we switch from, say, Netflix to Amazon Prime we have to adjust the volume for each one...some are too loud, others we can barely hear, etc.

We never play music so (my understanding, after reading the linked articles) we need a way to keep the volume at, say, 17 for anything we do on that TV.

(I do have the Samsung AUTO VOLUME Setting on, but it seems to have no effect on our issue.)

I'm guessing many folks have this desire...

Thanks again,

Alan

There is a function/feature generally listed as "equalization" but may have other names.



https://www.technewstoday.com/loudness-equalization/

https://dolby.io/blog/what-is-loudness-equalization-and-how-does-it-impact-your-listener/

https://www.reddit.com/r/PUBATTLEGROUNDS/comments/u9f8u5 View: https://www.reddit.com/r/PUBATTLEGROUNDS/comments/u9f8u5/psa_use_windows_loudness_equalization_to_hear/


Read the links and then do some additional searches that include words that will help narrow the search criteria per your specific requirements and environment.
 

Ralston18

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Try turning Samsung Auto Volume off. Then test the various sites - determine if the change makes any difference on one or more of the sites.

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Also right click the small speaker icon usually located in the lower right screen corner.

A five item menu should appear with each menu item, in turn, leading to any number of windows, tabs, and properties. Explore first and do not make any immediate changes. There may be other "equalization" like options somewhere that were "added in" via other software.

Then try the Troubleshooters. The troubleshooters may find and fix something.
 

alanattom

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Hi (and thank you again!),

I apologize for not being clearer earlier...we never use anything other than the Samsung Smart TV. That is, we never watch anything via our iPhone or ipads, or via any other device.

Our Samsung TV has icons for Netflix, YOUTUBETV, Amazon Prime Video, etc. We click on each of those to watch stuff (on HDMI 1).

Occasionally, we watch things on the TV via HDMI 2 (which is Chromecast GoogleTV plugged into HDMI 2).

Your post inspired me to try our ipads. Interestingly, the apps I downloaded to the ipads (Netlix, Amazon Prime, YouTubeTV) all played just fine - the volume didn't vary at all (so far as we could tell).

I then went back to the TV, and I now believe the problem is isolated to when we use Chromecast Google TV (HDMI 2). That's when each Chromecast GoogleTV App seems to open at a different sound level.

I couldn't find an overall Chromecast Google TV setting for "Sound" or "Volume" or "Leveling," or for the individual apps with Chromecast Google TV (Netflix, etc.), and it doesn't seem like the Samsung "levelling" Setting affects any of Chromecast Google TV or the Apps within it.

Does everyone who streams Apps just adjust the volume every time they open one? It would be nice if each App remembered that user's sound preference...

Thank you again...

Alan







Try turning Samsung Auto Volume off. Then test the various sites - determine if the change makes any difference on one or more of the sites.

= = = =

Also right click the small speaker icon usually located in the lower right screen corner.

A five item menu should appear with each menu item, in turn, leading to any number of windows, tabs, and properties. Explore first and do not make any immediate changes. There may be other "equalization" like options somewhere that were "added in" via other software.

Then try the Troubleshooters. The troubleshooters may find and fix something.
 

alanattom

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Thank you, William!

Believe it or not, I've not tried the Samsung's own "hardware" volume on the TV itself (I assume it has one somewhere:)), rather than on the remote(s).

To answer your question - there doesn't seem to be any particular platform (HBOMAX, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc.). The volume is almost always much lower right after we switch from one App to another.

Not sure this is helpful, but we mostly use our GoogleTV remote (and occasionally the Samsung remote) to control the volume. We usually set the volume at around 18 or so, but often after switching from one App to another we have to crank it up to 45 or more (for that App), and it seems like increasing it from the original 18 or so has no real effect until we get up at least above 40.

When we then switch to another App, we have to crank the volume back down to a comfortable 18 or so.

This problem existed long before we began to use GoogleTV.

Thanks again,

Alan
 

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