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Old 22. Mar 2019, 06:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My wife's and my laptop is dual booting Manjaro Deepin and Windows. From what I've found the audio volume in Linux comparatively is not as high in Windows at the peak level.

Audio in my movies doesn't sound that great on Linux compared to Windows. What can I do to improve the audio volume on Linux? I tried setting ALSA sound level settings to max.
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Old 22. Mar 2019, 07:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Arch based systems sometimes need a system hack depending on your machine specs. There are various forum threads detailing this if you are not able to make an adjustment by other means.

I'm not familiar with this particular distro but have you tried installing 'pavucontrol'?
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Old 22. Mar 2019, 09:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My wife's and my laptop is dual booting Manjaro Deepin and Windows. From what I've found the audio volume in Linux comparatively is not as high in Windows at the peak level.

Audio in my movies doesn't sound that great on Linux compared to Windows. What can I do to improve the audio volume on Linux? I tried setting ALSA sound level settings to max.
Had the similar experience with other Linux distros like Linux Mint wherein the sound volume and quality is not as good as in Windows on an HP laptop. I suspect this has to do with the sound driver, which is specifically built for Windows, whereas the Linux distro that I installed might have relied on a generic sound driver. Just my thought.
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Old 25. Mar 2019, 04:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If it concerns Youtube videos, you might want to take a look at Soundfixer for Firefox:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...on/soundfixer/

Also, consider Solus as alternative Linux distro:
"Our Sound widgets have been completely rewritten and redesigned! We’ve broken up the widgets into Sound Output and Sound Input, fixed some long-standing bugs, and introduced long sought after features.
For Sound Output, you can now enable the “Allow raising volume above 100%” option to crank up your volume to 150%! Great for parties or movie watching...."
https://getsol.us/2019/03/17/solus-4-released/

Other distros like MX might have same feature by now.

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