Earlier I had posted a tutorial on how you can split a single channel (left or right) audio into both left and right using VLC media player:
In response to that post, several readers had pointed out that the main reason they use VLC media Player is that it can boost the sound level to 400% (and increase or amplification of 300%). So, I decided to share some more information about another awesome free media player: GOMPlayer. GOMPlayer is an open-source media player that can handle almost any filetype. In case the format you are using can’t be decoded internally, you will be shown a message to download the required plugin automatically. For over 3 months, I’ve used GOMPlayer almost exclusively, since it uses less memory and processor resources apart from playing more smoothly than VLC Player.
Below, I’ve illustrated a simple one-time procedure to significantly boost the audio output using GOMPlayer.
- Step 1
Right-Click within GOMPlayer window and select Audio > Audio Settings
Open GOMPlayer and Press “Shift”+”P”
- Step 2
Go to the Audio Tab and Disable Equalizer.
Enable Boost and Set Level to Maximum.
- Step 3
Go to AC3 Tab
Select Play AC-3 audio (ATSC A/52 Stream) with built-in codec.
Select the following channel: 6 Channel Speakers – 3F + 2R + LFE (5.1CH) from the dropdown menu.
Disable Dynamic Range Compression (DRC).
If however the sound output becomes too high-pitched, you may use this option to deaden the highest and lowest volume of the sound.
Enable Expand Audio Channel.
This will expand the sound output from a single center channel to both left and right in case you are using a media file with a single channel audio.
Please share your experiences using GOMPlayer with us :)
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