Low sound when people speaks, not the music etc.? Codec? (1 Viewer)

XperienZe

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Hi there!

I have MediaPortal 0.1.3.0, .NET 1.1, FFDShow, and that subprogram (?) Both things i was asked to install when I installed MediaPortal. I thought everything worked fine becouse i tested two movies and both of them worked perfectly.

Yesterday I played another movie and the volume when people speaked was very low, but the music and every other sound was normal. I tried some other settings in mediaportal without any luck, but at last i decided to play the movie in VideoLAN (VLC) and in that program it all worked fine, musicsound and people speaking sound was normal.

Then I realized it was a codec problem, I got the problem today when I played a movie to.


What should I do to solve this problem?

Thanks!
 

XperienZe

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Thanks Flip! I'll try the AC3 thing.

When I watched the movie Madagascar yesterday and the movie Batman Begins the Madagascar movie hanged sometimes. That was very disturbing, but when i watched the movie Batman Begins it all went perfectly, no hang or something. I watched Madagascar in MediaPortal but Batman in VideoLAN (VLC). Have I missed some codecinstallation?

Could you do a list with codec i need to have installed? With links to, i cant fins codecs easy.

Or can my graphiccard make the movie hang? It is a Nvidia Geforce 2 MX... this only happened in Madagascar... so it should be the codec or what?

Thanks Flipgear, very tired now and my english is bad ;)

EDIT: I think i got it to work, but it sound a little low thoo (the speaking in some movies... not all). The soundsystem we use is a 5.1 (3 front 2 rear, 1 sub)

And the settings i used was:
http://files.upl.silentwhisper.net/upload4/1-fje.JPG
http://files.upl.silentwhisper.net/upload4/2-svf.JPG

Can i make it better or something?

Please answer at the question about videocodecs to please!
 

wishywashy

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Maybe I am speaking out of turn, but why do you have both set to downmix to stereo when you are useing 5.1?

I only have a 2.0 setup right now, so I am just wondering why.
 

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    He might be using analouge out on his system and the source only supports 2 channel stereo. (Our amp only has 2 channel input despite being 5.1, its old)
     

    tkortell

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    XperienZe

    I also had this problem on some movies and FlipGer is right it is some problem with the AC3 handling in ffdshow audio. All I did was to change the "Output" on the ffdshow audio to AC3. I don't know if this is the solution for you but give it a shot. ;)

    R / tk
     

    XperienZe

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    Yes, i use one cable to the DVD from the motherboards soundcard. So i think thats why i cant use 5.1, somehow i get surround.

    I didnt got my question about the videocodecs answered, I really need too now exactly which codec I should use, both sound and video... i think it is very hard to understand that from all the "guides" becouse the links to the codecs are old (from 2004).

    I think i got it to work with the low sound, but is there any thing i should change in the settings, view the images some posts above ^^


    Thanks!
     

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