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Posted 3/25/14
The volume on the video's advertisements are much louder than the actual video and especially when I wear headphones, it startles me. (I have panic attack disorder and sudden loud sounds set me off occasionally. :c )

I was wondering if there is any way the advertisement's volumes can be turned down or made the same volume as the videos?

I'd love to have a premium membership to avoid this all together but unfortunately its not within my budget right now. :c
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Posted 3/25/14

Zaploid wrote:

The volume on the video's advertisements are much louder than the actual video and especially when I wear headphones, it startles me. (I have panic attack disorder and sudden loud sounds set me off occasionally. :c )

I was wondering if there is any way the advertisement's volumes can be turned down or made the same volume as the videos?

I'd love to have a premium membership to avoid this all together but unfortunately its not within my budget right now. :c


I think TV stations got away with this for years by saying that the content was mixed lower than the advertisements, not the other way around.

It'd be kind annoying to try to track when a commercial is coming up to turn down the volume, but maybe it's something Bjaker can look into.

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Posted 3/25/14

eyeofpain wrote:

It'd be kind annoying to try to track when a commercial is coming up to turn down the volume, but maybe it's something Bjaker can look into.

I suspect a lot of commercials also crank up the dynamic compression (reducing the difference between the loudest and softest sounds). That results in even the quietest sound in the commercial being not much below the loudest sound in the content.

I sent Zaploid a guest pass, so at least she can get a break from the commercials for a couple of days.

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Thanks you guys!

Hopefully I can save up for a membership soon to avoid all of this anyway. c:
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