[vdr] Low volume on Pro7 ?

Prakash Punnoor prakashp at arcor.de
Sat Jun 11 15:28:17 CEST 2005

Rainer Zocholl schrieb:
> prakashp at arcor.de(Prakash Punnoor)  11.06.05 12:21
> Or is it done by (stupid) intention to "emphesis" the commerical
> break, to wakeup the already sleeping viewers?

Hmm, well that they already do in 2ch formats (compress more to get it
louder). In ac3 case I rather think it is ignorance.

> As the commecial are not always ac3(are they at all?), the 

In case of Pro7, Sat.1, ZDF you have one seperate mpa and ac3 track and on the
ac3 track you only have ac3 transmitted - either in 5.1 or 2.0.

> "dialog normalization value" must be changed on evey break.

In a perfect worls, yes. :-) But usually ads are eual loud, so that is not the

> Add-dropping software would be lucky to have such an exact signal to detect 
> "commericals" ends and beginns!

You already have if you watch a 5.1 movie: Commercials on ac3 track are to 99%
2.0 (except one Yamaha ad for av receivers, which is 5.1 - guess why).

> in your -very- silent listning room, so you have to gerate 120DB(A) 
> in the peaks to get 100dB range!

Yes, true. but I think loud low frequs are not that bad (except for the
neighbors ;-) than eg 1kHz at 120db... I never measured the loudness I listen
too, but I am not listening movies at soft volumes. ;-)

> dynamic range in the long term. Be cautious! (Have a look
> for "Tinitus" etc. in the Web).

Oh, well, I already have but because of stress...(it comes and goes...)

Prakash Punnoor
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