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IMROVE AUDIO RESULTS

Need to know how to create DVDs that will play all burned segments at the same volume.

Windows 7 64 bit on HP p6710f desktop. Using Any Video Converter ( AVC )
version 6.3.1. Copying video from YouTube, converting to NTSC video, and attempting to burn to DVD on DVD-R discs. When produced, the content plays with wild inconsistency. Some vids play normally. Others are incredibly loud, or incredibly soft. Many produce a loud strange buzzing sound that I associate with a cheap speaker turned up too loud. I've tried contacting AVC support, but they are extremely slow to respond. The files that are malfunctioning are too large to attach to my email, even when zipped. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling AVC. I have tried playing the burned DVDs on both a stand alone DVD player and television, and on the DVD player and Windows Media Player 12. Both result in this distortion. I have tried many different Audio settings both when downloading and when burning, nothing helps. Currently settings under Tools>Audio are Audio Volume>Volume Control: set at 0 db. (trying to change this does nothing to change the audio ). I have selected Volume Normalize. (whether on or off, this will not work.
AAC parameters: MPEG TYPE: MPEG-2, Object Type: Main, MPD parameters: Encode: CBR, VBR Quality: 4-Middle, MPD Volume: Default, Audio Quality: 0-Best.
Nothing I do will change any of the bad results.
Specific videos that "buzz" and are too loud:
All from YouTube:

The Hidden War over Grocery Shelf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImZD2JGxbmc&list=PLPXgXHx-w8nDuXCwJf6Qgw_kRYT-1tsHL

The 2008 Financial Crisis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPOv72Awo68&index=2&list=PLPXgXHx-w8nAcMenE8TSqZaNkQ0jKNJKy&t=20s

This file BLASTS on too loud when played on burned DVD:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXvki5MKPAI&t=167s


This next file Tends to be Okay, not great but not buzzy:
History of Ideas Capitalism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIuaW9YWqEU&index=2&list=PLPXgXHx-w8nAcMenE8TSqZaNkQ0jKNJKy

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Remember that YouTube content is

All over the map and you are possibly breaking their rules about downloads. But how to normalize the video will require a lot of work. You could get a better video editor which you will find no one really teaches about. Support is also rare.

But let me share how I might normalize the audio. I'd strip the audio out of the video and head to AUDACITY to adjust the audio to a certain level. Now I can splice that audio track back into the video.

This is not an offer to write exact step by step tutorials. Just the basic what I would be doing. I have used many tools over the years like Audacity, VLC Player, various video editors and it seems that no one tool or editor gets the job done all in one app.

The other thing working against you is the end of the DVD. Even I don't make video DVDs anymore. I just put the file on the disc or USB stick and leave it at that.

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thanks

Thanks for the reply. I have to burn DVDs for this. The persons the content is being sent to only have a TV and DVD player, no computer--- very elderly and poor.

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What I'd look at for that.

Check out the Amazon or Roku Fire Stick. I've used those to play YouTube videos.

https://www.techjunkie.com/remove-audio-from-video/ for example is an update to various tricks we can do with VLC Player. Now that the track is in it's own file, off to Audacity to normalize it.

Advice on where to get apps too. Use ninite.com to avoid picking up toolbars and more.

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Maybe I Do Not Understand?

Thank you.
It isn't just the computer that costs too much, it is the internet service.

When I say very poor, I mean it. My parents squeak by on a tiny social security budget.

The cost of $50 to $70 a month for internet service in Chichester New Hampshire is much too high to afford. I've checked, the very few internet providers all Gouge.

As for cable TV, same thing.

My parents get only about three Antenna channels and otherwise watch DVDs. They live in a deep valley. When I was a kid, we could pick up all the major channels from Boston Massachusetts over the Antenna for free. Now, they evidently don't boost the signal that far any more. I wrote to all these stations and the ******** just ignored me.

I tried one of those ******** Digital Antennas for "free TV" at their house, pure useless garbage.

That is why I hoped to give them a taste of the internet through burned DVDs. Or, maybe I misunderstand how Roku Fire Stick works?

I will give ripping the audio a try, but I strongly suspect this is going to be too difficult for me to figure out.

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I think you get it.

As to the hype about antennas we have a discussion about that around here but one "patch" antenna is just like the next. I wanted the best reception I could get so I went all out with a big antenna. It cost the same as those patch antennas if you are not shopping Walmart. Link:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0024R4B5C/

Even when I installed that antenna incorrectly I got all the channels in our area. What do I mean? I didn't mount it outside but just hid it behind the TV.

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still confused

I don't know anything about Fire Stick.
Can it work without any computer, just a modem?

I suppose there is a remote possibility that the antenna in the attic is somehow damaged, but i much more suspect that the *********** in Boston just cut off the signals from ABC, CBS, NBC.

Here is a good question: The ONLY reason i would get my parents set up with internet would be if they could then Stream from my Amazon or Netflix with my password. Exactly what type and MINIMUM SPEED of connection will be Essential to make streaming video work?

Netflix and Amazon seem to dance around this answer.

The ISP companies all seem to want to Scare People into thinking they need very
expensive speed to stream.

I found this program for low income people, but I cannot deciper what SPEED it offers:
https://pcsrefurbished.com/sales/buyInternet.aspx?product=1736

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I have a few Fire sticks.

Setup was with a smart phone but would require an Amazon account. If they don't do that, then shop for a Roku stick instead. You only need the phone for the initial Amazon Fire stick setup but the Roku can do without but needs to connect to some WiFi for the Internet.

I suggest you go to the usual big box store and ask about it.

As to very expensive speed to stream, Netflix in 1080p streaming is 5 megabits a second and that was very doable on the cheapest plans.
See the section " Provider Low-Income Initiative " at https://www.cabletv.com/blog/low-income-internet/

All are double the speed or more for 1080p HD content from Netflix. That would be the same speed we need to run a Roku or Amazon Fire stick.

Remember I noted you need an amazon account for the fire but not the Roku.

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thanks

Ok, so with a Roku or Fire, and a wireless internet service modem, they can get on?

I guess I will have to find out if the old TV they have is compatible. Damn.

Thank you so much for your help.

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My last NON-HDMI TV died.

About 2003. We are at 16 years since that day and HDMI became a standard on TVs a long time ago.

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