Re: [NTO] Force mono sound from both speakers
- On Sat, 17 Sep 2011 21:32:49 -0400 Alec Burgess
<burnews@...> said (in part):
> On 2011-09-17 21:18, loro wrote:Replying to myself .... Google [vlc prevent window resizing] gives this:
>> VLC way works fine now that I've found it, but I don't use VLC for
> Since we're (sort-of) talking about VLC and other players.
> I like VLC but if I'm playing a list of (eg. movie trailers) items
> from a playlist VLC insists on resizing on each new item.
> On the other hand my (currently) default media player SMPlayer is
> happy to leave the current size and scale the next item to fit within
> it as well as it can. However, for some file types or specific items
> of the type is inferior to VLC
> Does anyone know of a VLC option that will make it behave like
> SMPlayer in this respect.
> My VLC is version 126.96.36.199. I've scanned through the (*very* extensive
> set of) options several times but haven't yet tried to google for
(from 2008) http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?t=52999&f=14
- which suggests I can specify an absolute size to be used for ALL
videos but can't get it use size of last window after manual resizing
which is what I wanted as did OP in that thread and is the SMPlayer
behavior. I'll give it a try next time I have a bunch. I'm currently
downloading with JDownloader - a truly fine (free) application 8-)
Regards ... Alec (buralex@gmail& WinLiveMess - alec.m.burgess@skype)
- You can do it mechanically with a stereo to Mono adapter plug, and a
mono to stereo attache to it. Plug both adapters into your speaker jack
and then your speakers into the adapters.
- At 03:32 2011-09-18, Alec Burgess wrote:
>My VLC is version 188.8.131.52. I've scanned through the (*very* extensiveTry searching their forum. That's how I found my solution. And be
>set of) options several times but haven't yet tried to google for answers.
sure to use the right search terms - I had been there before.
Yeah, extensive options makes it hard to find the one you're after.
Took me years, literally, to even find the menu option, because I
didn't understand what it did. I thought it needed to be set to the
true nature of the input, but not so.
download "foobar 2000" it is free ,go to preferences\playback\DSP
Managers\dowmix channels to mono and apply every thing will be mono.
THANKYOU DAVE M
----- Original Message -----
From: "loro" <tabbie@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2011 5:41 AM
Subject: [NTO] Force mono sound from both speakers
> Is there a setting somewhere to disable stereo sound but still have
> the sound coming from both speakers? Or if not, do you know of a
> player that can do it? I've heard there are hardware solutions, but
> let's keep it simple.
> VLC Media Player has a setting: Audio Device [stereo|mono]. That does
> what I want, but I have to make the choice for each track, so not optimal.
> If someone wonders why I want to do this, the truth is I never liked
> stereo. I don't think it sounds natural. But I do like that the sound
> gets more "body" from two speakers than from one... Now I've got hold
> of some old jazz records that I once owned on vinyl. Obviously the
> originals were mono since there was no stereo back then, but when
> they make new releases they often create an odd fake stereo effect,
> by filtering out single instruments I suppose and sending them left
> or right. Horrible it is. Boohoo.
> Yahoo! Groups Links
- loro wrote:
> I'd be happy if stereo sound never came out of my speakers again,In that case you may be looking in the wrong place. Under
Control Panel -> Multimedia -> Audio -> Playback -> Advanced
(this for Win98)
you get a choice for "speaker setup". My standard is "desktop stereo
speakers" but there is also a "laptop mono speakers" setting. I'm not
really sure what it does, but might be worth a try. It seems there are
individual settings for devices, in my case three, line out jack, USB
soundcard, and routed through Totalrecorder.
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- Axel wrote:
>loro wrote:Been there, done that. Sound goes bad or disappears if your choice
> > I'd be happy if stereo sound never came out of my speakers again,
>In that case you may be looking in the wrong place. Under
>Control Panel -> Multimedia -> Audio -> Playback -> Advanced
>(this for Win98)
>you get a choice for "speaker setup". My standard is "desktop stereo
>speakers" but there is also a "laptop mono speakers" setting. I'm not
>really sure what it does, but might be worth a try. It seems there are
>individual settings for devices, in my case three, line out jack, USB
>soundcard, and routed through Totalrecorder.
doesn't match the actual device, at least for me. Don't know, maybe
I'll just buy something like the below that's supposed to do the
trick. It's just that I've gotten into my head there should be
another and quicker way.
I'd like one of those for my mp3 player anyway. Mine has a built in
radio receiver and I can set that to mono, but no such option for
mp3. This is even more irritating when you use earphones actually. I
mostly use my mp3 player on walks. I don't like to be totally cut off
from the surrounding sounds, so using just one ear plug is nice, but
then you only get half of the songs!