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Does VLC player destroys speakers of laptop?


Date: 20 Jul 2012   Posted By: Manoj Chaurasia     Group: Computers    Category: Software   

I had a laptop on which i installed VLC player and after 2 months time one of the speaker started making a buzzing sound. I was told by the technician that VLC player had destroyed my speakers. I want to know that is it true and if yes then why are drivers installed, like sound drivers.

Please give your suggestions and clear my doubts.


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Author: Abhinav    25 Jul 2012      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Yes, your technician has told you the right thing; a VLC player can damage/destroy your normal laptop speakers. VLC player has the capability of amplifying the sound level twice the normal sound level other media players can produce. If you play your media files in VLC player at maximum volume level of 200% then there is a possibility that your laptop speakers may not handle the sound amplification produced by VLC media player, resulting in damage to laptop speakers and distortion in sound. Laptop speakers, having less wattage, are made to produce normal sound level. You should play your media files in VLC player at an average sound level to avoid damage to your Laptop speakers.

Note: Laptop speakers damaged by VLC media player don't come under the preview to manufacture warranty list.


Author: Ashadul Halder    27 Jul 2012      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 1    Voting Score: 0

vlc player tried to produce high performence. But in general laptop's spekers are not as good as others. So. It is better to avoid vlc in laptop.

Author: Nikhil Saini    29 Jul 2012      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2    Voting Score: 0

Yes, it's true that VLC player amplifies the volume. I think you would use it on higher sound rate therefore it has damaged your speakers. It is not only about VLC player, every player which can amplifies the volume same as VLC player, can damage your Laptop speakers. So be careful to choosing the player specially for laptop.

Author: AKASH KUMAR    29 Jul 2012      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 2    Voting Score: 0

VLC Media player can produce double the volume that other players, You can increase he volume using Ctrl + Up Arrow key

If you keep volume @ 400% it amplifies the volume than normal output.

Speaker of Laptop are having less sound limit, so having set the sound limits to 400% you are actually making it above the limit of Laptop Speakers.
As the Laptop Manufacturer counts this your mistake, you don't get claim even if it is under warranty.


Author: Dhairya Khant    14 Aug 2012      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

If we use any media player worsely, it may damage or destroy the speakers. In VLC media player if you increase volume upto 200% it definitely damage the speakers. To increase volume upto 200%, use key ctrl+up.
To avoid the damage of speakers, keep volume 100% and set equalizer disable or classical mode.


Author: Adi    15 Aug 2012      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Yes, if you cross that 100% mark it is dangerous for your speakers.

Try to keep it till 100%. If the volume of the movie or music is too low then you can cross that 100% level.

Just don't cross the mark only to get louder sound.


Author: Ankur Abhishek    18 Aug 2012      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

yes a VLC player can damage/destroy your normal laptop speakers.

If you keep volume @ 400% it amplifies the volume than normal output

Try to keep it till 100%. If the volume of the movie or music is too low then you can cross that 100% level.


Author: NITIN YADAV    16 Sep 2012      Member Level: Gold     Points : 1    Voting Score: 0

yes,
vlc destroys the speaker i have too face this problem once.
As it increases the volume upto 400%.
so dont use it or if you are increasing still using it dont increase volume more than 100%.

When you buy a laptop while mentioning the warranty he tells not to use vlc player.


Author: shivam gupta    17 Sep 2012      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2    Voting Score: 0

Yes my friend VLC player absolutely does the same as you guessed.It destroys the speakers and the destruction is indicated by a buzzing unpleasant sound while playing a video or an audio file.
The main reason for this is the available option to increase sound up to 400%.This feature provided by vlc is real harmful for the speakers as it makes the speakers perform at 400% of their normal capability.So this feature should be avoided and we should try to keep the volume below or at 100%.
THANK YOU.





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