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    Does VLC player destroys speakers of laptop?


    Facing problems with VLC player? Find out the details about the sound problems in VLC player and how safe is your laptops sound drivers with VLC player.

    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.
  • #92539
    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.

  • #92662
    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.

  • #92718
    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.

  • #92729
    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.

  • #93337
    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.

  • #93364
    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.

  • #93470
    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.

  • #94657
    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.

  • #94720
    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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