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Music file to loud in Menue

May 8, 2013 5:09 PM

Tags: #file #in #to #loud #music #menue

I have a video and a seperate music file for my background image and music on my menue I'm creating for a project.  


How do I lower/adjust the volume of the music in Encore before I burn the DVD?  (Right now it blast us outa the room compaired to the normal audio levels that are in the DVD movies).


Thanks... Marv.

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    May 8, 2013 6:13 PM   in reply to Marvin Nauman

    You  need to fix the audio volume outside of Encore.

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    May 10, 2013 9:48 AM   in reply to Marvin Nauman

    As Stan correctly points out - you must do this outside of Encore.

    As a general guide to setting the correct level for menu audio, try this:

    Open the audio file in a media player, and set it to loop.

    Play continuously until you have adjusted it to a level that does not irritate the hell out of you, and then turn it down another 3-6dB.


    Menu Audio should peak at absolutely no higher than -10dBFS to my mind.

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    May 10, 2013 9:51 AM   in reply to Neil Wilkes

    I generally author with program peaks at -12dBFS to keep somewhat in line with what I hear from a lot of commercial titles (and even that is a little higher than average), so for menu music I'd say peak at -18 dBFS max, maybe even -24 dBFS.

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    May 10, 2013 10:04 AM   in reply to Jim Simon

    Fair comment Jim.

    Personally I would say it depends on the title - a concert DVD should be louder than a movie DVD - the main reason for low levels is the need to ensure a 5.1 stream can be played over an RF/CoAxial connection in mono as a downmix - and the consumer decoders will drop the shutters hard if the stream is too hot.


    Also - this is still personally speaking - I hate music on menus. Period. Nothing bugs me more than this.

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