VLC’s Dynamic Range Compression Starter Settings

How to boost the VLC volume beyond 200%

It is by default that VLC lets you scroll up to 200/400% of the volume in a media. But still for a hell lot of YouTube videos, such volume wouldn’t be audible enough. So for such quiet videos, the VLC volume can be increased up to 800% by using the command prompt.

Step 1: Open a command window inside the VideoLan directory. Navigate to the VideoLan directory C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLCShift + Right Click and then select Open command window here


Open command prompt and cd C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC

Step 2: Now if you want to stream a YouTube video with a high volume, you should open the VLC player with such high volume before you stream.

Now in your command window type in vlc.exe --volume 1024

1024 can be replaced with higher levels if the vid

1024 can be replaced with higher levels if the video is damn quiet.

To stream the YouTube video, select Media, select Open Network Stream, and paste the URL.

Step 3: If you would like to play a movie file, yo

Step 3: If you would like to play a movie file, you could follow the same method in the step 2 and finally open the local media file.


Problem: Videos now look choppy or run sluggishy. Solution: Try changing the scaling mode from LANCZOS to BILINEAR, the deinterlacing method from YADIF to LINEAR, and Post-processing quality to 1.

Note: If you experience crashes before or after following this guide, try switching to the 32-bit version of VLC. Even if you’re using 64-bit Windows, the 32-bit version seems to be more stable. At least according to me, the guy who wrote a whole guide on this. What do I know.


Part 2. Change the Video Bit Rate/Frame Rate

Different video parameters like frame rate, resolution, etc. also influence video size. So another way to use VLC resize the video for gaining more space on your memory device and make it easy to upload to any website like YouTube is to change the video parameters like frame rate, bit rate.

Repeat the tutorial of converting video to a smaller size format in Part 1, then click on Settings under the profile section and then click on the Video Codec tab, and enter the height and width of the video. Please keep in mind that the aspect ratio should be the same as before to keep the better quality.




  • Specified OUTPUT to “OpenGL Video Output for Windows” if using Windows
  • Removed “Uncheck ‘Use hardware YUV->RGB conversions'” from Step 2. Setting now appears to be off by default, and possibly never helped to begin with.
  • Removed VIDEO SCALING FILTER from Step 3. See: Step 5.
  • Added Step 5.
  • More terrible jokes!