Poor audio quality in Vivaldi
When I watch youtube videos in Vivaldi, it sounds like i'm inside a box, the audio is lower than it should be and sounds kinda distorted. Anyone else have this problem or know of a solution? Thanks
Do you have a example URL to test this?
This video, i watched it in Firefox and Vivaldi, and i sounded fine in Firefox.
It's like this with all other youtube videos i have watched in Vivaldi. I haven't tested with another videostreaming service or something other than HTML5 videoplayer.
Definitely it sound differently in FF.
But to me looks like FF is the exception, not Vivaldi.
To me the Vivaldi audio seem the same as Opera and IE
Can hear a slight difference between Opera 34, IE 11, Firefox 43 and Vivaldi with the video shows as HD HTML5 video.
Debuginfo for Viovaldi:
Dimensions:854 x 480
Resolution:1280 x 720@24
Mime Type:video/webm; codecs="vp9"
Connection Speed:1621 Kbps
Video ID: 4bC56mnXS5o
Dimensions: 854 x 480
Resolution: 1280 x 720@24
Stream Host: r18---sn-4g57kn6y
Stream Type: https
Mime Type: video/mp4; codecs="avc1.4d401f"
DASH: yes (136/251)
Connection Speed: 1573 Kbps
May be the difference is avc1.4d401f and VP9 codec.
With AVC1 codec the sound is a little bit clearer.
The fault is at Youtube not sending the better version for you example.
Vivaldi can play Video with encoder H264/AAC; but Youtube does not send the correct encoded Video! And because of this you get less audio quaility.
This video uses H264/AAC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkaSHw215YQ
You can see the encoding with context menu Statistiscs on Youtube Video player
I send a bugreport to YouTube that they dont send H264/AAC coded video at https:// youtu. be/4bC56mnXS5o.
Some of us analyzed the problem and found out: the Video on Firefox has a distored sound spectrum, around 7-12 kHz some frequencies are at a higher level than they should really be and with such bad things Audio sound "crispier" for some people.
It is like a equalizier which "upgrades" good HighEnd music and loudspeakers into bad sqeeky Ghettoblasters
Try this, it works.
Yes, h264ify works fine with 1.0.390.3 (32-Bit)
It forces always AVC/H264/AAC :woohoo: