iPodVolumeBooster
iPodVolumeBooster
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iPodVolumeBooster1.4

12 October 2007

Work around for the European 100-decibel iPod limit.

Overview

iPodVolumeBooster is a program which acts as a workaround for the volume-limited iPods sold in Europe, which are restricted to 100 decibels of sound output.

In order to perform this, the program changes a database which is commonly maintained by the iPod. This means that the MP3 / AAC files carried by the iPod will not be touched.

What's new in iPodVolumeBooster

Version 1.4:
  • Fixed: iPodVolumeBooster 1.3 caused some trouble when the newly introduced iPod Classic is boosted. Afterwards he claimed that he carries no music anymore. This problem is fixed in this version.
  • Added: Some minor tweaks in the iPod Info-Panel. iPodVolumeBooster does now show more informations by acquiring the USB-Info when applicable.

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20 Reviews of iPodVolumeBooster

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Grayhound
24 December 2003
Version: 0.11

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I wish i can take a look at the programm but it looks like for me, that the HOLE PAGE of mr. Dusel has bucks (for Macintosh users). What I have tryed: get it with all available browsers I have. Tryed to do so in Jaguar or Panther. Tryed it on a fresh installation and all the "Vodootricks". NOTHING worked :-( I can not open or expand the archive. Tryed to contact the programmer on his Webside -> Mail bounced back. Funny >:-(. Isn't it O-{?
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Badkruka
18 September 2007
Version: 1.3
How does it works with iTunes 7.4 and 3rd gen iPod nano?
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hp
08 March 2006
Version: 1.1
Just leave their ears up to their owners. It's an epidemic to protect people from themselves. All kinds of authorities are trying to put you under tutelage. I am responsible of my life, and I am responsible of my proper ears.
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Anonymous
23 April 2005
Version: 1.0
Dear Philip and JimW, What you fail to see is that not all people use the stock Apple earbuds or listen to modern high-level mastered music. I, being a radio production student and sound engineer, am quite aware of the risks involved in subjecting yourself to high levels of sound pressure. Although I understand and have great sympathy (and for some part, agreement) for your critizism and viewpoints, as I mentioned there are some slight problems with your bantering of the author of this program; - The Apple earbuds are constructed with very low elevtrical impedance - meaning they easily produce higher levels of sound pressure from lesser levels of current. However, not everyone uses their stock earbuds for reasons. My own headphones actually take around 3x the current to produce the same sound levels, and thus the law prohibiting sound levels above 100dB is, in essential, stupid. It all boils down to what headphones one uses! - Also, not everyone listens to rock, hip hop, pop, r'n'b and so on - music that's mastered in order to produce the highest sound levels at all times. I listen quite a bit to old jazz, modern jazz and especially classical tracks. They are often at around half the volume of your average techno track! Again, this makes the "100dB rule" stupid. However, as stated above, I have great understanding of your viewpoints. People should no be subjected to sound pressure exceeding 100dB. But just to cap the iPod volume output in this way is a narrowheaded way to stop this.
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Anonymous
07 April 2005
Version: 1.0
works [after a fahion!] but it's a pretty clumsy hack. all it does is puts the 'volume adjustment' setting for each track in your itunes/ipod library up to full, so they get played louder. if you've already used the 'volume adjustment' settings yourself to either quieten excessively loud tracks or boost excessively quiet ones, all these relative settings will be lost. it's a very crude 'spinal tap' solution - "just bung everything up to eleven" - and it doesn't actually do anything to the ipod firmware to remove the 100db limit. if you want unfettered ipod volume, just download and install the US version of the itunes software. it's the only 'real' work around and it's a lot less hassle!
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4.5
Anonymous
23 January 2005
Version: 1.0
Great software! I can now use my standard iPod hearphones as loudspeakers!
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Anonymous
23 January 2005
Version: 1.0
PIMP. nice job
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Gonçalo
13 September 2004
Version: 1.0
MY IPOD DOESNT WORK SINCE I USED IPOD VLUME BOOSTER!WHAT I HAVE TO DO?
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Anonymous
10 August 2004
Version: 1.0
@Philip an JimW: As long as smoking isn't outlawed why bother with a volume cap? At least people usually don't die from this app, they do die from sigarettes. I use this app to SOMETIMES get more dynamic range out of my classical music. It is MY responsibility not to blow my ears to pieces. DutchVince
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Anonymous
28 June 2004
Version: 1.0
Fantastic little App! If your anything like me then your'd be dissapointed by the lack of volume on the iPod. I can easily listen to most tracks at full volume and still hear background noise, which was really annoying! easpecially since I though I had paid all that money for the ultimate audio player. All fixed now though, I can play tracks as loud or as soft as required and I can now 'choose' to listen to my track VERY loud :)
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Anonymous
27 April 2004
Version: 1.0
Hi, I like iPod Volume Booster. I do not hear worse than an average person, because my ear doctor I visit once a year told me, everything is ok. So, why I am using Volume Booster? Here in Europe we have to live with "volume-reduced" iPods because of a french (now EU) law, that says: The original dB of the US sold iPods are to loud here, so Apple had to reduze the decibel (for EU customers). And I like it to have it as loud as I want, and it is great with my in-earphones to hear the music I want and just nothing else. :-) Just my 2 cents. Rob, Vienna
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Anonymous
26 January 2004
Version: 0.14
i know my hearing might get damaged but at the end of the day its my choice. when i'm on the tube in london sometimes i can't hear the ipod clearly over the noise of the trains. this great app should make all the difference.
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Anonymous
21 January 2004
Version: 0.14
Turning the volume up and eventually damaging your hearing is like looking at the sun and eventually losing your sight
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Anonymous
19 January 2004
Version: 0.14
I agree with JW. As a speech pathologist I am familiar with hearing loss. Don't worry if you can't hear your loved ones or have trouble understanding conversation at a dinner party, or misunderstand what someone has said to you, or feel embarrased and become depressed and reclusive. Why someone would want to intentionally harm themselves is beyond me. When your hearing is impaired you will have long forgotten what that wonderful song was that you enjoyed at decibel levels approaching that of a jet plane landing or a jacjhammer. You'll wish you had your hearing back. The tiny hairs inside your inner ear just can't take the sonic pounding. At first there is some rebound (e.g., after a rock concert), but there comes a time when there isn't anymore and you'll wonder why you just had to listen to that song so loudly, because the past enjoyment won't be any comfort for your present disability. If this author had any social conscience he would remove it from distribution and feel proud that he helped someone keep their hearing instead of contributing to the deafness or just plain old hard of hearing kind of loss that is inevitable with noise abuse. Protect your hearing - you can't get it back.
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Anonymous
19 January 2004
Version: 0.14
This dosn't do anything more than selecting your music and going to 'get info' What a shame.
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Jimw
19 January 2004
Version: 0.14
Let me get this straight. Europe, of which many countries, if not all have government funded or subsidized health care, took a common sense approach to limit the IPOD output to 100dB as to what it could crank into a headset. That sort of makes sense since continuous exposure to sound levels somewhere over 85- 90dB for long periods of time can cause permanent hearing damage. So it accomplishes two things. It protects peoples hearing and prevents its gradual loss from this source now. It will reduce the demand for expensive hearing aids later in life. But not to be prevented from exercising their right to self-abuse, this perverted person has seen fit to provide a hack to disable this protection and share it with the rest of the world so that others can damage their hearing and file claims later in life requesting hearing aids currently costing an average of $3000-$4000 ea. (US). At least when European taxes go up for taxes for health care they will know who to blame. It most certainty won't be the providers, politicians, or Apple. In the US we have no such coverage, especially for hearing. If we damage our hearing we pay for it ourselves to fix it or we go deaf. That's why American idiots are allowed to blow their eardrums right out of their heads. It's their god-given Constitutional right! It's also lucrative business for the medical profession to fix it - if and when then can and their patient can pay for it. That's Capitalism in its grandest form. BTW: If you know anyone using this product or if you are using this product - its never to early to learn to Sign.
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Anonymous
13 January 2004
Version: 0.13
This little application is simply amazing. It did what others can't and improves the quality of my iPod so much. Free your iPod if you have the volume restriction! Please Hans-Peter, unleash more hidden features of our so beloved toy. Maik.
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3.25
Bite-Me
07 January 2004
Version: 0.13
It's ok... it worked at my comp for 2 days and then I wan't able to open the programm again... but my iPod (40 GB) is now boosted!
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Peter
25 December 2003
Version: 0.12
Hohoho Everybody out there! This is Peter - the Author of VolumeBooster! Sorry Guys for the trouble! Please download the recent Version (0.13) from http://www.bnv-gz.de/~hdusel/tools/iPodVolumeBooster/download/iPodVolumeBoost.dmg.sit and you will be happy ;-) Sorry for the trouble. Actually I almost spent the whole night to search and fix this stupid bug and it was really *stupid* ;-) However fixing it was easy - just two additional lines of code ;-) But now it should work. For details see the revision log on my page. If you have any problems or questions, then drop me a note! Best Regards and nice Holidays for you and your Families! - Peter - :o) P.S. Many thanks for the great assistence of Andree, Manfred, Manuel and J@ffa! The Crashlogs and excepts from your console log finally helped me to fix this bug! Cool! :o)
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Anonymous
25 December 2003
Version: 0.12
I have just tried the beta 0.12, the version worked out of the box, the 0.11 bug seems to be fixed. The volume is much higher now on my 15 GB European iPod.
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Grayhound
24 December 2003
Version: 0.11
I wish i can take a look at the programm but it looks like for me, that the HOLE PAGE of mr. Dusel has bucks (for Macintosh users). What I have tryed: get it with all available browsers I have. Tryed to do so in Jaguar or Panther. Tryed it on a fresh installation and all the "Vodootricks". NOTHING worked :-( I can not open or expand the archive. Tryed to contact the programmer on his Webside -> Mail bounced back. Funny >:-(. Isn't it O-{?
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