iPodVolumeBooster
iPodVolumeBooster
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iPodVolumeBooster for Mac1.4

12 October 2007

Work around for the European 100-decibel iPod limit.

What is iPodVolumeBooster for Mac

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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Badkruka
Badkruka
Sep 18 2007
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Sep 18 2007
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How does it works with iTunes 7.4 and 3rd gen iPod nano?
Guest
Guest
Mar 8 2006
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Mar 8 2006
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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.
Guest
Guest
Apr 23 2005
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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.
Guest
Guest
Apr 7 2005
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Apr 7 2005
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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!
Guest
Guest
Jan 23 2005
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Jan 23 2005
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Great software! I can now use my standard iPod hearphones as loudspeakers!
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Jan 23 2005
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PIMP. nice job
Guest
Guest
Sep 13 2004
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Sep 13 2004
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MY IPOD DOESNT WORK SINCE I USED IPOD VLUME BOOSTER!WHAT I HAVE TO DO?
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Aug 10 2004
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Aug 10 2004
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@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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Guest
Jun 28 2004
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Jun 28 2004
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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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Apr 27 2004
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Apr 27 2004
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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