how they mix the audio for home release movies

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    this is a video about how they mix the audio for home movies.
    Gus Johnson plays all sorts of characters, from Mitchell Robbins to JK Rowling to some guy in God's Country to shooting videos with his mom to I don't know why I am writing this. I am Gus. I wrote this.
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    Published on 4 months ago


    1. Gus Johnson

      if you or a loved one has been affected by loud movie volume follow me on twitter @Gusbuckets

      1. Truth-Freedom

        I actually thought that you exaggerated a little. But that's just my opinion.

      2. Kevin Malibu

        Bruh, this is REAL LIFE. I’m sick of that shit on Netflix 🤣🤣

      3. El Mehdi Boussalhi

        We want a .flac download for that twitty Conway album

    2. Marion Hinzman

      It’s like it seems so balanced at the movie theater but then I try to watch the movie at home and my parents are constantly making me turn the volume up every time people start talking but then oh my God it’s fucking horribly louder than the actual shuttle launch at NASA when the action starts in the movie like do they know the word balance the fucking audio

    3. Memepool 22

      I accidentally increased the volume and kept wondering why everything is so loud

    4. Justin Brantley

      Also, they mix the movie about 30 times quiter than Video Games, so you turn the audio up to watch the movie, then once you're done you exit to the PlayStation menu and it makes you go deaf immediately.

    5. Terrible Sandwich

      So much truth in a 47 second video. Wtf already Hollywood?

    6. Ty Thomas Boxing Training

      I can't watch Hulu in my mom's basement because of this

    7. Blair Davis

      A-freaking-men gus!!!

    8. Jakub Checinski

      THANK YOU! I have been saying this for years!

    9. David King

      and people wonder why I have subtitles on

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    11. ttrop

      creative use of powerdrill, never seen one with a light on it tho

    12. danteelite

      That's why I leave my TV on night mode in the audio settings. The "dialogue" or "news" settings usually sound decent too. Hope this actually helps someone, my gf showed me that and it made a world of difference.

    13. Sir SupesAfro

      Geez, go home video description, you're drunk

    14. Lola Gray

      I'm in a film class where I'm fairly sure the professor has bad hearing, so she always turns the volume up all the way. The film class is about women in action films. I sit in the last row... right next to the speakers. I haven't heard a single thing from the first day of class.

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    17. Gustav Gnöttgen

      Slightly more quiet dialog and somewhat louder noises here?

    18. Aseel Aseel

      i don’t understand?

    19. ok

      when you have to hold the remote the entire time to continually adjust volume

    20. Jay J

      so true and also so annoying

    21. James Does It All

      100000000000% find myself turning up and down the volume on Netflix every time i watch a movie or tv show on there...

    22. Laser Mayonnaiser

      I swear there are some movies in On Demand or Netflix or DVD where I have to clench my remote to turn up the volume for dialogue and turn it down for music and sound effects. I might as well be playing a video game with all the button pressing

    23. Olavids

      Kinda funny, the ad for this video was longer than the video itself.

    24. nova minnebie

      just change the language to English and not English 5.1

    25. Ssj3Gokulegend!

      Obviously anyone who agrees with this video clearly watch their movies with shitty tv speakers. The audio for home media is specifically mixed for a proper home theater system in mind with dynamics intacted. Granted they should release like a 2.0 mix for tv playback it self but this is clearly not an issue for anybody with the proper setup. I refuse to let them mess up great mixes for people that only watch with their tv speakers or crap speakers in general. Get better equipments!

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    27. Brad the impaler

      This is definitely a 2008 volkswagen jetta moment

    28. n40798

      So when they actually mix the audio, is the dialogue lowered and music raised intentionally? or they just don't know what they're doing?

    29. BobbyBeRad

      Cranked it up to wumbo I see

    30. celerysoup

      Throughout the entirety of watching Stranger Things on Netflix I had a remote in hand for when ear-bleedingly loud sound effects were played

    31. Elboe Succ

      *cough fast and furious *cough

    32. Nyla Kiriyuin

      He didn’t eject the flash drive

    33. Theodore Thoth

      Good Midwestern Lutherans in an ELCA shirt

    34. KanalDerGutenSache

      This is why I only watch movies muted.

    35. Saxy Man

      All I want to do is watch fight club while cleaning my room but every 10 seconds theres an earthquake in my house.

    36. jmiogo

      THANK YOU!!!

    37. shreksmom aHOE

      What if gus Johnson and brewstew collaborated

    38. Brad the impaler

      basically how it b

    39. Jilk

      Gotta have my remote in my hand so I can turn it down when loud shit happens and not wake up my family and then turn it back up again so I can hear dialogue.

    40. Jilk

      Alas, I have but one like to give.

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    42. Mary Darko

      I was watching Thor: Ragnarok on my tv, listening to Thor talk and all of a sudden you hear Immigrant Song 'AAAAAA' was really something

    43. BoyOfSteel101

      Oh my fuck. THANK YOU!

    44. Cacti House

      Can’t hear you over the drill

    45. eru san

      I'm guessing a lot of this has to do with home equipment, as well. If you're playing surround sound through an HDMI cable in stereo, you'll have terribly quiet dialog and terribly loud explosions.

    46. Florin Sekosan

      This is the realest shit ive ever seen in my entire life

    47. Neknerp

      TVs/dvd players/netflix usually default to compressing the 5.1 to come out of TV speakers, which makes the dialogue relatively quiet. If you switch to the standard "stereo" audio option, then the volumes will be much more balanced on tv speakers.

    48. Jane

      I want an example

    49. JB Red

      Thank you. I'm to the point that if I have to start fiddling with the remote while watching a movie, I don't watch the movie.

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    53. Ginsu131

      Guys, don't watch movies using TV speakers. Get external ones with a center channel, which is where all the volume is piped to these days.

    54. M3LP L30n

      Did any one else just imagine, "mitochondrial is..."?

    55. Edgar Allan Poo

      missed the chance to turn down the dialogue and turn up the outtro music to earrape levels.

    56. Nosebleed de Groselha

      When my mom asks me why I didn’t like Blade Runner 2049

    57. YannickFilms

      Oh my god it‘s so true😂😂how can you make a 47 seconds long joke so simple but SOOO FUCKING FUNNY?!😂😂

    58. Ranstone

      ... The audio for DVDs are 5.1, so they're the exact same mix as the original...

      1. Sam

        Yeah people are just cheap/poor and cant afford a basic 5 channel or 3 channel setup. Having a center channel is key, and no one really seems to know that. then they blame the audio mixers when in reality its mixed perfectly they just didn't invest in a basic sound system.

    59. Salman Arif

      I knew sp4zie off to something new in his life 0:5

    60. Robert Gaines

      The title alone made me laugh

    61. DaFuq!?Boom!

      He should've just destroy that USB with *brickwall* block.

    62. Mr.Blank

      you look like Sam Carter

    63. Hoganply

      Even with pro headphones on it's rediculous. I swear it's getting worse with each movie too. Watching the Endgame Blu-ray I had to turn it up so loud to comfortably hear the dialogue the explosions literally hurt my ears.

    64. ahasd asetodu

      What is that outro music?

    65. Eric Glass

      Too real hahhaa

    66. King Kehmi

      I am Jeff's sister's mom's son and can confirm this is what we do when releasing the home movie versions

    67. Ketsu-wo-taberu

      What? Altered carbon ain't like that!

    68. Michael Valdes

      My sister hates when my brother in law and I watch movies because we have to blast it to hear the dialogue. Then an explosion shakes the house and wakes the baby 😂

    69. howlmao

      we not gonna talk about that catch

    70. Properly Gaming

      I swear. You can't watch movies without subtitles because their music and some effects blare over the dialogue