Increase VLC Media Player volume to more than 125%

By default, the volume slider in VLC allows you to increase the volume up to 125%. If you have a  file with really low, inaudible audio, you may want to boost the volume above 125%.

Increasing audio volume above 100% percent causes audio distortion; it may harm your audio equipment; extremely loud sounds could even cause hearing damage. Prolonged exposure to moderately loud sounds also causes hearing damage. Use this option only for files whose volume is very low.

Increasing volume up to 200% using the Keyboard

Using the keyboard shortcut, the volume can be increased up to 200% without having to change any VLC setting. The shortcut to increase volume is CTRL+UP To decrease volume use CTRL+DOWN

Changing the volume slider maximum

As mentioned before, the maximum volume which can be achieved using the volume slider is 125%, by default. This default setting can be changed from preferences.

From the Tools menu choose preferences or press CTRL+P. Make sure that show all settings is selected.

Simple Preferences Window with show all settings option highlighted

This would change the preferences window from Simple preferences to Advanced preferences. Go to Interface ➾ Main interfaces ➾ Qt ➾ Maximum volume displayed.

VLC advanced preferences

Set the maximum volume displayed to the desired percentage.

2 thoughts on “Increase VLC Media Player volume to more than 125%”

  1. can I blow my speaker if I go pass 100 percent of volume to 200 percent weather I am using a portable bluetooth speaker or pc speakers ect

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