Is this information (DRC and dail-norm) lost when people rip DVDs?
c COMPR, --dcompr=COMPR------------------------Default: noneThis option sets the overall dynamic compression in the decoder. Thisvalue is applied to every output speaker.The bitstream contains information of how much to amplify or attenuatethe sound to decrease the overall dynamic variations (loudness) in theprogram contents. Different options exists to choose the wanteddynamic reduction: o none No dynamic compression. The program contents is unchanged. o normal Normal dynamic compression. Normal in-store decoders use this as an hardcoded default. o light Light dynamic compression. This is 50% (-6db) of the reduction/gain that normal dynamic compression would give. o heavy Heavy dynamic compression. Intended for poor listening environment with much background noise. o inverse Dynamic expansion. This is the inverse value of the light dynamic compression, i.e. it makes strong sounds stronger and weaker sounds weaker.
Maybe I haven't made myself clear, I don't have any trouble adjusting the volume, I just don't want to be doing it numerous times throughout a movie, that's all. Normal drc is usually good but I'm still adjusting the volume occasionally.Like I've already said, the dynamic range on dvd's is no doubt great when you have the right setup, it just seems to me that on anything in the medium to low range it becomes a bit of a b**ch.Btw, I playback movies through the 2.1 speakers on my samsung plano, granted not a great set up but pretty good imo. The progressive VGA input is excellent.