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.
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Comments • 1 542

  • Gus Johnson
    Gus Johnson  5 months ago +6164

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

    • Truth-Freedom
      Truth-Freedom 5 months ago

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

    • Kevin Malibu
      Kevin Malibu 5 months ago

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

    • El Mehdi Boussalhi
      El Mehdi Boussalhi 5 months ago +1

      We want a .flac download for that twitty Conway album

  • Jani Kärkkäinen
    Jani Kärkkäinen 14 days ago


  • Max Power
    Max Power 16 days ago

    I wish I could like this video more than once.

  • Rooster Cogburn
    Rooster Cogburn 20 days ago

    Thank you! So it's not just in my head!

  • Rainy Chain
    Rainy Chain 22 days ago


  • Epic Rhino Films
    Epic Rhino Films Month ago

    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

  • Memepool 22
    Memepool 22 3 months ago

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

  • Justin Brantley
    Justin Brantley 3 months ago +1

    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.

  • Terrible Sandwich
    Terrible Sandwich 3 months ago +1

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

  • Ty Thomas Boxing Training

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

  • Blair Davis
    Blair Davis 3 months ago

    A-freaking-men gus!!!

  • Jakub Checinski
    Jakub Checinski 4 months ago

    THANK YOU! I have been saying this for years!

  • David King
    David King 4 months ago

    and people wonder why I have subtitles on

    HTPC HTPC 4 months ago


  • ttrop
    ttrop 4 months ago

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

  • danteelite
    danteelite 4 months ago +4

    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.

  • Sir SupesAfro
    Sir SupesAfro 4 months ago

    Geez, go home video description, you're drunk

  • Lola Gray
    Lola Gray 4 months ago

    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.

  • ThatOneRandomKid
    ThatOneRandomKid 4 months ago


  • Pocket Heart
    Pocket Heart 4 months ago


  • Gustav Gnöttgen
    Gustav Gnöttgen 4 months ago

    Slightly more quiet dialog and somewhat louder noises here?

  • Aseel Aseel
    Aseel Aseel 4 months ago

    i don’t understand?

  • ok
    ok 4 months ago

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

  • Jasmin
    Jasmin 4 months ago

    so true and also so annoying

  • James Does It All
    James Does It All 4 months ago

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

  • Laser Mayonnaiser
    Laser Mayonnaiser 4 months ago

    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

  • Olavids
    Olavids 4 months ago

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

  • nova minnebie
    nova minnebie 4 months ago

    just change the language to English and not English 5.1

  • Ssj3Gokulegend!
    Ssj3Gokulegend! 4 months ago

    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!

  • The Cereal Guy
    The Cereal Guy 4 months ago


  • Brad the impaler
    Brad the impaler 4 months ago

    This is definitely a 2008 volkswagen jetta moment

  • n40798
    n40798 4 months ago

    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?

  • BobbyBeRad
    BobbyBeRad 4 months ago

    Cranked it up to wumbo I see

  • celerysoup
    celerysoup 4 months ago

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

  • Elboe Succ
    Elboe Succ 4 months ago

    *cough fast and furious *cough

  • Nyla Kiriyuin
    Nyla Kiriyuin 4 months ago

    He didn’t eject the flash drive

  • Theodore Thoth
    Theodore Thoth 4 months ago

    Good Midwestern Lutherans in an ELCA shirt

  • KanalDerGutenSache
    KanalDerGutenSache 5 months ago

    This is why I only watch movies muted.

  • Saxy Man
    Saxy Man 5 months ago

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

  • jmiogo
    jmiogo 5 months ago

    THANK YOU!!!

  • shreksmom aHOE
    shreksmom aHOE 5 months ago

    What if gus Johnson and brewstew collaborated

  • Brad the impaler
    Brad the impaler 5 months ago

    basically how it b

  • Jilk
    Jilk 5 months ago

    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.

  • Jilk
    Jilk 5 months ago

    Alas, I have but one like to give.

  • Jackie B
    Jackie B 5 months ago


  • Mary Darko
    Mary Darko 5 months ago +1

    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

  • BoyOfSteel101
    BoyOfSteel101 5 months ago

    Oh my fuck. THANK YOU!

  • Cacti House
    Cacti House 5 months ago

    Can’t hear you over the drill

  • eru san
    eru san 5 months ago

    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.

  • Florin Sekosan
    Florin Sekosan 5 months ago

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

  • Neknerp
    Neknerp 5 months ago +2

    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.

  • Jane
    Jane 5 months ago

    I want an example

  • JB Red
    JB Red 5 months ago +1

    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.

  • Babazooka boi
    Babazooka boi 5 months ago


  • Lissie Lamb
    Lissie Lamb 5 months ago


  • Nuclearspartan
    Nuclearspartan 5 months ago


  • Ginsu131
    Ginsu131 5 months ago

    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.

  • M3LP L30n
    M3LP L30n 5 months ago

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

  • Edgar Allan Poo
    Edgar Allan Poo 5 months ago

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

  • Nosebleed de Groselha
    Nosebleed de Groselha 5 months ago

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