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    Hi all

    I have been looking for something to increase the volume when watching videos on my n7. In searching he forums for recommendations I see volume + being mentioned more often than not....but the reviews on the play store seem to indicate jelly bean issues. Has anyone tried the app and what are your thoughts? Any other alternatives?
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    I installed Speaker Boost, and have been happy with it. It has all sorts of warnings not to turn it up very high, but after a little testing, I discovered that I could turn it all the way up without any damage to me or the headphones I was using.
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    This was recommended to me and I love It! Put it on my N7 and my S3 and its made a world of difference.
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    I added same last night and very pleased as well.
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    I bought the Google Nexus tablet for my husband for Christmas...
    I also bought my daughter a Samsung Galaxy tablet.
    The Google's volume is soooooooooooooo much lower then the Samsung Galaxy.
    We downloaded the Boost app but it didn't change a thing?
    Is there something we could have done wrong?
    I see everyone is saying this app worked great ... but it didn't do a thing for us....
    I need to find a way to up the volume or my husband don't want this tablet... its way to low!
    Is Google responding to this fault? do they have a app that will fix this?
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    Just installed it and it didn't work for me either.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
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    Apparently android 4.2 broke all of the volume booster apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_nobody View Post
    Apparently android 4.2 broke all of the volume booster apps.
    I had to buy myself a pair of 20$ Bluetooth speakers to be able to hear my nexus. Even with only a heater blowing in the room is way to quiet for me to hear.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by statdoc View Post
    I installed Speaker Boost, and have been happy with it. It has all sorts of warnings not to turn it up very high, but after a little testing, I discovered that I could turn it all the way up without any damage to me or the headphones I was using.
    I tried the free one but did nothing for my nexus or my SIII. I do like the app I found when I searched for Speaker Boost called bass boost. I also tried an application called volume boost + which did not work for me as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johanna13 View Post
    I bought the Google Nexus tablet for my husband for Christmas...
    I also bought my daughter a Samsung Galaxy tablet.
    The Google's volume is soooooooooooooo much lower then the Samsung Galaxy.
    We downloaded the Boost app but it didn't change a thing?
    Is there something we could have done wrong?
    I see everyone is saying this app worked great ... but it didn't do a thing for us....
    I need to find a way to up the volume or my husband don't want this tablet... its way to low!
    Is Google responding to this fault? do they have a app that will fix this?
    I know what the version of android is on the nexus 7 but what version of android is on samsung galaxy or is it a nexus as well cause I have the Samsung Nexus 10 and have a similar issue but not quite as bad as the Nexus 7.
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    I was just going to post on this very issue. I am getting older and having trouble with my hearing. The sound level of my nexus is barely detecable in a noisy environment. I was considering getting noise cancellation earphones.


    I like the warning that is displayed when you increase the volume. Are they kidding? Google really needs to fix this.

    I have seen this volume issue with other devices (not as bad as the nexus) I like how companies are looking out for us.:-)
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    'MX Player Pro' can boost audio and also control brightness directly - best Video machine on Android.
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    I tried the followings in my N7 unfortunately none of them works.
    Speaker Boost (both the most recent and the previous version);
    Volume+ FREE;
    Sound Boost;

    too bad !

    SLo
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    I tried to watch a movie on an airplane that I had downloaded from Google Play and I could barely hear it even when jamming in my Senheiser (sp.) ear buds into my ear. If I purchase the MX Player Pro will it automatically play the movie from the Play store, in other words, will it be the default player of all videos on the Nexus? The weird thing is that YouTube music videos had a lot more volume than that of the Google Play movie. Maybe something wrong with the download (Shawshank Redemption)? Thanks for any thoughts you can offer.
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    Try Speaker Boost. In the Play Store.

    I drive an old, very noisy sports car with a radio or of the Fifties or Sixties. (Doesn't even have a headphone jack!) I tried all ťhe, players but Speaker Boost is the only thing that has enabled me to listen to my music in the car.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nikithet View Post
    I tried to watch a movie on an airplane that I had downloaded from Google Play and I could barely hear it even when jamming in my Senheiser (sp.) ear buds into my ear. If I purchase the MX Player Pro will it automatically play the movie from the Play store, in other words, will it be the default player of all videos on the Nexus? The weird thing is that YouTube music videos had a lot more volume than that of the Google Play movie. Maybe something wrong with the download (Shawshank Redemption)? Thanks for any thoughts you can offer.
    my experience is that if there are more than 1 video player available, the system will ask you which one to use 'permanently' or 'just for now' EXCEPT for videos embeded in Google Play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by statdoc View Post
    I installed Speaker Boost, and have been happy with it. It has all sorts of warnings not to turn it up very high, but after a little testing, I discovered that I could turn it all the way up without any damage to me or the headphones I was using.
    Be warned that when you run speaker boost type apps from your speakers that you can blow your speakers......I know first hand because it has happened to me and many other people in this forum that has used programs like this.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    Last edited by pbelfi; 01-07-2013 at 01:12 PM.
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    I wondered if that was the case, I have Speaker Boost and I noticed not one improvement.....thanks for the update and keep them coming, pretty bummed about the sound on this thing.
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I downloaded Dice Player and the volume was great while playing YouTube videos and videos I shot with a camera. The volume was loud and clear thru both the speaker and when using ear buds. However, the sound was still very, very low playing another downloaded movie from the Play Store. I am not given a choice as to which video player to use when viewing a Play Store movie.

    I called Google Support and asked how I could make Dice Player the default player for Play Store rented movies and was told that this isn't possible due to something about film trademarks--or something like that.

    Has anyone else rented a Play Store movie and found the same lack of volume I'm experiencing? If so, have you found any solutions? As I said previously, the sound is great on everything except Play Store movies so a speaker malfunction can't be the cause.
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    After the 4.2.2 update, my speaker seems to be louder. I don't have an volume boosters running at this time either. Has anyone else noticed this? Or, is it just me? I did an OTA update a week ago when I received a notification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecnar View Post
    After the 4.2.2 update, my speaker seems to be louder. I don't have an volume boosters running at this time either. Has anyone else noticed this? Or, is it just me? I did an OTA update a week ago when I received a notification.
    It's still too low. I was trying to listen to music today on the music app and it was just too low.
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    I recently picked up a FiiO E11 headphone amp --

    http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-Portable-...idcentral00-20

    Does wonders with my Bose headphones and Shure earbuds and also with some small rechargable speakers I have - increased volume, bass, and overall clarity. I also use it with my MP3 player and Galaxy S3 phone. I am very happy with it.

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