How to Raise the Volume on QuickTime Files


Raising the volume on your QuickTime audio or video files is an easy process; however, you must upgrade from the free QuickTime 7 Player to Apple's QuickTime 7 Pro, running at $29.99 at time of publication. This is an additional component to QuickTime that allows for audio/video editing and exporting to different formats. In addition to raising the volume, you may adjust the bass and the treble of your sound track.

Things You'll Need

  • QuickTime 7 Pro Component

Download And Install QuickTime 7 Pro

  • Open your Web browser and visit the Apple QuickTime 7 Pro download page ( Scroll down and click the "Buy For Mac" or "Buy For Windows" button on the left side of the screen.

  • Purchase the QuickTime 7 Pro component by clicking the "Buy Now" button on the right side of the screen. Run through the onscreen purchase instructions. Wait for your email from Apple containing the 20-digit registration code for upgrading to QuickTime Pro.

  • Open QuickTime Player. Click "Edit" > "Preferences" if on a PC or "File" > "Preferences" if on a Mac.

  • Enter the 20-digit code in the registration field and click "OK" to instantly upgrade QuickTime Player to QuickTime Pro.

Raising Volume on QuickTime Files

  • Click "Edit" > "New Player Window" or "File" > "New Player Window." Load your file by dragging and dropping its icon directly into the empty QuickTime window.

  • Click the "Window" tab at the top of the screen and select "Show Movie Properties."

  • Select your audio track and click the "Audio Settings" button.

  • Drag the volume cursor to the desired level. Test the volume by clicking on your video's window and playing back the video while you adjust the settings.

  • Save your file by clicking out of "Movie Properties" and clicking "Edit" > "Save As" (if running Windows), or "File" > "Save As" (if on a Mac).

Tips & Warnings

  • Adjust bass and treble using the pop-up menu on the right of your selected audio track.
  • Raising the volume too high may distort your sound.

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