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 • 1 562

  • Gus Johnson
    Gus Johnson  2 months ago +6017

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

    • Truth-Freedom
      Truth-Freedom Month ago

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

    • Cyphero2
      Cyphero2 2 months ago

      THANK you for this.

    • Kevin Malibu
      Kevin Malibu 2 months ago

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

    • El Mehdi Boussalhi
      El Mehdi Boussalhi 2 months ago +1

      We want a .flac download for that twitty Conway album

  • Justin Brantley
    Justin Brantley 6 days 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 11 days 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 15 days ago

    A-freaking-men gus!!!

  • Jakub Checinski
    Jakub Checinski 16 days ago

    THANK YOU! I have been saying this for years!

  • David King
    David King 17 days ago

    and people wonder why I have subtitles on

    HTPC HTPC 19 days ago


  • ttrop
    ttrop 19 days ago

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

  • danteelite
    danteelite 20 days ago +2

    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 23 days ago

    Geez, go home video description, you're drunk

  • Lola Gray
    Lola Gray 27 days 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 28 days ago


  • Pocket Heart
    Pocket Heart Month ago


  • Gustav Gnöttgen
    Gustav Gnöttgen Month ago

    Slightly more quiet dialog and somewhat louder noises here?

  • Aseel Aseel
    Aseel Aseel Month ago

    i don’t understand?

  • ok
    ok Month ago

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

  • Jay J
    Jay J Month ago

    so true and also so annoying

  • James Does It All
    James Does It All Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Lina Minnebusch
    Lina Minnebusch Month ago

    just change the language to English and not English 5.1

  • Ssj3Gokulegend!
    Ssj3Gokulegend! Month 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 Month ago


  • Brad the impaler
    Brad the impaler Month ago

    This is definitely a 2008 volkswagen jetta moment

  • n40798
    n40798 Month 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 Month ago

    Cranked it up to wumbo I see

  • celerysoup
    celerysoup Month 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 Month ago

    *cough fast and furious *cough

  • Nyla Kiriyuin
    Nyla Kiriyuin Month ago

    He didn’t eject the flash drive

  • Theodore Thoth
    Theodore Thoth Month ago

    Good Midwestern Lutherans in an ELCA shirt

  • KanalDerGutenSache
    KanalDerGutenSache Month ago

    This is why I only watch movies muted.

  • Saxy Man
    Saxy Man Month ago

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

  • M Mirlas
    M Mirlas Month ago

    Sound engineers are criminals.

  • jmiogo
    jmiogo Month ago

    THANK YOU!!!

  • Landon Munsen
    Landon Munsen Month ago

    What if gus Johnson and brewstew collaborated

  • Brad the impaler
    Brad the impaler Month ago

    basically how it b

  • Jilk
    Jilk Month 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 Month ago

    Alas, I have but one like to give.

  • Jackie B
    Jackie B Month ago


  • Mary Darko
    Mary Darko Month 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 Month ago

    Oh my fuck. THANK YOU!

  • Cacti House
    Cacti House Month ago

    Can’t hear you over the drill

  • eru san
    eru san Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Neknerp
    Neknerp Month 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 Month ago

    I want an example

  • JB Red
    JB Red Month ago +2

    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 Month ago


  • Lissie Lamb
    Lissie Lamb Month ago


  • Nuclearspartan
    Nuclearspartan Month ago


  • Ginsu131
    Ginsu131 Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Edgar Allan Poo
    Edgar Allan Poo Month ago

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

  • Nosebleed de Groselha

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

  • YannickFilms
    YannickFilms Month ago

    Oh my god it‘s so true😂😂how can you make a 47 seconds long joke so simple but SOOO FUCKING FUNNY?!😂😂

  • Ranstone
    Ranstone Month ago +2

    ... The audio for DVDs are 5.1, so they're the exact same mix as the original...

    • Sam
      Sam Month ago

      Yeah people are just cheap/poor and cant afford a basic 5 channel or 3 channel setup. Having a center channel is key, and no one really seems to know that. then they blame the audio mixers when in reality its mixed perfectly they just didn't invest in a basic sound system.

  • Salman Arif
    Salman Arif Month ago

    I knew sp4zie off to something new in his life 0:5

  • Robert Gaines
    Robert Gaines Month ago

    The title alone made me laugh

  • DaFuq!?Boom!
    DaFuq!?Boom! Month ago

    He should've just destroy that USB with *brickwall* block.

  • Mr.Blank
    Mr.Blank Month ago

    you look like Sam Carter

  • Hoganply
    Hoganply Month ago

    Even with pro headphones on it's rediculous. I swear it's getting worse with each movie too. Watching the Endgame Blu-ray I had to turn it up so loud to comfortably hear the dialogue the explosions literally hurt my ears.

  • ahasd asetodu
    ahasd asetodu Month ago

    What is that outro music?

  • Dragonetta
    Dragonetta Month ago

    Dude, I now watch all my movies with the captions on, because if I turn up the volume loud enough to hear and understand the dialogue, when the action scenes kick in, the walls will shake from the loud ass volume, and my neighbors will assume that I've lost my damn mind. They also do this for commercials. When they come on, it's blasting. Thank you for bringing this up.

  • Eric Glass
    Eric Glass Month ago

    Too real hahhaa

  • King Kehmi
    King Kehmi Month ago +4

    I am Jeff's sister's mom's son and can confirm this is what we do when releasing the home movie versions

  • Ketsu-wo-taberu
    Ketsu-wo-taberu Month ago

    What? Altered carbon ain't like that!

  • Michael Valdes
    Michael Valdes Month ago

    My sister hates when my brother in law and I watch movies because we have to blast it to hear the dialogue. Then an explosion shakes the house and wakes the baby 😂

  • howlmao
    howlmao Month ago

    we not gonna talk about that catch

  • Properly Gaming
    Properly Gaming Month ago

    I swear. You can't watch movies without subtitles because their music and some effects blare over the dialogue

  • Magnus Lysø
    Magnus Lysø Month ago

    It's called dynamic range. And it's art.

  • here2watch08
    here2watch08 Month ago

    Even movies that were released in theaters have this problem when watched at home. Like, why?

  • Ryko_Et _Irish
    Ryko_Et _Irish Month ago

    I thought it was just my tv that was vroke

  • Gurre Kurre
    Gurre Kurre Month ago

    how tf is this guy the ultimate

  • Vote for Pedro
    Vote for Pedro Month ago

    I want to know what gus's soundtrack at the end of every video he makes is... it's really nice and addictive :(

  • Taco Joe
    Taco Joe Month ago

    So true.

  • twothirty
    twothirty Month ago

    Again very amusing

  • selftaughtinfection

    For real, so annoying, I can't believe lt's EVERY movie too. Not a single one that doesn't do this I swear.

  • TheTalisman616
    TheTalisman616 Month ago

    Saints and soldiers is THE WORST. ugh

  • Elise Davies
    Elise Davies Month ago

    I'm actually in the industry and this happens

  • MyFenceBroke
    MyFenceBroke Month ago +1

    Just finished watching Brightburn! This is so fucking accurate

  • ZAds Azhad
    ZAds Azhad Month ago


  • Hiro Bray
    Hiro Bray Month ago

    Idk why but explosions and other loud sounds are always really quiet on my tv/stereo set (idk what does it). Like I get the music and dialogue bit, but for whatever reason my thing gets way too quiet whenever there is a sudden loud sound.

  • Drake 883
    Drake 883 Month ago


  • christina
    christina Month ago

    That’s why I always have subtitles.

  • Thalia E
    Thalia E Month ago

    So hurts it's accurate

  • Gabriel N
    Gabriel N Month ago

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    Step 3. Enjoy!
    how they mix the audio for home release movies
    I've never been lonely. I've been in a room -- I've felt suicidal. I've been depressed. I've felt awful -- awful beyond all -- but I never felt that one other person could enter that room and cure what was bothering me...or that any number of people could enter that room. In other words, loneliness is something I've never been bothered with because I've always had this terrible itch for solitude.

  • Leo's Hi-Fi
    Leo's Hi-Fi Month ago

    "Dynamic Range"

  • SuperSash Bros
    SuperSash Bros Month ago

    Hot take: sound design in most modern films is terrible

  • 1k Subs 1 Vid
    1k Subs 1 Vid Month ago +1

    This guys a 1 man key & peele

  • DamageIncM
    DamageIncM Month ago

    Actually inaccurate, but anyway....
    Streaming-services like Netflix and Spotify suffer from level-compression. But while, sure, many physical home-video-releases do suffer from that as well, there are also plenty of great ones that are well-balanced and dynamic. - Maybe you've been getting the wrong ones if you think it's all the same.
    (Yea yea, I know it's a joke. But it's just highly inaccurate.)

  • Wolf The Gentleman
    Wolf The Gentleman Month ago

    It's fucking EVERY Polish movie for last 20 years, both cinema and dvd version

  • Rats
    Rats Month ago

    It's so true and I'm so goddam sick of it.
    Bus Johns strikes again

  • Barbb ONYX Ultra
    Barbb ONYX Ultra Month ago

    Smosh sent me

  • Lane Mosser
    Lane Mosser Month ago

    Just watched Avengers Endgame on blu-ray. This could not be more accurate.

  • headfonic
    headfonic Month ago

    You have got the most impressive videos.

  • Kenny
    Kenny Month ago

    Why though?!?! I have to set vlc audio settings special just to deal with this crap.

  • lung butter
    lung butter Month ago

    It's true. Sux in an apt when you have to constantly turn the volume up and down.

  • Neon Demon
    Neon Demon Month ago

    It's because most people have shit speakers istead of a good quality 5.1 or 7.1 surround setup.

  • Pascual Didier
    Pascual Didier Month ago

    Why would you say something so controversial yet so brave