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Possibly a very simply problem but I'm not as familiar with OSX as I am with Windows or Linux.

When I watch anything on Netflix on OSX (10.7.2) which uses Silverlight (5.0.61118.0) whether I use external speakers or internal speakers, the volume is frustratingly low.

To make a film watchable, I have to move the system volume slider to the top, and on my external speakers (which are amplified) I have to turn the volume dial to 80% or even higher on some titles.

Suffice to say, any sound notification alerts that come through literally scare the living daylights out of me and have woken my child/wife at times!

I've seen various things on the App Store that purport to amplify certain sounds, but I can't bring myself to pay for something that seems so obviously missing from the sound driver set.

Am I missing a mixer/EQ preference or do I need to go poking around elsewhere ? As well as alert notifications, iTunes/VOX/VLC all have correct volumes.

Please help!

Edit:

This is the kind of Mac:

  Model Name:   iMac
  Model Identifier: iMac9,1
  Processor Name:   Intel Core 2 Duo
  Processor Speed:  2.93 GHz
  Number of Processors: 1
  Total Number of Cores:    2
  L2 Cache: 6 MB
  Memory:   4 GB

Basically, 2009 24" iMac using the built-in Intel High-Definition audio.

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What model Mac? Get the exact model property like "MacPro1,1". –  Spiff Mar 6 '12 at 0:22
    
Good point, I've added that to the bottom of my question. –  Russ C Mar 6 '12 at 0:32

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Only volume levels on Macs are the one at the top on the menubar, and the one within the browser, as part of Netflix.

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Disappointing but thanks anyway; I don't have the reputation required to vote you up, sorry. –  Russ C Mar 7 '12 at 1:41
    
No worries. I would suggest external speakers to help push that level higher. –  Joseph Mar 7 '12 at 5:18

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