Audio Compressor

Audio Compressor

Compress audio to make sound volumes more even

Audio Compressor
What is Audio Compressor?
Audio Compressor is a Firefox extension designed to make sound volumes more consistent across web pages. This dynamic range compression tool offers presets, customization options and site-specific settings for improved audio control. While there are some limitations due to cross-browser security, it effectively uses the Web Audio API for audio context modulation.
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By: vatara
Rating: 4.47 (59)
Version: 0.1.26 (Last updated: 2023-12-19)
Creation date: 2019-10-16
Weekly download count: 96
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • storage
Size: 70.06K
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Summary

Audio Compressor is an addon that uses dynamic range compression to make sound volumes more even.

There are presets for different levels of compression. You can customize the default settings or the settings for a specific site or page.

There are some sites it doesn't work with, cross-origin browser security blocks scripts from modifying audio/video from a different host. As far as I know there's no way around this.

This works by using the Web Audio API to get the audio context for a page, and inserting a DynamicsCompressorNode(https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/DynamicsCompressorNode).

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Adjustable
  • Transparent sound
  • Reliable activation
  • Site-specific presets
Cons
  • Disables sound on some websites
  • Issues with changing playback speed on Youtube
  • Muting audio on several sites
  • Hard to understand settings without a VU meter
Most mentioned
  • Adjustable
  • Sound boosting
  • Transparency
  • Site-specific presets
  • Disabling sound on some websites
Recent reviews
Enabling this extension completely disables sound in some websites (like factorio.com). The sound only works when I open the video in a new tab. I have tried the 'none' preset too, but the sound only works when I disable the extension (either using the checkbox or using firefox). EDIT: Github issues shows that this is a Firefox problem, not an extension one. This problem can easily be fixed by disabling it for troublesome sites.
by AppleMango, 2024-05-10

Enabling this extension completely disables sound in some websites (like factorio.com). The sound only works when I open the video in a new tab. I have tried the 'none' preset too, but the sound only works when I disable the extension (either using the checkbox or using firefox)
by AppleMango, 2024-05-10

Sounds like it's doubling the audio.
by shoelaceninja, 2024-04-05
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Safety
Risk impact

Audio Compressor is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Audio Compressor if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Audio Compressor is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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