Getting most out of your Macbook’s speakers while playing YouTube videos

Speakers are probably the most annoying thing in Macbooks, they’re just too low in sound, even if you set the volume to maximum. This happens mainly when you play YouTube videos in browser, but fortunately, there’s a simple solution for this.

Firstly, if you can afford to spend a few dollars, you can get Boom – an app that’ll increase the volume level of your Macbook drastically and that works system wide, not just for YouTube videos.

You can also solve this without spending any bucks, follow the below tutorial.

  • Get MplayerX for Mac, this is a native video player for OS X.
  • Install and open it.
  • In the menu bar, hit File > Open URL. Paste the URL of the YouTube video you want to play.
  • Now you can set the volume for the video (in the app) to a higher level than what Mac actually provides.

Apparently, VLC had this option since a long time, but after the recent update this feature seems to be broken. So I gave MplayerX a try and was pretty satisfied with the results.

Link: MplayerX