There definitely wasn’t anything wrong with the DVD. I brought along several DVD’s to test (not at the same location, at a different school, but they all use the same laptops & projectors, but vary with the type of speakers they use), anyway, I tested the dvd through their laptop-projector-external standalone speakers and it was VERY LOUD. I also tested the DVD that sounded distorted at home & it also sounded distorted there. Whew! At least i know i’m getting accurate readings when editing.
I spoke to a staff member at the school & told her what happened. She mentioned that the particular school I did the assembly at has a huge auditorium and that might have contributed to how low it sounded- maybe the speakers weren’t appropriate for that large a space?
I have another assembly this Monday and my contact there will be letting me have access to the equipment one hour prior to test in a larger area. After the holidays I am going to try to get back to the school that i had the problem with and see if i can tinker directly with their system.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOU SUGGESTIONS! At least i have some answers now. :D:D
Oh, in regards to bringing in my own laptop & speakers for the assemblies do u have any recommendations for good external speakers?