I live in an apartment, which means I can't have to volume up too high when watching TV. On the other hand, I live right on a highway which means there is insane amounts of noise from traffic. When watching cartoons or films there's never really an issue as these seem to have the audio levels within a reasonable spectrum. However I've started watching a TV series (Breaking Bad) which regularly flips between scenes where the protagonists are whispering/mumbling/speaking under their breath to each other (for no apparent reason), and scenes with shouting, explosions and other loud noises. It's getting a bit tiring, and distracting, having to constantly adjust the volume whilst watching. I use XBMC on WinXP to watch my videos. XBMC doesn't have audio compression built in and I can't find a plugin for it. Does anybody know of a system wide audio compressor for Windows that I can run so I can get more consistent sound levels? Alternatively, my WinXP machine is a VMWare image and my host OS (for the time being) is Linux, so a system wide audio compressor for Linux should do the trick... though I'd rather use a Windows one if possible (as I'll be changing my host OS eventually).