So I usually try to figure this stuff out on my own, but I have been trying for about a week now to no avail. I didn't see any related posts to my issue either, so here it goes...
When I play some of my movies through Plex, the audio levels for the film are obnoxiously loud, causing clipping and major distortion in louder scenes. I tried doing a test just to see if it was the video files themselves by playing them through Media Player and XMBC, and they both played the movies fine at normal volume levels. However, I can't really use Media Player or XMBC because the buffering issues in both of those players make it impossible to really watch anything.
So basically, if I want to watch something, I have to use PLEX, but the sound is so bad that it makes me want to throw my Apple TV in the trash. Is there a way to fix this? The files I am trying to play are MKVs.
Also, when I first installed PLEX it didn't have this problem. One day it just started maximizing all the volume levels for no reason (I don't think I did anything, but maybe I did! Yikes!) and for the life of me I cannot figure out how to get it to play the files normally.