HTC desire audio issue


Hi guys,

I am old school... just got my first android... HTC desire 2 days back. I was extremely satisfied with the phone until just a couple of hours ago when I tried viewing youtube videos, and then just now listen to music.

The maximum volume is quite low. I have seen other forums and people say that it is an issue with android phones. Is that what you would say too? Or is there something to fix the audio?

It's a smart phone and I hope it's smart enough to play video/audio to an optimum volume. Or am I wrong?

Also, can the alarm ring be changed to an mp3 music file?

Your opinion is highly appreciated.

Adi (newbie)