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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This works almost too well. :) Great guide - thanks!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

roguetoad wrote:
I've seen a lot of buzz about replaygain and was wondering how to factor that into ripping cd's to flac format.
Grip has a Calculate gain adjustment option you can click under ripper, but I don't know if it works for flac.
Second, there seems to be a couple of gain adjustments that can be calculated: 1. for the entire album 2. per track
I guess I'm wondering without some universal normalization, how replaygain would work across an entire collection of albums if these are the only two ways it can calculate.

Anybody got the skinny on how replay gain really works and better yet, how to add it into this howto for ripping to flac?


Replay gain calculates the level of a track against a fixed decibel level, then stores the adjustment in the tags of the file. Album mode calculates the adjustment for the album overall, so that quiet songs stay quiet relative to the others. You can store a replaygain adjustment in flac tags as well as any other, the issue is finding a player that will recognize them and adjust accordingly. I think Quod Libet will, and probably amarok too.

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