Digital music volume problem.
matt.morgan-fedora-list at brooklynmuseum.org
Wed Apr 7 18:35:01 UTC 2004
Thanks! Sounds great.
While I totally, completely want a compressor limiter, I think that will
have to wait. :-(
On 04/07/2004 02:17 PM, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
>for xmms the volume normalizer plugin can help.
>on the hardware side... I have a device called a compresser limiter that
>does essentially the same thing, it's probably a little spendy for just
>plonking between your sound output and your speakers on random pc's but
>it's a useful tool for radio-stations, home-theater rigs, and some video
>conferencing applications (what we got it for).
>On Wed, 7 Apr 2004, Matt Morgan wrote:
>>The main reason I don't absolutely love digital music is the volume
>>problem. I ripped everything to ogg vorbis with grip, and the volume of
>>each song varies so widely that every third song I have to fix the
>>volume. This is OK on my desktop but it's hard to imagine doing that
>>with the laptop attached to my home audio system.
>>How do people handle this? Is there ripping software that will look for
>>the volume peaks and set the volume for each track so the highest peaks
>>are the same? I realize that wouldn't be perfect--across different
>>genres of music especially--but maybe there is some smarter way. I have
>>also heard that doing this can damage the quality of the music, since it
>>may tend to amplify ambient noise, but I sincerely doubt that would
>>bother me as much as having to interrupt dinner to change the volume on
>>the stereo. Apart from grip, I checked Rhythmbox (Sound Juicer?) briefly
>>and it didn't seem to have any such setting either. But maybe I'm blind.
>>The other way to handle it is in the player, I guess. I have an external
>>USB SoundBlaster sound card that comes with some software that manages
>>the volume from track to track, or so it claims. I kind of doubt it does
>>this dynamically, but rather reads through the tracks and saves metadata
>>in them that it then reads when playing. The software is Windows-only,
>>I'm pretty sure, and I haven't tried it yet. Is there some Linux
>>Thanks a lot,
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