Digital music volume problem.
dcurtis at vif.com
Wed Apr 7 21:14:24 UTC 2004
Hmmm, don't know what repository has it, but there is a package called
normalize for this exact purpose. Haven't used it, don't know anything
about it. apt-get install normalize. Good luck.
On Wed, 2004-04-07 at 14:05, 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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