Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: What target volume (DB) is optimal when using MP3Gain?
Re: What target volume (DB) is optimal when using MP3Gain?
From: Neon John <jgd_at_johngsbbq.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 11:01:02 -0500
Based on a lot of listening and experimenting, I use 92 for audio
books and 91 for music. This is what sounds good to me. Among my
experiments were pulling up the normalized file in CoolEditPro and
actually looking for clips. The problem is, MP3Gain flags a file as
"clipped" even if that clip happens only once. No one is going to
notice a little clip on a cymbal crash. I really wish it gave a
percentage of clipping or a clip count or something like that. It
obviously has to keep track of that to set the "clip" flag.
I suggest you experiment and see what you find acceptable instead of
reading what others say. You'll probably not notice clipping with
Megadeth that you would with Lawrence Welk :-)
When I loaded my 80gb Jukebox up with music, I connected it to a power
supply and then turned mp3Gain loose on the whole thing and let it run
overnight. Now everything plays at the same volume setting.
On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 01:31:44 +0000 (GMT), j c <johner81_at_yahoo.co.uk>
>the pre set as you say is 89 - that is apparently
>(according to mp3 gain info ) optimum so that there is
>no chance of any clipping.
>however, i allways use it at 91 so i get a little more
>volume & have never noticed any clipping.
>you can always change it after if you choose to (its a
>lot quicker 2nd time round as the analysis bit doesnt
>need to be re-done).
> --- flgants_at_earthlink.net wrote:
>> What do you use? It is preset at 89. Is that too
>> low? Let me know how you
>> use it.
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