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Subject: Re: Replaygain without a setting, and other menu cleaning.

Re: Replaygain without a setting, and other menu cleaning.

From: Jeff Goode <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 00:03:58 -0400

Paul Louden wrote:
> Jeff Goode wrote:
>> Agree here. There are a number of times when I want to disable
>> ReplayGain. In fact, I usually leave it off unless there's a
>> specific reason I want it on.
>> Jeff
> Again, everyone who's said they want it on hasn't explained how they'd
> be able to detect it was on, why it actually matters other than a
> concept of "purity" that could simply extend to "actually know what
> your files are tagged with and it won't be a problem" and further has
> ignored the excellent idea to simply merge the settings.
> Also, is "Please don't top post" really that confusing?
First of all, my apologies for top posting. I didn't understand that's
what I was doing. Thought it meant something else.

To your main point: I have a number of files from the same albums that
are replay gain tagged for each track but not for the entire album.
Therefore, when I play back tracks that play directly into the next
track with replay gain enabled, there is a jump in volume. This is not
a subtle "purity" argument, but a very evident distraction. Also please
explain to me why I should have to go back and retag all my files to
allow you to remove the ability to turn off a feature I don't want and
have no use for? It's not as though you'd have to do some extra coding
to implement a feature. You want to go out of your way to take one
out. Are aesthetics preferable to function here?

Merging settings is one thing. Removing the ability to disable an
unwanted feature is something else.

Received on 2009-06-20

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