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

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

From: Paul Louden <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 06:34:21 -0500

Magnus Holmgren wrote:
> But those tags don't affect playback; replaygain does. Replaygain
> usually lowers the volume, sometimes quite much (up to 10 dB on
> "modern" albums). Other tags are only used for display or searching,
> and are not very important to get right.

Yes, but he was stating there was no way to disable use of it - the
simple way is to make sure there aren't tags in your file. A single scan
of your collection, either for adding or removing tags, and your problem
is gone permanently.

You shouldn't even have replaygain tags unless you've added them
yourself, your vendor supplies files with them (in which case they fall
under the same category as any gain adjustments made on the CD - "meant
to be there") or you've acquired your files from a third party (in which
case you don't know what else has been done to the file anyway, and you
can still strip the tags).

This is all pointless anyway since the discussion (regarding replaygain)
has basically simplified to "should it be enabled by default."
Received on 2009-06-20

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