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I listen to MP3s in the car and it's annoying when the volume isn't normalized. I can't be fumbling around with the tiny buttons on my MP3 player to adjust the volume while I'm driving. I found mp3gain and used it on a bunch of files and it appears to have worked.

If anyone knows of a better program for normalizing volume of lots and lots of MP3s, post now or forever hold your peace.

May 27, 2008 @ 10:52 AM PDT
Cateogory: Linux
Tags: Music, Linux


Quoth Patrick on May 27, 2008 @ 10:48 PM PDT

Why are you looking for something "better"? What's missing in mp3gain? I'm using it for years (mp3gain -a album/*). The only thing that would be cool: multi-threading on SMP systems.

Quoth Brian on May 28, 2008 @ 1:48 AM PDT

It appears not to have been updated since 2005. I don't know if there was another fork or another program being more actively maintained. It says it uses some statistics to determine how loud a file should be but is it doing it properly? Etc. etc. But yeah it appears to work OK.

Quoth dr_strange on June 01, 2008 @ 7:17 PM PDT

Hi Brian,

how'bout gnormalize?