View Full Version : MP3 quality poor due to low volume levels, notcompression.

Simon Turner
2003-12-31, 13:40
Hi Jason,
Volume level is set to max.
I use Constant Gain as it enables me to be sure I have got the cd I am
ripping to the highest volume without icurring clipping in any individual
track, whilst still retaining the different volume levels between tracks.
Usually i find that just going one step down (i.e. -1.5db) gets rid of any
clipping introduced in the ripping process.
I'm not too sure if album gain does exactly this.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Jason
Sent: 31 December 2003 16:55
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] MP3 quality poor due to low volume levels,

I use mp3gain album gain at the default level (89 dB) without
any noticeable problems (to me). I obviously have to turn it
up a bit compared to a recent popular music CD, but this is
expected and the change is not too drastic. I am curious why
you are using your method instead of album gain.

Do you have the volume level of your slimp3/squeezebox set
to max?


--- Simon Turner <simon (AT) brighton (DOT) co.uk> wrote:
> Any help or suggestions would be very appreciated as I have spent many
> (or days, rather) on this problem and have got knowhere at all.
> I am even considering upping the volume of all my MP3s even though this
> would introduce clipping, as the clipping my not be as damaging to the
> as the lack of volume!
> I'd rather not use "normalisation" as I believe that this irreversably
> changes the sound of the MP3s.

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