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

Jason Holtzapple
2003-12-31, 14:19
--- Caleb Epstein <cae (AT) bklyn (DOT) org> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 31, 2003 at 08:40:20PM -0000, Simon Turner wrote:
> > 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.
> How could ripping a CD introduce clipping? You're just
> extracting the WAV data off of the disc. If you have a decent
> drive or use the right software, its a perfect copy.

Probably not the ripping, but the encoding. I have plenty of
EAC/LAME --alt-preset standard encodes that are clipped
'out of the box' according to mp3gain.

> I expect album gain normalizes an entire disc as a single
> unit, so the highest peak of the entire album is at 0db. You
> seem to be normalizing on a per-track basis, so the highest
> peak of every track is at 0db.

It might help if Simon tells us what he's trying to
accomplish: a similar volume throughout his collection
or simply trying to reduce clipping.


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