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ReplayGain Reference Loudness
foorious
post Dec 7 2008, 20:01
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Hi everybody,

I've noticed that some of my lossless files have a tag field called %replaygain_reference_loudness%, which value is always the same : "89.0 dB" (as one would expect)

AFAIK audio players don't use that field since its value is always the same and it's probably 'hardcoded' somewhere inside the players' cores. For example when you use foobar2000 to calculate ReplayGain, it stores the results in several relevant fields (track gain, album gain...) but it does not store anything in a %replaygain_reference_loudness% field.

So can I assume this %replaygain_reference_loudness% tag field is totally useless and can be safely removed from my files ?

Thanks in advance.

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foorious
post Dec 7 2008, 21:32
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Thanks for your help. I'm removing those useless tags then.

BTW, you can say it's an aesthetic choice but I hadn't really thought of that : I'm removing them simply because they are useless. But you may be right, since as a matter of fact I don't like them appearing in foobar's properties windows as <REPLAYGAIN_REFERENCE_LOUDNESS>. Useless and unaesthetic then. smile.gif

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post Dec 7 2008, 21:51
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Don't get me wrong - I wasn't chiding you for making an "aesthetic" choice. I do the same.
But I do think we have to admit that compulsive tag cleaning adds nothing of "real" value. wink.gif


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