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Oggs Let Down by Clipping ?
post May 2 2007, 21:05
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whillst I really like the sound quality of OGGs over either MP3 and WMA -even at lower bit-rates - I seem to regularly suffer from clipping problems - perhaps I am over-sensitive to the effect of clipping on the sound of music - but it is very annoying.

I rip on my PC - and playback on my Samsung player - which supports WMA, MP3 and OGG.

problem is you use mp3gain to remove clipping on MP3s - but for OGGs since no portable (or very few) support the embedded gain levels produced by something equivalent of mp3gain - there is no solution ? Is this right ?

I've tried normalising (at say 85% max) before encoding - but that doesn't seem to really work.

I don't want to go through every track manually in wav format either.

any ideas please ? I'd love to enjoy my OGGs more than I do at the moment.

thanks, Mark.
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post Jun 28 2007, 02:45
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Maybe this question is stupid, but, have you made sure your source material isn't clipped already?
If it is, there's no way to remove it (unless there's some algorithm out there that guesses the clipped parts, but that would be all), and it doesn't matter much what do you encode to, you won't be getting rid of it.
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