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post Nov 17 2008, 17:19
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Hello, all.

Purely through ignorance, I'd been whinging for a while that there were no tools in Linux for calculating Replay Gain values for audio files. Having discovered the error of my ways, I've added a page to my site about using Replay Gain in Linux:


I've created this page largely to remind myself how it's done in future (very bad memory, me), but I'm hoping it will also be of use to new Linux users who want to tag their audio files without resorting to Windows.

I know that a lot of this information is already out there, but I wanted it all in one place. Also, I couldn't find a script that recursively runs on each directory of music files in a specified location, so I've written a BASH script that does the job and made it available on this page. Very handy for metaflac and possibly mp3gain (though I have to admit that I wasn't having a lot of luck with Linux audio players, and couldn't get MP3 files to playback with gain adjusted at all).

There are bound to be errors (and a good chance of major oversights), so let me know where the howlers are at and I'll try to smooth things out.
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post Dec 2 2012, 00:44
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Wow, haven't been on this board in ages (10 year member!) hoping to get some help.

I use Nautilus Actions to select MP3s in a folder. Is the following a good commandline to use?

-a -c -s i -s

Essentially I want my files to use album gain, force rechecking each time I run the command ans write to ID3 (for presumed compatibilty). Does this look right? Any further suggestions? Is there a way to force meta-tags only or does MP3Gain on linux still manually adjust the MP3 file itself. I'm afraid I've lost some of the gain adjstments on some of my older MP3s and would like to prevent this in the future.

Thanks so much in advance for any suggestions.

Sorry, I have nothing witty to say here.
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- Bobulous   Replay Gain in Linux   Nov 17 2008, 17:19
- - chromium   Nice to see some support for audio under Linux on ...   Nov 18 2008, 09:59
- - Bobulous   Hello, Chromium. Glad the script works for you. ...   Nov 18 2008, 23:12
- - shadowking   Sounkonverter is an all-in-1 tagger, replaygain sc...   Nov 19 2008, 02:15
|- - caligae   QUOTE (shadowking @ Nov 19 2008, 02:15) M...   Nov 22 2008, 18:21
- - Bobulous   Thanks for letting me know about soundKonverter, s...   Nov 22 2008, 17:41
- - Neasden   Thanks for that page. It's really good to see ...   Nov 22 2008, 19:15
|- - chromium   For gnome users, there is also easymp3gain, which ...   Nov 23 2008, 18:13
- - Tartalo   I just found this (I haven't tried it yet): ht...   Nov 25 2008, 01:07
- - Bobulous   The page for gnormalize seems to suggest that it...   Nov 29 2008, 18:27
- - simonh   "But as a Replay Gain scanner, foobar2000 und...   Nov 29 2008, 21:24
- - manthis   I concur about the usefulness and elegance of the ...   Dec 3 2008, 21:15
|- - simonh   QUOTE (manthis @ Dec 3 2008, 12:15) is th...   Dec 3 2008, 22:45
- - manthis   simonh I agree with you in the sense that foobar2k...   Dec 4 2008, 00:33
- - Bobulous   manthis, which version of Quod Libet are you using...   Dec 6 2008, 15:24
|- - manthis   Bobulous, I am on Debian Lenny with version 1.0 as...   Dec 7 2008, 21:37
|- - towolf   QUOTE (Bobulous @ Dec 6 2008, 15:24) mant...   Jan 7 2009, 18:57
- - pspreston   HI all, I have an idea for replay gain and I have...   Jan 7 2009, 17:35
- - flloyd   Wow, haven't been on this board in ages (10 ye...   Dec 2 2012, 00:44

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