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ReplayGain Reference Loudness
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.

This post has been edited by foorious: Dec 7 2008, 20:04
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David Nordin
post Dec 7 2008, 20:13
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Not sure this adheres to the same thing, but years ago we had a discussion about implementing such a tag/meta- space. This were to be for calibrated environments where you would be able to have actual dB-references to work with.
You'd measure up your environment, and set this value accordingly.

Although while writing this it seems more to me that this does not apply here smile.gif

Edit: removed unnessesary quote

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