Permanently adjusting MP3 volume?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by neo1001, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    I wonder is there any way that I can permanently adjust my MP3s' volume? I am aware of softwares like mp3gain and ivolume. But it seems that they only work with iTunes/iPod. I mean, after normalizing my MP3s' volume with mp3gain, the result is quite satisfactory in iTunes. But if I play the MP3s in Cog, I still get (significantly) different volume levels.

    Any comment is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Nick
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    musio

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    may i ask your reasons?
     
  3. macrumors G4

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    What you really need is a playback program that is smart enough to read the volume setting stored in the MP3 file. from the sounds of it iTunes can do this but you other program can't. There is both a per channel volume seting and a master volume setting. Could be that Cog looks at the per channel and mp3gain sets the master.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

    musio

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    from an audiophile point of view doing this permanently to all mp3's will KILL your music and make it sound terrible. Why do that to all that to all the labours of coding your CDs?

    Use the itunes/ipod 'sound check' feature
    http://ipod.about.com/od/introductiontotheipod/ht/soundcheck_ipod.htm

    music is suppose to be dynamic! you'll always get difference in volume even if you mp3gain or whatever your music.
     

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