What confuses me in the Foobar manual is that it smooths out the audio level "... without physically changing the file itself".
That leads me to believe only certain players can read the replaygain values.
If that's the case, then it seems to me the smoothing will be lost when I burn the CDs.
I'm compiling a set of bedtime music files (FLAC) ...... I plan to burn a couple of standard CDs ...... it seems to me the smoothing will be lost when I burn the CDs.
I have to assume the RG data is now part of the new file because I don't know if a file's properties sheet (using MP3Tag & Foobar) is showing tags or embedded data.
And point no. 3:3. Can I scan file twice - one time for "per-track gain" and second for album gain and save both values? I was thinking about listening to the music in various order modes (random/default) and ReplayGain Override plugin... It looks like it simply needs 2 separate values to work?
I understand that it did what I was asking for, I know that. But I can't understand why album gain is changing when I simply copied tracks from the same album and make them appear in playlist twice? All audio properties remain the same - album peak should be the same, tracks peaks should be the same. I thought that if album peak remains unchanged, then the amount of volume change should be the same. And exaple of .cue file and referenced .flac is even more obvious representation of what I expected - that's just the same audio data - one time continuous, one time chopped into parts. But maximum audio peak should remain the same. But it looks like it wasn't detected as the same... Why?
it seems to me the smoothing will be lost when I burn the CDs.