If it still is the case (which i haven't verified), LAME applies a very small attenuation to the signal when encoding in CBR, concretely a multiply of 0.97, which equates to -0.25dB.
Should be same levels as input. Did you try a different player?
Quote from: markanini on 14 April, 2014, 04:21:04 PMShould be same levels as input. Did you try a different player?No, I have only a player, is a Samsung TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH S222A ATA I think it was a good quality player
If it still is the case (which i haven't verified), LAME applies a very small attenuation to the signal when encoding in CBR, concretely a multiply of 0.97, which equates to -0.25dB.I doubt you hear this difference, so I will comment on the most probable reasons:* You have somehow applied replaygain/R128/whatever (which you didn't say) and the player supports it. AFAIK, neither LAME nor EAC do this automatically.* If the difference in volume is not constant, it might be that either the player, or Windows is applying a dynamics compressor. If it is based on peak, it is probable that peaks of the MP3 file are higher than those in the CD, causing a reduction in the volume.* Your player uses different audio paths/equalizers/DSP effects depending on the audio source. For example, old versions of Winamp had a different equalizer for MP3 files than for the rest of the files. I think that there is a similar thing with Windows Media Player, where not all sound types use the DSP effects.* You use different players to play the files, and they use different audio paths (different sound driver, different volume settings, etc...) This is relevant because in some settings and drivers, the master gain cannot be controlled.* You compare how the CD sounds played out directly with a hardware player versus the output of your PC/mobile/laptop/tablet/whatever. This wouldn't be a fair comparison.* You use a (rare?) player that understands replaygain information inside the LAME tag.* You use the analog output of the CD-ROM (Does this still exist nowadays?)
However, the sound is always low with all the CDs that I checked out, I think it's a problem or the player or how I configured EAC.
Quote from: LauraQ on 14 April, 2014, 05:23:27 PMHowever, the sound is always low with all the CDs that I checked out, I think it's a problem or the player or how I configured EAC.This is what you have to tell us. Try playing the files in a different application. Try ripping directly to .WAV. See if either of those fixes the problem.
Quote from: LauraQ on 14 April, 2014, 05:17:35 PMNo, I have only a player, is a Samsung TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH S222A ATA I think it was a good quality playerThats a CDROM drive, not an a music playing application.
No, I have only a player, is a Samsung TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH S222A ATA I think it was a good quality player
Hi I'm converting my CDs using the latest Lame and using this string -b 320 --id3v2-only --pad-id3v2 --ta "%artist%" --tt "%title%" --tl "%albumtitle%" --ty "%year%" --tn "%tracknr2%" --tg "%genre%" %source% but the mp3s are often generated with the sound down, What setting I must change to increase the volume? I using EAC Thanks!
in the control panel of my sound card volume level is set to high
Quote from: LauraQ on 15 April, 2014, 01:39:19 PMin the control panel of my sound card volume level is set to highThere are potentially many places where volume can be controlled and we are only guessing unless you give us a lot more specific details about your hardware and software.
Check your volume controls, there's often a master volume, a "wave" output volume, and the appliccation you're using for playback (I just read it's Winamp) also has it's own output volume that may have been put down (accidentally).Another thing I can think of is: there might be a headphone plugged in while you are thinking you're listening to computer-speakers. I feel a bit stupid to mention this, but you never know. Hope you find the problem.
motherboard GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4 with soundcard integrated
Quotemotherboard GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4 with soundcard integratedDo you have the software for integrated soundcard installed?To check the levels you can use software from http://dr.loudness-war.info/Behind the Link -button there's a software which you can use for to check the files. Bring the log file data here.
I don't have the software, where I can find it? Thanks
I have find the page but no software for Win 8.1http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-p...161&dl=1#dl
There is a page under EAC > EAC Options... called "Normalize." Make sure "Normalize" setting is OFF (no check-mark).