Originally posted by SometimesWarrior I think an album gain value would be good to have in Vorbis.
Is it possible to have both tags supported, or is that just a bad idea? If not, then how hard would it be to automatically convert all Vorbis files on a user's hard drive from RG_* to REPLAYGAIN_*?
Originally posted by Garf It already is in Vorbis too. My proposal is about album peak tags.
Originally posted by DSPguru shouldn't this suffice ?
Originally posted by DSPguru as for "human-readable" tags, this information is technical. techical users can read it, non-technical users won't care about it. therefore, i don't think it matters.
Originally posted by 2Bdecided 2) Source/version tag Yes - useful to include - and I won't say "I told you so" ;-)
3) include album peak valueyes again - great idea
4) renaming AUDIOPHILE to DISK or ALBUM and renaming RADIO to TRACKYou probably know my reservations about this (or at least Frank does!) but in the face of common understanding, it does seem sensible to do as you propose. rename radio to track, and rename audiophile > album.
Originally posted by john33 Interesting how things run full circle!! I proposed this some time ago to be used in oggdec and was told that the vorbis dev team was very much against the addition of another tag!!!Ah well, nothing new in life I guess! john33
Originally posted by Garf On the pratical side, I'm considering REPLAYGAIN_ALBUM_GAIN=-6.00 dBREPLAYGAIN_TRACK_GAIN=-7.00 dBREPLAYGAIN_ALBUM_PEAK=1.12443REPLAYGAIN_TRACK_PEAK=1.04343REPLAYGAIN=ALBUM:-6.00dB; TRACK:-7.00dB; ALBUM_PEAK:1.12443; TRACK_PEAK:1.04343Advantage: only one tagDisadvantage: harder to parse
Originally posted by Frank Klemm 4 == sscanf ( buffer, "REPLAYGAIN=ALBUM:%lfdB; TRACK:%lfdB; ALBUM_PEAK:%lf; TRACK_PEAK:%lf %c, &ga, >, &pa, &pt, &trash)Useful if exact this form is forced.
it seems that this tag is wanted for purposes outside of ReplayGain.
Originally posted by HotshotGG What exactly had they been planning on using it for?I definitly think replaygain is a good idea, but if the tag is going to be needed for something more important than it, than I would think otherwise.
Originally posted by Lear You might then just as well say that each and every player should calculate the gain as well! Possibly differently (just compare ReplayGain for Vorbis and MPC, which does differ slightly).
And lets not forget that 2Bdecided (that's the ReplayGain "author", isn't it?) thinks that the album value *should* be possible to change by the user.
However, putting all in one tag (as Garf suggested) would be kind of nice. Code to parse that could be included and isn't very complicated anyway. But it doesn't make the player code "as simple as possible"...