hifor my mp3s i use mp3gain to apply track gain which is usually at 92db. for conversion from a format to another i use dbpoweramp. the idea is that i want to apply a similar gain to my flac files. for that dbpoweramp has a dsp effect called volume normalize. if i apply this dsp effect to my flac files do i lose any quality?
Replaygain is also supported.Volume normalize is a destructive way, it changes the audio and it can't be undone, while replaygain is just information in the tag that can be applied by the player.
but lets say that a want to play the files in my car (after converting them to WAV of corse - a read on this forum that by converting from flac to wav i don't lose any audio quality), do i lose audio quality by using volume normalize??
Quote from: brian on 08 March, 2008, 01:04:06 PMbut lets say that a want to play the files in my car (after converting them to WAV of corse - a read on this forum that by converting from flac to wav i don't lose any audio quality), do i lose audio quality by using volume normalize??FLAC/WAV is lossless format. When you normalize any format, you will NOT be able to get back to the original audio data - In theory you lose "quality", but you will not be able to discern the quality loss in this case.I'd recommend using replaygain, which is just a tag, that tells the player to adjust the volume accordingly. If you want to create CD's with adjusted volume, you can do that, but keep the original FLAC's safe
Is it possible to develop a tool like MP3Gain for FLAC? MP3Gain alter the gain of the files mathematically and losslessly, when you do have the UNDO information of the altered audio. Could something like this be developed for FLAC? (Eg. ZIOVA does not support replaygain).