You can try foobar. It uses a slightly different algorithm.
Are you using album gain or track gain in mp3gain? If you want all individual tracks to be the 'same' volume, make sure you're applying track gain.Many mp3 players offer some sort of volume normalizing -- I believe that both iTunes and MediaMonkey do, though I've never used them as mp3gain has been great for me.
You might want to read current information, say in the wiki before you start getting even more confused via information from a post from Jul 30 2004!
MP3gain and foobar2000 use different algorithms to calculate loudness? I was under the impression that they were the same in terms of calculating the gain, but I could be wrong...
Formerly I used mp3gain, now I use foobar for the replaygain procedure because it uses a newer way to find out about a track's volume.
.... MP3Gain, in contrast, uses the original version of Replay Gain and then approximates the computed volume adjustment to 1.5 dB precision using the MP3 scale-factor, so as to avoid altering the audio itself. ...
This sounds a bit like foobar changes the mp3 file in another way than by changing the scale factors.
I have normalized a ton of songs using MP3Gain at 90 dB. However, some songs are still louder than others. Is there another, better free normalizer that someone can recommend?
Quote from: halb27 on 28 November, 2011, 04:52:24 AMThis sounds a bit like foobar changes the mp3 file in another way than by changing the scale factors.fb2k calculates exact values, but as you may have found, there is still some gain adjustment (other than 0.00 dB) left if you apply the calculated values to your files. That means that foobar can only use the tools available an change the scale factors, as mp3gain does. In my case, I had an album gain of -11.69dB, after applying there was still +0.35dB left. I'm a little bit confused why this doesn't add up to exactly 12.00dB, but this may be due to rounding errors. (Of course i applied album gain, not track gain).
your adjustments will only be to the nearest multiple of 1.5dB. If thats a problem, try the tag based method instead (which is exact to several decimal places).
I suggest you simply adjust the volume of these problem-tracks manually ("permanently" adjust it with an audio editor).
[...] your adjustments will only be to the nearest multiple of 1.5dB.
[...] multiples of 1.505 dB [...]