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General Audio / Re: How to fill in WaveGain numbers
Last post by Markuza97 -
Hello Tirias!

You don't want to use WAV. WAV is waste of space and tagging is not really good.
You need to use FLAC. FLAC is the most popular lossless format and has proper tagging support.

Then you will need to scan your files with foobar2000 and update file tags.
This will update tags only, so your original files are not going to be modified in any way!

Now you can adjust volume/loudness (preamp) in foobar's preferences.

Keep in mind that there are some players without ReplayGain support.
If that's the case then you will need to make "hard" adjustments to the files.
If you run into this issue, post here and we will explain to you how to solve this problem.

Opus / Re: Opus Patent Pool
Last post by lithoformer -
opusfile hasn't been updated in over 2 years (problems with OpenSSL)

seems like they partnered with Dolby and Fraunhofer

legal issues aside, why isn't Opus more widely adopted?  is this something to do with VR audio?

and i didn't know what these were until i searched
General Audio / How to fill in WaveGain numbers
Last post by Tirias -
Firstly new to this
I have a library of wav files, all from CDs I own
Recording levels are very variable and I eventually decided to start doing something about it
After reading a number of posts and replies on this site I have downloaded and installed Foobar2000 and WaveGain
> A point on WaveGain I had to get a copy of MSCOMCTL.OSX > place it in C:\windows\sysWOW64 > register it
> registering it > run CMD as sysadmin > $CD C:\Windows\SysWOW64 > $Regsvr32 MSCOMCTL.OCX
Then everything running
Used Foobar2000 > scan files > update file tags
Used WaveGain > selected folder > Calculate and apply
And then what had been very loud WAVs were all much quieter

So that's all good
The only thing is they are a bit quieter than I had hoped (not an serious issue cos I kept copies)
But I was trying to work out if I should enter values in WaveGain ?

in Foobar2000
My intention was to reduce the volume to roughly match the quietest CD
Album gain +2.97 dB > Track gain (approx average) +4.00 dB >
Album peak 1.002270 > Track peak (approx average) 0.75~~~

The tracks I was test reducing were (before reduction)
Album gain -12.48 dB > Track gain (approx average) -12.00 dB >
Album peak 1.082357 > Track peak (approx average) 1.05~~~

And after reduction became
Album gain -0.79 dB > Track gain (approx average) -1.30 dB >
Album peak 0.525921 > Track peak (approx average) 0.35~~~

Any advice would be gratefully accepted although I will keep fiddling anyway