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Topic: How do you select the target dB value for ReplayGain scanner (Read 444 times) previous topic - next topic
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How do you select the target dB value for ReplayGain scanner

I want to rescan the MP3 files that I have used mp3gain on at 92 dB target to compare.
But all files come out with -3 to -3 dB change after the scan.
So it seems foobar2000 is not using the same target dB value as I did in mp3gain.
Is there a way to change the target dB value in foobar 2000?
Lars-Erik Østerud

Re: How do you select the target dB value for ReplayGain scanner

Reply #1
The algorithm was updated not that long ago. You can scan using version 1.1.5 or older if you wish. There are slight differences, notably the new method gives more weight to bass, and is faster. The target level is always the same "89 dB", but the player gives an option to adjust it on playback in Preferences. This applies to all files. If some have been scanned with another program to a different reference level, you should rescan them with Foobar.

Re: How do you select the target dB value for ReplayGain scanner

Reply #2
But can you write the new multipiers to the data as with mp3gain (for players that don't support the gain tags)?
I use my files on equipment that don't read the tags. So the way mp3gain does (without changing the sample data) is nice.
Can foobar2000 do the same?  Seems the alorithm in foobar2000 is better that mp3gain (for songs with much bass).
All my pm3 are now levelled to 92 db with mp3gain, so changing to 89 wold meen changing all files... :-/
Lars-Erik Østerud

Re: How do you select the target dB value for ReplayGain scanner

Reply #3
Yes, you can apply it to MP3 without quality loss.

I have a slightly older version, so the UI may have changed recently. Look around in the settings or in advanced.

In the Preferences there is a page called Tools -> ReplayGain Scanner -> Alter File Content. You can set 92 dB in there. The on-the-fly gain is under Playback, and apparently that is not what you need. Then choose ReplayGain -> Apply x ReplayGain from the context menu (if the option isn't there, place a checkmark in front of it in Preferences -> Display -> Context Menu). The files will be adjusted with approximately 3dB of gain still written to the tags because of the difference. You can then disable or remove ReplayGain if you don't want this further 3dB adjustment.

Re: How do you select the target dB value for ReplayGain scanner

Reply #4
You can't set the target dB anymore anywhere :-(
Lars-Erik Østerud

Re: How do you select the target dB value for ReplayGain scanner

Reply #5
In Foobar 1.6 the setting is in a dialog that is brought up when gain is applied with ReplayGain -> Apply gain to file content...

It functions the same. I don't know why you can't see it.

Re: How do you select the target dB value for ReplayGain scanner

Reply #6
Isn't this method a destructive mode?

Re: How do you select the target dB value for ReplayGain scanner

Reply #7
For MP3 it changes the gain same as other tools of this type. I made the modification and reversed it by adjusting the target level, and there were no differences in the main body of the track excluding tags.

 

Re: How do you select the target dB value for ReplayGain scanner

Reply #8
Thanks!

 
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