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Old 26th July 2004, 11:51   #9
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The most likely explanation is that your mp3's are badly normalised. When mp3's are encoded the encoder judges the base volume of the song and the maximum volume, so that in mp3 format the music will not cap (where the aplitude is too high and the waveform has to be capped at a maximum value) or be too quiet.

Older encoders let you control the normalisation, modern ones tend to do it all for you. Badly encoded mp3's (mainly ones which are too quiet) tend to lead to poor visualisation because AVS can't correctly identify beats and oscilloscope/spectrum data is less varied because the waveform is flatter (quieter).

In other words your MP3's are crap.

If you have a huge collection of mp3's that you've downloaded then this probably isnt the case however, because most MP3's out there are ok.
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