Old 20th March 2018, 16:11   #41
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Replay gain and mp3gain are separate.

Personally I don't use mp3gain for lots of various reasons. If a file comes to me with mp3gain already applied, I simply leave it alone and apply RG tags on top.

In my use of RG I can quite clearly hear the effect when it is on, (a file needs RG tags written to it and the pref needs turned on, and I also turn off the eq limiter). I mainly use track gain unless listening to an album, then album gain in that instance. I also use prevent clipping. In rare cases, prevent clipping will distort the RG effect, so try it without that at a lower volume.

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Old 20th March 2018, 21:19   #42
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Isn't applying replaygain AND mp3gain kind of redundant?

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Not in my case. Again, I don't apply mp3gain to my files. But if a file I DL has mp3gain on it, when I assign RG tags to it, I am assuring it will be at the same relative volume as my other files with RG.

Who knows what target volume the previous user assigned? RG moots the issue.

Also, mp3tag does not simultaneously support track and album gain, just one or the other.

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Old 20th March 2018, 21:30   #44
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Sorry that was more directed to Yenni, you're case I understand because it already has it and why go through the trouble of undoing it

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Right, and thats even if it has the tag info to do so, and its an ape tag which i don't want anyway.

Others have argued it's double application but it really isn't and wouldn't matter if it were. It's metaphorically the difference between turning the volume knob once, or twice. Mp3gain literally changes the physical file, whereas RG much more elegantly leaves the file in the state in which it finds it, and can be turned on or off on playback, as well as support track and album gain simultaneously.

The only use case mp3gain makes sense in imo, is if the file has to be used on a device which doesn't support RG, which is increasingly rare.

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