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Offline leggsy

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Levelling out sound
« on: February 14, 2017, 07:42:53 PM »
Hi All,

I have just completed my latest jukebox build. A long time coming after my first about 5 years or so ago. Everything is good, Album covers, Fanart, music and videos playing on a second monitor...  :beer But I have one problem...

I have around 6000 wma files for my music and 500 mp4 files for the videos. Across these files the sound level can fluctuate which is quite apparent as the sound is played though a surround sound in a fairly large room.

I understand that etouch uses Windows media player to play the files, so is it possible to tag the files to adjust the player rather than physically rip the files again at an identical level?  If this is possible, does anyone know of a tagging tool that can calculate the adjustment on wma files en masse?

Many Thanks.

Leggsy

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Re: Levelling out sound
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 07:47:26 PM »
Hi Leggsy,

I am not sure if this will work for wma as it is a format, I would not touch to be honest. You can get attachments for this such as aac gain

http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/

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Mark
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Re: Levelling out sound
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 08:08:18 PM »
Cheers Mark,

Looks like this is for MP3 only, but so long as the media player is checking the tags I'll search for a wma version :)

Thanks again.

Leggsy


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Re: Levelling out sound
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 09:15:11 PM »
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Re: Levelling out sound
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 11:58:03 PM »
Try Cleason Edwards Breakaway Audio Enhancer.  It works like a champ for leveling the sound level.

Kevin

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Re: Levelling out sound
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2017, 07:45:30 AM »
Cheers Mark and Kevin,

I am sure I'll be able to sort it now... Many thanks gents!

Once I've had a read and a play I'll report back!

Thanks again.

Leggsy

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Re: Levelling out sound
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2017, 12:40:35 PM »
Try Cleason Edwards Breakaway Audio Enhancer.  It works like a champ for leveling the sound level.

Kevin

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Re: Levelling out sound
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2017, 05:40:12 AM »
Yeah, I don't know what's going on there, but try this: ://store.claessonedwards.com/mobile/Product.aspx?ProductCode=BAP-003

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Re: Levelling out sound
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2017, 09:09:27 AM »
If you're on windows 7 there is a volume normalize feature. Not perfect but works well enough on my juke.

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Re: Levelling out sound
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2017, 02:18:19 PM »
If you're on windows 7 there is a volume normalize feature. Not perfect but works well enough on my juke.

This is only for certain soundcards. I couldn't find it on my windows 7 machine.
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Re: Levelling out sound
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2017, 04:15:05 PM »
Cleasons site is back up.

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Re: Levelling out sound
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2017, 11:19:42 AM »
Has a new site.

http://www.breakawayone.com/

Looks good but i can't really test it out properly at the moment.
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