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ReplayGain

Post by Marcske » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:22 pm

hi poiko
need some help. i converted some mp3 files with the replay gain enabled and set to 92 db. now i won't them to convert again but this time with replay gain set to 95 db. is this a good idea? will i loose quality when i do this?

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Re: ReplayGain

Post by poiko » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:52 am

You may lose the highest peaks (if clipping occured in 95dB normalization), but otherwise the audio quality degradation is quite minimal. Audio is processed in 32-bit float accuracy all the time when re-encoding from MP3 to MP3, but the MP3 decoder/encoder itself may lose some audio accuracy on re-encoding.

You may just want to try it and hear if the audio quality is acceptable for your purpose.

It's better to use ReplayGain metadata only if you are using a ReplayGain capable player. This way you can adjust the ReplayGain levels in the player without modification to the audio data.

And it is always good to keep the original audio in a lossless format, e.g. FLAC, and encode to lossy format from the original audio.

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