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Messing around trying to create my first mp3 cd. Didn't realise that I would be able to fit on so much! In case anyone is interested this is the method I'm trying

1)Load all the music into Foobar2000 (windoze audio player) and scan them to gather ReplayGain data.

2)Burn in the correct uniform gain level from ReplayGain.

What the heck is ReplayGain?... well, I think it's to do with analysing the percieved loudness of tracks and then changing the gain to give them uniform loudness (better than normalising). So no more reaching for the volume every time the track changes

The ReplayGain data can be stored as meta data (clever mp3 players can adjust their output gain on-the-fly) or the mp3s can be recompressed with the necess adjustments burnt-in (what im trying since I doubt the civ mp3 players supports it).

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I just normalise all tracks to 0db. Then again I usually listen to audio books rather than music, so making sure the sound level is consistent is fairly necessary.
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did you hear that 'woosh' sound?


That was this thread going over my head...

Hey - it's taken me 6 weeks to burn an mp3 CD, and that was just by dragging them off my PC onto a disc...

And now you want to throw 'normalisation' in?

What do you thinK I do for a living - IT or something?


Seriously though - Cheers for all that both - I'm sure I'll get round to needing it for next time
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LOL, sorry about the tech speak!

Still, if ever you find that the next track on your CD is too quiet compared to the last, then you know where to come
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What a coincidence, I've just used Foobar myself today to convert some tracks to mp3 192kbps (vbr-new seting in foobar) - foobar is great, small and fast, no bloatware, plays music great and converts fast as well - what more could you ask for?
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...foobar is great, small and fast, no bloatware, plays music great and converts fast as well - what more could you ask for?

ummm - instructions on where to get it?


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I suppose you could start searching here:

http://www.foobar2000.org/

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Yep, you might also find that if you try recompressing mp3s that it asks you for the location of "lame.exe". You can download it from the bottom of this page
http://www.trudyholler.com/pages/dow...razorlame.html

Just unzip and chuck it anywhere vaguely sensible then you can point foobar2000 at it when prompted.
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I got the latest FINAL v3.97 Lame mp3 encoder from here:
http://www.rarewares.org/mp3.html

Just download the first "bundle" link under the 3.97 release, this gives you the EXE file and also the DLL file - then you've got both versions for any other audio software you ever use.

If you put the lame.exe in the SAME folder where your foobar.exe lives then it won't even popup to ask you where lame.exe is
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TTDegs guesses these are not places to be going using the work internet access.... ?

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