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Keep from having to adjust your volume constantly

Terminal - Keep from having to adjust your volume constantly
find . -iname \*.mp3 -print0 | xargs -0 mp3gain -krd 6 && vorbisgain -rfs .
2009-03-09 18:11:35
User: Viaken
Functions: find xargs
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Keep from having to adjust your volume constantly

Run this in the directory you store your music in.

mp3gain and vorbisgain applies the ReplayGain normalization routine to mp3 and ogg files (respectively) in a reversible way.

ReplayGain uses psychoacoustic analysis to make all files sound about the same loudness, so you don't get knocked out of your chair by loud songs after cranking up the volume on quieter ones.

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this is great but this is simpler...

find . - name '*.mp3' -exec mp3gain -r -k {} \;

Comment by wimac 293 weeks and 4 days ago

Simpler, but less efficient. -exec starts a new process for each file found, whereas xargs passes the results in chunks.

Comment by Viaken 293 weeks and 4 days ago

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