Keep from having to adjust your volume constantly

find . -iname \*.mp3 -print0 | xargs -0 mp3gain -krd 6 && vorbisgain -rfs .
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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By: Viaken
2009-03-09 18:11:35

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What Others Think

this is great but this is simpler... find . - name '*.mp3' -exec mp3gain -r -k {} \;
wimac · 480 weeks and 6 days ago
Simpler, but less efficient. -exec starts a new process for each file found, whereas xargs passes the results in chunks.
Viaken · 480 weeks and 6 days ago

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