How do i get audio normalization working on Songbird?

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The thing is that audio normalization is enabled on Songbird, yet i still have extremely low volume in some songs and extremely high volume in others. Do i have to scan my library with something so that "use audio normalization data if available" actually works? I have it with track gain data.

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G'day,

Yeah, unfortunately an external scanner is still required. Songbird uses the ReplayGain audio standard, so any proper replayGain scanning tool (refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Replay_Gain ) must be used first. The good thing is that almost every media player except iTunes uses Replaygain for audio, so its a very widespread standard.

Personally, I add the tags using Winamp, but each to their own...
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in windows i use winamp as a media player... winamp automatically adds the info to the files metadata? or should i still scan all the music?
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You'll have to manually get it..

First, to make sure replay gain is calculated for anything you rip in winamp, go to prefs, CDripping, and ensure "automatically calculate replay gain" is ticked..

Next, to add replay gain using winamp, select the music, right click, send to, Calculate replay gain.. Its best to do all the songs without replay gain at once (because for album normalisation to be done properly, all the songs from the album need to be done at the same time).

To ensure you only do the song's that require it, I'd probably recommend adding the "track gain" column to the library, sorting the winamp library by track gain, selecting all the tracks without track gain and doing only those. Remember though, ALWAYS sort by TRACK GAIN, because not all normalised songs have album gain (because you might only have 1 or 2 songs from the album, they were ripped off different sources or you didn't want it). All songs will have track gain though, because they are all tracks.

Hope that helps..
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thanks a lot, ill try it and come back with results
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ddvideo video to audio gain can help you put your video or musics audio normalization at the same volume level without loss original sound quality..
the ddvideo video to audio gain can analyze the average db number for any mainstream video or songs.and then you can set a target db (75db-105.55db) for your video or audio files , convert them,and then you can enjoy your favorite songs never again worry about varying volume and manually adjust the Volume Level (VOL +/-)
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