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I have a Zune 80, and when I connect it to my car stereo there is a noticeable difference in volume from one track to the next and it bugs the hell out of me. One track will sound loud on volume 20, but then the next song comes on and I'll have to turn it up to 30 for it to be loud, it's horrible.Why not just let your media player normalize the files upon playback? Most of them support it.
Don't do it. I've used it and it left a lot off my .mp3 files unplayable. It turned them into a .tmp file. The files still work if you correct the file extension but it is a pain. I'm geussing it must have had errors when encoding the track and just left the original as .tmp file.
If it did, I wouldn't have made this threadDoes your Zune support volume normalization? It plays back all of the files at the same volume. Normalizing essentially does what mp3gain does, it increases the volume of the quieter mp3s to match that of the loudest one.
I tried an album with MP3Gain, didn't notice a difference. I'll try Foobar2k and see how it goes, thanksFoobar2000 supports replaygain. You can take a whole playlist and adjust the replaygain, which will in effect level out the volume on your mp3s. You can permanently write those changes to the files as well, then transfer them to your Zune.
When I tried mp3gain a while ago I just imported an album that I know was recorded low, bumped the gain from what is was, 88.xdb to about 92db and didn't notice anything different but the fact that it showed there was now clipping in every song. Clipping = bad for high end stereo system.It think mp3gain does a good job of normalizing the tracks, it's just that damn .tmp problem that lets it down. Approx 60 files out of 10,000 isnt so bad tho.