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Program to make music louder?

by pingpongboss / January 6, 2006 6:31 AM PST

I used MediaMonkey's sound-leveling option on all my music and now they are all softer than before! Is there a program out there that can make all my mp3 files louder? On my MP3 Player, I now have to put the volume slider on a higher position and sometimes i have to turn the volume dial on my computer all the way up when it's noisy.
Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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(NT) (NT) External powered speakers?
by Coryphaeus / January 6, 2006 10:23 PM PST
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That's what I was planning on doing, but....
by pingpongboss / January 8, 2006 12:16 PM PST

What if i don't want everybody around me to hear my music on my MP3 Player?

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(NT) (NT) Just turn down the volume via the knob or use a headset
by John.Wilkinson / January 8, 2006 12:56 PM PST
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i guess that works..
by pingpongboss / January 9, 2006 6:57 AM PST

but it's not very satisfactory for me ^_^. I want to make my collection louder without all the hassle.

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Possible solutions
by EC|Luke / January 8, 2006 8:00 PM PST

To answer your question I downloaded the application and here should be an answer to your question. You need to change the level of volume, so you can level all you mp3's again on a higher volume. To do so, follow the following instructions:

When in MediaMonkey:
From the main menu, click Tools > Options > Player > Volume Leveling.
On the configuration panel set:
upgrade the volume of leveling to something you like, for example 100 db. Now here comes the important step, unmark the ''Only analyze Tracks with unknown leveling adjustment'' box. This will volume level all your tracks again. In the same menu you can also change the playback volume (upgrade this too, if you think it's too soft after leveling at 100db) If you have done this, things should work properly again. When not:
There are various programs around to make your mp3s louder, for examle there is MPTrim:
But this application only allows you to do this with one mp3 at a time, so this can be a very long job.

Since you already tried changing the volume slider without any ffect I think the problem is really with your mp3s. I hope the above was helpful enough to solve the problem

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by pingpongboss / January 9, 2006 6:55 AM PST
In reply to: Possible solutions

i have done this a few times and even raised the baseline volume level to 130. however, it is still very soft. also, do you use "Analyse Volume" at all? I'm not sure what it does or if it effects "Level Track Volume." Do you feel a great difference when you do this?

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MP3 louder
by Lam109 / January 9, 2006 1:28 AM PST

Google MP3Gain I have used it to to what you want it should work for you.Good Luck

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by pingpongboss / January 9, 2006 7:07 AM PST
In reply to: MP3 louder

i've downloaded it and i'll get back to you about whether it works for me

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Wow! It works perfectly!
by pingpongboss / January 9, 2006 12:18 PM PST
In reply to: ok...

Thanks alot!

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No problem
by Lam109 / January 10, 2006 12:23 AM PST

Glad I could help.

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