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"Lossless" is a red herring
Authored by: chabig on Apr 07, '05 05:04:21PM

The title of this hint is claiming a bit too much. Adjusting the volume of a song is almost always a lossless process. In fact, I am not aware of any way to alter the volume or a digital music track lossily without opening the file in a waveform editor.


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No, it's really lossless
Authored by: gzeus on Apr 07, '05 07:39:25PM
It's a lossless process because it just updates the id3 tag. If you were to rip a cd-audio file to mp3, it would be a lossy copy because you wouldn't be able to get the original back. But aacgain writes to the id3 tag, which is completely reversible. Perhaps you might introduce clipping if you amped up the gain too high, but the windows version of MP3gain will tell you if this happens. Google it to find out more.

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