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Lossless adjusting of loudness for MP3 and AAC files
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 08, '05 02:43:32PM

With AACGain binary as compiled by ATVERD and a couple of Doug's scripts for iTunes I managed to prepare scripts for iTunes to make use of AACGain a lot easier.

So, all the credits must go to original authors of AACGain, ATVERD and Doug Adams (http://www.malcolmadams.com/itunes/).

The modifications are probably of baaad coding ;) but works.

The aacgain binary is put into /Library/iTunes/Scripts folder together with 4 scripts:

AACGain Selected Files
AACGain(+20) Selected Files (this pumps up gain by 20, i liked it with my iPod)
de-AACGain Selected Files

All the best,

Pawel / aka Polonus

You can download the installer here:
http://www.polonus.csv.pl/AACGain_with_iTunesScripts.zip



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Lossless adjusting of loudness for MP3 and AAC files
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 08, '05 04:02:06PM

...and do not try AACGAIN on .m4a lossless files!! It can delete your original files instead of correcting tag values in them :)



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Lossless adjusting of loudness for MP3 and AAC files
Authored by: atverd on Apr 08, '05 05:31:42PM

aacgain will NOT delete file of unknown type (apple lossless, aiff and so on). It will abort immediately. I tested this.



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Lossless adjusting of loudness for MP3 and AAC files
Authored by: atverd on Apr 08, '05 05:39:22PM

But the original advise is still very good - who knows what it may decide about those formats, just keep it away from non-aac and non-mp3 files.
And backup is your friend :)



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I appreciate
Authored by: jmdennis1967 on Apr 09, '05 05:11:04PM

I for one appreciate this. I would like to have one thing added though. It would be nice if you could add a count of some sort so a person knows how many have been done already and that it is working. For me I have an older powerbook and I let this run about 5 hours and all it showed was the area blue where you put the scripts so I could not tell how far it had gotten. I was able to force quit iTunes and found out that about half where done in that time. I know it will not always take this long but it would be helpful to have some sort of way as to know it is actually working. I know that when the iPod is being updated it will go down the list of songs to show you were it is at. It will also from time to time let you know how many songs have been added so far. Some thing like this would be great. I know it is just applescripts but for me it would be nice to see that it is working so I do not quit on it.



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