Old 6th December 2007, 20:09   #1
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Replay Gain with WAV files?

Hello,

I'm a brand new user of Winamp. I'm trying to use the Replay Gain feature and have had success with FLAC files, but not with WAV files.

I have searched all of the available information on this site regarding repaly gain, but functionality with WAV files does not seem to be addressed either way that I can see.

Maybe I need certain plugin? Or maybe Replay Gain is not available for WAV files since FLAC would normally be used in place of WAV?

I.m using version 5.5 on XP sp2. All other features of Winamp have worked without a hitch so far.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 6th December 2007, 21:09   #2
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Correct, ReplayGain is not available for WAV files.

ReplayGain values are saved to the tagging system (Vorbis Comments for ogg & flac, ID3v2 tags for MP3, etc), but WAV files have no tags.

RG calc only works for MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC, WMA
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Old 6th December 2007, 21:26   #3
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Thanks, I appreciate your time in solving the mystery for me!
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Old 18th December 2007, 18:33   #4
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I have no idea how relevant this is:
http://members.home.nl/w.speek/wavegain.htm

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Old 18th December 2007, 19:23   #5
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Thanks! This looks very interesting.
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Old 18th December 2007, 20:05   #6
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I've never liked Replay Gain. I've always like listening to my music in original condition. Even the classic stuff.
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Old 19th December 2007, 00:13   #7
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replaygain just stops clipping, it prevents distortion by reducing the volume a bit so the peaks of the wave don't get chopped off. So if anything it improves listening quality and doesn't modify the encoding of the file as the data is only kept in the tag, the decoder does the rest. winamp's decoders are so precise(internal 64 bit in in_mp3) that it shouldn't reduce the quality noticeably at all, not that it makes any difference to lossy formats.

mp3gain and wavgain physically change the file(non reversible), unlike replaygain.
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Old 12th August 2018, 16:41   #8
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Well... it's an old thread but in the meantime things have changed. Now It's possible to tag wav with mp3tag and to write replaygain data into wav with foobar. And foobar can read them as my Fiio Player can.

But it seems that Winamp still can't. Is there any way to let it do this?
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Don't hold ur breath.

If it were me, I'd convert the wavs to ALAC and then tag em.

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