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“Level out” the volume of our MP3 library with MP3Gain

With the brief advice today we talk about music, or rather how to simplify a perennial problem of those who have a wide libreria MP3 in which each track is ripped to a different volume.

How many times has it happened to put our MP3 player playing and having random every time tinkering with the volume because a song “save“, and the other does not feel? The solution is, and is called MP3Gain. MP3Gain is a program open source whose sole purpose is leveling (the technical term is correct “normalize“) the output volume of an audio file. (more…)

Music: “adc”

We take a long section omitted for reasons other, especially of time: section “Music“. After the now more than popular success “qbsc.mp3” rislascio now “adc.mp3“, destined to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor. Again the short audio file was only created with open source products. Read more…

Songbird music changes, no longer support GNU / Linux

A true revolution was unleashed when the official blog of Songbird for example, reported that the player no longer support GNU / Linux.

74 trackback and 589 Comments say a lot about the satisfaction of users from the open source for this strategic choice. Virtually all of the comments come from users of the player with GNU / Linux, who do not let themselves be fooled by the almost triumphant tone of the post: “Songbird sings a new tune” associated with the image of the mascot “Songbird” happy that he sings and if the sounds, I put the same article. (more…)

We change the “Hz” with ffmpeg

Some article ago I've had to adapt the mp3 to playing on the web. The flash player unfortunately only support sampling 44.100Hz, but I have always recorded my songs to a higher quality: 48.000Hz.

I tried some small programs with graphical interface, but I had to resign to the use of command line (in some cases it is almost essential). To convert my mp3s I used “ffmpeg“, doubtless “the” program for multimedia on GNU / Linux. (more…)