Volume leveling for FLAC files

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fchauvire
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Volume leveling for FLAC files

Post by fchauvire » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:46 am

Hi,

I use MMW 4.1.23.1881 (portable mode) together with MMA pro 1.3.2.0824. Almost all my music files are encoded in FLAC on my NAS and got their volume level analyzed with the "Analyze Volume" option as I wanted to keep my files unmodified. As I read somewhere on the forum that the playback leveling does not work with FLAC files, I checked the "level volume when synchronizing audio" option to get only mp3 files on my mobiles. However, when listening to the volume leveled tracks on my mobile, the sound level differs significantly between songs (up to 30%).

Did I miss something ?

I uploaded screenshots of my "Auto conversion" and "Volume leveling" parameters here : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

Thank you for your answer
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Re: Volume leveling for FLAC files

Post by Lowlander » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:03 am

MMA can apply leveling from the Track Volume value of files, so no need to level them.

Based on settings files should be synced leveled to the device. Maybe disable the option to level volume from the MMA Options?
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Re: Volume leveling for FLAC files

Post by fchauvire » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:18 pm

Thank you for your quick answer.

I already unchecked the "Level volume" option in MMA and it did not solve my problem. I would be pleased to help you investigate this issue as it is really annoying to have up to 30% volume difference when running with MMA playing through my earphones :roll:

What kind of information should I provide to help you sort out this issue?

Thanks
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Re: Volume leveling for FLAC files

Post by Lowlander » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:23 pm

How exactly did you sync the files to your device and did you maybe sync them prior to enabling Volume Leveling in the Device Profile?
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Re: Volume leveling for FLAC files

Post by fchauvire » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:33 pm

I already thought the synchronization would not necessarily re-sync previously synchronized files following the activation of the "volume leveling" option. So I deleted all the files on my mobile and uninstalled/reinstalled MMA before starting a fresh sync. It did not solve my problem.

Would that be OK if I pick up two files with a big volume difference during playback and send them to you?

Fabien

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Re: Volume leveling for FLAC files

Post by Lowlander » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:09 pm

You can upload them to a file share site (like Dropbox) and add the link to them to a Support Ticket: https://www.mediamonkey.com/Support
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