What are the risks of leveling volume for my entire library?

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simonmason
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What are the risks of leveling volume for my entire library?

Post by simonmason » Wed May 07, 2014 8:17 am

I play my library through a number of different platforms - Media Monkey, iPad, iPhone and my whole house audio system. Although Media Monkey levels automatically on playback I was thinking I would run the leveling on the entire library to make it consistent on the other platforms. Are there any risks in running the leveling against the whole library? Thanks.

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Re: What are the risks of leveling volume for my entire libr

Post by Lowlander » Wed May 07, 2014 9:11 am

Yes, it can introduce artifacts. It also may be unnecessary as MediaMonkey can level when streaming and level when syncing (not needed for Apple devices as Soundcheck is used). All you need to do is Analyze Volume on all files.
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Re: What are the risks of leveling volume for my entire libr

Post by AllenW » Wed May 07, 2014 9:18 am

Lowlander wrote:Yes, it can introduce artifacts. It also may be unnecessary as MediaMonkey can level when streaming and level when syncing (not needed for Apple devices as Soundcheck is used). All you need to do is Analyze Volume on all files.

Does this mean if I'm going to transfer music files from MM to my Ipod I should just do a "analyze volume" and my Ipod will do the rest (leveling)?

New to all this, tia.

al

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Re: What are the risks of leveling volume for my entire libr

Post by Lowlander » Wed May 07, 2014 10:15 am

Yes, prior to sync you'll need to Analyze Volume on your files (once). Then when you sync your files to an Apple device they should all play leveled if you have Sound Check enabled on your Apple device.
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Re: What are the risks of leveling volume for my entire libr

Post by AllenW » Wed May 07, 2014 12:19 pm

Thanks much.

al

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Re: What are the risks of leveling volume for my entire libr

Post by AllenW » Thu May 08, 2014 8:49 am

If you analyze volume only once, what do you do when you add more music?
Do I need to move the analyzed music to a separate file?

tia

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Re: What are the risks of leveling volume for my entire libr

Post by Lowlander » Thu May 08, 2014 9:04 am

Any new files added will need to be analyzed if they haven't been before. You can have MediaMonkey do this automatically (Tools > Options > Volume Leveling).
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Re: What are the risks of leveling volume for my entire libr

Post by AllenW » Thu May 08, 2014 4:19 pm

Lowlander wrote:Any new files added will need to be analyzed if they haven't been before. You can have MediaMonkey do this automatically (Tools > Options > Volume Leveling).
Just set like that and don't worry about analyzing?


al

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Re: What are the risks of leveling volume for my entire libr

Post by Lowlander » Thu May 08, 2014 5:21 pm

If you enable the option to analyze volume for unanalyzed tracks you don't need to do anything else.
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Re: What are the risks of leveling volume for my entire libr

Post by AllenW » Fri May 09, 2014 10:26 am

"If you enable the option to analyze volume for unanalyzed tracks you don't need to do anything else."


It appears the free version won't let me select this??

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Re: What are the risks of leveling volume for my entire libr

Post by Lowlander » Fri May 09, 2014 10:48 am

It's a Gold feature.
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Re: What are the risks of leveling volume for my entire libr

Post by AllenW » Fri May 09, 2014 11:03 am

Lowlander wrote:It's a Gold feature.
I now have Gold and it works, thanks for your patience.

Al

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Re: What are the risks of leveling volume for my entire libr

Post by AllenW » Fri May 09, 2014 12:16 pm

I may have spoke to soon, after trying to analyze it says "media monkey is unable to decode this format"

I have been taking music CD's I have and ripping them to MP3 @ 320 bit rate, that not right?

Looks like it doesn't like the eagles, I think we're ok now... I hope. :D

Al

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Re: What are the risks of leveling volume for my entire libr

Post by Lowlander » Fri May 09, 2014 1:37 pm

Are you trying to analyze files on the CD?
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Re: What are the risks of leveling volume for my entire libr

Post by AllenW » Fri May 09, 2014 2:16 pm

No, I have about 1600 songs from CD's loaded into MM as MP3's and I run the analyze feature, after a while it looked like it was done but gave me the "media monkey is unable to decode this format".
I deleted the eagles CD and quit getting the error, if I hit analyse volume now, nothing happens.

Al

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