[flac-dev] R128gain & metaflac

lvqcl lvqcl.mail at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 16:30:15 PDT 2014

Ian Nartowicz wrote:

> The Opus replaygain spec is fundamentally broken, so let's ignore that for
> now.  It is discussed ad nauseam elsewhere, but isn't going to change any time
> soon.


> I agree any replaygain reference loudness tag should only apply to other
> REPLAYGAIN* tags, although placing R128 gain values (adjusted by some
> arbitrary amount or otherwise) in REPLAYGAIN* tags raises some interesting
> questions. As already discussed none of this *requires* a reference loudness
> tag, but if there is one then it may as well be parsed. Who knows, maybe it
> says something useful.  Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, nobody is forcing
> you to use it or apply it to your music, so you shouldn't prevent people who
> want it from having it.

But *if* flac will switch to R128 algorithm, what should it write to
REPLAYGAIN_REFERENCE_LOUDNESS tag? "89.0 dB" or "-18 LUFS"? (or "-18 LKFS"?)

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