[vorbis] ReplayGain support for Vorbis
gtgbr at gmx.net
Mon Jan 14 22:25:57 PST 2002
Kenneth Arnold wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 07:40:46PM -0700, volsung at asu.edu wrote:
> > No, unfortunately. The ReplayGain information is stored in the Vorbis comment
> > header, which the FLAC substream does not use.
> Just to throw out a random idea ... wouldn't it be helpful to move the
> Vorbis comment header to a more generic comment-scribbing system that
> could be used for all Ogg codecs? It wouldn't have to necessarily move
> out of the stream it's currently in, or require any changes to the
> bitstream format at all if done right -- I'm just speaking from a
> we'll-need-it-for-a-bunch-of-things-so-reuse-the-code point of view.
Actually, I like it the way it is - replaygain, no matter how absolutely
great it is :D, makes only sense in Vorbis streams.
Example: I got an Ogg file that contains both an Ogg FLAC and an Ogg
Vorbis stream of the same song - let's say I decided that this is a
decent way of archiving my own tunes as I can easily pull out an already
encoded Vorbis stream or the FLAC for burning to CD or further
postproduction treatment. I wouldn't want replaygain to work on the FLAC
stream, as I need/want to listen to it the way it is, also in volume. I
want to be able to hear whether the FLAC stream might need some more
work or so, I don't want to have to globally en-/disable replaygain in
the players when switching from FLAC to Vorbis and back, and I don't
want one single replaygain value to screw up one of the both streams as
they might NOT be identical.
"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security,
deserve neither liberty or security" - Benjamin Franklin
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