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Old 09-25-2011, 05:35 PM
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Default any way to increase volume of mp3 without distortion

i have been using a program called mp3gain to increase the volume of my mp3's and its been fairly successful, but sometimes if i increase it too much it sounds distorted on my mp3 player but no distortion when played back on computer.

is there anyway to test if i have increased the too much and caused distortion or is it simply a matter of trial and error ?.

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Old 09-25-2011, 05:51 PM
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At the volumes most music is at turning up the volume will inevitably lead to more clipping. I think.

I'm guessing you're doing this because of a volume restriction or something? FWIR there are ways around that, if not, get an amp?

Make an O2 maybe.
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:12 PM
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Instead of immediately increasing the volume choose to analyse the tunes instead. It will determine if the media will clip. Even if you should choose a level that will clip the setting is totally reversable.
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:23 PM
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i have been using a program called mp3gain to increase the volume of my mp3's and its been fairly successful, but sometimes if i increase it too much it sounds distorted on my mp3 player but no distortion when played back on computer.

is there anyway to test if i have increased the too much and caused distortion or is it simply a matter of trial and error ?.
Not sure if mp3gain has this option, but a lot of software using replaygain can be set "avoid clipping". If you choose that and then just crank up the gain you'll get the loudest possible track without distortion.

Its probably not going to help much though. Few tracks can be boosted more then 1 or 2dB without distortion. A lot even distort at 0dB since they're mastered very loud to begin with.
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Garry35:

The mp3gain display has 2 columns to indicate if clipping is occurring (Clip(Track) and Clip(album)).

What player and earphones are you using? And maybe you better tell us where (country) the player was purchased.

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iam actually using a samsung galaxy s2 phone rather than a dedicated player. iam in england
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