The Usual Tech Ramblings

Normalize That Track...

Ever noticed that when encoding your CDs, they end up being encoded at different volumes? I’ve become incredibly frustrated at this, so I started looking around. I stumbled on Normalize. An excellent program that will run through wav, mp3, and ogg format files, and normalize the output volume. This is great, because I’ve burned my CD collection to ogg format, dropped on my server at home, and stream the audio so I can listen to it at work, without having to haul my CDs everywhere. Very handy. And, with a little find trickery, you can do whole directory structures too:

find /media -name \*.ogg -exec normalize-ogg {} \;

This is handy if you encoded your CD collection as I have… artist\album\title.