MP3Gain

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 98 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    479,721
  • Date Added:
    February 07, 2007
  • File Size:
    651.7KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    399
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 59 votes

    • 5 star 27
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 3
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  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 98 votes

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    • 4 star 20
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    • 1 star 8
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4 stars

"Out of Date"

May 02, 2014  |  By andyb63uk

 |  Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

Pros

First of all, to all those crying "Malware" and "Toolbar", go to the MP3Gain website and download it from there. No Malware or toolbars.

It does what it says and quite quickly too. Very good

Cons

According to the website, the current version hasn't been updated since 2009. If theres a newer version somewhere please let me know.

You cannot drag and drop files or folders and have to select them one at a time, very time consuming if you want to do your library in batches as I do.

Summary

The best at what it does but not up to date.

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2 stars

"To meany add on's come with it."

August 14, 2013  |  By azmollys

 |  Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

Pros

Have an old MP3Gain on an older computer and like it.

Cons

Has a lot of add on's that I do not want and hard to get off my computer, would not download it again.

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1 stars

"INSTALLED MALWARE!!!!!"

March 27, 2013  |  By Nikki2085

 |  Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

Pros

NONE BECAUSE IT INSTALLED MALWARE

Cons

I used CNET installer for this program and made sure during install that it did not install any other offered programs. Did so any way (at least 4 programs) that I deleted using REVO Unstaller. It also installed an anti-virus called AVA which took control of my computer and is now at the shop getting cleaned out.

Summary

DO NOT INSTALL AS YOU WILL BE TAKING A CHANCE ON HAVING MALWARE INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER.

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4 stars

"simple and effective"

February 21, 2013  |  By bcvrbv

 |  Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

Pros

No fuss, quick

Cons

filters are welcome

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1 stars

"Cannot install without accepting a dodgy search bar"

February 02, 2013  |  By rp2709

 |  Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

Pros

None, uninstalled as soon as realised it had hijacked the browser

Cons

No opt out option on search bar

Summary



Updated on Feb 2, 2013

Went direct to the MP3gain website and downloaded the program from there - no dodgy search bar, so it looks like that is added by the cnet site.
Program itself has worked fine so far.

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1 stars

"Stay away from this--malware"

October 28, 2012  |  By mljay

 |  Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

Pros

Program work great--but there's a serious malware problem.

Cons

Although I unchecked the box to download funmoods it did it anyway--and hijacked the search engine on my browser. Stay away from this!

Summary

Avoid this unless you enjoy trying to get rid of malware.

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1 stars

"can't use it"

July 22, 2012  |  By adeh999

 |  Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

Pros

not able to tell as I can't run it

Cons

when I came to use it the first time after installing, it tried to install again and demanded a microsoft disc I don't have (yes my windows is legal but I don't have the discs), so I can't use it.

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5 stars

"Essential Volume Equalizer (Why and How)"

February 29, 2012  |  By johnrata

 |  Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

Pros

When collecting music on your computer it is important to remember that most music arrives at different volume levels. There are two main issues with having various levels of volume throughout your music collection. Firstly the obvious effect of having a much louder song playback; sending you running across the room for the volume control. Secondly and much more importantly is the fact that mp3 as a format can only sustain a limited volume (maximum between 93dB-96dB). Beyond the physical limit your music "clips" creating a distorted sound for which no amount of volume control will correct.

Cons

Only does mp3, M4A files have to be converted

Summary

When collecting music on your computer it is important to remember that most music arrives at different volume levels. There are two main issues with having various levels of volume throughout your music collection. Firstly the obvious effect of having a much louder song playback; sending you running across the room for the volume control. Secondly and much more importantly is the fact that mp3 as a format can only sustain a limited volume (maximum between 93dB-96dB). Beyond the physical limit your music "clips" creating a distorted sound for which no amount of volume control will correct.

MP3GAIN allows you to equalize either a track individually or a group of tracks or folders. I would recommend the following:

i) Small amounts often is better than trying to gain all your music in one hit e.g. one album at a time
ii)Change the default target volume from 89.0 dB to 93.5 dB then do a track analysis first. When complete the analysis result will tell you each track volume.
If the file path column is "red" and the clipping "Y" is also "red" then the track volume is beyond the limit, is clipping and likely to have patches of audible distortion. If the "Volume" and "Track Gain" columns are "black" then the track will be gained to within "clipping" limits and will be fine after the gain has been applied. If every column is "red" then the track will still be clipping after the gain has been applied. In the later I would remove those files and try another analysis with the target volume set at 92.5 dB. You would do the same if the "file path" column is "black" and the "clip(Track)" column is "Y" "red".
iii)Click the "Track Gain" button
iv)Go back and re-analyze/gain remaining tracks set at 92.5 dB target volume

Typical volumes include:
CD rip 96dB-106dB. This is due to the fact that CDs as a format can handle the higher volumes without distorting
Direct Downloading (Bandcamp, iTunes, Reverbnation and other free or paid for downloading) 89dB - 96dB.
Direct Downloading using programs such as "Orbit" or "YouTube Downloader" 89dB - 96dB
Music from friends 89dB - 110dB

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5 stars

"Does what's needed on .mp3 volume settings."

January 15, 2012  |  By Sound666

 |  Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

Pros

Easy to use AFTER reading the Help file. The software has two great modes. In the first mode, it accurately adjusts the gain of a set of unrelated songs so they're even from file to file. Given the variation in song file volumes, this is essential for party playlists on the iPod. The software has a second mode that works on groups of related songs (i.e., as in all the songs in an album). It preserves the artist-intended volume variations from song to song within an album, while bringing the overall album volume in line with a user-requested setting, G_ave. If you do this to all your albums, they will all have an average volume of G_ave but the song-to-song volume variations within each album will be preserved.

Cons

Does not work on .m4a files. You have to convert your files to .mp3 format before you can use the software on them.

Summary

I'm glad I got it. It's essential for an .mp3 DJ.

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4 stars

"Seems to do as advertised."

October 06, 2011  |  By reginaldbecker

 |  Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

Can't think of any.

Summary

Wish I had this utility sooner.

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General
Publisher MP3Gain
Publisher web site http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/
Release Date February 07, 2007
Date Added February 07, 2007
Version 1.2.5
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT/XP
Download Information
File Size 651.7KB
File Name mp3gain-win-1_2_5.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 479,721
Downloads Last Week 399
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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