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  • 3.0 stars

    "Cool program but kind of screwy and buggy"

    July 13, 2011  |   By CrunchyCookie

    Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

    Pros

    Does what it's designed to do, easy to use, useful, free

    Cons

    Doesn't always give the results you want, mostly because it bases everything on average dB, not peak dB. Some songs just have long soft spots and therefore low "average volume"; letting the program boost them can make them too loud.

    Summary

    Oh, and sometimes this program annoyingly rewrites the dates on your files even after you check the "Preserve File Dates" option!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does what it says."

    March 2, 2011  |   By 1RRguy

    Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

    Pros

    I had downloaded a song and added it to my mp3 player. I could barely hear the new song, although all others sounded fine. I used this program with a folder of 24 songs. Now I can hear the new song clearly. It seems to work perfectly.

    Cons

    This program doesn't seem to offer an option to save normalized songs to a different folder which would leave the songs in the original folder unchanged. I had to backup songs to a different folder before using this program.

    Summary

    I'm a happy camper now.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Worked as Promised"

    February 12, 2011  |   By freebrian

    Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

    Pros

    It worked. It was easy to use.

    Cons

    None observed.

    Summary

    I had a simple task of increasing the gain on a speaker recording from a meeting. No problem. It worked and it was free.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Did the job."

    December 11, 2010  |   By ajweidne

    Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

    Pros

    If you just click through the steps it pretty straight forward.

    Cons

    Help and explanations are a little sketchy. i.e. thw Tag section confused me. It talks about "Turning Tags On" but I couldn't find an on/off control.

    Summary

    Seems like if you use it right out of the box. Don't change any defaults, it does what you want to get done.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple and it works exactly as described even on Vista"

    September 15, 2010  |   By ArizonaBrian

    Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

    Pros

    finds all mp3s - even in subfolders. Fast.

    Cons

    Cnet version isn't the full version

    Summary

    I downloaded and tried to install from Cnet but MP3Gain said I didn't have all the Windows components needed, and instructed me to use the full install - not available on Cnet. It think the only thing missing was "Visual Studio runtime", but anyway - once installed it worked great on my Vista machine. It found all the music in the root and in folders. It found all 1700 songs and adjusted the ones that needed adjusting. I have not had time to listen to all 1700 songs but so far the levels are much more consistent so I don't have to keep messing with the volume while I drive.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Hard to run. I am dumping it."

    August 9, 2010  |   By timba

    Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

    Pros

    looks cool

    Cons

    hard to wook.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Have not installed it yet."

    August 2, 2010  |   By howardp244

    Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

    Pros

    Don't know, have not installed it yet. Should be great though.

    Cons

    Probably none.

    Summary

    Sounds like it will be the greatest product for the MP3 volume problem.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Bloody brilliant!"

    July 18, 2010  |   By petersykes58

    Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

    Pros

    Does exactly what it says without any fuss or bother. Clean, fast, efficient and remarkably clever. Making a compilation CD has become a joy, rather than a chore.

    Cons

    It has none.

    Summary

    It works... and works well. Avoid fancy imitators and, especially, the ripoff MP3Gain Pro that is not associated with this software in any way whatsoever. Many heartfelt thanks to its creator.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does what is says with simple grace"

    May 18, 2010  |   By adinas

    Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

    Pros

    I just wanted to make some of the podcasts I download louder. This program can do that with ease. Just drag the one or more MP3 into it.

    Cons

    I got a little confused between track and album grain. but got over that quickly

    Summary

    If you want a small simple app to lower or heighten the volume of an MP3. I recommend this app.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Just brillint!"

    May 1, 2010  |   By King_Babur

    Version: MP3Gain 1.2.5

    Pros

    No gimmicks, no waste-of-space fancy icons. Does exactly what it says on the tin!
    And what more, instead of web link it has Help .chm file. Which is concise and pictorial - without unwanted drum beating about how great the product is or geeky words.

    Cons

    If you find one, then it'd mean either you haven't read the Help file or you have no idea how a software works or, worst of all, you're overdue at your local mental hospital.

    Summary

    There are a very few free, or otherwise, software on the horizon that actually are written so precisely and logically. Briz AVIsplitter and uTorrent come to mind.
    Last word: Go for it, support it, donate generously with thanks to its makers.

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