On Fri, 2005-06-24 at 09:12 +0100, Lee Hosty wrote:
> What tool(s) do you use to nomalise your files? Is it a re-encoder (ick)
> or just a tool to analyse and change the gain bits?
vorbisgain & mp3gain; mp3gain does the latter, it adjusts the gain bits.
So the .mp3 file is altered, and the decoder can't ignore the change.
vorbisgain just adds tag information that the .ogg playback software can
use, which makes it a voluntary thing. The gain bits (if an .ogg even
has any, not sure about that one) are left untouched. The iRiver does
not use these tags; beep-media-player does.
> it seems that even Creative advise you to turn it on and hit it a
> slap off a hard surface.
My employer, Creative Labs Europe, does not advise to have
harddrive-based units sustain shocks at any time, especially not while
they are powered.
If your unit is within warranty, my advise would be to have it
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