Why are my MP3s so quiet?

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  1. Darren Lewis

    Darren Lewis Supporting Actor

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    I've been doing some A-B comparisons of my MP3s versus the original CD (in the PC CDROM drive).

    The MP3s are recordered using EAC and the LAME encoder. Leaving the volume controls the same on the amp, and switching from the MP3 to the original CD, the original CD is a lot louder. (The levels are the same for each slider in the volume control options of windows)

    Am I doing something wrong with the MP3 recording? The settings in EAC were created using the wizard in the new 0.9 beta 2 version.
     
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    Make sure you're not using the "Normalize" feature in EAC.
     
  3. Darren Lewis

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    No, I've double checked and I'm not using the normalise feature.
     
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    CD-audio is a separate volume control on the volume control panel, maybe that's it?

    EAC should be ripping the digital data directly off the disc, especially if you don't use normalization, so I would have to guess that wave output vs cd output just is of a different volume for some reason...(?)
     

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