These patches add replaygain support to the xmms-mad plugin, as well as
dithering and a few minor modifs.
It reads replaygain info in APEv2 tags, as written by the mp3gain
program. (use e.g. mp3gain *.mp3
to add track and album RG info to all files in a directory. Note
some options make mp3gain also modify the mp3 data directly instead of
tags, see mp3gain's man page).
After installing the plugin files, make sure MAD is the active input
plugin for MP3 (disable the other mp3 input plugin(s))
2005-03-06 (version 0.8-120SKR) : updated to newer upstream version xmms-mad 0.8. Plus :
Mp3gain additional tags are now displayed (undo, minmax ..)
File's year field is now given to xmms's filelisting func.
2004-09-14 (version 0.6.7-104SKR) : fixed decoding bug - id3v2
frames could cause the decoder to skip the first few seconds of a file,
Now it's completeley gapless (if used with xmms-crossfade).
Also the patch file uploaded here was not made correctly previously,
For more details about ReplayGain and mp3 stuff, check
HydrogenAudio's Wiki page
Also consider using the xmms-crossfade
plugin to get gapless playback
The latest version (3.6) features high-quality resampling (resampling
to 48kHz before outputting to soundcard improves sound quality
noticeably for the many soundcards that only handle 48kHz internally and
do internal (poor) resampling for signals with other sample-rates.
Just try playing high frequency sine waves (17kHz and up) on a SbLive!, and you'll hear obvious artefacts from the poor hardware resampling instead of a high-frequency tone.