MP3Gain is a free program providing a non destructive method of preparing your entire MP3 library to insure that every song or program will all playback at the same volume level.
"MP3Gain uses David Robinson's Replay Gain algorithm to calculate how loud the file actually sounds to a human's ears"
The next song is too quiet...
Why cant they be jussst right?
They all Can with MP3Gain....
Simply speaking, what MP3Gain does is take a whole folder of mp3s, or a group of individual selections, then analyzes them and reports the variances in the group.
It also specifically indicates for you in red which of the individual songs or programs are clipping.
You then set what volume level you prefer them to be. The default is set at 89db, which is usually the optimum level to prevent distortion, but you can adjust as desired.
Next click on the Gain button, and let it do it's stuff. It doesn't reprocess the MP3, it simply tags them for playback at a level comparable to he rest o the library. Upon completion, the entire group of mp3s are normalized, so all will play back at an equal volume.
Now a nice even output is achieved in any player.
Using the program is pretty straight forward and it's easy on the resources, so it can be ran even on the oldest of computers.
If you'd like a tutorial, here's one to get you going: