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The attenuation is not such a big deal but the raising might be because the default is for no pre-amp adjustment and no clipping prevention so the potential is there to raise the level to undesirable levels and even induce clipping.
The replaygain reference level is so low this will basically never matter.
GeneralComplete name : 06 - Dulces exuviÃ¦.oggFormat : OGGFile size : 6.77 MiBDuration : 4mn 50sOverall bit rate mode : VariableOverall bit rate : 195 KbpsAlbum replay gain : 5.57 dBAlbum replay gain peak : 0.982951Album : Spanish songs & vihuela solosTrack name : Dulces exuviÃ¦Track name/Position : 6Performer : Catherine King & Jacob HeringmanComposer : Alonso MudarraGenre : RenaissanceRecorded date : 1997-01-01CATEGORY : classicalCDID : b9104520AudioID : 602039608 (0x23E26538)Format : VorbisFormat settings, Floor : 1Duration : 4mn 50sBit rate mode : VariableBit rate : 224 KbpsChannel(s) : 2 channelsSampling rate : 44.1 KHzCompression mode : LossyReplay gain : 4.46 dBReplay gain peak : 0.764122Stream size : 7.75 MiBWriting library : libVorbis (Everywhere) (20100325 (Everywhere))
I personally don't care one way or another, but would another solution be to turn on clipping prevention?
I should say almost never. I've never seen this on music I use, but its certainly possible. If you want, submit a patch.
interesting.i make sure my collection ALWAYS has album and track gain tags.but i don't usually use it at all but would prefer it off by default myself.
if people know what it is I'm sure they will investigate how to turn it on if needed.
...Its just extremely rare.
TITLE=God is with usARTIST=John TavenerALBUM=ByzantiaTRACKNUMBER=02GENRE=ClassicalCOMPOSER=John TavenerREPLAYGAIN_TRACK_PEAK=0.98935145REPLAYGAIN_TRACK_GAIN=-3.15 dBREPLAYGAIN_ALBUM_PEAK=0.98935145REPLAYGAIN_ALBUM_GAIN=+1.63 dB
TITLE=SinfonÃa Sevillana: 3TITLE=Fiesta en San Juan de AznalfaracheARTIST=Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria, Adrian LeaperALBUM=SinfonÃa SevillanaDATE=1999-01-01TRACKNUMBER=3GENRE=ClassicalCOMPOSER=TurinaREPLAYGAIN_TRACK_PEAK=0.98125243REPLAYGAIN_TRACK_GAIN=+1.99 dBREPLAYGAIN_ALBUM_PEAK=0.98125243REPLAYGAIN_ALBUM_GAIN=+3.49 dB
tl ;dr summary:It isn't extremely rare, it's only as rare as unamplified music - it's very common!
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