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Old 12-26-2008, 05:19 PM
 
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Has anyone ever had a problem with music ripped into iTunes being ripped too loud?

Remember when we used to record old vinyl LPs and you had to set the record volume for the cassette recording? Well, my iTunes music sounds like it's ripping to loud.

It's marginal and slower balads and soft songs (
Worthy is the Lamb )don't seem to be effected, but if it's something a little harder (
YouTube - Fireflight - Unbreakable ) , it's quite distorted.

Any iTunes experts out there?

It's a brand new install on a brand new computer and I just started ripping my collection today.

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:18 AM
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Just like converting a MS Word file to text doesn't change uppercase text to lowercase, ripping audio from one digital format to another shouldn't change the volume of audio files. Once they are ripped in iTunes, you can set it (and any iPods that download a specific file from iTunes) to always play the files at a lower volume level. Maybe you just need to set that volume for the newly ripped files?
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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Just like converting a MS Word file to text doesn't change uppercase text to lowercase, ripping audio from one digital format to another shouldn't change the volume of audio files. Once they are ripped in iTunes, you can set it (and any iPods that download a specific file from iTunes) to always play the files at a lower volume level. Maybe you just need to set that volume for the newly ripped files?
Thanks for the response.

It's not that the volume is too loud, it's that it 'appears' to ripped at a higher volume than necessary. All I know is that there is distortion in some of the rips (generally the faster and harder songs) and there isn't distortion in other rips (generally balads and slow songs). The distortion is there regardless of the volume I am listening.....it's in the rip and carries over into the playback.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:28 PM
 
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I seem to have the exact opposite problem: some of my music is too soft. usually it's the music that was ripped more than once that seem to have lost some volume
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:22 AM
 
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i've had the "too soft" problem; it was a problem w/ my computer not having enough processing power and memory to do a smooth transfer. once i upgraded my CPU and added more RAM, I had no more problems.

Before the upgrade, I could re-sync the ipod and problem would go away on some songs but reappear on others.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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New computer - try reloading all your drivers and apple software.

Check for updates for system too.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:56 PM
 
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Or try different rippng software and see if you notice a difference.
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