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by MMan
Thu May 28, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Please explain the 'leveling' concept and its implications.
Replies: 100
Views: 26248

Re: Please explain the 'leveling' concept and its implications.

Just a further clarification, I think in Nohitter's original comment it would have been clearer to say that the relative volume levels are preserved. If you had a soft track and a loud track on the same album, analyzing volume at the track level would attempt to bring the average volume of each trac...
by MMan
Thu May 28, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Please explain the 'leveling' concept and its implications.
Replies: 100
Views: 26248

Re: Please explain the 'leveling' concept and its implications.

I agree with Rusty that it is a matter of personal choice whether you show the absoute level as adjusted or just the suggested Replay Gain adjustment. I guess the question that begs to be answered is if you were to analyze half your collection with a target of 89db and the other half with a target o...
by MMan
Tue May 26, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Suggestions about Genre
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: Suggestions about Genre

Just be careful in how you populate the the Genre field if you are going to sync with other programs or devices. If you use multiple Genre's deliniated by ; you have the option to have all or just the first genre sync'd. You may want to put the broadest genre first. I personally use the Grouping fie...
by MMan
Fri May 22, 2009 6:02 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Help with archiving.
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Help with archiving.

I agree with Bex that the conversion to FLAC from a WAV file ripped in EAC doesn't matter, the big benefit in using EAC is in the rip itself. However, I used EAC to rip and convert my 800+ disc collection and to me, it just seems easier to do it all in EAC rather than adding another step within Monk...
by MMan
Fri May 22, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: CD's with multiple artists
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: CD's with multiple artists

I'm not sure that I can help with the folder question, but if you are anal about things, I wouldn't make the Artist "Various Artists" for all tracks on Soundtracks/Compilations. You will never be able to find some tracks if you tag them that way. If you want to create a node that just shows the Albu...
by MMan
Sat May 16, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Double clicking artists/albums
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Double clicking artists/albums

Using Nohitter's suggestion, you don't need to select any music at the artist level or the album level below the artist. Just right click on the artist or album under the artist in the Artist (or any other node) and then select play now. All the music goes to Now Playing and starts to play. Doesn't ...
by MMan
Mon May 04, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Just curious
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Just curious

by MMan
Fri May 01, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Analyze Volume Results
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Analyze Volume Results

If you are interested, here are a few links. The first is a white paper on digital music standards which has some interesting stuff what the human ear can hear and how the red book CD format/standard came about. The next has some good info on volume leveling and analysis in monkey and the third has ...
by MMan
Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: What Level Of compression should I Use FLAC
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

Re: What Level Of compression should I Use FLAC

Just to be clear, it's my understanding, that the level of compression when creating FLAC files has nothing to do with the quality (by definition, FLAC files are lossless) or, according to the hydrogenaudiop site, the time to decode. It only has to do with the final size of the file. As was pointed ...
by MMan
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Sound Quality II
Replies: 10
Views: 2848

Re: Sound Quality II

First, as a general matter, your sound experience is limited by the weakest link. That might be the quality of the original recording (bootleg, Studio, Stereo, mono etc.). It might be the medium that it is stored on (Vinyl, Tape, CD, Etc.). It might be the format used to store (MP3, FLAC, CDA etc.)....
by MMan
Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Sound Quality II
Replies: 10
Views: 2848

Re: Sound Quality II

I agree, that it is not the player that is the major issue, however, how you get that digital output to the ultimate analog device can and does make a difference. If you are listening on computer speakers, even relatively high end ones, or headphones, what I am about to say probably doesn't matter. ...
by MMan
Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Does your sound card make a difference in the quality of Rip
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: Does your sound card make a difference in the quality of Rip

Here is another post with some things to thinak about. Using EAC will usually eliminate any issues related to the quality of your CD drive. However, the trade off is time. The better the condition of the CD itself and the drive that reads it will have a meaningful diffference (sometimes 100-200%+ di...
by MMan
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: CD Ripping - "Various" Artist
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: CD Ripping - "Various" Artist

Are you sure that you aren't looking at the Album Artist field when you see "Various". If you are new, there are two artist fields for each track, Album Artist and Artist. When the Album Artist and the Album Title are the same, Monkey groups all those tracks together as one Album. So for compliation...
by MMan
Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: MM on external drive
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: MM on external drive

If you haven't seen it, this wiki page might help.

http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.p ... ediamonkey
by MMan
Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: FLAC & Auto-Organize
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: FLAC & Auto-Organize

Are you adding them to the Library before you do the auto-organize? If not, try adding them to the library with add/rescan for the appropriate "dump" folder, the correct the tags and then use auto organize by selecting them via the location node, not the My Computer node. Just a thought...