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NAME

       collectiongain - large scale Replay Gain calculating tool

SYNOPSIS

       collectiongain [options] music_dir
       collectiongain --help
       collectiongain --version

DESCRIPTION

       collectiongain  is  a  script  calculating  the Replay Gain values of a large set of music
       files inside music_dir. Files belonging to the same album will  be  identified  using  the
       file tags and album Replay Gain data will be calculated for them.

OPTIONS

       --version
              Display the version of the software.

       -h, --help
              Display a short summary of the available options.

       -f, --force
              Recalculate Replay Gain even if the file already contains gain information.

       -d, --dry-run
              Don't actually modify any files.

       -r REF, --reference-loudness=REF
              Set the reference loudness to REF dB (default: 89 dB)

       --mp3-format=MP3_FORMAT
              Choose  the  Replay  Gain  data format for MP3 files. The default setting should be
              compatible with most  decent  software  music  players,  so  it  is  generally  not
              necessary to mess with this setting. See below for more information.

       --ignore-cache
              Do not use the file cache at all.

       --regain
              Fully reprocess everything. Same as --force --ignore-cache.

       -j JOBS, --jobs=JOBS
              Run  JOBS  jobs simultaneously. Must be >= 1. By default, this is set to the number
              of CPU cores in the system to provide best performance.

MP3 FORMATS

       Proper Replay Gain support for MP3 files is a bit of a mess: on the one hand, there is the
       mp3gain  application [1] which was relatively widely used (I don't know if it still is) --
       it directly modifies the audio data which has the advantage that it works with pretty much
       any player, but it also means you have to decide ahead of time whether you want track gain
       or album gain. Besides, it's just not very elegant. On the other hand, there are at  least
       two commonly used ways to store proper Replay Gain information in ID3v2 tags [2].

       Now,  in  general  you don't have to worry about this when using this package: by default,
       replaygain and collectiongain will read and write Replay Gain information in the two  most
       commonly  used formats. However, if for whatever reason you need more control over the MP3
       Replay Gain information, you can use the --mp3-format option (supported by both  programs)
       to change the behaviour. Possible choices with this switch are:

          · replaygain.org  (alias: fb2k) Replay Gain information is stored in ID3v2 TXXX frames.
            This format is specified on the replaygain.org website as the recommended format  for
            MP3  files.  Notably,  this  format  is  also used by the foobar2000 music player for
            Windows [3].

          · legacy (alias: ql) Replay Gain information is stored in  ID3v2.4  RVA2  frames.  This
            format  is  described as "legacy" by replaygain.org; however, it is still the primary
            format for at least the Quod Libet music player [4] and possibly others. It should be
            noted that this format does not support volume adjustments of more than 64 dB: if the
            calculated gain value is smaller than -64 dB or greater than or equal to +64  dB,  it
            is clamped to these limit values.

          · default   This   is   the   default   implementation  used  by  both  replaygain  and
            collectiongain. When writing Replay Gain data, both the replaygain.org as well as the
            legacy  format  are written. As for reading, if a file contains data in both formats,
            both data sets are read and then  compared.  If  they  match  up,  that  Replay  Gain
            information  is  returned for the file.  However, if they don't match, no Replay Gain
            data is returned to signal that this file does not contain valid  (read:  consistent)
            Replay Gain information.

       [1] http://mp3gain.sourceforce.net

       [2] http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=ReplayGain_specification#ID3v2

       [3] http://foobar2000.org

       [4] http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet

SEE ALSO

       replaygain(1)