Use dynamic compression to support listening in loud environments
If you are listening to podcasts in a loud environment (e.g. in traffic) you often need to turn up the volume to understand the quiet parts. But then the loud parts hurt your ears. And in podcasts it is especially important to be able to hear the quiet parts clearly. So a dynamic range compression would be IMHO very helpful.
The idea is here, that loud parts of the podcast are left as they are, but quiet parts of the podcast are amplified.
I appreciated that very much in http://www.rockbox.org/ until I started using my phone for podcasts. (The Rockbox compressor has way too many parameters with hardly any distinguishable effect, though.) Unfortunately, I haven't found any podcast manager or equalizer on android that supports this, so it would make PodcastAddict outstanding for me.
FYI there will be an equalizer in the next version... but without this dynamic compression implementation :(
Hans-Peter Störr commented
This solves the problems described in most of the comments in
whereas the normalization described there does not actually solve them. So I decided to create a separate suggestion.