Volume compressor / normalizer
Add an optional feature to enable (and adjust the degree of) volume compression so that the dynamic volume range is minimized within a given track.
I'm doing some testing to check if I can implement this audio efect. However in order to test this I would need some sample files whith different audio levels between them or even within. Can you please send me an email with either link to some episodes (Settings/Feedback/Send email)?
Even a manual control per podcast subscription would help a lot.
Thank you for looking into it!
I would love to see support for ReplayGain in Podcast Addict!
Nigel Coldwell commented
I would suggest that the way to do this would be to run a peak profile at the time of dowload and store that in the same place as the download.
For streamed i guess this wouldn't work and you'd need to do something else more elaborate involving attack and decay times.
And after that maybe add slow dynamic microphone based background noise level detection, and we have a new killer feature. Maybe split frequency band based or something, not all frqeuencies the same.
When in car or listening via motorcycle helmet, volume normalization would dramatically enhance the listening experience.
Yes, that would be useful. Audacity, an open source program, had such an effect (called normalisation); maybe you can use their code.
This would be very useful on podcasts with multiple voices where one is much quieter than another. If you listen while walking on city sidewalks during rush hour, it becomes impossible to hear all voices without blowing out your eardrums.