add an option to normalize the audio volume
FYI there will be an equalizer in the next version... but without normalization implementation :(
Hans-Peter Störr commented
I think what you really want here is not normalization, but http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_compression .
My bet is that almost every podcast (save technically very bad ones) is already normalized, so normalization doesn't help at all. However, dynamic range compression leaves loud passages as they are, but amplifies low volume passages - perfect for listening in a loud environment! That would make Podcast addict stand out from all other podcast apps!
So I'm giving this my votes, but since this is technically IMHO the wrong feature, I've also created http://podcastaddict.uservoice.com/forums/211997-general/suggestions/5947590-use-dynamic-compression-to-support-listening-in-lo for dynamic compression specifically.
Mo Watchman Storrar commented
I don't know what normalize is but louder would be great, in the car its so hard to ear through the headphone jack and bluetooth doesn't seem to work for podcasts.
Vinícius Monteiro commented
I'm more interested on the ability to boost the volume, most of the time I'm hearing podcasts on the bus or on the street where it's really loud. At the time I'm unable to listen to podcasts out of home because my headphones are not loud enough, on other apps I use features like volume boosting (Smart Audiobook Player has one) and it works alright.
when used iphone, i listen with downcast and have option to setup single feed from +5 to -5 volume specific variation from general audio volume.
i think i so sufficient easy to make and usefule
My similar suggestion was rejected and rolled into this one. Mine had 51 votes before it was declined! Please vote for this suggestion, so it will be approved.
I'd recommend some dynamic normalization. Like it checks for last 10 seconds of non silent audio and normalizes based on that. maybe there are some other techniques. I have most of the problems with volume in the car. Every podcast I need to adjust it.
Romain Follet commented
It's a good feature, I listen my podcast playlist on bike and when sound volume change, I lost attention to the traffic. And traffic in Paris is very horrible...
Thanks for your app.
iTunes has this feature, and I'll be honest, it doesn't really work, actually makes some podcasts way to quiet to hear, so I'm not sure this is a slam dunk to implement.
Cedric Abonnel commented
Oui, je suis pour une normalisation du son. J'en ai marre de sursauter au changement de podcast
Dario Perovich commented
Some podcasts are extremely quiet and it'd be nice if the volume was normalized so the next podcast isn't screaming. Considering there is support for speed increase without destroying the tone the developer seems to appreciate this sort of thing so surprised is not already in there