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Mp3 output volume



i am trying to play songs from my ipod over the sound system. but the quality is poor and the volumes differ from song to song.


can i influence the output volume when i rip the songs?


also: i-tunes is only giving me grief.... (deleting songs / taking too much space...) is there a program that allows me to drag and drop songs between lap top and ipod (like windows explorer)?





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Re: mp3 output volume

And there is no option for drag and drop even i have a i-pod shuffle and if u have any issues playing  the tracks on the pc>which means u need to check the audio properties of  the pc>and iam sure teh audio of the pc and also check this thing contact ur apple vendor and gave the serial no of urs and check weather u r using the latest version of i-tune soft ware

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Re: mp3 output volume

The problem with iPod is that you just can't play music without iTunes. If you happen to delete the iTunes related folder on the iPod you will notice that you won't be able to play any of the files that are still there. (iTunes is the software that makes the iPod work).

On the other hand, you can surely drag and drop songs between your laptop and iPod (like Windows Explorer) ...and use the iPod like a portable Hard disk, but you won't be able to play any Music. So as it is, using iTunes is a must.

For varying sound volumes, you can use a technique called as "normalizing". There are a lot of tools available on the internet (free or otherwise) that let you normalize mp3s.
Search google for "normalize mp3".
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