ONLY 128 Kbps?
It lowered my high bit rate files down to 128 kbps, is there a setting I am missing or something like that? There is no option to go into the Preferences for this app, it's just ghost type where the Preferences tab is in the menu bar.
Beautiful simple and it works!
Ok for the price (Wish list)
The app does basically what is says and I would buy it again for the money.I listen to a couple of podcasts every day and the audio levels are so low that with my stock iPhone earbuds I occasionally can't hear the podcast above the environmental noise when out walking my dogs, even when turned all the way up (truck goes by, etc.). I don't want sealed or noise canceling earbuds because I still want to hear what's going on around me. I tried changing the audio level in the "options" section of the "get info" for each track within iTunes, but this setting doesn't seem to carry over to the iPhone, it just affects iTunes playback on my Mac (someone correct me if I'm wrong). I realized I need to actually write a new MP3 with hotter levels.I'm an audio professional, but nothing else I have will do this simple task in a simple way. MP3 Louder is simple. Almost too simple. I end up having to do a few things manually to accomplish what I want. I download the podcasts for the day. I drag the podcasts from iTunes into MP3 Louder. I now have to set the destination for the new files. It defaults to the last used destination. I wish it would default to the Finder location of the source files. Now I set the gain change. I set it to little over 2x, but I'm not sure how that comes out in decibels since it isn't clear whether that's 2x the power or 2x perceived increase (just got the app and haven't done any testing to check difference in dB). I push start and the new files are written. I want to bring those files back into my podcast folder in iTunes, but I can't drag them there from MP3 Louder. I have to click the magnifying glass icon to reveal them in the Finder and then drag out from there.Wish list:1. Option to replace original files rather than write new ones.2. Make default destination the source file location.3. Ability to drag n drop new files back into iTunes directly from MP3 Louder.4. Display change in decibels rather than just as a multiplier.5. Option to normalize a file so that the highest peak hits 0 dBfs. Otherwise you're guessing how much louder you can make a file without clipping distortion.Oh, one more thing… the developer web page and support page links lead to pages all in Japanese (at least I think it's Japanese).HTH,--Kurt