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easyMP3gain on ubuntu 18.04

After the installation of the last version of Xubuntu, I discovered that easyMP3Gain doesn't function for this release. However with a little of research I found the correct way to install it and it is very easy!

The program is a graphical interface for MP3Gain, which analyzes and adjusts mp3 files so that they have the same volume. I use it a lot to normalize my music playlist, making some video and it works very well.

Probably I used this process even with the 16.04 release, but I am no sure. Anyway the software is simple and powerful, once imported the MP3 files and after making an analysis, you can set the target volume (default is 84 dB, but I use 95) and then apply this volume gain to them.

easyMP3gain on ubuntu 18.04


The trick consists in the installation of the mp3gain binary first and then the GUI, in this manner:

  1. Add a repository and install mp3gain
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flexiondotorg/audio
    sudo apt install mp3gain
  2. Download the correct version for your system from Sourceforge for ubuntu or xubuntu, I suggest the gtk2 version (instead of the QT one, preferred for kubuntu)
  3. Install it with:
    sudo gdebi easymp3gain-gtk2_0.5.0-2_i386.deb (32 bit version)
    sudo gdebi easymp3gain-gtk2_0.5.0-2_amd64.deb (64 bit version)

That's all folks!


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Nicola Rainiero

A civil geotechnical engineer with the ambition to facilitate own work with free software for a knowledge and collective sharing. Also, I deal with green energy and in particular shallow geothermal energy. I have always been involved in web design and 3D modelling.