iVolume
iVolume 3.7.4
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Improves iTunes' built-in sound level.   Shareware ($29.95)
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iVolume ensures that all your iTunes songs play at the same volume level.

iVolume calculates the volume perceived by the human ear for each song of your iTunes music collection. Thereby iVolume gets the most out of the approved Replay Gain algorithm and adjusts your songs accordingly.

Compatible With Your Digital Life: iVolume integrates seamlessly with iTunes on Mac and PC, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, FrontRow and AirTunes. Most popular audio file formats like MP3, M4A/AAC, AIFF and Apple Lossless are supported.

Blazingly Fast: iVolume takes
What's New
Version 3.7.4:
  • "Too Short": In rare cases songs returned "Too Short" error even though they had sufficient length. Fixed that.
  • Special Characters: Sometimes special characters in file names led to problems on Windows. This is fixed.
  • Reliable Launch: In rare cases iVolume sometimes failed to start properly since the last version. This works again now.
  • Group Deletion: Fixed occasional problems when deleting groups.
  • Communication: In very rare cases iVolume crashed when trying to communicate with iTunes under certain conditions. This is fixed now.
  • More Stability: Fixed more known problems.
Version 3.7.4:
  • "Too Short": In rare cases songs returned "Too Short" error even though they had sufficient length. Fixed that.
  • Special Characters: Sometimes special characters in file names led to problems on Windows. This is fixed.
  • Reliable Launch: In rare cases iVolume sometimes failed to start properly since the last version. This works again now.
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Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • iTunes 7 or later



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iVolume User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Nova-Bossa reviewed on 20 Feb 2014
Great application!
[Version 3.7.3]


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Algos commented on 06 Feb 2014
Holy… It's here!
[Version 3.7.0]


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Stormchild commented on 03 May 2013
As of iTunes 11 (or maybe one of the later versions of iTunes 10.x), I've run into a lot of songs in my library that are no longer playing at the correct volume level. It used to be possible to "nudge" iTunes into re-reading the iTunNORM value from the file, but the old trick for this (editing some tag, then changing it back) no longer works.

1. Selecting multiple songs and changing one or more tag values no longer causes iTunes to refresh the SoundCheck value for those songs. Absolutely nothing will change when editing multiple songs. The *only* way to get iTunes to recognize the volume level in the file is to change a tag for one (and *only* one) song at a time, e.g. add "2" to the end of the album name.

2. Here's the worst part: as soon as you change that tag back, iTunes reverts to the wrong volume level, which means there's effectively no way to get it to recognize the SoundCheck level set by iVolume unless you're willing to have wrong info for the song. Even restarting iTunes between changes doesn't help.

iTunes now seems to have the original SoundCheck level for each song (as measured by iTunes when the song was first imported) stored in its big unreadable binary database, and apparently there is no longer any way to get it to update that value. If a song plays too loud or too quiet, it's basically stuck that way.

While iVolume itself still works quite well, this issue really defeats the entire purpose of using it. I've contacted the developer with a detailed report of this problem. Here's hoping he can figure out some way to work around this, because I've tried everything (and I've been coercing iTunes to do what I want it to do since v1.0, so I know my way around it).
[Version 3.6.6]

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Erick replied on 30 May 2013
Your right. I've recently started using iTunes Match since I have many old music from the now out of business eMusic store. After iTunes Match to higher bit rate, some just won't adjust with iVolume. I have to manually adjust them.
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freiheit reviewed on 17 Oct 2012
So glad to see iVolume is still being maintained. Been running it for a couple of years to keep my new iTunes tracks' volume in line with the rest of my library. Works rather well though I still occasionally have a track I need to tweak (usually they're too quiet and need to be brought up a bit) but most tracks fall right in line.
[Version 3.6.6]


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LizBo commented on 07 Jul 2012
What gives with the PPC/Intel 10.4+ requirements?

When I downloaded version 3.6.5 it was 10.6+ and Intel only.
[Version 3.6.5]


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Xplicit reviewed on 13 Apr 2012
Kind of a failure especially compared to prior versions. Bloated and confusing interface, keyboard shortcuts not intuitive and worst of all the app crashes every time right after the start if it's not allowed to connect to mani.de.
Also since the app is just some GUI for the replay gain algorithm it's grotesquely overpriced.
[Version 3.6.5]


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BigJohnson reviewed on 07 Jan 2012
OMG!

This is the worst case of NAGware I've ever seen! The registration window says it will remind you "from time to time to register."
That "time to time" works out to every 5 seconds!

When unregistered, the process only runs for 5 seconds before it stops and displays a registration nag screen. You must wait the designated amount of time before you may proceed: 1st pause=5 sec., 2nd pause=10 sec., 3rd pause=15 sec., and every pause after that is 20 seconds. So after running for 5 seconds, you must wait 20 seconds before you can run for 5 more seconds! Then, even though the process starts again, it provides an extremely annoying uh-uh sound when you press the Continue button. Maybe the registration screen pops up after a certain number of tracks have been processed, but it worked out to every 5 seconds for me.
And don't you dare go try to use another app while it's running, because in 5 seconds when it's time to hit Continue again, the icon begins bouncing in the Dock, making you want to punch the screen. I have now disabled Dock icon bouncing.

I didn't get to fully evaluate the app, because I don't have the patience or time to sit here pressing the Continue button every 20 seconds, and I'm not not gonna waste time making a script to do it for me.

I'm giving 2 stars for Features, Value and Stability just because I have to provide a rating to submit this review. They may merit 5 stars, but there's no way to tell since I couldn't test the app.
[Version 3.6.5]

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Mruben replied on 07 Mar 2012
You gave a paid app a half-star because it doesn't let you use it fully unlocked for free? That doesn't seem appropriate.

The app works well enough to allow you to gauge whether it fulfills its function - and it does that very well.

If you don't have any stability complaints, it's unethical to rate it low on stability. Sheesh.
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+5

Pnn314 reviewed on 26 Dec 2011
iVolume v3.6.5 does not exist in App Stote! There is omly iVolume v3.6.1,
[Version 3.6.5]


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Lopoz commented on 25 Dec 2011
In my opinion this software is overpriced. I like to have my music at the same volume, but I'd pay around 4 to 6 euro's for it, tops.
[Version 3.6.5]


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Lopoz commented on 25 Dec 2011
In my opinion this software is overpriced. I like to have my music at the same volume, but I'd pay around 4 to 6 euro's for it, tops.
[Version 3.6.5]


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rikk5952 had trouble on 09 Feb 2014
IVolume 3.7 crashes immediately on startup. I use a iMac27 and latest version of Mavericks. Anyone having the same issue?

No problems however when returning to iVolume 3.6.6.
[Version 3.7.0]

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rikk5952 replied on 14 Feb 2014
Found the cause: there were a some songs in the library with missing files.
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Mruben had trouble on 22 Sep 2012
Just tried to use iVolume after updating to OS X 10.8.2 and iTunes 10.7. iVolume crashes whenever I click the "Start" button.

Anyone else having this lockup problem?
[Version 3.6.5]


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Mugwump had trouble on 24 Oct 2009
This app seems to work, but I'm finding recently (since 10.6) that
random songs that were previously adjusted now are gray, and need a
re-adjustment.

Also, songs that have been played many times mysteriously come up as
"File Not Found" in this app. I've gone so far as to remove the songs
from the Library and re-add them, but no change. I've tried to get an
answer from the developer, but no reply yet.

I have about 9600 songs - does this make a difference in the way
iVolume works?

And there's still no alternative to this?
[Version 3.5]

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Schnitzel commented on 11 Aug 2010
Had the same issue, got response from the developer support, the cause for the rare "File Not Found" errors is found and fixed, a (free) update is planned very soon.
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Shock-J had trouble on 12 Sep 2009
Apparently iTunes 9's Sound Check uses a new mechanism for adjusting song playback volume. Any new songs I import into iTunes 9 cannot be adjusted by iVolume. It gives me the "No iTunNORM Tag" error every time. And yes I have Sound Check turned on. I hope the developers are already on this problem.
[Version 3.1.5]

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Esquare61 replied on 13 Sep 2009
They're working on it: http://www.mani.de/backstage/
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Shock-J replied on 13 Sep 2009
Thanks for the link. Their web site isn't all that user friendly when it comes to finding information. No real navigation. Just normal text links inside the main content areas. It's almost like they don't want you to find the really useful information. Strange.
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maeric had trouble on 02 Jan 2008
GOT 'NO TAG' ERRORS - WHAT'S UP?
This is the overall problem I am reading in others comments. I am using the demo mode and in the 10 song limit I found this to be true as well. I went to the website to see what's up before I buy this app and the problem is addressed clearly. Here's the answer/explanation:

iVolume is adjusting the tag named 'iTunNORM' that is embedded by iTunes directly into the tracks when 'Sound Check' is turned on. If the 'iTunNORM' tag is missing in a song, iVolume can't adjust that song. The result is a 'No Tag' error. If you get 'No Tag' errors in iVolume, first make sure that 'Sound Check' is turned on in 'iTunes > Preferences… > Playback'.

Sometimes you may still get 'No Tag' errors for many tracks. Especially older iTunes versions tend to store the 'iTunNORM' tag in its internal database instead of inside the track files.

In this case you can force iTunes to put the missing 'iTunNORM' tags into the songs by performing the following instructions:
http://www.mani.de/en/software/macosx/ivolume/faq.html#tag
[Version 2.5.3]


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Shock-J had trouble on 11 Jul 2007
First time trying this product. V2.5.1 doesn't seem to work with iPods (or latest version of iTunes (7.3) properly). I get a "No File" Error for every file on my iPod. My iPod is really the main reason I was interested in this. Looks like they have a bug to fix.
[Version 2.0.2]



Eat_A_Peach rated on 18 Apr 2014

[Version 3.7.4]



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Derekcurrie rated on 27 Mar 2014

[Version 3.7.4]



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Strawmant rated on 04 Aug 2012

[Version 3.6.5]



Jicoteo rated on 04 Aug 2012

[Version 3.6.5]



Baldyauldeejit rated on 03 Aug 2012

[Version 3.6.5]



Rintel rated on 20 Apr 2012

[Version 3.6.5]



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Jrgreen rated on 15 Dec 2011

[Version 3.6]



Javitxu rated on 07 Dec 2011

[Version 3.6]



Asclepius rated on 19 Sep 2011

[Version 3.6]



+1

Dlor rated on 14 Sep 2011

[Version 3.6]


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Version Downloads:1,389
Type:Multimedia Design : MP3
License:Shareware
Date:27 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.95
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iVolume ensures that all your iTunes songs play at the same volume level.

iVolume calculates the volume perceived by the human ear for each song of your iTunes music collection. Thereby iVolume gets the most out of the approved Replay Gain algorithm and adjusts your songs accordingly.

Compatible With Your Digital Life: iVolume integrates seamlessly with iTunes on Mac and PC, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, FrontRow and AirTunes. Most popular audio file formats like MP3, M4A/AAC, AIFF and Apple Lossless are supported.

Blazingly Fast: iVolume takes advantage of newest technologies to fully utilize every core of modern multiprocessor machines for optimal performance.

Avoids Unnecessary Work: iVolume remembers all results ever calculated. Apply changed adjustment settings without the need for re-analyzing your songs.

Keeps Albums Intact: By using a sophisticated album detection algorithm iVolume optionally adjusts albums as a whole to keep the intention of the artist. This method is particularly suitable for adjusting gapless live albums.

Highly Configurable: Create groups to apply individual fine tuned settings to any specified subset of your songs.

Awesome Usability: All the features above are fun and incredibly easy to use through a modern and clear user interface.


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