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Old 09-02-2016, 11:58 AM   #1
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easymp3gain


Hello,
I've upgraded from "Linux Mint 13 Maya" to "Linux Mint 18 Sarah" and want to install easymp3gain. It is installed, I can open it but it doesn't work. I find in the bottom file the message "cannot start mp3gain. installed?"
What can I do to solve this problem?
Thanks!
 
Old 09-02-2016, 12:24 PM   #2
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Good find. I have easymp3gain installed on my Linux Mint 18 MATE system but hadn't tried running it yet.

It appears that the underlying program on which it depends, mp3gain, is not in the Ubuntu 16.04 repos (on which Linux Mint 18 is based).

However, it *is* available through this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~flexiondotorg...e/ubuntu/audio

To add the PPA and install the package:

Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flexiondotorg/audio
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mp3gain
When I ran easymp3gain for the first time after installing mp3gain in this way, it produced a warning message. I told it carry on and everything seems to work ok.
 
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:45 AM   #3
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For reference, Ubuntu bug (which links to Debian report): https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...n/+bug/1514240
 
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:16 AM   #4
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Thanks for that, seasons. It's a wee bit of a concern that the reason that mp3gain isn't included in the Ubuntu 16.04 repos is because of security issues in its code.

As a result, I've had a look to see if I could use the offshoot aacgain (http://aacgain.altosdesign.com/) instead, but would probably have to compile the source on my system (I can't find a package for Xenial), and am unsure whether its source code resolves mp3gain's security problems anyway, given that it's based on mp3gain's source code.
 
Old 09-12-2016, 10:11 AM   #5
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Thanks for the effort, I've tried it and it still doesn't work. I will look for a replacement.
 
Old 09-12-2016, 10:30 AM   #6
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Thanks for the effort, I've tried it and it still doesn't work. I will look for a replacement.
No problem. It did work for me though.
 
Old 06-13-2017, 12:18 PM   #7
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Hi Everyone, florentkerremans, hydrurga,

To: florentkerremans, It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

Also, Linux Mint 18.1 is more stable with newer features too. So, if you have not upgraded to that, I would do that too from the Mint Update Manager.

To: hydrurga, Thank you very much for the Audio Stuff (Martin Wimpress) PPA. I have been using that for awhile now, very nice and convenient.

Back To: florentkerremans, Easymp3gain has two installation options, "qt" and "gtk". If one does not work properly for you, try the other.

I found another really nice mp3gain GUI application (front-end to mp3gain) called "wxMP3gain" that works great and it also has a PPA. FYI: PPA's also provide easy to install Linux".deb" files, by clicking "view package details" on the right, then picking the correct version for your system (Xenial for Mint 18.x and Trusty for Mint 17.x) and choosing the 32-bit or 64-bit deb file.

wxMP3gain
https://sourceforge.net/projects/wxm...e=typ_redirect
To install this using the PPA method, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one:
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cfgnunes/ppa
Code:
sudo apt-get update
Code:
sudo apt-get install wxmp3gain
Link to actual PPA for Linux "deb" files...
https://launchpad.net/~cfgnunes/+archive/ubuntu/ppa


Hope this helps ...

Last edited by phd21; 06-13-2017 at 12:30 PM. Reason: added link to actual PPA for deb files
 
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