Originally Posted by gdg
From what you are saying I had soundcheck essentially turned off because all my files start off as WAV (ripped to my Slimserver library using EAC). I then transfer into Itunes, add artist/title info manually for each CD, and convert to a different format there . That means the tag info you speak of isn't encoded and soundcheck can't work.
for you. If you have Soundcheck enabled in iTunes then it determins the song volume for you. When you put it on iPod the soundcheck volume goes along
for the ride. If you have soundcheck enabled on your ipod, but not in itunes,
then it calculates the volume information for you before it makes the
transfer. To do a fair comparison between alac and wav on an ipod you
need to turn soundcheck (and any other processing) off on your ipod.