[LAU] measuring "average RMS"

Folderol folderol at ukfsn.org
Wed Mar 17 12:31:38 EDT 2010

On Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:16:57 +0100
fons at kokkinizita.net wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 11:09:31AM +0100, Atte André Jensen wrote:
> > becks wrote:
> > 
> > > $ normalize-audio -n yourfile.wav
> Note that the result is *not* the 'average RMS' level
> but the maximum RMS over any 1 second period.
> It's an indication of the maximum volume, not the
> average one. If you just take the slice of one sec
> that produced the maximum and replace the rest by
> silence you get the same value.
> Ciao,
Always gets messy when you say average and RMS in the same sentence :)

Will J Godfrey
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