Easymp3gain-gtk useless without mp3gain

Bug #1514240 reported by EricDHH on 2015-11-08
This bug affects 2 people
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easymp3gain (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu Wily AMD64
easymp3gain-gt 0.5.0+svn135 amd64

This system was installed with 15.04 and updated to 15.10 after an uefi hard disk mess up.

Tried to used easymp3gain-gtk since many years with success to this program, installed it and tried out.

- Scan results to 'mp3gain tool is missing'
- So i did "apt-get install mp3gain' with result 'not found'

So i searched for the latest release and found it at 14.04 LTS. After install of this old version, easymp3gain-gtk is able to do his job.

mp3gain 1.5.2-r2-6 amd64

Method-1: Eliminate all easymp3gain variants as they are useless without mp3gain
Method-2: Place mp3gain in the repos again to make all easymp3gain variants usable again

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: easymp3gain-gtk 0.5.0+svn135-6
Uname: Linux 4.1.6-040106-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sun Nov 8 20:47:46 2015
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-08-16 (84 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
SourcePackage: easymp3gain
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to wily on 2015-10-23 (16 days ago)

EricDHH (ericdhh) wrote :
Matthias Klumpp (ximion) wrote :

Keep in mind that easyMp3Gain can also be used with VorbisGain, which is still in the archive, so it is still useful to some people.
In any case, since easyMp3Gain is unmaintained upstream for years now, it is likely that it will be dropped some time in the future, when updating it downstream doesn't make sense anymore.

Kari Haapanen (karsta62) wrote :

Are you saying we need windows to do this simple task for now on?

Kari Haapanen (karsta62) wrote :

My workaround:

No wily yet but vivid does the job

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in easymp3gain (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Matthias Klumpp (ximion) wrote :

Btw, just for the record: mp3gain has been removed from Debian (and subsequently Ubuntu too) because of severe security issues. See https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=742112 for details.
So, in order to properly reintroduce it, some work needs to be done to make it secure and update it's code.

Rocko (rockorequin) wrote :

And the last mp3gain deb package from Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't install in Wily anyway, because of a dependency on an old lib. It's a pity, because the replacements (eg replaygain) don't work with all players because they don't write the gain to each mp3 frame.

mp3gain should be made a dependency of easymp3gain-gtk in Debian nowadays.

Changed in easymp3gain (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
JK (evorev) wrote :

I simply use aacgain for both aac and mp3 files. Installed aacgain from a PPA (https://launchpad.net/~robert-tari/+archive/ubuntu/main), then just set easymp3gain's "MP3Gain backend" to "aacgain".

Kari Haapanen (karsta62) wrote :

JK. You are super!!

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