foobar2000:Components/Dynamic Range Meter (foo_dynamic_range)

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Dynamic Range Meter
Foo dynamic range.png
Dynamic Range Meter results window.
Developer(s) Soerin Jokhan
Repository {{{repository}}}
Release information
Initial release 2011
Stable release 1.1.1 (November 8, 2011)
Preview release N/A
foobar2000 compatibility
Architecture {{{foobar2000_architecture}}}
Minimum version TBC
Maximum version {{{foobar2000_maximum}}}
UI module(s) N/A
Additional information
License {{{license}}}
Discussion thread foo_dynamic_range
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The Dynamic Range Meter can scan one or more audio files to measure their dynamic range.


  • Right-click the track(s) to scan and select "Dynamic Range Meter".
  • On completion, right-click the results window to view the output log.

Sample output log

foobar2000 1.4 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss

Analyzed: The Beatles / Abbey Road

DR         Peak         RMS     Duration Track
DR9       -3.97 dB   -16.14 dB      4:21 01-Come Together
DR9       -3.89 dB   -16.05 dB      3:03 02-Something
DR10      -4.28 dB   -17.73 dB      3:27 03-Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
DR10      -3.80 dB   -15.53 dB      3:27 04-Oh! Darling
DR10      -3.89 dB   -16.64 dB      2:51 05-Octopus’s Garden
DR10      -3.50 dB   -15.38 dB      7:47 06-I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
DR10      -2.80 dB   -15.57 dB      3:06 07-Here Comes The Sun
DR10      -3.71 dB   -16.26 dB      2:46 08-Because
DR10      -2.25 dB   -16.02 dB      4:02 09-You Never Give Me Your Money
DR9       -4.27 dB   -16.06 dB      2:26 10-Sun King
DR10      -0.97 dB   -12.80 dB      1:06 11-Mean Mr Mustard
DR8       -1.94 dB   -12.15 dB      1:13 12-Polythene Pam
DR9       -2.40 dB   -12.45 dB      1:58 13-She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
DR10      -2.24 dB   -16.07 dB      1:32 14-Golden Slumbers
DR9       -2.27 dB   -13.13 dB      1:36 15-Carry That Weight
DR10      -1.08 dB   -14.02 dB      2:20 16-The End
DR10      -5.31 dB   -22.66 dB      0:23 17-Her Majesty

Number of tracks:  17
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate:        44100 Hz
Channels:          2
Bits per sample:   16
Bitrate:           633 kbps
Codec:             FLAC


Dynamic Range Meter preferences.

This component's preferences can only be accessed under the Advanced page.

Group playlist items
Include additional audio info in log
Add information on the samplerate, channels, bits per sample, bitrate and codec.
Scaling percentage DR value logo
Sets the scaling of the DR logo that can be copied to clipboard from the main results window. A scaling of 100 results in an image 80×80 pixels in size.
Thread priority (1-7)
Write DR log file
Creates a log file called "foo_dr.txt" in the location of the source file(s), containing the information produced from the scan.
Write DR meta data tags
Updates the scanned files with the following tags: %dynamic range%, %album dynamic range%

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