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Old 05-24-2019, 12:01 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by DVDdoug View Post
Loudness adjustment doesn't damage sound quality, it simply adjusts the volume.
If that's what they do. I have very little understanding of what Youtube does, but I think there's compression involved. And with the BBC system there's definitely compression involved. If you simply amplify quiet tracks, you might get peaks to clip.

They do use lossy compression* (AAC?) and depending on the uploaded format you can end-up with a lossy-to-lossy conversion. Or if you steal (record) music from YouTube and you make an MP3 or other lossy format, you can end-up with 3 generations of lossy compression!
Of course, but that has little to do with loudness level an sich...

It is probably part of the bad sound, as are unexperienced recordists, bad mic placement etc.
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