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Volume Normalization

  • 13 January 2023
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Seriously, how do we not have support for Spotify volume normalization yet?

 

It pretty much makes the product unusable, I'm likely going to return it all despite having just spent a fortune on it and looking forward to it.

 

It makes the listening experience horrible, and having to adjust the controls every song does not scream premium product to me…

 

Is there any word of a roadmap for this at all??

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Best answer by jgatie 13 January 2023, 14:58

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Sonos does not publish roadmaps.  They do have an API for volume normalization, but it is up to the music service to access that portion of the API in order to implement it. 

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Sonos does not publish roadmaps.  They do have an API for volume normalization, but it is up to the music service to access that portion of the API in order to implement it. 

Indeed. See replayGain on https://developer.sonos.com/reference/types/playback-objects

Note that Spotify do not appear to ever return this data.

 

Sonos does not publish roadmaps.  They do have an API for volume normalization, but it is up to the music service to access that portion of the API in order to implement it. 

Indeed. See replayGain on https://developer.sonos.com/reference/types/playback-objects

Note that Spotify do not appear to ever return this data.

Do you know @controlav if any of the major music services in Sonos use this normalisation feature, as I’ve not (yet) seen an option to toggle it off/on in the App and I would personally want the option to leave it ‘disabled’ and hear all tracks as intended. 

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Indeed. See replayGain on https://developer.sonos.com/reference/types/playback-objects

Note that Spotify do not appear to ever return this data.

Do you know @controlav if any of the major music services in Sonos use this normalisation feature, as I’ve not (yet) seen an option to toggle it off/on in the App and I would personally want the option to leave it ‘disabled’ and hear all tracks as intended. 

Confession: I wasn’t aware of this feature until jgatie pointed it out above (Sonos long gave up on change notes for their developer pages).

However, I am not so sure this feature really exists. This sole reference in the docs is for the cloud API, not SMAPI (which is what the speakers use). SMAPI makes no reference to this at all:. https://developer.sonos.com/reference/types/smapi-object-types/#trackMetadata

Now it is possible the SMAPI docs are out of date, and jgatie clearly knows more than I in this space. It is also possible that the warning at the top of the cloud docs that not everything is necessarily implemented may be true for this attribute, in which case there is no underlying normalization feature (yet).

Indeed. See replayGain on https://developer.sonos.com/reference/types/playback-objects

Note that Spotify do not appear to ever return this data.

Do you know @controlav if any of the major music services in Sonos use this normalisation feature, as I’ve not (yet) seen an option to toggle it off/on in the App and I would personally want the option to leave it ‘disabled’ and hear all tracks as intended. 

Confession: I wasn’t aware of this feature until jgatie pointed it out above (Sonos long gave up on change notes for their developer pages).

However, I am not so sure this feature really exists. This sole reference in the docs is for the cloud API, not SMAPI (which is what the speakers use). SMAPI makes no reference to this at all:. https://developer.sonos.com/reference/types/smapi-object-types/#trackMetadata

Now it is possible the SMAPI docs are out of date, and jgatie clearly knows more than I in this space. It is also possible that the warning at the top of the cloud docs that not everything is necessarily implemented may be true for this attribute, in which case there is no underlying normalization feature (yet).

Thanks @controlav, appreciate the reply. 👍

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