wvgain(1) adds ReplayGain information to wavpack files


wvgain [-options] INFILE...



perceptually analyzes WavPack audio files for volume, calculates ReplayGain information based on this, and adds the appropriate APEv2 tag fields. ReplayGain-enabled players will use this information to produce the same perceived loudness on all tracks. Both individual track and whole album ReplayGain information can be calculated.



album mode (all files scanned are considered an album)


clean ReplayGain values from all files


display calculated values only (no files are modified)


ignore .wvc file (forces hybrid lossy)


new files only (skip files with track info, or album info if album mode specified)


show stored values only (no analysis)


quiet (keep console output to a minimum)


write program version to stdout


don't set (n = 0 or omitted) or set (n = 1) console title to indicate progress (leaves "WvGain Completed")


This manual page was written by Sebastian Dröge <[email protected]> and David Bryant <[email protected]>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the BSD License.


Sebastian Dröge <[email protected]>

Original author

David Bryant <[email protected]>



Copyright © 2005 Sebastian Dröge
Copyright © 2015 David Bryant