Is there a good way to use Wavelab batch tools to generate ReplayGain during transcode to MP3? My goal is to set it for MP3s we stream, to level-match them via gross gain setting, but the files must carry that data and the web CMS can’t write it, so WL is where I want to do this job (plus I can transcode all formats we’ll need in the batch queues).
Secondarily and related, I’ve had a lot of trouble getting Wavelab to see or write metadata reliably… at first this was because it wouldn’t read it in ALACs. Some AIFFs seem to carry it, but WL won’t read it. I converted my ALACs to FLACs, then tried to write the metadata into WAVs I was batching with MP3s. No love. I must be missing some fundamental aspects of this workflow, or not understanding how WL stores metadata where… for example, if I set ID3 and ID3v2 tags up, does it write just one? both (mp3 can support either, wav supports just one)? I guess I’m mostly looking for some definitive reference, ideally a chart, showing which types of metadata WL8.5 can read/write to which file-types.