I´ve noticed that with librespot under libreelec on rpi4b, the sound is by default compressed. I´m not talking about compression as in mp3 or such, but when using a compressor for decreasing the dynamics of the file in order to increase its loudness.
On some stuff, especially music from before the 90´s, this can have horrible consequences. How do I disable this?
Please note that the latest available version from the libreelec repository is 9.0.115, and this could be something that has been made optional in later releases. I wouldn´t know how to install newer versions though, so if this is a solution, please advise. I assume that none of the settings in the settings.xml file has any impact on this...
And, I should add that libreelecs spotify service (which fails to impress in any other way compared to librespot) does NOT add this compression, so it´s not like a thing spotify always does that can´t be turned off.
Example: spotify:track:5BSkUsTWQWfctzP5EF8XnK - that´s really not how that song should sound!
I´m playing it now through tuneblade, a decent alternative to play all pc audio through kodi, and this sounds how it should. I think I do recall though that it has some bugs with suddenly stopping to work, so I´d prefer librespot to not use compression.
Also, tuneblade makes it impossible for me to have a chat over my headset while listening to spotify, since what I´m using here in my living room is a raspberry that´s RDPing into my PC on the 2nd floor, and that solution only allows one audio device, meaning that I´d get the party I´m calling talking through the libreelec raspberry.