Normalize is a 32-bit windows program installed with Cygwin, according to the Readme.

I run 64 bit windows 10. Some files referenced by the Readme are missing, like "Install".

I'm instructed to open a bash shell, CD to where i extracted the zip and:

Type "./configure", then "make", then "make install".

This returns no such file or directory. I've installed a range of Make and Config applications (both under the Dlevel category) through Cygwin, but i get the same error.

I see no config file in the zip, even as a hidden file.

  • We will need specific information on the reason you believe this can't "configure" or "make" the program if you want help because there isn't a technical reason you can't. Windows 10 64-bit supports all 32-bit programs. – Ramhound Oct 22 '15 at 13:31
  • The readme instructs me to open a bash shell, cd to where i extracted the zip and: Type "./configure", then "make", then "make install". Bash claims there's no such file or directory, and i can't see either in the zip. – Erlja Jkdf. Oct 22 '15 at 13:35
  • What sort of errors? configure and make are applications you need to have installed to build things. – Journeyman Geek Oct 22 '15 at 13:35
  • geek, see my previous comment – Erlja Jkdf. Oct 22 '15 at 13:37
  • @ErljaJkdf. - Please update your question to include the relevant information. – Ramhound Oct 22 '15 at 13:37

I see no configure file in the zip, even as a hidden file.

You don't need to build it.

normalize 0.7.7 for Windows (linked statically with MAD and Audiofile)

Download http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/normalize/normalize-0.7.7-win32.zip and extract the files.

normalize-0.7.7-win32.zip contains normalize.exe already built:

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  • I can provide very little support for the windows platform, as I don't use it myself, except to compile this binary every now and

  • This binary was compiled using MinGW32, http://www.mingw.org/ .

  • The audiofile and mad libraries have been compiled statically into the binary.

  • The source code is not included in this package, but is available at http://www.nongnu.org/normalize/ . The source code for the
    audiofile and mad libraries are also available from their
    respective home pages, which are linked to from the normalize page.
    Just to be sure that this package is in compliance with the GPL, I
    will also provide the source to audiofile and mad upon request.

  • See the file README for general information on normalize.

Source README.win32 from http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/normalize/normalize-0.7.7-win32.zip

But I really want to build it myself.

Download http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/normalize/normalize-0.7.7.tar.gz and extract the files.

0.7.7.tar.gz contains the source code (including the 'missing' INSTALL file):

For some reason the exe closes as soon as I open it?

It's a command line program so you shouldn't run it from explorer.

Run it from a cmd prompt or from a Cygwin Terminal.

Now you can give the program input file(s) and any required command line options.

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  • Ah. For some reason the exe closes as soon as i open it? – Erlja Jkdf. Oct 22 '15 at 15:33
  • It should give you Usage: normalize.exe [OPTION]... [FILE]... Try normalize.exe --help for more information.. Are you running it from a command line or from explorer? It's a command line program. Either run from a cmd shell or from a Cygwin Terminal. – DavidPostill Oct 22 '15 at 15:35

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