Levelator Oddness

I needed to redownload the Levelator to stay current, and I noticed something odd. In the download statistics, it says that the OS X version was downloaded 3186 time and the Windows version 66 times. First, can the numbers really be that low? They must have been reset at some point. Second, is the OS X version really being downloaded at a 50 to 1 ratio against Windows?

I’m not sure of the cause of this discrepancy if it is real. OS X users care more about the quality of their audio and want it leveled better? Windows users don’t podcast as much as Mac users? I’ll avoid overinterpreting this data unless and until I know it is real but it struck me as very unusual indeed.

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4 thoughts on “Levelator Oddness”

  1. Ken Kennedy says:

    Wow…that is odd. I’d be interested in seeing a clarification of that as well. Heck, I’m one of the Windows downloaders; if I’m one of 66, I feel privileged! (oh, I lie…I’m still using 1.3. Let me update, and see if the stat does likewise).

  2. Ken Kennedy says:

    Stat did not immediately update, but that could be a caching issue somewhere. If not, something might be borked on the stats front.

  3. Doug Kaye says:

    Nah, those are just the numbers from the VersionTracker API. I added the Mac version a few weeks ago and the Windows version a few days ago. Relatively few people download via (or in the case of Windows, use) VersionTracker as far as I can tell. Fact is that we’re approaching 90,000 in all-time downloads of The Levelator.

  4. dave says:

    Doug, that makes sense. Those numbers are more like I would expect. I thought maybe those numbers were specific to 1.4.0 or something. I’m just happy I’m on an OS X version modern enough to use it on my laptop now.

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