I have a big MP3 audio file, about 170 MB, which I'd like to check for clipping. In details I need to increase the audio volume but I don't want to push the volume too high and clip audio samples. I tried audacity to check samples visually but it hangs before I can view anything and — and my machine has 12GB RAM!
sox provides a visual indications when audio samples are clipped but I need to play the file. So is there any command line tool that can tell me whether samples are clipped without having to play it at normal speed?