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Thread: How can I batch convert and keep folder structure?

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    How can I batch convert and keep folder structure?

    I have a folder that has the following structure: C:/Music/*artist*/*album*/

    All of those folders contain FLAC files which I want to convert for my MP3 player.

    Is there a way to convert everything so I have a folder created during conversion such as: C:/Converted Music/*artist*/*album*/???

    Thanks

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    Re: How can I batch convert and keep folder structure?

    Set output folder as C:\Converted Music

    and set dynamic naming to: [origpath]\[origfilename]

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    Re: How can I batch convert and keep folder structure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    Set output folder as C:\Converted Music

    and set dynamic naming to: [origpath]\[origfilename]
    Thanks!

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    Re: How can I batch convert and keep folder structure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    Set output folder as C:\Converted Music

    and set dynamic naming to: [origpath]\[origfilename]
    My Dynamic area is grayed out and unavilable....

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    Re: How can I batch convert and keep folder structure?

    Reference is required to do Dynamic conversions.

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    Re: How can I batch convert and keep folder structure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    Reference is required to do Dynamic conversions.
    Reference? I'm just trying to grab the first 20 seconds of a mp3 and save that as an mp3...

    Do I need to do some sort of upgrade?

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    Re: How can I batch convert and keep folder structure?

    To upgrade your dBpoweramp software, log into your registration (with order number):

    http://www.dbpoweramp.com/registration/

    And follow the offer link to upgrade.

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    Re: How can I batch convert and keep folder structure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    Set output folder as C:\Converted Music

    and set dynamic naming to: [origpath]\[origfilename]
    (I tried this path you describe above and it put all the songs from two different albums from one artist altogether under one artist folder, not broken up into two different album folders.)


    When I converted over WAV files to AIFF using this path code that I found on your help section:

    [artist]\[album]\[artist] - [title]

    It seems to work more or less fine (although I noticed in one case for the album WAVE by Jobim that it put it under the composer's name as a new artist folder, not under Jobim).

    My question:

    is there anyway to get the converter to copy over and put into the album folder the INFORMATION LOG, so I keep a record of it. I understand it will report the original rip but I would like to keep that info together with the music.

    thanks

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    Re: How can I batch convert and keep folder structure?

    Folder.jpg Preserve DSP effect will do that, it has an option to copy other files as well.

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    Re: How can I batch convert and keep folder structure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    Folder.jpg Preserve DSP effect will do that, it has an option to copy other files as well.
    A problem came up with my wav to aiff batch conversion. Most of the albums came out OK, completely, but a few came out with tracks in slightly scrambled order
    within the album track list...and, more importantly, a few albums were missing, seeming randomly, one or two or more tracks that turned up under "various artists". I am pretty sure neither of these problems arise with direct AIFF rips, so I am wondering if there is another code field I should use in the batch conversion to rectify this?....any ideas?

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    Re: How can I batch convert and keep folder structure?

    No idea what it means but I discovered by chance that if I click on a track in the mystery various artists album (in itunes), and then click "Get Info", when I close the box the track disapears from various artists and goes to the correct album....I know this isn't an itunes support site, but I guess I wonder if any of this relates to some coding issue from my wav to aiff conversion.

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    Re: How can I batch convert and keep folder structure?

    You would have to see what metadata was written for that aiff file before iTunes, do by right click on it >> Edit ID Tags

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