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lucky
07-22-2008, 10:19 AM
Hello

My version is:
dBpoweramp Music Converter
Release 12.2


I am trying to convert some of FLAC files to mp3 (Fraunhofer IIS) the ID tags are not included in the converted files. The original FLAC files contain comments, lyrics and other data which are not appearing in the mp3 files generated from the FLAC file using dBPowerAmp Batch Converter. :(

Is there any way to include the tags automatically while converting from FLAC to mp3?

There is also one more error message I get while trying to start dBpower application. The screen shot is as follows:

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Please tell me the remedy of this error too.

Please help.

Thank you.

Spoon
07-22-2008, 02:25 PM
To get rid of that message, uninstall the CLI Encoder codec, you do not need it.

Hold the mouse over a FLAC file, dBpoweramp will show the ID Tags in those files, are there ID Tags?

LtData
07-22-2008, 09:16 PM
I don't believe lyrics are copied over, as dMC doesn't support them. You are saying your mp3 files have NO tags?

lucky
07-22-2008, 10:28 PM
Thank you for the replies. :)


To get rid of that message, uninstall the CLI Encoder codec, you do not need it.Thanks very much.


Hold the mouse over a FLAC file, dBpoweramp will show the ID Tags in those files, are there ID Tags?Yes there are ID tags..all sorts of. Like Album, Album Artists, Lyrics, Composer etc.


I don't believe lyrics are copied over, as dMC doesn't support them. You are saying your mp3 files have NO tags?I am not sure what exactly do you mean by 'Lyrics are copied over"- sorry. :( In most of the cases I include the ID tags using a free tool named Media Monkey in the FLAC files. These included tags (including Lyrics) are clearly displayed when I hold the Mouse Arrow over the FLAC file. But a I convert to mp3, I can only find out few of the tags are being exported to the converted file. For example in the last conversion I can see that the Lyrics tag is there, but Original Album Year is displayed beside it. And theTag Original Album Date is completely absent. Album Art is also not displayed properly. I generally add more than one Album Art to the FLAC files. But the hierarchy of the arts are generally messed up. The third album art is only exported not the main (first) one.

Here is one example of what I see in one of the converted file:


Artist: (The Artist Name is displayed correctly)
Title: 04
Album: (The Album Name is displayed correctly)
Track: 04
Disc: 1
Genre: 1
Year: 1972
Rating:
Composer:
Size: 2.72 MB (9% of original, 11 to 1 compression)
Original Size: 29.99 MB
Length: 2 minutes 58 seconds
Channels: 2 (stereo)
Sample Rate: 44.1 KHz;
Sample Size: 16 bit
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Encoder: FHG (Guess)
Encoder Settings: Constant Bit Rate 128 kbps
Audio Quality: Low (Lossy)
Play Count:
Last Played:
Contains: Album Art, ID Tag [ID3v2.3 (ANSI)]
Channel Mapping: Left, Right
File: (The File Name is displayed correctly)
Type: MPEG Layer 3 Audio File [.mp3]Please tell me is there any solution to my problem if dBPowerAmp does not support it.

Thank you again.

LtData
07-22-2008, 10:48 PM
Could you also paste the tags for one of the original files?

Spoon
07-23-2008, 03:17 AM
In Codec Central is [audio info] utitlity codec, install that and convert your flac file to [audio info] (switch on the extended information option), post the results and convert one of your mp3 files ot [audio info] post the results please.

lucky
07-23-2008, 11:04 AM
Could you also paste the tags for one of the original files?

Thank you for your response. Please find the Tag information of the same file, the ID information of mp3 counterpart of which I have already posted.


Artist: (The Artist Name is displayed correctly)
Title: (The Title Name is displayed correctly)
Album: (The Album Name is displayed correctly)
Track: 04
Disc: 1
Genre: Classic Rock <----- Not displayed correctly in mp3
Year: 1972
Rating:
Composer:
Size: 16.27 MB (54% of original, 1.8 to 1 compression)
Original Size: 30.06 MB
Length: 2 minutes 58 seconds
Channels: 2 (stereo)
Sample Rate: 44.1 KHz;
Sample Size: 16 bit
Bit Rate: 1,411 kbps
Encoder: FLAC reference libFLAC 1.2.1 20071117
Encoder Settings:
Audio Quality: Perfect (Lossless)
Play Count:
Last Played:
Contains: Album Art, CRC, ID Tag [Vorbis Comments]
Channel Mapping:
File: (The File Name is displayed correctly)
Type: Free Lossless Audio Codec File [.flac]
In Codec Central is [audio info] utitlity codec, install that and convert your flac file to [audio info] (switch on the extended information option), post the results and convert one of your mp3 files ot [audio info] post the results please.

Thank you for your response.
I have downloaded and installed this utility, and here are the reports for the same file. The first is for FLAC and the second is for mp3- for the same file.

FLAC:




========================================
Audio Details for: (Location of the file displayed here)

Length: 2 minutes 58 seconds
Channels: 2 (stereo)
Sample Rate: 44.1 KHz
Sample Size: 16 bit
Bit Rate: 1,411 kbps (CD)

Audio Properties:

Audio Quality: Perfect (Lossless)
Encoder: FLAC reference libFLAC 1.2.1 20071117
Sample Count: 7,879,200
ID Tag: Vorbis Comments
Contains: Album Art, CRC, ID Tag [Vorbis Comments]
Gapless: Yes

ID Tags:

TITLE: (The Title is displayed correctly)
ARTIST: (The Artist Name is displayed correctly)
ALBUM: (The Album Name is displayed correctly)
GENRE: Classic Rock
COMMENT: (Full Comment is available)
ENSEMBLE: (The Artist Name is displayed here)
Track: 04
Year: 1972
ALBUM ARTIST: (The Album Artist Name is displayed correctly)
DISC: 1
LYRICS: (Full Lyrics is available)

_albumart_1_Front Album Cover: DATA Length: 4334 ......JFIF..........
_albumart_2_Front Album Cover: DATA Length: 202044 ......JFIF.....,.,..
_albumart_3_Back Album Cover: DATA Length: 298830 ......JFIF.....`.`..
mp3:




========================================
Audio Details for: (Location of the file is displayed correctly here)

Length: 2 minutes 58 seconds
Channels: 2 (stereo)
Sample Rate: 44.1 KHz
Sample Size: 16 bit
Bit Rate: 128 kbps

Audio Properties:

Audio Quality: Low (Lossy)
Encoder: FHG (Guess)
Encoder Settings: Constant Bit Rate 128 kbps
Channel Mapping: Left, Right
Channel Coupling: Joint-Stereo (Mid Side)
Sample Count: 7,862,721
MPEG Version: MPEG 1 Layer III
MPEG Technical: Header: (none) Bits: (none)
ID Tag: ID3v2.3 (ANSI)
Contains: Album Art, ID Tag [ID3v2.3 (ANSI)]
Gapless: No

ID Tags:

Album: (The Album Name is displayed correctly)
Comment: (Full Comment is available)
ENSEMBLE: (The Artist Name is displayed here)
Track: 04
Year: 1972
Album Artist: (The Album Artist Name is displayed correctly)
Disc: 1
_albumart_1_Back Album Cover: DATA Length: 298830 ......JFIF.....`.`..
Artist: (The Artist Name is displayed correctly)
Title: 04
Genre: 1
Lyrics: 1972
Hope this is what you want. Thank you again. :)

EDIT:

Another little problem: how do I exactly uninstall CLI encoder? Sorry i could not figure it out. :(

Spoon
07-23-2008, 02:36 PM
Is the first line of Lyrics 1972? (in the flac file)

To uninstall use the Add / Remove programs in control panel.

lucky
07-23-2008, 02:40 PM
Is the first line of Lyrics 1972? (in the flac file)

Nope.... not even anything near... :(


To uninstall use the Add / Remove programs in control panel.

Thanks! Done :)

lucky
07-28-2008, 12:23 PM
Any help please? the ID Tag issue is still far from resolved :(

Spoon
07-28-2008, 02:24 PM
Install R13.1 (in the beta section of this forum) and the latest FLAC beta also.

lucky
07-29-2008, 01:16 PM
Thanks but I generally shy away from Beta versions as these are meant to be buggy...so before i go for it please tell me:
1. Do I install it over my existing installation or a separate installation is prefered?

2. Will my existing license be valid for this beta version too?

Spoon
07-29-2008, 03:00 PM
Install over for your license to remain. The R13.1 is less buggy than R13 as it is mainly bug fixes.

LtData
07-29-2008, 05:43 PM
When you install the beta version, tell it to NOT uninstall your current version.

lucky
07-29-2008, 10:01 PM
Ok, and one more question please....if I uninstall the beta version, will my present stable installation settings be lost/ changed?

Spoon
07-30-2008, 03:02 AM
Nothing will be lost.