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IamNemo
11-16-2008, 05:37 PM
I have unchecked the "Reject CD if no Meta Data" option in the Batch Ripper config panel. i.e. I want these discs to be ripped anyway.

By default the first disc with no meta data is ripped to a folder named "Unknown Artist. That's OK BUT the next disc with no meta data encountered in the same batch will ALSO be ripped to the same folder, overwriting the first one and so on until one is left with only the last such disc ripped (with possibly a mix of tracks).

Is there any way to force the batch ripper to create separate folders for all "no meta data" discs ripped, e.g. called:

Unknown Artist
Unknown Artist 2
Unknown Artist 3
...

OR use the disc sequence number in the batch ripper, e.g.

Unknown Artist Disc 4
Unknown Artist Disc 17
Unknown Artist Disc 22
...

OR (better because they can be merged with other batch results) use the disc CRC or a date+time stamp to distinguish between these discs:

Unknown Artist 08.11.14 20h16m21s
Unknown Artist 08.11.14 22h17m45s
....

Thanks! Iamnemo

bhoar
11-16-2008, 05:55 PM
OR (better because they can be merged with other batch results) use the disc CRC or a date+time stamp to distinguish between these discs:

Unknown Artist 08.11.14 20h16m21s
Unknown Artist 08.11.14 22h17m45s
....

Thanks! Iamnemo

Let me make a minor alternate suggestion for your last example:

Unknown Artist YYYYMMDDHHMMSS-{drive_letter}
Unknown Artist 20081116185322-D

Should ensure uniqueness on one machine.

-brendan

LtData
11-16-2008, 06:12 PM
Or add [unique] to your naming scheme to generate a unique number for every rip.

IamNemo
11-16-2008, 11:05 PM
Or add [unique] to your naming scheme to generate a unique number for every rip.Good idea but how do you add this only when there's no meta data? I wouldn't want every album to have it, even the ones with meta data.

How unique is this number: unique to the album, to the track, to the batch?

IamNemo
11-16-2008, 11:08 PM
Brendan,

I like your suggestion. I would only change it to

Unknown Artist YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS-{drive_letter}
Unknown Artist 20081116-185322-D

for legibility.. Iam Nemo

bhoar
11-16-2008, 11:38 PM
Another alternate proposal would be the CDDB ID or a compact TOC structure, if overwriting previous rips of the exact same disc were not a concern.

-brendan

Spoon
11-17-2008, 03:16 AM
you could use [ifequals]artist....

IamNemo
11-17-2008, 09:18 AM
you could use [ifequals]artist....
You mean test if the artist field is empty?
Won't all the "no meta data" tracks be then ripped to the same "Unknown Artist" folder? In that case is this "unique" variable value unique to each album or each track or each batch?

Is there a variable that returns the current date and time?

Thanks. IamNemo

Spoon
11-17-2008, 09:36 AM
Artist would be 'Unknown Artist', so you could add a unique if it is that (unqiue would be per track).

LtData
11-17-2008, 06:45 PM
[ifequals]artist,Unknown Artist,Unknown Artist [unique][] would probably work.

Porcus
11-18-2008, 03:55 AM
Is it possible to use the AccurateRipDiscID tag for this, or is that just invoked by dBpoweramp when tagging after rip?

Spoon
11-18-2008, 04:14 AM
Yes AR Disc ID should be there (or even the cddbid)