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Gerhard2106
02-24-2018, 02:24 AM
Hello to all!
I converted my CD collection with dbpoweramp to wav and FLAC.
For my iPod, I am going to convert flac to mp3 with fre:ac and LameXP in an once off session. Some directories worked well, however obviously not all metadata are transferred into mp3 tags (or loaded from Internet?) - checked this with &*8222;mp3tag&*8220;.
Result is, that for different artists in one album a new directory has been created. E.g. for Billy Joel - &*8222;Greatest Hits Vol III&*8220; there has been created a directory for track 4, which is a duett of Billy Joel and Ray Charles, same with &*8222;Adel Tawil&*8220; and so forth.
That does not make sense for me because I do not have all the tracks in per album available. I would like to have the same directory structure in mp3 and flac and wav.
Do you have any idea on that, I am helpless ...!
Thanks a lot and please excuse, if my explanation was too clumsy ;-)
all the best from Austria,
Gerhard

Dat Ei
02-24-2018, 04:15 AM
Hey Gerhard,

it is a question of the naming string, the album artist and the compilation flag.


Dat Ei

Gerhard2106
02-24-2018, 11:00 AM
Hey Gerhard,

it is a question of the naming string, the album artist and the compilation flag.


Dat Ei

Thanks, and how can I set the „compilation flag“ during the conversion from flac to mp3? ;-)

Dat Ei
02-24-2018, 11:37 AM
Hey Gerhard,

you can set it before the conversion by editing the meta data of your source. But again: it depends on the naming string, the album artist and the compilation flag.

I give you an example. It's my naming string:

[IFVALUE]album artist,[tags]album artist, - [],[IFCOMP]Compilations[][IF!COMP][artist][][]\[album]\[IFMULTI][disc]-[][track] [title]

What happens?

In case that the source does not have an album artist and the compilation flag is set, the files will be stored in a folder named "Compilations\[album]".


Dat Ei

Gerhard2106
02-24-2018, 02:13 PM
Hey Gerhard,

you can set it before the conversion by editing the meta data of your source. But again: it depends on the naming string, the album artist and the compilation flag.

I give you an example. It's my naming string:

[IFVALUE]album artist,[tags]album artist, - [],[IFCOMP]Compilations[][IF!COMP][artist][][]\[album]\[IFMULTI][disc]-[][track] [title]

What happens?

In case that the source does not have an album artist and the compilation flag is set, the files will be stored in a folder named "Compilations\[album]".


Dat Ei


Thanks a lot for your support!

Cheers,
Gerhard