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  1. Thread: Ripping

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    Re: Ripping

    some (most) do.
  2. Thread: Can I do this?

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    Re: Can I do this?

    Yes, in your Convert step to FLAC, use the "Delete Source File" DSP. This will delete the original file after the conversion.
    https://www.dbpoweramp.com/Help/dMC/dsp.htm

    And yes, FLAC is lossless...
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    Re: Need advice before ripping collection to FLAC

    I forgot that I also use Broadway, Soundtrack, Celtic and Cajun (because I also have lots of music in those general categories)
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    Re: Hoe do I rip a cd with no passages...

    As an aside, I should note that I do use VLC as the video player on all my windows PCs. It works great for that purpose (which is where VLC started in any case). But as noted I do not use it for...
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    Re: Need advice before ripping collection to FLAC

    Regarding Genres, this is really a very personal decision. Everyone thinks about this differently, as they should, to suit their own preferences. I suppose if I was a DJ, or liked to create automatic...
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    Re: Need advice before ripping collection to FLAC

    I should emphasize, that even after you think you have your naming string, genre/artist/albumartist/sort tag decisions all finalized and working, etc. You still need to rip a handful of CDs (of...
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    Re: Need advice before ripping collection to FLAC

    Yes. That's exactly what I do. I don't use SORT tags at all. I use ARTIST and ALBUM ARTIST only.




    I don't have to think about "The" in front of artist or album artist names, as all the...
  8. Thread: Custom Naming

    by garym
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    Re: Custom Naming

    Yes. Which is one of the reasons that my setup has each disc of a multidisc CD in it's own subdirectory, under the top "Album name" subdirectory. Then I can have different art for each disc if I...
  9. Thread: Custom Naming

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    Re: Custom Naming

    No, that's not what I meant. You can't save the naming string itself in a tag, and the string is not saved in the PROFILE tag metadata. Only the name of the Profile (for me, for example, the profile...
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    Re: Need advice before ripping collection to FLAC

    You'll likely want to manually correct the SORT data information at the time of ripping (or afterwards with tag editing), as the info from the online databases may either not suit you or may be...
  11. Thread: New computer

    by garym
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    Re: New computer

    You can always install your old version by downloading install program from here:

    https://www.dbpoweramp.com/registration/

    Or you may want to upgrade depending on how old your version is.
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    Re: Hoe do I rip a cd with no passages...

    foobar2000 is MUCH better as a audio player than VLC, so you're on the right track!
  13. Thread: Custom Naming

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    Re: Custom Naming

    Yes! That I do as well.
  14. Thread: Custom Naming

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    Re: Custom Naming

    That said, you can save the "profile" name as a tag when ripping. If you use different naming strings for different ripping profiles, that would provide that info. But to be honest, I can't imagine...
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    Re: Need advice before ripping collection to FLAC

    By the way, if I was just starting my ripping journey, I'd likely use ARTIST SORT and ALBUM ARTIST SORT tags, to properly sort by last name. But given that I'm about 6,000 ripped CDs in, and even my...
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    Re: Need advice before ripping collection to FLAC

    Yes, this is the player expecting an ALBUM ARTIST. Some do it seems. By the way, some users always fill in the ALBUM ARTIST metadata when ripping (probably to avoid the problem you have). It's not...
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    Re: Need advice before ripping collection to FLAC

    I don't really pay attention to the things you've mentioned. A couple of things though:

    1. COMPILATION tag should be equal to "1" if it is a various artist CD, and shouldn't exist (blank) if NOT...
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    Re: FLAC or ALAC or both?

    You're welcome. ;)
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    Re: FLAC or ALAC or both?

    Yes, Correct. One aside, you mention a "future where ALAC cannot be used". This is unlikely. Both FLAC and ALAC are codecs that will likely have encoders and decoders available for many, many...
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    Re: FLAC or ALAC or both?

    The FLAC files, when created with dbpa music converter, will have embedded checksums upon creation of the FLAC files by the converter. A created FLAC file from any source has an embedded "md5 hash...
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    Re: FLAC or ALAC or both?

    Another approach you might take if you are committed to iTunes and apple match.

    1. Rip to ALAC with dbpa. This will give you a lossless version of all the rips and you can use these in iTunes...
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    Re: FLAC or ALAC or both?

    And again regarding Apple Match: I'm not sure you're understanding my point. Yes, Apple Match only matches what is in your iTunes library. And obviously, FLAC files can't be imported into your...
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    Re: FLAC or ALAC or both?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable_bitrate

    You can spend the next 100 years reading internet discussions of "which is best for sound quality". And most of the stuff you'll find is complete...
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    Re: FLAC or ALAC or both?

    1) Should I tick under Target "Quality (VBR)" or "Bit Rate (CBR)?

    I'm a fan of VBR. The Codec is then smart enough to use more bits for passages of music that can benefit from that an fewer bits...
  25. Thread: Custom Naming

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    Re: Custom Naming

    @schmidj provides a great explanation (as usual). Another way I think about the [] in the naming string is thinking about computer programing using several "IF THEN DO, then END" indications. That...
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