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  1. Thread: Custom Naming

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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...
  2. Thread: Custom Naming

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    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...
  4. 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!
  6. Thread: Custom Naming

    by garym
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    Re: Custom Naming

    Yes! That I do as well.
  7. 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...
  18. Thread: Custom Naming

    by garym
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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...
  19. Thread: Custom Naming

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    Re: Custom Naming

    Everything from "[IF!COMP][IFVALUE]" onward is telling the naming string what to do if the CD is *not* a compilation (various artist) CD. [IF!COMP], note the "!" is the code for if NOT a compilation....
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    Re: FLAC or ALAC or both?

    No, this is automatic in FLAC....nothing to set. AIFF does not have these embedded checksums. Only FLAC.




    Read about TuneFusion (sorry, not PerfectTunes) on the forum here (they have their...
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    Re: FLAC or ALAC or both?

    FLAC will work well with Roon and Sonos. But I don't think will work with iTunes. Both FLAC and ALAC are lossless, so in that way it doesn't matter. I prefer FLAC because FLAC files have built-in...
  22. Re: Verify that FLAC file is still an accurate rip a year later

    And this built in ability to do the checksum test is one of the most important aspects of FLAC. I often have to try to explain this to people who think using WAV or AIFF format is "better" (it's not...
  23. Re: Square brackets in target name causing problems

    figured it out. For example, the following naming string:
    [track] - [title] [UPPER][[artist][UPPER]][][]

    produces this filename for the first track on The Beatles, Abbey Road album

    01 - Come...
  24. Re: Verify that FLAC file is still an accurate rip a year later

    when you convert a FLAC to [TEST CONVERSION] it is decoding the FLAC file and comparing the embedded checksum with the calculated checksum. So you know the FLAC file is the same as originally...
  25. Re: Square brackets in target name causing problems

    I don't have an answer, but I see the problem. Anything inside brackets ("[anything]") is likely treated as a reference to a tag because of the way the dynamic naming code works. What if you enter...
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