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    Best Meta Settings for WMP

    Utilized the batch ripper in various configurations for the 400 disc trial and could not find the combination of settings which allows Windows Media Player to understand key meta data.

    The two I am most interested in is - Year, Track Length.

    I did find that: CD Ripper>>Options>>Meta Data & ID Tags>>Options>>"Force no date on Year" was an option but it did not seem to affect the results in CD Ripper or Batch Ripper.

    Thanks in advance for the help prior to jumping into the next 2000 CD's

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    Re: Best Meta Settings for WMP

    what codec are you encoding to?

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    Re: Best Meta Settings for WMP

    The output from ripping are FLAC files.

    I downloaded the following http://www.xiph.org/dshow/

    to allow WMP to play the files. Strangely only the 32 bit download worked on my 64bit sytem.

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    Re: Best Meta Settings for WMP

    I can't say for sure, but you may not be able to get full support for FLAC in wmp. You may want to try wmp lossless.

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    Re: Best Meta Settings for WMP

    I tried to utilize another program that is supposed to help with tagging http://wmptagext.sourceforge.net/
    but with no luck. Also found out that iTunes will not recognize FLAC.

    To be honest this must be a frustrating point that everyone runs into at some point. Since there is no universal lossless compressed format that runs with WMP and iTunes it forces one to convert the files or stay with non compression such as .wav

    I give...and will rip all of my files into WMA lossless then convert to VBR MP3 for the portable stuff...I am glad HD space is cheap. Will also need to force iTunes to monitor folders (can't wait).

    Thanks for taking a look at the issue.

    R

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    Re: Best Meta Settings for WMP

    do you plan to listen to the lossless or just archive? Why not stick with FLAC and transode to mp3 or aac, both usable in iTunes and on ipods.

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