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    Using the Multi Encoder codec

    I have difficulty understanding computer software instructions at the best of times, particularly when MS Windows and music are involved, but try as I might ...

    When I try to use the dbPoweramp (multi encoder) codec - I want to store rips on an external hard drive in WAV and on my laptop in MP3 - I get shunted off to a help page whose first line describes it as 'A utility codec that encodes to two or more encoders at the simultaneously, for example Rip and Audio CD to both mp3 and ogg vorbis at the same time.'. My English english speaking brain has clouded over at this, I'm afraid, claiming it's surely gobbledegook. I have tried to read on, but haven't been able to find any info. there that would help me.

    I have downloaded the codec, but when I ask it to 'run' it insists I re-install every time, and then refuses to take me anywhere useful.

    Could someone very kindly spell out clearly and simply how I might rip to two folders on two separate drives, and whether (and how) I can choose where the files end up? Or perhaps direct me to such instructions.

    Sorry to be so dense and such a pain; and thank you for your indulgence.

    With best wishes to all for a happy new year!

    joethebus

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    Re: Using the Multi Encoder codec

    After installing the codec I suspect that you need to run the CD Ripper and select the Multi Encoder as the rip to option. Before ripping the CD you will need to configure the codec for use.

    ensure that you download the latest beta version.

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    Re: Using the Multi Encoder codec

    Thank you so much, Wayne, kind dude. I could have blundered about in CD Ripper for several more days without figuring that out.

    There is a small supplementary - actually two.

    When I point the MP3 files at My Music on the laptop each track is scattered separately. Is there a way of making the codec put the whole album in a folder like it does on the external hard drive WAV copy?

    Also, do you happen to know whether it is possible to configure Media Monkey to look at the WAV directory and MP3 directory separately?

    Excuse the cheek, please, and many, many thanks for sorting me out on the multi encoder.

    I have to say, by the way, that I do like the quality of dbPoweramp software very much indeed. The stuff I have ripped sounds glorious on my sound system, and the info/album art tags work brilliantly compared with the others I have tried.

    joethebus

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    Re: Using the Multi Encoder codec

    JTB,

    You can specify where to save, and naming conventions of, your music files by selecting the setting box to the right of each of the codecs you are using. Each codec can be configured individually.

    Regards,
    Robert

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    Re: Using the Multi Encoder codec

    Try as I might, I can't get settings that give me anything but each track in the album, instead of just the album or artist title from which I click in a subset, to see the tracks and artists. Help????

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    Re: Using the Multi Encoder codec

    You refer to file naming?

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    Re: Using the Multi Encoder codec

    Yes...my apologies, I have been out of town becoming a grand dad....

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    Re: Using the Multi Encoder codec

    I think this might be related to your player, rather than the filenames and how you browse the files on the HDD.

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    Re: Using the Multi Encoder codec

    Many Thanks, Spoon.....the file name anomaly I am trying to describe is what the hard drive shows when I simply open it in windows and examine the files. I have only used my player (Bryston BDP-2) player to check sound quality (which is simply remarkable from the AIFF files and very good from the WAV files, so I am so hopeful to resolving this because the ripped files are so musical).

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    Re: Using the Multi Encoder codec

    Can you give an example of what it is showing, and what you would like it to show.

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    Re: Using the Multi Encoder codec

    Yes Sir,
    It is showing a file for each and every song in the album copied. I would like it to show the album name only and allow me to open the file to view the individual songs if desired. The album art is beautiful by the way. Hope this is a logical pursuit and if not, please feel free to direct me on a better path. Thanks again, John.

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    Re: Using the Multi Encoder codec

    This is more a function of your player, dBpoweramp can only write the individual files and correctly tag them, your player should offer to browse by artist >> album, if it does not then look to a different play (or upnp server if using that).

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