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Thread: Batch converting a large Library to Flac from a 4tb usd HD to 2 tb usb HD

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    Batch converting a large Library to Flac from a 4tb usd HD to 2 tb usb HD

    Hello I have my main Library on a 4TB USB HD which is connected to my PC . I then have a Music Server set up which uses a Raspberry Pi 3+ with Max2play and using Logitech Media Server as media software. This has its own 2TB usb hard drive connected to the Pi with a mirror of the main Libray . Now due to changes the main Library is split between Apple Lossless and FLAC . I want to convert the Library to all FLAC as i no longer use any Apple products.

    On the conversion panel what do I set the destination to when I want to keep all of the Floders and Sub folders on the new destination usb drive ? I have done one but it has just created one large file with all of the songs no album folders which is not what I want .

    Also this takes about a day and ahlf to run so I need to be certain that I am making the correct settings for this next time I hit run . I realise that much of this is my own inabilty to understand the file/origin/destination path details which I should but seem not to be able to get . Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Batch converting a large Library to Flac from a 4tb usd HD to 2 tb usb HD

    Set the naming to:

    [origpath]\[origfilename]

    and choose the location to the root of the 2TB drive. You would have to delete all the existing music from this drive first.

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    Re: Batch converting a large Library to Flac from a 4tb usd HD to 2 tb usb HD

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    Set the naming to:

    [origpath]\[origfilename]

    and choose the location to the root of the 2TB drive. You would have to delete all the existing music from this drive first.
    Thank you for that but if I do that it does not allow me to browse and pick the destination drive ie my source drive is F and the destination drive is E . If I choose the drop down you list then the files will all go to the F drive as the origin .

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    Re: Batch converting a large Library to Flac from a 4tb usd HD to 2 tb usb HD

    For naming choose the option 'Preserve source path' and choose the root of drive E in the dialog which appears.

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