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Thread: WAV tagging on new computer

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    WAV tagging on new computer

    Hi, for certain reasons i have decided to go with a .WAV library. I have a windows laptop and a dbpoweramp subscription and save my wav library on an external hard drive (WD passport. The time has come to switch to a new laptop. when i buy it and download dbpoweramp, will the wav tagging on my hard drive stay when i connect it to the new computer? Or will i have to put in all details all over again? Hope I am clear and not confusing anyone?

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    Re: WAV tagging on new computer

    The tags are within your wav files.


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    Re: WAV tagging on new computer

    brilliant! so dbpoweramp adds tagging permanently to wav?

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    Re: WAV tagging on new computer

    Yes.


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    Re: WAV tagging on new computer

    thx

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    Re: WAV tagging on new computer

    but if wav doesn't support tagging, can a program add tagging permanently to it? what if i connect the hard drive to a computer or network streamer without dbpoweramp?

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    Re: WAV tagging on new computer

    Not all players support tagged wav files. It is not a question of dBpa.


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    Re: WAV tagging on new computer

    ok

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    Re: WAV tagging on new computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Partha View Post
    Hi, for certain reasons i have decided to go with a .WAV library.
    Consider flac, instead of wav. Audio quality is the same and in terms of tagging and compatibility, wav is problematic.

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    Re: WAV tagging on new computer

    I tried FLAC for many years! Got bored of it. I can't tell the difference between a well-done LAME MP3 and FLAC, but with wav there's more soundstage! I know, i know, bit for bit they are the same, etc...but that's just me. It's just me, I guess, but there are many who have agreed with me too. i feel FLAC and ALAC, like lossy codecs, alter the soundstage a bit. maybe I should explore aiff. I just go with wav because the redbook CD uses PCM as well, and I don't want to alter the digital file of that sound in any way. also, Hi-res downsampled to 16/44.1 WAV sound just fine to me. If only it had tagging support.
    Last edited by Partha; 07-22-2019 at 01:38 PM.

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    Re: WAV tagging on new computer

    Also, what is the WAV-MP3 encoder on DBP?

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    Re: WAV tagging on new computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Partha View Post
    I tried FLAC for many years! Got bored of it. I can't tell the difference between a well-done LAME MP3 and FLAC, but with wav there's more soundstage! I know, i know, bit for bit they are the same, etc...but that's just me. It's just me, I guess, but there are many who have agreed with me too.
    ... and there were many who believed that the world was flat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Partha View Post
    i feel FLAC and ALAC, like lossy codecs, alter the soundstage a bit. maybe I should explore aiff. I just go with wav because the redbook CD uses PCM as well, and I don't want to alter the digital file of that sound in any way.
    You won't alter the digital file. When an AccurateRip flac is decoded, you have the exactly the same bits as in the wav file and the CD PCM data.
    Last edited by mville; 07-22-2019 at 02:04 PM.

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    Re: WAV tagging on new computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Partha View Post
    Also, what is the WAV-MP3 encoder on DBP?
    See here: dBpoweramp: Wave Encoder

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    Re: WAV tagging on new computer

    Quote Originally Posted by mville View Post
    ... and there were many who believed that the world was flat.



    You won't alter the digital file. When an AccurateRip flac is decoded, you have the exactly the same bits as in the wav file and the CD PCM data.
    Like I said, there's possibly no scientific explanation for it. But I feel on my ipad, with the kaisertone player, wav definitely has more soundstage than flac. the flac is a bit mp3-ish. Attach that to a pair of elac bs 52.1s through the amp and it's bliss. flac is... meh.

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    Re: WAV tagging on new computer

    It's only the soundstage and stereo separation, not the sound.

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