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Thread: How do i convert flac files to mp3 keeping the folders in the conversion

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    How do i convert flac files to mp3 keeping the folders in the conversion

    I have my music collection of 4000 flac songs in 3 folders, with album folders, nested with artist folders, art, etc.

    I want to convert to mp3 so I can play them in my car.

    However when I convert them the conversion gives me 4000 songs no folders. It did put converted sons into the metadata folders so I can play by artist, album, etc.

    How do I do this?

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    Re: How do i convert flac files to mp3 keeping the folders in the conversion

    So using original source files how do I move these folders and files converted to my flash drive.

    Original Source files did the conversion not to the flash drive but where the files were stored.

    Help?

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    Re: How do i convert flac files to mp3 keeping the folders in the conversion

    Use this for creating the car collection:

    https://www.dbpoweramp.com/tunefusion.htm

    If you selected the output location as [origfolder] then that puts in the same location as the source files.

    You are best using Windows explorer, in the root music folder in search top right type: *.mp3

    Press enter and it will find all mp3 files, if you are 100% sure they are not needed put them in the recycle bin.

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    Re: How do i convert flac files to mp3 keeping the folders in the conversion

    Thanks but does not work on Mac OS X 10.11.6

    So how do I use Edit Dynamic Naming to take my flac files folders by artist, album

    What string do I enter, and how to I set the conversion to place mp3 in a new folder on the flash drive.

    and Convert them to mp3 putting them a new folder on the flash drive, ie Car Music.

    I tried a few examples and can not conversion to convert music into a mp3 file that looks like my flac file.

    I find the app very complicated.

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    Re: How do i convert flac files to mp3 keeping the folders in the conversion


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    Re: How do i convert flac files to mp3 keeping the folders in the conversion

    So here is the problem. After spending hours on this I took a flash drive and configured it on a Windows PC Fat32, Master Boot Record.

    Only Apple could mess this up. When you configure a Flash Drive on a Mac Fat32, the Mac chooses GUID. This causes all kinds of problems because the converted files are not recognized in the USB Car Player.

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    Re: How do i convert flac files to mp3 keeping the folders in the conversion

    I don't know if you have this resolved, but the easiest way to mimic your source folder structure would be to set 'Edit Dynamic Naming' to:

    Base Location: USBDrive:\Car Music\
    Dynamic Naming: [origpath]\[origfilename]

    If you don't want to copy the full path, you can strip leading folders by surrounding [origpath] with [TRIMFIRSTFOLDER] and [], so to remove just the first folder you'd specify:

    [TRIMFIRSTFOLDER][origpath][]\[origfilename]

    to remove the first two folders you'd specify:

    [TRIMFIRSTFOLDER][TRIMFIRSTFOLDER][origpath][][]\[origfilename]

    The syntax is covered on the dBpoweramp Naming page.

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