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Troy Jones
2004-10-14, 19:41
Hello All!

I'm looking for help on converting a large library of WAV files (which
all play great on my Squeezebox) to _some_ compressed format (MP3,
ogg, whatever). Here is the problem: All of my WAV's contain ID3 Tag
information (including album art) that was put there by MusicMatch
when I ripped the CD's to the drive. Now the Squeeze does a great job
reading these files _and_ all the tag info ... but nothing else on
Linux (did I mention I'm doing this on Linux - switched from Windows a
while back?) Seems too ....

Does anyone have experience maybe using some of the Perl code of
Slimserver to extract this ID3 Tag info (I've looked at the functions
- I'm just not sure how to use them yet!) and maybe pipe this
information into LAME (for example)? OR, am I just missing a good
WAV->MP3,Ogg encoder that can read these Tags already?

Any help would be great! Thanks and have a good one.

Troy Jones

Troy Jones
2004-10-16, 18:14
Thanks for the idea Howard! I've got all the info I really need in the
path/file names, so I'll probably work on a bash script to handle
this. Have a good one!


On Sat, 16 Oct 2004 00:29:27 +0100, Howard Darwen
<hdarwen (AT) btinternet (DOT) com> wrote:
> you'll be lucky if you find anything off the shelf that can do this in my
> experience (even for windows). putting ID3 tags in WAVs it seems is not so
> standard, and there's a lack of software out there that supports it. after
> much consideration on my part, i ended up transcoding all my WAVs to FLAC.
> in my case all of the tag info was embedded in the filename / path and so
> the tagging was easy. the result is that i can now transcode from a lossless
> format to anything without arsing about with re-tagging any more ... i can
> recommend it.
>
> good luck.
>
> h.
>
>
>
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> Subject: [slim] WAV files with ID3 Tags
>
> Hello All!
>
> I'm looking for help on converting a large library of WAV files (which
> all play great on my Squeezebox) to _some_ compressed format (MP3,
> ogg, whatever). Here is the problem: All of my WAV's contain ID3 Tag
> information (including album art) that was put there by MusicMatch
> when I ripped the CD's to the drive. Now the Squeeze does a great job
> reading these files _and_ all the tag info ... but nothing else on
> Linux (did I mention I'm doing this on Linux - switched from Windows a
> while back?) Seems too ....
>
> Does anyone have experience maybe using some of the Perl code of
> Slimserver to extract this ID3 Tag info (I've looked at the functions
> - I'm just not sure how to use them yet!) and maybe pipe this
> information into LAME (for example)? OR, am I just missing a good
> WAV->MP3,Ogg encoder that can read these Tags already?
>
> Any help would be great! Thanks and have a good one.
>
> Troy Jones
>