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    Quote Originally Posted by cdmackay View Post
    thanks; so gapless playback isn't an issue with file-per-track?
    No.

    And presumably keeping a CUE sheet around isn't going to do any harm,
    either?
    If you want them for some reason, I'd keep them from being scanned as Teus said.

    If I wanted to burn an exact
    copy of the original CD, can I still do that with file-per-track, or has
    that lost some info? e.g. lead-in/out, track gaps, etc?
    It's exact enough for me. Track gaps etc would be the same assuming they were added by the ripper (which they usually are). To be honest I only care that a dupe would sound the same, I don't care if they start on different offsets or something esoteric like that

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    @ chill:
    There are some valid points in what you say about a "central, small, human-readable tagging location".

    Maybe its largely a matter of personal preferences, after all. And I'm happy that SC supports most of all thinkable alternatives :-)

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    FLAC choices

    thanks very much indeed to Pat, radish, Teus, Moonbase & chill,

    really helpful comments, I now have a better feel for it.

    I should just start trying the various options now, and see how I get on
    with them

    thanks again, all.

    cheers,
    calum.

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    Calum Mackay wrote:
    > Although I've not yet heard any disadvantage of file-per-disc. Are there
    > any, in fact?


    Makes it a lot harder to play one song from the disk.


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    Pat Farrell wrote:
    >> Although I've not yet heard any disadvantage of file-per-disc. Are there
    >> any, in fact?

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    > Makes it a lot harder to play one song from the disk.


    how so? slow to load, or hard to navigate? or something else?

    thanks,
    calum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfarrell View Post
    Makes it a lot harder to play one song from the disk.
    Not in SC or Foobar. Granted there might be other cases where this is true, but anything that understands CUE sheets and the FLAC format should be fine.

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    chill wrote:
    > pfarrell;403394 Wrote:
    >> Makes it a lot harder to play one song from the disk.

    > Not in SC or Foobar. Granted there might be other cases where this is
    > true, but anything that understands CUE sheets and the FLAC format
    > should be fine.


    Oh, I was reading the question as "just one big file" not
    "one big file plus CUE sheets"

    Clearly CUE sheets make it work as if there are separate files.

    About all that is left is if you are tired of hearing Hotel California,
    and want to delete it forever, its easier with separate files

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfarrell View Post
    About all that is left is if you are tired of hearing Hotel California,
    and want to delete it forever, its easier with separate files.
    Quite true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfarrell View Post
    About all that is left is if you are tired of hearing Hotel California,
    and want to delete it forever, its easier with separate files
    Now, what do you have against the Gipsy Kings?

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    Pat Farrell wrote:
    > About all that is left is if you are tired of hearing Hotel California,
    > and want to delete it forever, its easier with separate files


    surely not!



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