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  1. #1
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    EAC and Various Artists folder

    I have just installed EAC back onto my PC after reinstalling Windows Vista. I have configured EAC using the EAC Setup Guide on http://blowfish.be/eac/Setup/setup1.html. I have completed the setup of EAC. Only thing I am confused about is the filename configuration.

    Currently single artist CDs are ripped to my Music folder on my music hard drive.

    So an example folder structure is:

    Folder called Music contains a sub folder called such as Diana Krall (Artist)

    The folder Diana Krall contains Album Names such as Love Scenes, Quiet Nights, The Girl In The Other Room etc.

    The folder Love Scenes contains all the tracks from this Album

    This is fine for single artist albums.

    When it comes to Various Artist albums, the file structure that I have been using is as follows:

    Folder called Music contains a sub folder called Various Artists. This Various Artists folder then contains all Albums with are various artist compilations.

    So the various artist folder has a sub folders such as:

    Classic FM - Adverts Hall of Fame - Disc 1
    Classic FM - Adverts Hall of Fame - Disc 2
    Classic FM - The Opera Album - Volume 1
    Classic FM - The Opera Album - Volume 2
    Singers & Songwriters - 1973 to 1976 - Disc 1

    Unfortunately before installing Windows Vista, I had forgotten to write down the filename setting. I need advice on how to configure EAC Options/Filename to achieve the above.

    Thanks for your help
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  2. #2
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    I have just discovered what I'm doing wrong and it is now working correctly for me.
    Transporter (Black) > Cyrus 8XPd QX > B&W CDM1NT Speakers

    CD/HDD Recorder: Alesis Masterlink ML-9600

    http://www.last.fm/user/norderney1962

  3. #3
    MrSinatra
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    for anyone else reading this later...

    to create filenames of ripped tracks, i use:

    %D\%C\%A - %N - %T

    for "proper" albums, and i use:

    %D\%C\%C - %N - %A - %T

    for "various artists" albums, (the VA option must be checkmarked on the front face of the app when ripping the cd to use the alternate filename convention)

    i set a id3 tag for mp3s, and no id3 tag, but only a flac tag for flacs. even so, its good to have some structure and identification to the filenames.

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