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Brian Abbott, ACA Systems
2005-01-03, 07:29
Well, that's what I was asking really.

I see 3 advantages (may be wrong!):

- easier to handle / rip
- keeps the original CDs inter-track intervals
- I've seen somewhere reports that separate track files can be prone to
clicks etc between tracks


Jacob Potter wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Jan 2005 14:02:38 -0000, Brian Abbott, ACA Systems
> <brian (AT) abbott (DOT) plus.com> wrote:
>> Any views on when / if ever Slimserver will be able to handle
>> multitrack .cue files robustly?
>
> What is the advantage to using a single file? I have all my CDs
> ripped as separate .flac files, and I don't have any problems with
> gaps. Am I missing something?
>
> - Jacob
>

Daryle A. Tilroe
2005-01-03, 09:39
Brian Abbott, ACA Systems wrote:


> I see 3 advantages (may be wrong!):
>
> - easier to handle / rip

I would say quite the opposite. Ripping is the same
difficulty and at the end you have one enormous file
instead of discrete files that can be more easily
manipulated for other purposes like downloading to
players, etc. Actually ripping is easier in some
cases. For example there have been a few occasions
I have had to take several copies of a library CD
out to get a complete copy of a all the tracks due
to severely damaged areas.

> - keeps the original CDs inter-track intervals

Possibly an issue for a few classical CDs. IMHO
a 100% gap accurate reproduction of the original is
not an issue. Once your CDs are online the only
reason to have them is for backup.

> - I've seen somewhere reports that separate track files can be prone to
> clicks etc between tracks

I personally have never seen this with my 200GB
collection of FLACs (all individual tracks) in any
version of slimserver/squeezebox I have used in the
last year. Perhaps you are thinking of DAC signal
lock issues?


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Daryle A. Tilroe