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Ralph Edington
2005-01-03, 13:58
I use Audiograbber (http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/) which is totally
free, and also does normalization, unlike EAC which only claims to do
normalization, but actually doesn't. I'm very happy with Audiograbber.

You just have to be a little careful changing some settings from the
defaults -- i.e., (a) creation of ID3v1 tags are not turned on by default --
not that important, as the only player I know of that reads ONLY v1 tags is
the stupid CD/MP3 player in my car, and (b) "Dynamic Sync Width" grabbing
seems to do a slower but much more reliable capture than the default of
"Buffered Burst Copy".

Of course, you'll want to team Audiograbber up with LAME,
http://mitiok.cjb.net/.

Hope that helps.

RE

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> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Mark
> Gillespie
> Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 12:36 PM
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> Subject: [slim] Recommended ripping software for windows?
>
>
> I am using Easy CD-DA.
> Infact I am that happy with it I actually paid for a licence yesterday
> The database is up to date and people have entered decent info
> into the tags
>
> Regards
>
> Mark
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Marc Sherman
> > Sent: 03 January 2005 19:46
> > To: Slim Devices Discussion
> > Subject: [slim] Recommended ripping software for windows?
> >
> >
> > It's time for me to re-rip my CD collection for use with my new
> > Squeezebox, and I was wondering what software people were recommending
> > these days for use on Win2k.
> >
> > I used CDex for my last big batch of ripping, but it looks like it's
> > been unmaintained for about a year now, and it bundles an out-of-date
> > version of lame.
> >
> > I've heard EAC mentioned a lot; is that what most people are using these
> > days? It's not open source, is it?
> >
> > If it matters, I'll be ripping to high quality MP3, not FLAC.
> >
> > Thanks for any advice,
> > - Marc
> >

Marc Sherman
2005-01-03, 14:23
Ralph Edington wrote:
> I use Audiograbber (http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/) which is totally
> free, and also does normalization, unlike EAC which only claims to do
> normalization, but actually doesn't. I'm very happy with Audiograbber.

Thanks, I'll try it out. Does Audiograbber do album normalization, or
just track normalization? Album normalization is when it calculates the
correct normalization for the entire CD, and applies it uniformly to all
tracks. That prevents a song that is intentionally quiet from getting
normalized too loud, while still ensuring that tracks from different CDs
can be played together in a mix.

> You just have to be a little careful changing some settings from the
> defaults -- i.e., (a) creation of ID3v1 tags are not turned on by default --
> not that important, as the only player I know of that reads ONLY v1 tags is
> the stupid CD/MP3 player in my car, and (b) "Dynamic Sync Width" grabbing
> seems to do a slower but much more reliable capture than the default of
> "Buffered Burst Copy".

Does the Slimserver need ID3v1 tags, or will it use v2 tags?

- Marc

Jason Holtzapple
2005-01-03, 14:45
Marc Sherman wrote:
> Ralph Edington wrote:
>
>> I use Audiograbber (http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/) which is totally
>> free, and also does normalization, unlike EAC which only claims to do
>> normalization, but actually doesn't. I'm very happy with Audiograbber.
>
>
> Thanks, I'll try it out. Does Audiograbber do album normalization, or
> just track normalization? Album normalization is when it calculates the
> correct normalization for the entire CD, and applies it uniformly to all
> tracks. That prevents a song that is intentionally quiet from getting
> normalized too loud, while still ensuring that tracks from different CDs
> can be played together in a mix.

I'd recommend not using the "normalization" feature of your ripper
and rather use replaygain on your compressed files. Take a look at
mp3gain. Unfortunately it can't be applied as part of an automated
ripping process, but if you store your albums 1 album per directory
it will apply the album gain correctly.

>> You just have to be a little careful changing some settings from the
>> defaults -- i.e., (a) creation of ID3v1 tags are not turned on by
>> default --
>> not that important, as the only player I know of that reads ONLY v1
>> tags is
>> the stupid CD/MP3 player in my car, and (b) "Dynamic Sync Width" grabbing
>> seems to do a slower but much more reliable capture than the default of
>> "Buffered Burst Copy".
>
>
> Does the Slimserver need ID3v1 tags, or will it use v2 tags?

id3v2 values override id3v1.

Graham Ridgway at home
2005-01-03, 14:56
QTAG is quite good at sorting out tags.
Graham
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Subject: [slim] Recommended ripping software for windows?


> Marc Sherman wrote:
>> Ralph Edington wrote:
>>
>>> I use Audiograbber (http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/) which is
>>> totally
>>> free, and also does normalization, unlike EAC which only claims to do
>>> normalization, but actually doesn't. I'm very happy with Audiograbber.
>>
>>
>> Thanks, I'll try it out. Does Audiograbber do album normalization, or
>> just track normalization? Album normalization is when it calculates the
>> correct normalization for the entire CD, and applies it uniformly to all
>> tracks. That prevents a song that is intentionally quiet from getting
>> normalized too loud, while still ensuring that tracks from different CDs
>> can be played together in a mix.
>
> I'd recommend not using the "normalization" feature of your ripper
> and rather use replaygain on your compressed files. Take a look at
> mp3gain. Unfortunately it can't be applied as part of an automated
> ripping process, but if you store your albums 1 album per directory
> it will apply the album gain correctly.
>
>>> You just have to be a little careful changing some settings from the
>>> defaults -- i.e., (a) creation of ID3v1 tags are not turned on by
>>> default --
>>> not that important, as the only player I know of that reads ONLY v1 tags
>>> is
>>> the stupid CD/MP3 player in my car, and (b) "Dynamic Sync Width"
>>> grabbing
>>> seems to do a slower but much more reliable capture than the default of
>>> "Buffered Burst Copy".
>>
>>
>> Does the Slimserver need ID3v1 tags, or will it use v2 tags?
>
> id3v2 values override id3v1.
>