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Avi Schwartz
2005-03-15, 07:31
Hi,

I was wondering how should I tag (i.e. what tag take to use) when
ripping a multiple CD album so that slimserver will show them as a
single album?

Thanks,

Avi

Olav Sunde
2005-03-15, 09:17
I have tried to get the 'show multi-disc...as single..' to work with
flac images for some time without luck. Tag v. 2.0.42 have theese options:
--title
--artist
--album
--year
--comment
--track
--genre
There is no DISC tag here and it seems the album tag is not the same. I
have also tried to use separate and embedded CUE files with no result.
Any suggestion on how to do this?


Christian Pernegger wrote:
>> I was wondering how should I tag (i.e. what tag take to use) when
>> ripping a multiple CD album so that slimserver will show them as a
>> single album?
>
>
> Set the value of the DISC tag to the number of the disc, then set the
> 'show multi-disc sets as single album' option in settings.
>
> C.

Avi Schwartz
2005-03-15, 09:46
Olav Sunde wrote:

> I have tried to get the 'show multi-disc...as single..' to work with
> flac images for some time without luck. Tag v. 2.0.42 have theese
> options:
> --title
> --artist
> --album
> --year
> --comment
> --track
> --genre
> There is no DISC tag here and it seems the album tag is not the same.
> I have also tried to use separate and embedded CUE files with no
> result. Any suggestion on how to do this?
>
>
> Christian Pernegger wrote:
>
>>> I was wondering how should I tag (i.e. what tag take to use) when
>>> ripping a multiple CD album so that slimserver will show them as a
>>> single album?
>>
>>
>>
>> Set the value of the DISC tag to the number of the disc, then set the
>> 'show multi-disc sets as single album' option in settings.
>>
>> C.
>
I didn't get a chance to try Christian's suggestion yet, I will try
tonight when I am at home, but as I understand it, FLAC (as well as Ogg
Vorbis) are not limited to a given set of tags since they are held as
OggV comments so I should be able to create a new tag named DISC with a
tool like metaflac (on Linux). It means I will have to:

1) Use metaflac to export the OggV comments to a text file

2) Modify the text file and add the DISC tag

3) Using metaflac, remove the original comments from the flac file

4) Using metaflac, import the tags from the text file into the flac file.

It should be easy to automate this with a little bit of shell scripting.

Avi

Jason Voegele
2005-03-15, 10:51
Avi Schwartz said:
> I didn't get a chance to try Christian's suggestion yet, I will try
> tonight when I am at home, but as I understand it, FLAC (as well as Ogg
> Vorbis) are not limited to a given set of tags since they are held as
> OggV comments so I should be able to create a new tag named DISC with a
> tool like metaflac (on Linux). It means I will have to:
>
> 1) Use metaflac to export the OggV comments to a text file
>
> 2) Modify the text file and add the DISC tag
>
> 3) Using metaflac, remove the original comments from the flac file
>
> 4) Using metaflac, import the tags from the text file into the flac file.
>
> It should be easy to automate this with a little bit of shell scripting.

Couldn't you simply:

metaflac --set-tag='DISC=2' MyFlacFile.flac

???

--
Jason Voegele
"There is an essential core at the center of each man and woman that
remains unaltered no matter how life's externals may be transformed
or recombined. But it's smaller than we think."
-- Gene Wolfe, The Book of the Long Sun

Avi Schwartz
2005-03-15, 13:17
Jason Voegele wrote:

>Avi Schwartz said:
>
>
>>I didn't get a chance to try Christian's suggestion yet, I will try
>>tonight when I am at home, but as I understand it, FLAC (as well as Ogg
>>Vorbis) are not limited to a given set of tags since they are held as
>>OggV comments so I should be able to create a new tag named DISC with a
>>tool like metaflac (on Linux). It means I will have to:
>>
>>1) Use metaflac to export the OggV comments to a text file
>>
>>2) Modify the text file and add the DISC tag
>>
>>3) Using metaflac, remove the original comments from the flac file
>>
>>4) Using metaflac, import the tags from the text file into the flac file.
>>
>>It should be easy to automate this with a little bit of shell scripting.
>>
>>
>
>Couldn't you simply:
>
> metaflac --set-tag='DISC=2' MyFlacFile.flac
>
>
>
You are right, I was confused by the fact that there is no way to edit a
tag in place, it needs to be removed and then added. But the syntax is
--set-vc-field. There is no --set-tag.


Avi

Jason Voegele
2005-03-16, 06:50
Avi Schwartz said:
> Jason Voegele wrote:
>>Couldn't you simply:
>>
>> metaflac --set-tag='DISC=2' MyFlacFile.flac
>>
>>
>>
> You are right, I was confused by the fact that there is no way to edit a
> tag in place, it needs to be removed and then added. But the syntax is
> --set-vc-field. There is no --set-tag.

Really? Which version of metaflac are you using? I've got 1.1.2 on
Debian Sid, and it definitely has a --set-tag option:

$ metaflac --help | grep 'set-tag'
--set-tag=FIELD Add a tag. The FIELD must comply with the Vorbis
comment

--
Jason Voegele
"There is an essential core at the center of each man and woman that
remains unaltered no matter how life's externals may be transformed
or recombined. But it's smaller than we think."
-- Gene Wolfe, The Book of the Long Sun

Avi Schwartz
2005-03-16, 08:00
Jason Voegele wrote:

>Avi Schwartz said:
>
>
>>Jason Voegele wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Couldn't you simply:
>>>
>>> metaflac --set-tag='DISC=2' MyFlacFile.flac
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>You are right, I was confused by the fact that there is no way to edit a
>>tag in place, it needs to be removed and then added. But the syntax is
>>--set-vc-field. There is no --set-tag.
>>
>>
>
>Really? Which version of metaflac are you using? I've got 1.1.2 on
>Debian Sid, and it definitely has a --set-tag option:
>
>$ metaflac --help | grep 'set-tag'
>--set-tag=FIELD Add a tag. The FIELD must comply with the Vorbis
>comment
>
>
Version 1.1.1 which gives me a "metaflac: unrecognized option
`--set-tag'" error message. So they added it to 1.1.2.

To Christian, thank you for the DISC information. I tried it and it
worked. I spend all evening yesterday adding the DISC tag to my multi
CD albums :-) I just wish that easytag would add support for this tag.

Avi

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