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Natan & Nicki Tiefenbrun
2005-03-29, 04:59
Hi

I'm planning to rip some 600 CDs into uncompressed WAV format for use
with Slimerver, Squeezebox, Telcanto, and a high-fidelity music system.

If I rip them manually in iTunes, then at least the Artist, Track, genre
tagging info is stored in the itunes database - which I can point
SlimServer to.

However, I'd like to outsource the ripping to CDLabs, ShrinkDigital or
similar, and they can't return an itunes library to me. My options
appear to be getting the files returned with appropriate
naming/directory-structure convention. Has anybody else tried this, and
any tips on how best to deal with compilations, soundtracks, classical
etc? For example, compilations usually have the CD Artist 'various', but
individual tracks to have the correct artist info.

I played with MusicMatch, adding some tags (2.3 I think) to the WAV
files, but this seemed to confuse Slimserver (I guess WAVs & Tag's don't
mix)?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

One other question - is SlimServer UPnP compliant, or will it be?

Tks

Natan

Pat Farrell
2005-03-29, 08:52
On Tue, 2005-03-29 at 12:59 +0100, Natan & Nicki Tiefenbrun wrote:
> I played with MusicMatch, adding some tags (2.3 I think) to the WAV
> files, but this seemed to confuse Slimserver (I guess WAVs & TagĘs
> donĘt mix)?
> Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Last time I looked into the details of this, tags and .wav files could
not coexist. The wav file contains just the music data, with no place
for tags.

Have you considered FLAC format? It is lossless, so you can recreate
the original wav file, bit perfect, at any time, and Flac uses
ogg-tags, which are much more flexible than early ID3 tags.



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