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Josh Coalson
2005-04-04, 21:45
--- Gordon Harris <gharris999 (AT) earthlink (DOT) net> wrote:
> Josh Coalson <xflac@...> writes:
>
> >
> > I use single file with embedded cue for CDs. all my metadata is
> > in an external DB and I've been using custom s/w with a rio
> receiver
> > for playback. now that I have a SB2 to play with I want to look
> > into how to do the same thing (even if it means I have to tag
> > the FLACs somehow).
> >
>
> Josh: I've been working on some c code to extract metadata from
> CDPLAYER.ini
> and create cuesheets. It also stuffs the cuesheet into a "cuesheet="
> comment
> in the flac and then calls metaflac to import the cuesheet into the
> flac. I'm
> sure you could modify the code to reference the metadata in your db.
> The code
> isn't quite ready for a real release, but it's yours if you want it.

yes, I think foobar2000 does something similar. vorbis comments
are really not for that but I do understand why people do it like
that. when I originally did the CUESHEET block type and left out
tags, my plan was to add a CDTEXT type that actually emulated the
real CD-TEXT subcode data. when I started reading up on it, it
looked way to complicated, with images, etc. and I never got around
to it. I still think the right way is some CDTEXT subset that
is separate from the CUESHEET block (which I thought should be just
for the CD TOC and index points). but the cuesheet= tag may grow
because it solves the immediate need.

Josh

michael
2005-04-05, 12:24
Josh Coalson <xflac (AT) yahoo (DOT) com> writes:
....
> when I originally did the CUESHEET block type and left out
> tags, my plan was to add a CDTEXT type that actually emulated the
> real CD-TEXT subcode data. when I started reading up on it, it
> looked way to complicated, with images, etc. and I never got around
> to it. I still think the right way is some CDTEXT subset that
> is separate from the CUESHEET block (which I thought should be just
> for the CD TOC and index points). but the cuesheet= tag may grow
> because it solves the immediate need.

Would it make sense to just stuff the cd subcode into a block without
necessarily trying to interpret it? It seems that flac itself doesn't
care what's in there, so it would just be archived for when someone
wants to burn back out to a disc, and any interpretation can be
offloaded to the app that wants at the data in there.
Just a thought.

-michael

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