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Michael Haan
2005-04-20, 20:46
Title pretty much says it all.  My collection is ripped to FLAC on Gentoo (no NFS or Samba enabled yet), my GF has an MP3 player and I want any easy solution for loading transcoded FLACs to it (don't want to keep them around after the load).

kdf
2005-04-20, 23:05
I use foobar2000 to convert a group of flacs to mp3 on demand. I delete the
mp3's after I've used them. I recently got a Rio Karma, despite its known
issues, so that for MY use, I can just download the FLAC files. it was the
only player that I found that would play FLAC files directly.

-kdf

JJZolx
2005-04-21, 01:13
Title pretty much says it all.  My collection is ripped to FLAC on Gentoo (no NFS or Samba enabled yet), my GF has an MP3 player and I want any easy solution for loading transcoded FLACs to it (don't want to keep them around after the load).

I decided that it was worth it to just mirror my FLAC files in mp3. The entire mp3 mirror at --preset standard takes up less that 1/4 the space of the FLAC library. Then I don't have to go through any particular gyrations to quickly load a few dozen odd mp3s onto a portable player as I'm running out the door.
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max.spicer
2005-04-21, 04:37
How did you create the mirror? There's a few of us trying to do this sort of thing at the moment.

Jeff52
2005-04-21, 04:46
How did you create the mirror? There's a few of us trying to do this sort of thing at the moment.

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Download and install dBpowerAmp Music Converter at:

http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm

Use the program's file selector to choose all of your flac files and let the program convert them en masse to a separate folder or drive.

I have lossless files on a USB external drive with mp3 files mirrored on my main drive.

max.spicer
2005-04-21, 04:52
Does dbpoweramp preserve file structures? Does anyone know if foobar2000 does? I'll fiddle with these over the weekend.

Cheers,

Max

tvoil
2005-04-21, 08:00
I believe this product lets you select the FLAC files you want to send to your MP3 player and then will do the conversion on the fly and convert them to MP3 for your player. This allows you to not have to mirror your FLACs as mp3s. A downside of this is that it is windows only.

http://www.dbpoweramp.com/sveta-portable-audio.htm

Jeff52
2005-04-21, 08:12
Does dbpoweramp preserve file structures?

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Yes Max it will preserve file structures. I have my lossless files stored in a directory structure, i.e., Artist\Album\Songs and by default dBpowerAMP will preserve that structure but the program may be configured otherwise. Be sure to use the "dmC File Selector" portion of the program for mass conversions. Excellent directions and examples are included on the website.

gorman
2005-04-21, 09:09
I recently got a Rio Karma, despite its known
issues, so that for MY use, I can just download the FLAC files. it was the only player that I found that would play FLAC files directly.Being a Karma user myself... what would be these "known issues"?

kdf
2005-04-21, 09:24
Quoting gorman <gorman.1nujan (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

>
> kdf Wrote:
> > I recently got a Rio Karma, despite its known
> > issues, so that for MY use, I can just download the FLAC files. it was
> > the only player that I found that would play FLAC files directly.Being a
> Karma user myself... what would be these "known issues"?
>

they use an Hitachi hard drive, which seems to have a known problem with the
read arm getting stuck to the platter. On some units, the drive will lock up
on occasion and requires a reset by paper clip, or even hitting it hard. I've
only run into the problem twice in 4 months of owning it, and one of those
times did actually fix itself (and showed a message about a corrupt file, so
I'm not sure it was really the same problem). Definitely not a device you want
to take jogging :)

-kdf

max.spicer
2005-04-21, 09:54
Being a Karma user myself... what would be these "known issues"?
Connecting to them via USB can be a complete bugger. I bought my wife one a week ago and haven't managed to get it working via USB2 yet - you just get errors saying something like "the connection failed for some reason". Searching various forums shows that the Karma seems to be extremely temperamental about which USB configurations it will work with. But hey, it's not as if we wanted to put files on our 20Gb MP3 player... ;-)

PS USB1 does work for us, and you can also use Ethernet to put files on the device, but that's not really the point.

Larry Truesdale
2005-04-21, 10:46
Foobar will too. I am happy using it. There can be a learning curve
on getting it all set up to work the way you want it to.

Larry

On 4/21/05, max. spicer <max.spicer.1nu7hn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> Does dbpoweramp preserve file structures? Does anyone know if
> foobar2000 does? I'll fiddle with these over the weekend.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Max
>
>
> --
> max.spicer
>
> The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible
> teeth
> and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws
> but Max stepped into his private boat and waved good-bye
>

michael
2005-04-25, 11:18
kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com> writes:
> I use foobar2000 to convert a group of flacs to mp3 on demand. I delete the
> mp3's after I've used them. I recently got a Rio Karma, despite its known
> issues, so that for MY use, I can just download the FLAC files. it was the
> only player that I found that would play FLAC files directly.

The flac support was one of my main reasons for picking up the
Karma. (The other was support for linux.)

I've never had any problems with mine, but then I don't go jogging
with it either. :)

My only (really minor) reservation is that it doesn't understand
cuesheets, so I still have to split my flacs before loading them onto
the Karma. Not a big deal, and much simpler and faster than
transcoding them, but still a two step process instead of one. But
considering how many people outside the slimserver and/or foobar2k
crowd actually store cds this way, I can't really hold that against
them.

-michael

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