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Triggaaar
2005-08-29, 05:34
I'm ripping to FLAC using EAC.

I've only just started, and there are already a couple of albums where I'd like to correct some info. It seems that changing the directory name, or FLAC file name makes no difference to how the album and title is listed on the Squeezebox.

Is there a way to change this info after ripping?

Thanks

ceejay
2005-08-29, 05:42
sounds like you need to edit the tag information that is encoded within your FLAC files.

In which case you need a tag editor: there are many, but here is one commonly used (and free!).

http://www.mp3tag.de/en/

Download, install, change any tag info you like. You may need to tell slimserver to wipe its cache to make it re-read the info.

Ceejay.

Patrick Dixon
2005-08-29, 05:44
Try Server Settings -> Rescan Music Library with the 'clear library' box checked.

Triggaaar
2005-08-29, 05:46
Thanks. I had just tried renaming files, then rescanning (with clear library checked), but it didn't work. I'll try the TAG editor.

sleepysurf
2005-08-29, 05:47
I use the program MP3Tag, which allows you to view and edit all the tags in single directory of tracks. It fully supports FLAC files. After making changes, make sure you have slimserver clear the cache, and rescan your files.
The program is free, and available at http://www.mp3tag.de/en

Triggaaar
2005-08-29, 06:07
Cheers sleepy (appropriate name, that's what Ceejay had recommended :))

That's done the job perfectly.

Now to decide what to do about multi disk albums. I could change the track numbers and make it all one album, but I'll try and give this server>behavior>group disks thing a go.

Not sure if disk title should include (Disc 1) at the end or not. I'll experiment.

pfarrell
2005-08-29, 09:20
On Mon, 2005-08-29 at 06:07 -0700, Triggaaar wrote:
> Now to decide what to do about multi disk albums. I could change the
> track numbers and make it all one album, but I'll try and give this
> server>behavior>group disks thing a go.

It all depends on what you want, but I decided to make the initial CD
formatting be a minor concern with how my library is structured.
I am not strictly consistant, but I usually renumber the tracks and
consider a two or three CD "album" to be one big one.

OTOH, I often split classical albums apart, because they often
have works by two composers and I often don't like the pairings.
So I'll have separate "albums" for the Beethoven part and
for the Bach part.


--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

Triggaaar
2005-08-29, 09:29
It all depends on what you want, but I decided to make the initial CD
formatting be a minor concern with how my library is structured.
I am not strictly consistant, but I usually renumber the tracks and
consider a two or three CD "album" to be one big one.
Yep, that's what I'm going for with compilation albums. I'm not sure what the server setting does, but if I follow the names on the database, the disks are treated as individual albums, with a disk number attached - which is a bit pony. I've just used that editor to change the track numbers.

Cheers

JJZolx
2005-08-29, 09:40
Now to decide what to do about multi disk albums. I could change the track numbers and make it all one album, but I'll try and give this server>behavior>group disks thing a go.

Not sure if disk title should include (Disc 1) at the end or not. I'll experiment.
Add tags to your flac files named DISC (disc number) and DISCC (disc count) to files in those multidisk sets. This is easy to do with MP3tag.