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EnochLight
2006-02-04, 22:38
I had a problem ripping a 2 CD set because disc 1 had an imperfection in the CD. EAC spent 3 days on it and keeps locking up - I was just missing the last track.

A friend has the disc though and ripped the track in question for me. After he sent it to me I converted the wav into FLAC, edited the metadata and rescanned my library (cleared and rescanned). For some reason, track 11 - the track he sent me - is showing up seperately from the Disc 1 collection so that it appears seperately. I checked it in "TagEditor", "ID3-TagIT 3", and even WinAmp with a FLAC plugin - it appears as though the album info reads correctly.

Why is Slim Server keeping it outside of the album?

See the screen below to see what I am talking about - there should not be two entries for "Dead Can Dance - Live in Chicago - October 2005 - Disc 1"...

Any suggestions?

Cheers!

Mark Lanctot
2006-02-04, 23:12
A trailing space?

You might want to try loading all the tracks into
Mp3tag, highlighting all the ones from the first disc
and selecting the album title from the drop-down list.
It will populate the list with whatever entries are in
the group you selected. That way, the entire disc
will have exactly the same title, including a trailing
space you might have missed. Save the tags.

Clear library and rescan - there would be no way the
disc titles wouldn't be the same after that.

It's important to clear the library and rescan. "Look
for new and changed music" often gives exactly the
result you're showing below.

BTW regarding EAC and damaged discs - it's amazing the
different performance between different drives. I had
one CD that took 2 days in my laptop but only 5
minutes in my desktop! Accurate Rip confirmed no
errors in the desktop rip.

--- EnochLight
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>
> I had a problem ripping a 2 CD set because disc 1
> had an imperfection in
> the CD. EAC spent 3 days on it and keeps locking up
> - I was just
> missing the last track.
>
> A friend has the disc though and ripped the track in
> question for me.
> After he sent it to me I converted the wav into
> FLAC, edited the
> metadata and rescanned my library (cleared and
> rescanned). For some
> reason, track 11 - the track he sent me - is showing
> up seperately from
> the Disc 1 collection so that it appears seperately.
> I checked it in
> "TagEditor", "ID3-TagIT 3", and even WinAmp with a
> FLAC plugin - it
> appears as though the album info reads correctly.
>
> Why is Slim Server keeping it outside of the album?
>
> See the screen below to see what I am talking about
> - there should not
> be two entries for "Dead Can Dance - Live in Chicago
> - October 2005 -
> Disc 1"...
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Cheers!
>
>
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EnochLight
2006-02-04, 23:43
A trailing space?

You might want to try loading all the tracks into
Mp3tag, highlighting all the ones from the first disc
and selecting the album title from the drop-down list.
It will populate the list with whatever entries are in
the group you selected. That way, the entire disc
will have exactly the same title, including a trailing
space you might have missed. Save the tags.

Clear library and rescan - there would be no way the
disc titles wouldn't be the same after that.

That did the trick; thanks so much! I thought that's what I did with "TagEditor" and "ID3-TagIT 3" but apparantly it didn't work. I also thought I did a clear/rescan...

At any rate, using "Mp3tag" - even though they are all FLAC's - and clear/rescanning did the trick. Again, thanks so much!

I swear to all that is holy, the Slim Device's community is the best Internet community out here (with the exception of Propellerheads - gotta' stay true to Reason). ;-)

Cheers!

Mark Lanctot
2006-02-05, 08:44
EnochLight wrote:
> Mark Lanctot Wrote:
>> A trailing space?
>>
>> You might want to try loading all the tracks into
>> Mp3tag, highlighting all the ones from the first
disc
>> and selecting the album title from the drop-down
list.
>> It will populate the list with whatever entries are
in
>> the group you selected. That way, the entire disc
>> will have exactly the same title, including a
trailing
>> space you might have missed. Save the tags.
>>
>> Clear library and rescan - there would be no way
the
>> disc titles wouldn't be the same after that.
>
> That did the trick; thanks so much! I thought
that's what I did with
> "TagEditor" and "ID3-TagIT 3" but apparantly it
didn't work. I also
> thought I did a clear/rescan...
>
> At any rate, using "Mp3tag" - even though they are
all FLAC's - and
> clear/rescanning did the trick. Again, thanks so
much!
>
> I swear to all that is holy, the Slim Device's
community is the best
> Internet community out here (with the exception of
Propellerheads -
> gotta' stay true to Reason). ;-)
>
> Cheers!
>
>

Good to hear!

Yeah, Mp3tag handles a lot more than MP3s, but
they've been out there too long to change their
name now...

According to their website, it handles:

"* Advanced Audio Coding (aac)
* Free Lossless Audio Codec (flac)
* Monkey's Audio (ape)
* Mpeg Layer 3 (mp3)
* MPEG-4 (mp4 / m4a / m4b / iTunes compatible)
* Musepack (mpc)
* Ogg Vorbis (ogg)
* OptimFROG (ofr)
* OptimFROG DualStream (ofs)
* Speex (spx)
* True Audio (tta)
* Windows Media Audio (wma)
* WavPack (wv)"

which will cover any Squeezebox user and then some.

BTW among the more esoteric formats, WavPack is
the most interesting:

"The hybrid mode provides all the advantages of
lossless compression with an additional bonus.
Instead of creating a single file, this mode
creates both a relatively small, high-quality
lossy file that can be used all by itself, and a
"correction" file that (when combined with the
lossy file) provides full lossless restoration.
For some users this means never having to choose
between lossless and lossy compression!"

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