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street_samurai
2006-02-19, 13:32
Hi all,

I had too much time on my hands the other night and decided I'd create a step-by-step guide to settings up and running EAC with FLAC for Slim users specifically. It also includes a guide on ReplayGaining tracks.

My initial plan was to post it the Wiki... unfortunately (but in my opinion much better for the usability of the guide) the guide relies on around 14 screen shots. I've created web sized gifs for these but noticed that there is no way to upload them to the Wiki. I'd really prefer not to host these on my own webserver.

Is there some way for me to post my guide? I like the Wiki idea because it allows others to update it as new information becomes availalble.

ss.

Dan Sully
2006-02-19, 14:53
* street_samurai shaped the electrons to say...

>I had too much time on my hands the other night and decided I'd create
>a step-by-step guide to settings up and running EAC with FLAC for Slim
>users specifically. It also includes a guide on ReplayGaining tracks.
>
>My initial plan was to post it the Wiki... unfortunately (but in my
>opinion much better for the usability of the guide) the guide relies on
>around 14 screen shots. I've created web sized gifs for these but
>noticed that there is no way to upload them to the Wiki. I'd really
>prefer not to host these on my own webserver.
>
>Is there some way for me to post my guide? I like the Wiki idea because
>it allows others to update it as new information becomes availalble.

You should be able to add attachments to the page, and then refer to them.

-D
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Mark Lanctot
2006-02-19, 18:23
Just a suggestion once you get this sorted out: you
may want to expand on the page I started here:

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?EACRippingInDepth

I covered mostly the physical process, leaving
software configuration to one of the many online
guides. Slim-specific software configuration would be
a great addition!

--- street_samurai
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wrote:

>
> Hi all,
>
> I had too much time on my hands the other night and
> decided I'd create
> a step-by-step guide to settings up and running EAC
> with FLAC for Slim
> users specifically. It also includes a guide on
> ReplayGaining tracks.
>
> My initial plan was to post it the Wiki...
> unfortunately (but in my
> opinion much better for the usability of the guide)
> the guide relies on
> around 14 screen shots. I've created web sized gifs
> for these but
> noticed that there is no way to upload them to the
> Wiki. I'd really
> prefer not to host these on my own webserver.
>
> Is there some way for me to post my guide? I like
> the Wiki idea because
> it allows others to update it as new information
> becomes availalble.
>
> ss.
>
>
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street_samurai
2006-02-20, 02:31
Honestly I don't think attaching and referencing will really do the guide justice. I'd attach the guide in PDF form but the forum limits pdfs to 20kb!!!

A PDF is undesirable too because then others can't edit and update it.

Ideally Slim would somehow host the graphics... but I guess I could host them if worst came to worst...

ss.

mherger
2006-02-20, 02:44
> Honestly I don't think attaching and referencing will really do the
> guide justice.

IMHO you can reference them from within the text
(http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?KwikiFormattingRules). Once
attached, reference them and they should be displayed. Or am I wrong?

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Krobb
2006-02-20, 05:31
Added a section about the 'Best MP3 Guide'.

street_samurai
2006-02-20, 18:10
Thanks for the help all.

I've created a bunch of new pages which all link from this page:

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?EACBeginners

Please feel free to update as you see fit or send me suggestions.

Mark can you have a look at these pages and determine whether it should replace your page or not? Some of the information on your page is more detailed or more advanced thus I've avoided talking about it.

Mark Lanctot
2006-02-21, 12:11
Very, very nice!

What I'd like to do is merge my info with your
page. It'll be kind of tricky as I'd like to
replace one or two lines of your page. To avoid
deleting something that it later turns out we
really need, I'll see if I can create a draft page
that you can look over once I've made changes.

Perhaps this isn't the "wiki way" but if I was
street_samurai I'd be mortified if anyone replaced
something on that page...therefore I'd like to do
it in some kind of draft form.

Details to follow.

street_samurai wrote:
> Thanks for the help all.
>
> I've created a bunch of new pages which all link
from this page:
>
> http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?EACBeginners
>
> Please feel free to update as you see fit or send me
suggestions.
>
> Mark can you have a look at these pages and
determine whether it should
> replace your page or not? Some of the information on
your page is more
> detailed or more advanced thus I've avoided talking
about it.
>
>

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street_samurai
2006-02-21, 12:41
Mark,

Do as you like. This exactly is the wiki way!

My request is that we try and keep my guide as close to a simple biginners guide as possible.

Otherwise, go nuts!

ss.

JJZolx
2006-02-21, 12:44
I had too much time on my hands the other night and decided I'd create a step-by-step guide to settings up and running EAC with FLAC for Slim users specifically.
Given EAC's limited auto-tagging capabilities, I don't see anything in the setup that would be considered specific to Slim users.

There are a number of additional tags SlimServer can use that might be added after ripping, but all of them require other software packages.

Mark Lanctot
2006-02-21, 14:41
OK, I put a few things on the Install page but
most of them on the Ripping page. I deleted all
references to the page I originally created
because all the info is now obtained in these pages.

Unfortunately I can't delete my initial wiki page
or the draft page I first created. The wiki
system won't let me do that.

Hope it looks OK.

street_samurai wrote:
> Mark,
>
> Do as you like. This exactly is the wiki way!
>
> My request is that we try and keep my guide as close
to a simple
> biginners guide as possible.
>
> Otherwise, go nuts!
>
> ss.
>
>

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Mark Lanctot
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Richie
2006-02-21, 15:01
> Thanks for the help all.
>
> I've created a bunch of new pages which all link from this page:
>
> http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?EACBeginners
>
> Please feel free to update as you see fit or send me suggestions.

Just to let you know, there's a new version of EAC (released today).
It's now eac-0.95b4.

Richard

JJZolx
2006-02-21, 17:29
> Thanks for the help all.
>
> I've created a bunch of new pages which all link from this page:
>
> http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?EACBeginners
>
> Please feel free to update as you see fit or send me suggestions.

Just to let you know, there's a new version of EAC (released today).
It's now eac-0.95b4.

Richard
This isn't really an update. The program has been crippled out of fear of legal issues. Looks like older versions available for download from the site have been altered in a similar manner. I'd keep 0.95b3 around. I doubt if any bug fixes are worth the step backwards, as development of EAC has seemingly all but stopped.

From the included "Whatsnew.txt":



Whats New
The german magazin c't published an article whether
EAC is or is not violating a german law against
circumvention of copy protections on audio CDs. Some
of the experts they asked had the opinion that the
function of retrieving the native TOC is at best
working at the limit of legality. Due to that article
and to eliminate any possibility of legal problems,
I decided to remove that function (although I am pretty
sure that it is absolutely legal). I always try to make
21-Feb-06 sure to be fully compliant with german law, even if
I would interpret the law absolutely differently.
Anyway, there are at least some few bug-fixes in this
update, e.g. creating an image having the artist and CD
title as filename will now show the file dialog
properly when special characters are used.
For the next version it is still planned to add
test & copy of CD images and for the version after that
I will try to implement Unicode support for freedb
queries and main window display and edit.
I am sorry about all this, but please understand
my point of view.

street_samurai
2006-02-23, 13:55
Yikes... that doesn't sound good for the future of EAC.

I've been hoping for a while that a proper open-source competitor to EAC will come out that has the same functionality (and hopefully a better interface)... maybe this will spur that on.

ss.

MrC
2006-02-23, 16:36
This isn't really an update. The program has been crippled out of fear of legal issues. Looks like older versions available for download from the site have been altered in a similar manner. I'd keep 0.95b3 around. I doubt if any bug fixes are worth the step backwards, as development of EAC has seemingly all but stopped.

Anyone have a copy of 0.95b3 that I can download? PM me if so.

Thanks in advance.

Mark Lanctot
2006-02-23, 21:37
PM sent.

--- MrC
<MrC.23phoz1140738301 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote:


>
> Anyone have a copy of 0.95b3 that I can download?
> PM me if so.
>
> Thanks in advance.

street_samurai
2006-02-24, 11:27
Given EAC's limited auto-tagging capabilities, I don't see anything in the setup that would be considered specific to Slim users.

There are a number of additional tags SlimServer can use that might be added after ripping, but all of them require other software packages.

Just to clarify, I've posted about 50 times in these forums pointing people to ripping, tagging, and replaygain guides. As Slim becomes more popular the technical background of its user base drops.

The point of these guides (as the name Beginner's Guide suggests) is not to give every option or even to provide what I'd consider advanced features.

The point was to get new users no familiar with the technology a one-stop guide to get the collection ripped, tagged, replaygained and into SlimServer.

I think this consolidated guide does a pretty good job. If you don't think so, please feel free to update it... thats the whole point. My only request is that you keep things as simple as possible... covering every single option at every single step is just going to make it an overwhelming (and thus useless) guide.

ss.