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Howard Durdle
2004-01-12, 09:05
I use AudioGrabber (http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/) with the LAME dll
to rip.

I use Tag&Rename (http://www.softpointer.com/tr.htm) to tag the files.

I like Tag&Rename because it'll connect to www.allmusic.com to retrieve the
track listings, cover art, and reviews of the album.

This works very well for me.


Howard

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Victor Brilon
2004-01-12, 09:18
Howard Durdle wrote:
> I like Tag&Rename because it'll connect to www.allmusic.com to retrieve the
> track listings, cover art, and reviews of the album.


Does anyone know *how* Tag&Rename does this? Do they have a special data
feed to allmusic.com or is there an open interface for searching for
this data?

I ask because I'd like to include allmusic.com support in my tool that
grabs album covers.

Victor

Tahir
2004-01-12, 10:23
Ditto, been using Audiograbber since it came out, excellent product which is
soon to be freeware, TagNrename is also excellent, both have great
interfaces as well as great support.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Howard Durdle" <howard (AT) durdle (DOT) com>
To: "'Slim Devices Discussion'" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 4:05 PM
Subject: [slim] Encoding Methods & Products To Use?


>
> I use AudioGrabber (http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/) with the LAME dll
> to rip.
>
> I use Tag&Rename (http://www.softpointer.com/tr.htm) to tag the files.
>
> I like Tag&Rename because it'll connect to www.allmusic.com to retrieve
the
> track listings, cover art, and reviews of the album.
>
> This works very well for me.
>
>
> Howard
>
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>
>
>

Graham Scott
2004-01-12, 10:31
I've been using Cdex for ripping my collection and found it to be an
excellent, and free, piece of software:

http://www.cdex.n3.net/

For tag editing, I use MP3 Tag Tools - another powerful piece of free
software, but it's very easy to end up with whole albums of identical
track names if you're not ultra careful!

http://sourceforge.net/projects/massid3lib



Tahir wrote:
> Ditto, been using Audiograbber since it came out, excellent product which is
> soon to be freeware, TagNrename is also excellent, both have great
> interfaces as well as great support.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Howard Durdle" <howard (AT) durdle (DOT) com>
> To: "'Slim Devices Discussion'" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 4:05 PM
> Subject: [slim] Encoding Methods & Products To Use?
>
>
>
>>I use AudioGrabber (http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/) with the LAME dll
>>to rip.
>>
>>I use Tag&Rename (http://www.softpointer.com/tr.htm) to tag the files.
>>
>>I like Tag&Rename because it'll connect to www.allmusic.com to retrieve
>
> the
>
>>track listings, cover art, and reviews of the album.
>>
>>This works very well for me.
>>
>>
>>Howard
>>
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>>Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
>>Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
>>Version: 6.0.558 / Virus Database: 350 - Release Date: 02/01/2004
>>

tin_omen
2004-01-13, 13:24
At 11:31 AM 1/12/2004, Graham Scott wrote:
>I've been using Cdex for ripping my collection and found it to be an
>excellent, and free, piece of software:
>
>http://www.cdex.n3.net/
>
>For tag editing, I use MP3 Tag Tools - another powerful piece of free
>software, but it's very easy to end up with whole albums of identical
>track names if you're not ultra careful!
>
>http://sourceforge.net/projects/massid3lib
>

Another vote for CDex with LAME (http://www.cdex.n3.net/): excellent GPL
opensource freeware with freedb/cddb support.

On untagged items I do the first pass with MusicBrainz
(www.musicbrainz.org) to get the majority in the ballpark and then clean up
the results with MP3Tag (http://www.mp3tag.de/en/). Both are donationware.

For cover art (since the feature is being mentioned in the commercial
apps), I just use the amazon-image script
(http://www.victorland.com/slimp3/). Required a Perl install and some
footsie to get the supporting perl modules installed under win2k, but the
site and linked pages cover the process fairly well. Now it's a simple
matter to turn it loose on new material. Freeware.

I did the re-tagging and cover-grabbing on my 13,400 file collection for
use with Slimp3 using the above apps. Took a fair amount of work up front,
but now that it's done it's a simple maintenance item.

Todd




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