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JOHN MOYLAN
2004-02-11, 05:47
wow, how big was the external storage?
I'd love to be in a position to do this but fear cost will get in the way

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas B. Malsbury [mailto:slim (AT) olilo (DOT) org]
Sent: 11 February 2004 12:39
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Newbie questions


David,

I just completed re-ripping my entire collection of CDs to FLAC using EAC.
It worked very well, all be it a little slow and tedious. I decided to use
FLAC mostly for future versatility rather then sound quality. I just never
wanted to have to re-rip and tag almost 800 cds again. My final solution
was to rip with EAC to get a quality extraction to FLAC with no loss. I
moved these to an external hard drive and then used dbPowerAmp to batch
convert them all to 256kps LAME MP3s on my SlimServer. I then unplugged the
external hard drive and put it in my fire-safe box for safe keeping.

I now have quality and use of 256kps LAME MP3s on my server, and the
lossless FLAC files stashed away to be converted to whatever codec might
come along in the future or to replace the MP3s if something horrible
happens to my server.

If you have any questions on any of the specific settings or tools that I
used, feel free to ask.

Tom


---- Original Message -----

From: David Cullen <mailto:slimp3 (AT) another-perspective (DOT) net>
To: Slim Devices Discussion <mailto:discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 6:59 AM
Subject: [slim] Newbie questions


What are people's thoughts on using EAC with FLAC? I see Mareo works to
automatically integrate the two? Any experience on using this?

Apologies for this getting off slim focused questions and on to more general
format ones. If I'm better posting these elsewhere please advise.

TIA

David

Thomas B. Malsbury
2004-02-11, 06:10
RE: [slim] Newbie questionsI let EAC tag the files from freedb with artist, album, track, genre, date. Then I used Abander Tag & Control to fill in any missing info and grab the album covers. It pulls its info from allmusic.com. Abander Tag & Control is not free, but has a fully functional demo period in which I was able to complete my tagging.

All told the tagged FLAC files for 799 albums are about 210GB. I went for the new Iomega HDD250. I liked that it has both USB2.0 and Firewire. It also is self cooling which I though was a nice feature. After the rebate Iomega was offering it was about $250, which was a little pricey for my budget, but in the end I thought it was worth it. Now, I just have to start saving for my Squeezebox again.

Tom
----- Original Message -----
From: JOHN MOYLAN
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 7:47 AM
Subject: [slim] Newbie questions

Tom, what did you do regarding id3tags with your flac files?


wow, how big was the external storage?
I'd love to be in a position to do this but fear cost will get in the way
-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas B. Malsbury [mailto:slim (AT) olilo (DOT) org]
Sent: 11 February 2004 12:39
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Newbie questions


David,

I just completed re-ripping my entire collection of CDs to FLAC using EAC. It worked very well, all be it a little slow and tedious. I decided to use FLAC mostly for future versatility rather then sound quality. I just never wanted to have to re-rip and tag almost 800 cds again. My final solution was to rip with EAC to get a quality extraction to FLAC with no loss. I moved these to an external hard drive and then used dbPowerAmp to batch convert them all to 256kps LAME MP3s on my SlimServer. I then unplugged the external hard drive and put it in my fire-safe box for safe keeping.

I now have quality and use of 256kps LAME MP3s on my server, and the lossless FLAC files stashed away to be converted to whatever codec might come along in the future or to replace the MP3s if something horrible happens to my server.

If you have any questions on any of the specific settings or tools that I used, feel free to ask.

Tom


---- Original Message -----
From: David Cullen
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 6:59 AM
Subject: [slim] Newbie questions



What are people's thoughts on using EAC with FLAC? I see Mareo works to automatically integrate the two? Any experience on using this?

Apologies for this getting off slim focused questions and on to more general format ones. If I'm better posting these elsewhere please advise.

TIA

David



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