PDA

View Full Version : FLAC and tags



David Cullen
2004-02-16, 11:38
Decided to go with FLAC and as Pat Farrel suggested to rip the CDs during
the day using EAC and leave FLAC to churn away at night. Like Pat I found
that getting EAC to both rip and then encode to FLAC became very slow.

This has thown up one issue that I'm not sure if I can automatically correct
and need advice on:

FLAC doesn't currently output the files to an artist or album folder. Can I
adjust the FLAC tags so that my slimp3 can see who the artist/album is and
how do I do this?

Or do I need to manually put them into artist/album folders?

TIA
Beau

Pat Farrell
2004-02-16, 20:21
At 01:38 PM 2/16/2004, David Cullen wrote:
>Decided to go with FLAC and as Pat Farrel suggested to rip the CDs during
>the day using EAC and leave FLAC to churn away at night. Like Pat I found
>that getting EAC to both rip and then encode to FLAC became very slow.

I think this is a feature :-)

>FLAC doesn't currently output the files to an artist or album folder. Can
>I adjust the FLAC tags so that my slimp3 can see who the artist/album is
>and how do I do this?
> Or do I need to manually put them into artist/album folders?

FLAC does not move the files, so your problem is really that
EAC is not creating the raw .wav files in a suitable directory
structure. Perhaps someone else knows how to make EAC do it,
I gave up and use CDex.

CDex is free, available thru http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/
CDex will easily put the files in a genre/artis/album
directory tree, which makes it easy to then use FLACfrontend
or even tag.exe in Windows. (It has a normalize function, if
you want to have it make all the volumes be similar for random play).

Note, that CDex generates the genre/artist/album information from
the freedb database, and so any errors in freedb will show up in your
directory tree. I check the extracted files manually and do any
needed corrections before I fire up FLACfrontend.

HTH,
Pat