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Jason Holtzapple
2004-02-17, 14:15
--- Bryce Richards <bryce.richards (AT) partingline (DOT) com> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,

Hello!

> 2. I've got a new 200 gb drive to put my tunes on. What file system is best
> for music? Which inode size? Should I put some swap at the beginning of a
> disk that will be all data?

I don't have a recommendation on which file system to use. Most of my
friends use ext3 or xfs and avoid reiserfs for their large music libraries.

You'll want to drop your default inode size way down. I'm not sure if there
is a bottom limit on the Linux file systems, but on NetBSD ffs, I hit some
sort of minimum limit on inodes and still ended up with almost 200,000
on my large disks. You might also want to reduce your reserved space
(-m in newfs) from the default down to about 1%.

You don't need a swap partition.

> 3. Is there a documented How-To/Procedure that anybody can recommend for
> ripping my entire collection of cds? I want to use the highest quality
> stream
> possible. Flac? Is there a format for ripping that will ensure that
> artist/album metadata works properly/seamlessly with the slimserver?

There's lots of advice over in the forums at http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/
regarding ripping and tagging automation - much more detail than I could
go into here. Linux automation tends to center around Grip.

For highest quality, I would choose flac with quality 8 (if you have a fast
processor) or quality 6 (for slower machines). If you would like to go
the high-quality mp3 route, use lame version 3.90.3 or 3.93.1 with the
--alt-preset standard or extreme settings.

Good luck!
--Jason

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Bryce Richards
2004-02-19, 12:52
Thanks Jason & Scott for your replies!

Jason, I had'nt heard of Hydrogen Audio before.

Scott, I'll be trying out LVM on my 200 gb drive.

Here's my immediate need:

on kde 3.2 k3b no longer encodes flac. I complied k3b from source. Still
no good.
Does anybody know of any problems with the flac or lame encoders? Neither
work.

Can anybody recommend a flac encoder with a graphical front end on KDE?

Thanks,

Bryce.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Holtzapple" <jasonholtzapple (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 4:15 PM
Subject: [slim] Ripping entire library.


--- Bryce Richards <bryce.richards (AT) partingline (DOT) com> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,

Hello!

> 2. I've got a new 200 gb drive to put my tunes on. What file system is
best
> for music? Which inode size? Should I put some swap at the beginning of
a
> disk that will be all data?

I don't have a recommendation on which file system to use. Most of my
friends use ext3 or xfs and avoid reiserfs for their large music libraries.

You'll want to drop your default inode size way down. I'm not sure if there
is a bottom limit on the Linux file systems, but on NetBSD ffs, I hit some
sort of minimum limit on inodes and still ended up with almost 200,000
on my large disks. You might also want to reduce your reserved space
(-m in newfs) from the default down to about 1%.

You don't need a swap partition.

> 3. Is there a documented How-To/Procedure that anybody can recommend for
> ripping my entire collection of cds? I want to use the highest quality
> stream
> possible. Flac? Is there a format for ripping that will ensure that
> artist/album metadata works properly/seamlessly with the slimserver?

There's lots of advice over in the forums at http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/
regarding ripping and tagging automation - much more detail than I could
go into here. Linux automation tends to center around Grip.

For highest quality, I would choose flac with quality 8 (if you have a fast
processor) or quality 6 (for slower machines). If you would like to go
the high-quality mp3 route, use lame version 3.90.3 or 3.93.1 with the
--alt-preset standard or extreme settings.

Good luck!
--Jason

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Scott Haug
2004-02-19, 13:08
Bryce Richards wrote:

> Here's my immediate need:
>
> on kde 3.2 k3b no longer encodes flac. I complied k3b from source. Still
> no good.
> Does anybody know of any problems with the flac or lame encoders? Neither
> work.
>
> Can anybody recommend a flac encoder with a graphical front end on KDE?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Bryce.
>

I'm using Fedora Core 1 with KDE 3.2 RPMs from http://kde-redhat.sf.net.
There's an app that was installed with KDE3.2 called KAudioCreator that rips to
flac (among other encoders).

http://www.csh.rit.edu/~benjamin/programs/program.php?program=KAudioCreator

I've used this with flac, and it works well. You may have to modify the
configuration for flac so it tags the generated files the way you like them.

However, I prefer abcde for ripping, as it's more configurable and allows for
greater control. It doesn't have a GUI, so if that is indeed a requirement I'd
go with KAudioCreator.

http://www.hispalinux.es/~data/abcde.php

-Scott

Jeff Blasius
2004-02-19, 13:10
I use grip http://nostatic.org/grip/ . It's great and can run in kde.
-jeff


Bryce Richards wrote:

>Thanks Jason & Scott for your replies!
>
>Jason, I had'nt heard of Hydrogen Audio before.
>
>Scott, I'll be trying out LVM on my 200 gb drive.
>
>Here's my immediate need:
>
>on kde 3.2 k3b no longer encodes flac. I complied k3b from source. Still
>no good.
>Does anybody know of any problems with the flac or lame encoders? Neither
>work.
>
>Can anybody recommend a flac encoder with a graphical front end on KDE?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Bryce.
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Jason Holtzapple" <jasonholtzapple (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>
>To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 4:15 PM
>Subject: [slim] Ripping entire library.
>
>
>--- Bryce Richards <bryce.richards (AT) partingline (DOT) com> wrote:
>
>
>>Hello Everyone,
>>
>>
>
>Hello!
>
>
>
>>2. I've got a new 200 gb drive to put my tunes on. What file system is
>>
>>
>best
>
>
>>for music? Which inode size? Should I put some swap at the beginning of
>>
>>
>a
>
>
>>disk that will be all data?
>>
>>
>
>I don't have a recommendation on which file system to use. Most of my
>friends use ext3 or xfs and avoid reiserfs for their large music libraries.
>
>You'll want to drop your default inode size way down. I'm not sure if there
>is a bottom limit on the Linux file systems, but on NetBSD ffs, I hit some
>sort of minimum limit on inodes and still ended up with almost 200,000
>on my large disks. You might also want to reduce your reserved space
>(-m in newfs) from the default down to about 1%.
>
>You don't need a swap partition.
>
>
>
>>3. Is there a documented How-To/Procedure that anybody can recommend for
>>ripping my entire collection of cds? I want to use the highest quality
>>stream
>>possible. Flac? Is there a format for ripping that will ensure that
>>artist/album metadata works properly/seamlessly with the slimserver?
>>
>>
>
>There's lots of advice over in the forums at http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/
>regarding ripping and tagging automation - much more detail than I could
>go into here. Linux automation tends to center around Grip.
>
>For highest quality, I would choose flac with quality 8 (if you have a fast
>processor) or quality 6 (for slower machines). If you would like to go
>the high-quality mp3 route, use lame version 3.90.3 or 3.93.1 with the
>--alt-preset standard or extreme settings.
>
>Good luck!
>--Jason
>
>__________________________________
>Do you Yahoo!?
>Yahoo! Finance: Get your refund fast by filing online.
>http://taxes.yahoo.com/filing.html
>