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JJZolx
2008-07-18, 16:33
dbpoweramp Windows Explorer Pop-up Information

I don't use dbpoweramp for either ripping or music transcoding, but I have it installed nonetheless. The only reason is for the Windows Explorer Pop-up Information. Just mouseover a file in Windows Explorer to read all the tags, nicely laid out and formatted. I've been using it for years and it keeps getting a little better with each release of dbpoweramp. It's great for esily viewing your tags in audio files, and a lot more convenient than having to load up the files in a tagging program.

If you install it, see the dbpoweramp Configuration > Music Converter > Enable Pop-up Information Tips > Advanced page for customizing the output. Make sure you install the appropriate codec package for each of the music file formats whose tags you'd like to view in Windows Explorer. It does mp3 by default, but there are codecs for Flac, Ogg, Monkey's Audio, etc.

Zevs
2008-07-19, 00:16
Thanks for the tip Jim!

I some time ago lost whatever program I had that showed tags in Explorer so this tip was useful! Can one tweak it to show for example replaygain info also and other things included in the tags ?

Zevs

JJZolx
2008-07-19, 01:17
Can one tweak it to show for example replaygain info also and other things included in the tags ?

For all of the formats that I've used - Flac, Mp3, Ogg Vorbis, and Monkey's Audio - it displays all tags, with the standard ones like artist, title and album shown first, then all the other tags, including ReplayGain, following. In the configuration you have an option of listing any tags that you don't want displayed.

Here's an example (slightly cropped) of how it looks on my system:

Nonreality
2008-07-19, 02:11
dbpoweramp Windows Explorer Pop-up Information

I don't use dbpoweramp for either ripping or music transcoding, but I have it installed nonetheless. The only reason is for the Windows Explorer Pop-up Information. Just mouseover a file in Windows Explorer to read all the tags, nicely laid out and formatted. I've been using it for years and it keeps getting a little better with each release of dbpoweramp. It's great for esily viewing your tags in audio files, and a lot more convenient than having to load up the files in a tagging program.

If you install it, see the dbpoweramp Configuration > Music Converter > Enable Pop-up Information Tips > Advanced page for customizing the output. Make sure you install the appropriate codec package for each of the music file formats whose tags you'd like to view in Windows Explorer. It does mp3 by default, but there are codecs for Flac, Ogg, Monkey's Audio, etc.

You really should jump in and use it for ripping and converting. It's the best out there bar none. Really has evolved into the best all around program for ripping and converting and just looking at your stuff. :)

Zevs
2008-07-19, 07:29
For all of the formats that I've used - Flac, Mp3, Ogg Vorbis, and Monkey's Audio - it displays all tags, with the standard ones like artist, title and album shown first, then all the other tags, including ReplayGain, following. In the configuration you have an option of listing any tags that you don't want displayed.

Here's an example (slightly cropped) of how it looks on my system:

Thanks Jim!

I don't seem to get all that info when I installed the program (v.13). Here is an example of what I got on a file where I have used Foobar to embed ReplayGain into. I do see the Volume Adjustment value and the Album volume adjustment value in SqueezeCenter when I look at this specific track, but that into is just not shown in the Explorer view for some reason.

Zevs

Teus de Jong
2008-07-19, 09:21
I'm glad that when I started to rip my cd's I decided to use dbPoweramp. After looking at several secure options, dbPoweramp seemed the best choice (speed being a main factor). And version 13 only has got better.

Just for kicks, I tried the new batch converter: I wish it was there when I started ripping. Marvelous.

And a shot of what I see in my own made filemanager:

JJZolx
2008-07-19, 12:59
I don't seem to get all that info when I installed the program (v.13). Here is an example of what I got on a file where I have used Foobar to embed ReplayGain into. I do see the Volume Adjustment value and the Album volume adjustment value in SqueezeCenter when I look at this specific track, but that into is just not shown in the Explorer view for some reason.

If you only have ID3v1 tags, then the ReplayGain info can't be in the ID3v1 tag. I'm not sure what type of tag foobar uses.

Nonreality
2008-07-19, 15:04
If you only have ID3v1 tags, then the ReplayGain info can't be in the ID3v1 tag. I'm not sure what type of tag foobar uses.I think foobar uses ID3.1 and ID3v2.4 which won't show up in the listings. You need to use ID3v2.3 which is the best to use anyway if you want maximum compatibility with players and programs.

Zevs
2008-07-19, 22:59
I think foobar uses ID3.1 and ID3v2.4 which won't show up in the listings. You need to use ID3v2.3 which is the best to use anyway if you want maximum compatibility with players and programs.

Yes I checked, Foobar is saving this by default is ID3v2.4 but one can set it to do it into ID3v2.3 if one wants to. I guess dbpoweramp does not show ID3v2.4 tags though, and that is why the ReplayGain info doesn't show up. A good other program to view all tags though is TagsRevisited, which seems to show everything in a nice way.

Zevs

Nonreality
2008-07-20, 00:02
Yes I checked, Foobar is saving this by default is ID3v2.4 but one can set it to do it into ID3v2.3 if one wants to. I guess dbpoweramp does not show ID3v2.4 tags though, and that is why the ReplayGain info doesn't show up. A good other program to view all tags though is TagsRevisited, which seems to show everything in a nice way.

Zevs
That's the reason I don't like mp3gain. It only uses ID3v2.4. This introduces another type of tag that I don't need or want. dbpoweramp does replaygain in ID3v2.3 so it shows up fine and is more compatible with programs. Can foobar write replaygain to ID3v2.3 tags or are you stuck with 2.4?

Zevs
2008-07-20, 01:48
That's the reason I don't like mp3gain. It only uses ID3v2.4. This introduces another type of tag that I don't need or want. dbpoweramp does replaygain in ID3v2.3 so it shows up fine and is more compatible with programs. Can foobar write replaygain to ID3v2.3 tags or are you stuck with 2.4?

Well it has what is called in the FAQ a ID3v2 writer compatibility mode:

foobar2000 writes ID3v2.4 tags encoded as UTF-8 by default. To deal with broken software/hardware with partial support of the ID3v2 standard, an “ID3v2 writer compatibility mode” has been added ('Preferences → Advanced → Tagging → MP3 → ID3v2 writer compatibility mode'); it results in non-standard-compliant tags being written (ID3v2.3 instead of ID3v2.4, UTF-16, no unsynchronization, no padding), but attempts to dodge known bugs in other ID3v2 implementations.

I have now changed to using that, but still it seems that I don't see the ReplayGain tags in dbpoweramp, but that doesn't matter so much, I can view them all in TagsRevisited and SC can read them and use them.

Zevs

Nonreality
2008-07-20, 02:36
Well it has what is called in the FAQ a ID3v2 writer compatibility mode:

foobar2000 writes ID3v2.4 tags encoded as UTF-8 by default. To deal with broken software/hardware with partial support of the ID3v2 standard, an “ID3v2 writer compatibility mode” has been added ('Preferences → Advanced → Tagging → MP3 → ID3v2 writer compatibility mode'); it results in non-standard-compliant tags being written (ID3v2.3 instead of ID3v2.4, UTF-16, no unsynchronization, no padding), but attempts to dodge known bugs in other ID3v2 implementations.

I have now changed to using that, but still it seems that I don't see the ReplayGain tags in dbpoweramp, but that doesn't matter so much, I can view them all in TagsRevisited and SC can read them and use them.

ZevsJust wondering..why not just use dbpoweramp for replay gain?

Zevs
2008-07-20, 05:09
Just wondering..why not just use dbpoweramp for replay gain?

Well... I think Foobar works fine for this and I actually like Tag%Rename very much for the tagging part, but I will check out dbpoweramp more also.

Zevs