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MOMENTUM
2008-10-22, 21:26
Ok I spent over 2 weeks dumping in my cd collection (1600) & (yes in wav) to
my computer to find that .wav files are not tag friendly. i did used the wmp
option to fimd album info during the process. all cover art/info etc shows
up in wmp

Is ther a program someone can suggest that can convert these files on my
harddrive into flac or wma lossless and tag them.

Thanx!

pfarrell
2008-10-22, 21:36
MOMENTUM wrote:
> Is ther a program someone can suggest that can convert these files on
> my harddrive into flac or wma lossless and tag them.

Flac (or more properly flac) will do it.
What OS are you using?
When you install flac on Windows, it includes FlacFrontEnd, which
converts and can set the tags if you stored the files in a semi-rational
file structure, such as
c:\songs\
with separate subdirectories for genre, artist, and album.
So if you have c:\songs\rock\wilco\yankee_hotel_foxtrot
all you have to do is drag and drop.

It takes a while, but you can start it and go to bed.


--
Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/

peter
2008-10-22, 23:43
MOMENTUM wrote:
> Ok I spent over 2 weeks dumping in my cd collection (1600) & (yes in
> wav) to
> my computer to find that .wav files are not tag friendly. i did used
> the wmp
> option to fimd album info during the process. all cover art/info etc
> shows
> up in wmp
>
> Is ther a program someone can suggest that can convert these files on
> my
> harddrive into flac or wma lossless and tag them.
>

http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm

Regards,
Peter

MOMENTUM
2008-10-23, 04:43
Ok where do i download it from?

i am running windowsw vista home prem

the files are all organized Artist/album/track

so this program will do my whole collection at once?

Apesbrain
2008-10-23, 05:40
FLAC for Windows with installer: http://flac.sourceforge.net/download.html

andynormancx
2008-10-23, 05:47
If you picked WAV because you wanted the highest quality possible them I'm afraid you didn't pick the right ripper either. WMP doesn't do secure rips like EAC and dBPowerAmp do.

MOMENTUM
2008-10-24, 06:36
Ok so how exactly does the “FlacFrontEnd” work with a drag and drop? (how do I verify Tag info? Will I have to go through and verify?) Is dbpoweramp converter better…? Can it be automatic?

Again I am organized Artist/album/track

Am I best to just do it all over with dbpoweramp as a flac?

I don’t really want to spent all this tiem again but I want it done correct!

Will windows media center allow me to play and add to library

andynormancx
2008-10-24, 07:17
Am I best to just do it all over with dbpoweramp as a flac?

I don’t really want to spent all this tiem again but I want it done correct!

If you want the best possible quality (and tagging), yes I am afraid the best thing to do is start over with dbpoweramp.

pfarrell
2008-10-24, 08:34
MOMENTUM wrote:
> Ok so how exactly does the “FlacFrontEnd” work with a drag and drop?

You fire up Windows Explorer or any other gui file display, grab the
song objects, as you would to copy them, and drop them in the
FlacFrontEnd window.

Repeat as necessary.

They I think there is a button to start the processing

Its free, just download and try.

I'm not sure what you mean by verify? You can do an album, and see how
it works. include the album in your SqueezeCenter library, do a rescan,
and see that its done.

I've never had a problem in 600+ CDs.

I have never touched dbpoweramp, so I can't compare flac to it

--
Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/

peter
2008-10-24, 08:48
Pat Farrell wrote:
> MOMENTUM wrote:
>
>> Ok so how exactly does the “FlacFrontEnd” work with a drag and drop?
>>
>
> You fire up Windows Explorer or any other gui file display, grab the
> song objects, as you would to copy them, and drop them in the
> FlacFrontEnd window.
>
> Repeat as necessary.
>


DbPowerAmp Music Converter (not the ripper) has a batch encode function
that can convert a whole drive at once. AFAIK the free version is enough
to convert WAV to FLAC format. It's quite fast since it uses both CPU's
if you have a Core Duo processor.

Don't mess around with drag and dropping.

Regards,
Peter

MOMENTUM
2008-10-24, 09:27
Peter,
If I use DbPowerAmp Music Converter Will it keep the same file organization? Artist/album/tracks

How does it handle the tagging and cover art? Will it search and add?

If it doesn’t find it how will I know what file is what with 1600 wav albums?

Can it store with file names and titles of file if no tag or meta data is found?

andynormancx
2008-10-24, 09:38
Peter,
If I use DbPowerAmp Music Converter Will it keep the same file organization? Artist/album/tracks

It can put the converted files into any file organisation you tell it to use.


How does it handle the tagging and cover art? Will it search and add?

It can't give you tags and cover art for the WAV files you already have, it can only fetch tags and album art when ripping the CD itself.


If it doesn’t find it how will I know what file is what with 1600 wav albums?

Presumably you named the wav files or the folders you ripped them into ?


Can it store with file names and titles of file if no tag or meta data is found?

Yes.

peter
2008-10-24, 12:11
MOMENTUM wrote:
> Peter,
> If I use DbPowerAmp Music Converter Will it keep the same file
> organization? Artist/album/tracks
>

I guess. Never did a large scale conversion without tags myself.

> How does it handle the tagging and cover art? Will it search and add?
>
> If it doesn’t find it how will I know what file is what with 1600 wav
> albums?
>
> Can it store with file names and titles of file if no tag or meta data
> is found?
>

You already have your tracknames encoded in the filenames.
You can use mp3tag to set the tags from the filenames.

It's free software so just try it on a few folders.

Regards,
Peter