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2004-08-15, 12:56
Stuart,

Nice stuff. This has saved me the trouble of writing something similar
myself.

I have two machines - a 1Gig P3 which rips at >20x but is slow to encode,
and a 3.4Gig P4 which can only manage to rip at ~3x but is blisteringly fast
to encode.

Using adapted versions of your scripts I will be able to do all the ripping
from the P3 and encode to flac on the P4. Excellent!

Cheers,

R.
--
http://robinbowes.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> Stuart Hickinbottom
> Sent: 15 August 2004 17:50
> To: Discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [slim] Scripts to automate FLAC+CUESHEET encoding
>
> I'm currently re-encoding my collection into FLAC+CUESHEETs
> now that I have the space to store them. As I have a slow-ish
> PC I wanted to offline the compression task to my Linux
> server so that it could run overnight.
>
> To cut a long story short, I have written a couple of Perl
> scripts that do the following:
>
> 1. The first is used as the external compressor in Exact Audio Copy
> (EAC), which moves the WAV+CUESHEET to my server, but also
> creates a file to store the tags (these would otherwise be lost
> when you just encode to WAV+CUESHEET in EAC);
> 2. The second I run on the server. This finds the uploaded albums
> and compresses them with FLAC, applying the tags that were saved
> in the first step.
>
> This isn't rocket science by any means, but if anyone has
> similar requirements to mine then they may find them useful.
> I won't claim they're bullet-proof, or even work on someone
> else's configuration, but you may find them interesting.
>
> You can find them at http://hickinbottom.demon.co.uk/slimserver.htm
>
> Cheers,
> Stuart
>
>

Stuart Hickinbottom
2004-08-15, 13:53
Excellent. If you need help making them work, just shout. I've only run
the second script on Linux, so there may be some non-PC code in there
that will need looking at if you're trying to run it on Windows.

Cheers,
Stuart

robin-lists (AT) robinbowes (DOT) com wrote:

>Stuart,
>
>Nice stuff. This has saved me the trouble of writing something similar
>myself.
>
>I have two machines - a 1Gig P3 which rips at >20x but is slow to encode,
>and a 3.4Gig P4 which can only manage to rip at ~3x but is blisteringly fast
>to encode.
>
>Using adapted versions of your scripts I will be able to do all the ripping
>from the P3 and encode to flac on the P4. Excellent!
>
>Cheers,
>
>R.
>--
>http://robinbowes.com
>
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>>[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
>>Stuart Hickinbottom
>>Sent: 15 August 2004 17:50
>>To: Discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>>Subject: [slim] Scripts to automate FLAC+CUESHEET encoding
>>
>>I'm currently re-encoding my collection into FLAC+CUESHEETs
>>now that I have the space to store them. As I have a slow-ish
>>PC I wanted to offline the compression task to my Linux
>>server so that it could run overnight.
>>
>>To cut a long story short, I have written a couple of Perl
>>scripts that do the following:
>>
>> 1. The first is used as the external compressor in Exact Audio Copy
>> (EAC), which moves the WAV+CUESHEET to my server, but also
>> creates a file to store the tags (these would otherwise be lost
>> when you just encode to WAV+CUESHEET in EAC);
>> 2. The second I run on the server. This finds the uploaded albums
>> and compresses them with FLAC, applying the tags that were saved
>> in the first step.
>>
>>This isn't rocket science by any means, but if anyone has
>>similar requirements to mine then they may find them useful.
>>I won't claim they're bullet-proof, or even work on someone
>>else's configuration, but you may find them interesting.
>>
>>You can find them at http://hickinbottom.demon.co.uk/slimserver.htm
>>
>>Cheers,
>>Stuart
>>
>>