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raven22
2010-06-10, 03:57
Which program allows me to mirror a flac collection to mp3? So not only convert but also deletes files in the mp3 location when files no longer exists in the flac collection?

elstensoftware
2010-06-10, 06:17
Which operating system? Windows, Mac or Linux?

raven22
2010-06-10, 06:19
Which operating system? Windows, Mac or Linux?

Sorry, forgot. It is Win XP

elstensoftware
2010-06-11, 01:04
You can use Foobar, but I don't think it deletes the source files, you'd have to do that yourself.

moley6knipe
2010-06-11, 07:38
Never tried it myself, but http://projects.robinbowes.com/flac2mp3/trac gets used by folks on this forum.

Also, as you're already a Linux user, Google "VortexBox" - if you've got an old machine that you can re-use, it gets you a cracking server for SBS and automatic flac to mp3 (or aac come to that) mirroring.

aubuti
2010-06-11, 15:36
Never tried it myself, but http://projects.robinbowes.com/flac2mp3/trac gets used by folks on this forum.
I've used Robin's flac2mp3.pl and it's very good for creating the MP3 mirror and for updating the MP3 tags after you change the FLAC tags. But I am pretty sure it will _not_ delete MP3s for you if you delete FLAC files. Likewise, if you move FLAC files to a new location I think it will create new MP3s at the corresponding location in the MP3 branch, but not delete the MP3s at the old location.

I'm not aware of any tool that will do what you want automatically.

JJZolx
2010-06-11, 15:43
I've used Robin's flac2mp3.pl and it's very good for creating the MP3 mirror and for updating the MP3 tags after you change the FLAC tags. But I am pretty sure it will _not_ delete MP3s for you if you delete FLAC files. Likewise, if you move FLAC files to a new location I think it will create new MP3s at the corresponding location in the MP3 branch, but not delete the MP3s at the old location.

I'm not aware of any tool that will do what you want automatically.

Really? The script can't actually create a mirror? What a pain in the butt that would be. Just changing a file name due to a typo correction would be hassle.

aubuti
2010-06-11, 16:07
I could be wrong, but that's the impression I get from the documentation and perusing the comments in the code. So yes, you would have to correct a filename typo twice (one in FLAC, once in MP3) instead of just once. As noted, corrections to tags are done automatically.

elstensoftware
2010-06-12, 02:00
Really? The script can't actually create a mirror? What a pain in the butt that would be. Just changing a file name due to a typo correction would be hassle.

You see, if you use Linux, the best solution is mp3fs (http://mp3fs.sourceforge.net/). I blogged about it (http://musiclibrarymanagement.blogspot.com/2010/05/easy-flac-to-mp3-mirroring-with-mp3fs.html).

But I thought the OP said he used Windows.

raven22
2010-06-12, 02:58
You see, if you use Linux, the best solution is mp3fs (http://mp3fs.sourceforge.net/). I blogged about it (http://musiclibrarymanagement.blogspot.com/2010/05/easy-flac-to-mp3-mirroring-with-mp3fs.html).

But I thought the OP said he used Windows.

Well i use windows on my PC's, but i have a Sheevaplug running debian as server. Will the mp3fs run on a sheeva with arm processor?

lrossouw
2010-06-13, 21:06
I could be wrong, but that's the impression I get from the documentation and perusing the comments in the code. So yes, you would have to correct a filename typo twice (one in FLAC, once in MP3) instead of just once. As noted, corrections to tags are done automatically.

Yes this is my experience as well.