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Christopher May
2004-09-07, 14:14
I used iTunes to rip Cd's as .wav and .aiff... And Itunes sticks all the
tag info somewhere... The xml file I guess. But I have all the info and
the Slimserver sees it to!

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Howard
Darwen
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 5:04 PM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Confusion about squeezebox and formats


I know you didn't ask me, but I use the guess tags settings to extract
tag info from the folder / filename structure. This can cause some
problems (e.g. I just ran over the max. windows filepath length with 4
files because of all the tag info ... oooops). I was trying to stick to
wavs because I didn't see the point of all the extra encoding to save
about 35% of disc space (you can get a 500GB Lacie external disc for
about ?300). Also, when I rip a CD I save an EAC CUE sheet so that I can
burn the CD again if I ever need to - and that only works with wavs.

I also seem to recall that slim supports CUE sheets (but not the
proprietary EAC one), which would be another way of getting at least
some of the metadata.

Having said all that, I am considering moving to FLAC ...

thx.

H.

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Jeffrey
Gordon
Sent: 07 September 2004 21:32
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Confusion about squeezebox and formats


Your collection is in WAV format? How do you tag your files? WAV does
not support any type of tagging? Any reason why you choose WAV over say
a lossless encoder?

Mike Olson wrote:

> Jason Holtzapple <jasonholtzapple@...> writes:
>
>
>>Mike Olson wrote:
>>
>>>I'm a new user (SB on it's way). There's a thread over at audio
>>>asylum
>
> stating
>
>>>that the squeezebox compress ALL formats to MP3 for playback. Is
>>>this
>
> true?
>
>>>If so, what is the advantage of using uncompressed or lossless
>>>formats?
>>
>>Not true - they are probably thinking of the earlier SLIMP3 model, not

>>the
>
> Squeezebox.
>
>
>
>
> Thanks everyone for the info. It looks like someone has already
> corrected
the
> mis-information on AudioAsylum. Since my CD collection is already
> ripped
to
> WAV, I can breath a sigh of relief and anxiously await the SB arrival.
>
>
>