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Howard Darwen
2004-10-04, 02:49
About the tagging:

Using FLAC frontend the tag config will import the tags from the file /
folder name as long as you set the write tags tick box. It works well if you
have the artist / album info in a consistent format.

MP3Tag will let you modify / write the tags after encoding if you need to.
So you can correct mistakes or make changes.

so, FLAC frontend will write the tags as it encodes the file, and you can
use MP3Tag to modify them later.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Nic Wardle
Sent: 03 October 2004 14:16
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Taking the FLAC - successfully!


Quote "When you play the flac file you are still streaming 1441kbps to the
squeeze box" - even though my FLAC file is encoded at 757kbps??? Does
slimserver decode the FLAC back into its original bitrate WAV then??

If am using the FLAC frontend program (ver 1.1.1a) this has a "tag
configuration" button that brings up a dialogue box to enter the TAG info,
but I am presuming it can only and this TAG info at the time it encodes the
FLAC and is unable to "edit" the TAG data afterwards, Will the program
suggested below allow me to edit after?? (like iTunes does for example)

Many thanks

Nic

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Darwen [mailto:hdarwen (AT) btinternet (DOT) com]
Sent: 03 October 2004 12:20
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Taking the FLAC - successfully!






WAV supports RIFF info tags, but EAC (and just about every other piece of
software) does not support them (slim does apparently). So your meta data is
lost.

Download MP3Tag (http://www.mp3tag.de/en/), or something similar, and you
can tag the files easily form local or remote FreeDB, or from the file name
path ...

h.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Neil Davidson
Sent: 03 October 2004 12:05
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Taking the FLAC - successfully!




When you play the flac file you are still streaming 1441kbps to the squeeze
box. At the moment the server is decoding the FLAC to wav and sending that,
there is no hardware decoding of FLAC at present, although i think it is
being worked on.

I didn't think wav files could store any meta data, but i could be wrong on
this. If that is the case then FLAC would have no data when it was encoding.


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