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    IMG + CUE vs. separate tracks

    I know this subject has already been discussed to death, but I couldn't find an answer on this particular question - are there any advantages of ripping CD to separate tracks? SB seems to handle images with cue sheets very well, and such images are actually easier to manage...

    Everyone however seems to keep separate tracks - what am I missing?

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    IMG + CUE vs. separate tracks

    325xi wrote:
    > I know this subject has already been discussed to death, but I couldn't
    > find an answer on this particular question - are there any advantages
    > of ripping CD to separate tracks? SB seems to handle images with cue
    > sheets very well, and such images are actually easier to manage...
    >
    > Everyone however seems to keep separate tracks - what am I missing?
    >


    Many people (like me) prefer to 'browse music folder'...?

    (I wonder why people bother with that cue-img stuff, it's not like
    you're using audio CD's anymore, are you?)

    Regards,
    Peter


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    (I wonder why people bother with that cue-img stuff, it's not like
    you're using audio CD's anymore, are you?)

    Regards,
    Peter
    Oh yes, I do use audio CDs - mainly for ripping
    Risking to add insult to injury, I'm even going to say that I still use my CD player - I'm yet to find outboard DAC that combined with SB surpasses the sound of my Simaudio Nova. But it's a matter of time I guess...


    ( SB3 >> Stello DA220MkII || SimAudio Nova CDP ) >> SimAudio Moon i-5 >> Revel Performa M20 bookshelf speakers monitors on Skylan stands via Acoustic Zen Matrix Reference II and Acoustic Zen Satori

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    IMG + CUE vs. separate tracks

    325xi wrote:
    > Peter;189534 Wrote:
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    >> (I wonder why people bother with that cue-img stuff, it's not like
    >> you're using audio CD's anymore, are you?)
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >> Peter
    >>

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    > Oh yes, I do use audio CDs - mainly for ripping
    > Risking to add insult to injury, I'm even going to say that I still use
    > my CD player - I'm yet to find outboard DAC that combined with SB
    > surpasses the sound of my Simaudio Nova. But it's a matter of time I
    > guess...
    >


    Ah, you're an audiophile!
    You're probably spoiled by the Nova's special distortion

    Regards,
    Peter


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    IMG + CUE vs. separate tracks

    Peter wrote:
    > 325xi wrote:
    >> I know this subject has already been discussed to death, but I couldn't
    >> find an answer on this particular question - are there any advantages
    >> of ripping CD to separate tracks? SB seems to handle images with cue
    >> sheets very well, and such images are actually easier to manage...
    >>
    >> Everyone however seems to keep separate tracks - what am I missing?
    >>

    >
    > Many people (like me) prefer to 'browse music folder'...?
    >
    > (I wonder why people bother with that cue-img stuff, it's not like
    > you're using audio CD's anymore, are you?)


    I never use cue files, but I hardly use BMF.

    It's much easier to search for tracks or artists. Also, this often turns
    up tracks I didn't know I had in the depths of my collection.

    For example, I wanted to play "The Leaving of Liverpool" by Steve
    Tilston (from the "Of Many Hands" album). So, I searched for "Leaving of
    Liverpool". It returned two results - the Steve Tilston track and the
    same song performed by The Pogues (from the "Red Roses for Me" album). I
    didn't even know I had that track. I would never have found it if I were
    using BMF.

    R.


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    IMG + CUE vs. separate tracks

    Robin Bowes wrote:
    > Peter wrote:
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    >> 325xi wrote:
    >>
    >>> I know this subject has already been discussed to death, but I couldn't
    >>> find an answer on this particular question - are there any advantages
    >>> of ripping CD to separate tracks? SB seems to handle images with cue
    >>> sheets very well, and such images are actually easier to manage...
    >>>
    >>> Everyone however seems to keep separate tracks - what am I missing?
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Many people (like me) prefer to 'browse music folder'...?
    >>
    >> (I wonder why people bother with that cue-img stuff, it's not like
    >> you're using audio CD's anymore, are you?)
    >>

    >
    > I never use cue files, but I hardly use BMF.
    >
    > It's much easier to search for tracks or artists. Also, this often turns
    > up tracks I didn't know I had in the depths of my collection.
    >
    > For example, I wanted to play "The Leaving of Liverpool" by Steve
    > Tilston (from the "Of Many Hands" album). So, I searched for "Leaving of
    > Liverpool". It returned two results - the Steve Tilston track and the
    > same song performed by The Pogues (from the "Red Roses for Me" album). I
    > didn't even know I had that track. I would never have found it if I were
    > using BMF.
    >


    BMF doesn't mean you can't use search.

    Regards,
    Peter


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    Quote Originally Posted by 325xi View Post
    I know this subject has already been discussed to death, but I couldn't find an answer on this particular question - are there any advantages of ripping CD to separate tracks? SB seems to handle images with cue sheets very well, and such images are actually easier to manage...

    Everyone however seems to keep separate tracks - what am I missing?
    hi 325xi,

    Me too.

    I use a single WAV file and CUE sheet generated by EAC. It's so easy and works very well IMHO. I also do a "save as" cover.jpg from CDNOW while the CD is being ripped.

    But I guess that the beauty of Slimserver, it allows so many options that everyone is happy, well almost everyone.

    regards

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    While I don't use images and cue sheets myself (only came across the idea well into ripping my collection to individual flacs), the purists could point out that images preserve the exact gaps of silence between tracks without attaching them to the individual tracks so that those gaps are there when you play the whole album but not if you sequence random tracks. That's my understanding at least. Please correct me if I am wrong!
    Last edited by smc2911; 2007-03-23 at 03:39.

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    IMG + CUE vs. separate tracks

    smc2911 wrote:
    > While I don't use images and cue sheets myself (only came across the
    > idea well into ripping my collection to individual flacs), but the
    > purists could point out that images preserve the exact gaps of silence
    > between tracks without attaching them to the individual tracks so that
    > those gaps are there when you play the whole album but not if you
    > sequence random tracks. That's my understanding at least. Please
    > correct me if I am wrong!
    >


    True, but I hate them nevertheless.
    I hate them so much that I wrote a little tool to chop them
    (WAV/FLAC/APE) into bloody little FLAC pieces and set the tags from the
    CUE sheet.

    http://213.84.196.8/flacsplit.pl

    Regards,
    Peter


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    True, but I hate them nevertheless.
    I hate them so much that I wrote a little tool to chop them
    (WAV/FLAC/APE) into bloody little FLAC pieces and set the tags from the
    CUE sheet.

    http://213.84.196.8/flacsplit.pl

    Regards,
    Peter
    Hey Peter, if you use the "Browse Music Folder" for searching for your music then I can unerstand why you hate them so much. I don't know why you prefer this method for searching (classical music??) as I find the Browse Albums and Browse Artists perfect for my colletion. I do use "Browse Music Folder" for those miscellaneous temporary mpegs and podcasts that I download. This saves me from doing a rescan.

    Thanks for the perl script, it will come in handy if need to convert to the "flac individual track" model. So much work for so little code.

    regards
    Last edited by Greg Erskine; 2007-03-23 at 15:55.

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