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  1. #1
    David Cullen
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    FLAC and tags

    Decided to go with FLAC and as Pat Farrel suggested to rip the CDs during
    the day using EAC and leave FLAC to churn away at night. Like Pat I found
    that getting EAC to both rip and then encode to FLAC became very slow.

    This has thown up one issue that I'm not sure if I can automatically correct
    and need advice on:

    FLAC doesn't currently output the files to an artist or album folder. Can I
    adjust the FLAC tags so that my slimp3 can see who the artist/album is and
    how do I do this?

    Or do I need to manually put them into artist/album folders?

    TIA
    Beau

  2. #2
    Pat Farrell
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    FLAC and tags

    At 01:38 PM 2/16/2004, David Cullen wrote:
    >Decided to go with FLAC and as Pat Farrel suggested to rip the CDs during
    >the day using EAC and leave FLAC to churn away at night. Like Pat I found
    >that getting EAC to both rip and then encode to FLAC became very slow.


    I think this is a feature :-)

    >FLAC doesn't currently output the files to an artist or album folder. Can
    >I adjust the FLAC tags so that my slimp3 can see who the artist/album is
    >and how do I do this?
    > Or do I need to manually put them into artist/album folders?


    FLAC does not move the files, so your problem is really that
    EAC is not creating the raw .wav files in a suitable directory
    structure. Perhaps someone else knows how to make EAC do it,
    I gave up and use CDex.

    CDex is free, available thru http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/
    CDex will easily put the files in a genre/artis/album
    directory tree, which makes it easy to then use FLACfrontend
    or even tag.exe in Windows. (It has a normalize function, if
    you want to have it make all the volumes be similar for random play).

    Note, that CDex generates the genre/artist/album information from
    the freedb database, and so any errors in freedb will show up in your
    directory tree. I check the extracted files manually and do any
    needed corrections before I fire up FLACfrontend.

    HTH,
    Pat

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