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Old 17th July 2006, 16:35   #61
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Can all these sofwares write the file name [as in original cd] to output file [mp3 or wma] as well?
I know EAC doesn't do it but WMPv10 does it very well though on some occasions it just refuses to rip whole cd at one go and i have to repeat it many times for whole cd to be ripped.
So thats my main problem o/w i cant find any difference in audio quality of original cd and ripped to wma format.
RSJ... Yes, I find WMP10 is very easy to configure and use for most people. You get great results with WMA Q98 setting (320+ VBR) and on your system you will be hard pressed to hear any difference between this and the audio CD.

The perfect solution with this is to get one of those new DVD players that play MP3/WMA on DVD... Alpine has a couple of models in their current range like the 9861 that do this... So the best of both worlds, compressed audio, large storage and low cost discs. Imagine having your entire CD collection on say 5-10 DVDs... and to boot, not having to buy an iPod, Drive+Play etc...

A lot of new players from the likes of Kenwood etc have a USB port on the front/rear now that can (besides play from a USB thumb drive) play from a USB HDD... this is also a great solution as large HDD drives ae relatively cheap and the D-A-C process is only done once in the HU, rather than twice as is the case with the iPod.

Also re the WMP issues you are facing, you may already have done this but try and update WMP, download any possible bug fixes / updates. I faced this problem long ago (just a couple of times) then it just went away after I updated WMP.
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@navin-:I tried file name suggested by u but without much help.
Doc, you'll get most of these questions answered on hydrogenaudio.org.
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.. Imagine having your entire CD collection on say 5-10 DVDs... and to boot, not having to buy an iPod, Drive+Play etc...

A lot of new players from the likes of Kenwood etc have a USB port on the front/rear now that can (besides play from a USB thumb drive) play from a USB HDD... this is also a great solution as large HDD drives ae relatively cheap and the D-A-C process is only done once in the HU, rather than twice as is the case with the iPod..
Get a 10 DVD changer and you'll never have to go home for a CD.

If you have USB port a 80GB hardisk will carry about 600-700CDs worth at VBR exceeding 250kbps.
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heheh ... Sir Jb... just trying to help .... not that i want to have anything to do with the damn format... :P
i love my voxbox..hrehehe i was just mentioning for the people who want to convert to mp3... lol..
boom.. and P.s Sir JB.... profile pic is updated too.. got a new rack full of gear in this week ( hope its stuff you approve off too) .. super kicked hehe

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As such i dont have any problem carrying few cd in car.I am more concerned about naming files in output folder which at present only WMP v10 is able to do it though with some hiccups occasionally.And my WMP is latest one,version10.

I also tried CDex to rip one cd and it did decent job though added artist name to each file before song name.I was not able to rectify it.

Anyway right now both WMP and CDex (sometime) seem to be better option for me.
And no upgrade of my ICE atleast till next yr....These r Home dpt's orders
Thanx to all........
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I think 128 kbps is enough.

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No way !! Dude, 128kbps is terrible!!
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I also tried CDex to rip one cd and it did decent job though added artist name to each file before song name.I was not able to rectify it. ........
Doc I strongly suggest you register at hydrogenaudio.org there are many there that can help you.
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I also tried CDex to rip one cd and it did decent job though added artist name to each file before song name.I was not able to rectify it.
When you open CDex, go to Options > Settings. A dialog box will open. Click on the Filename tab, and you can set the file name format in what ever way you want to.

I use:"%1 - %2 - %7 - %4"
%1 - Artist
%2 - Album
%7 - Track number with leading '0'
%4 - Track Name

When you first put in the cd, and run a CDDB query, it will pick up the artist & album name. these details will be seen in the appropriate fields in the main appln window. Edit the fields here if you need a different format than what it picks up.

There is a '?' next to the Filename field, which will give you the options and the meanings. Let me know if you need more info.
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condor, does CDex expect a net based CDDB connection? EAC allows me to use the freedb database that is downloaded on my PC so even if my net connection fails I get the album info.
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you can use both local and remote cddb.
how's the db that you have downloaded, and how do I get a copy of it ?

another point abt the filename after ripping - once the cddb query is completed, and the track names appear in the main window, you can select each trackname and edit the track name there. This edited name will then be used in the filename of the ripped track. I find this useful since I can remove special char's.

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go to freedb.org and you can download the entire database from there. every month they post updates but since the music I listen to was all recorded before 1980 I dont really update often. you need winzip or unrar to decompress the database.
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thanks for that .. that should be enough for me too - it isnt everyday that the groups I listen to, release new stuff.
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When you open CDex, go to Options > Settings. A dialog box will open. Click on the Filename tab, and you can set the file name format in what ever way you want to.

I use:"%1 - %2 - %7 - %4"
%1 - Artist
%2 - Album
%7 - Track number with leading '0'
%4 - Track Name

When you first put in the cd, and run a CDDB query, it will pick up the artist & album name. these details will be seen in the appropriate fields in the main appln window. Edit the fields here if you need a different format than what it picks up.

There is a '?' next to the Filename field, which will give you the options and the meanings. Let me know if you need more info.

Thanx condor.....

It really is a good software quite close to WMP for file names though i have to check the quality yet.

You can also rename individual tracks by right clicking on tracks.I would want artist name to come after track name so i can edit songs which have artist name 1st and then track name.

BTW i like ur id and lets hope i dont spell it wrong.

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Doc I strongly suggest you register at hydrogenaudio.org there are many there that can help you.
yes navin,i have already done so.But i thought my query too simple to post it there.
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Thanks, Doc - and you have it right. Dont expect Doc's to be making mistakes..
Navin, think Doc's problem about the naming format is resolved ..
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Guys I have about 12 GB of songs in FLAC file extension. I heard it and went mad. The quality is mindblowing. I would like to burn these 12 GB x 500 songs on CD's that my car can play. What would be the best way to do it?

Would Navin's post #30 apply here?
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