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    CD ripping

    I have run out of stuff to do, so I will be ripping my collection of cds whats the best program for ripping these days.
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    I've always used exact audio copy (EAC) with no issues. Can be a little tricky to set up but I think there are guides online

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    dB Poweramp is excellent but is not free...

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    Quote Originally Posted by subseastu View Post
    I've always used exact audio copy (EAC) with no issues. Can be a little tricky to set up but I think there are guides online

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    I use this, it can be a bit slow but it's the best I've found for ripping CDs that have bad sectors (if that's the correct term).

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    Another shout for dbpoweramp.

    Use that to rip to flac, then into Picard for fixing all tags, drop into Roon.....music heaven

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    Always like Nero, does a great job

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    Cdex is pretty simple and can rip to mp3 and flac


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    I use cdparanoia, though I very rarely have to do that these days.

    https://www.xiph.org/paranoia/

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    Quote Originally Posted by subseastu View Post
    I've always used exact audio copy (EAC) with no issues. Can be a little tricky to set up but I think there are guides online

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    I've had a go with EAC; works well but I've yet to master all the file information options so I don't create unwieldy file names.

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    I assume you're converting Cds to MP3

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    Quote Originally Posted by redkite View Post
    dB Poweramp is excellent but is not free...
    This, worth buying for £39'ish, best in my opinion

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    Out of interest what directory and naming conventions do people use? I’ve never really worked out what is best. Mine is band/album/track. Where track is album-tracknumber-trackname. But in the past I did need to create a new name set for the car SD card when I had it. It’s not that hard if you get the tagging right anyway. But just wondered if there is a “correct” or “optimal” strategy.

    What I really should do is re rip to FLAC and use that as a master source

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    Quote Originally Posted by reecie View Post
    Out of interest what directory and naming conventions do people use?
    Personally, I use:

    M:\$left(%artist%,1)\%artist%\%album%\%title%

    where M:\ is my MUSIC directory. I have just over 193,000 MP3 tracks in my music library, hence have separate sub-directories for artists starting A, B, C, etc.

    I use MP3Tag to maintain my ID3 tags.

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    I've been using EAC - been at it off and on for a couple of weeks now. Ripping them all into FLAC for my Hi Res player.
    Up to around 250 GB so far !!!

    maseman

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    I've used EAC for years for MP3, FLAC & Ogg Vorbis - never had any issues.

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    Windows Media Player rips to MP3 and FLAC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reecie View Post
    Out of interest what directory and naming conventions do people use? I’ve never really worked out what is best. Mine is band/album/track. Where track is album-tracknumber-trackname. But in the past I did need to create a new name set for the car SD card when I had it. It’s not that hard if you get the tagging right anyway. But just wondered if there is a “correct” or “optimal” strategy.

    What I really should do is re rip to FLAC and use that as a master source
    What I do is devise a simple lower case identifier for an album; for example Zappa In New York is stored in a folder called 'zappanewyork' with the files named the same way, but numbered sequentially:




    I use the FLAC tags to store artist / album / track names etc. Most if not all music player software searches and organises on these so the filenames are not that important as long as they're unique. The script (what)* I wrote writes these to the FLACs as they're ripped from the CD, from information in a text file. It also writes the same information to a MySQL database that I maintain in the Amazon AWS cloud.









    *Ernie Wise reference for older readers

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    Quote Originally Posted by reecie View Post
    Out of interest what directory and naming conventions do people use? I’ve never really worked out what is best. Mine is band/album/track. Where track is album-tracknumber-trackname. But in the past I did need to create a new name set for the car SD card when I had it. It’s not that hard if you get the tagging right anyway. But just wondered if there is a “correct” or “optimal” strategy.

    What I really should do is re rip to FLAC and use that as a master source
    I use Musicbrainz Picard - it does the folder / naming automatically. It scans the files to get a 'fingerprint' of the music and know what it is, then tag, names and makes a folder.

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    VLC media can rip to .mp3, maybe not flac though.

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