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I should get started on that Linux course, but I've been too busy re-tagging my music files....
It's my server which was running linux (ubuntu) the entire time. Only difference is that I just installed a GUI for it.

and I've been too busy teaching my computer to tag music for me....... Here's what I learned:

NEVER EVER use shell scripting to deal with files or folders that contains any of these characters: \ /
Yeaaaaaaaah......a lot of my classical music have those tags. That's why I've been going through things manually, which takes forever, but at least you get what you want.

It's hard to look up composers for songs sometimes, and I'm trying to include the label information from CDs, if available.

I'm still having a hard time how to name Asian songs. Do I put the English/romanised names, English/Asian text, English/Asian text/romanised; English/Romanised doesn't seem proper for Cantonese songs though since I don't know the right syntax and there are very few Chinese character-romanised Cantonese translators. >.>

Even just tagging English songs bugs me sometimes. Often a CD will have the track names IN ALL CAPS; do I do the same? Do I type them like normal titles? Bah, I hate making such seemingly trivial decisions...
post #122822 of 153755
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

 

I once stumbled over a thread where a guy explained why silver cables do sound exactly 5.3 times better than copper ones. Something about particle physics or whatever. He was either a really really good professional troll or a lunatic.

Nah, I can hear that myself. Only to a certain extend though.
320kbs MP3 vs. 564kbs FLAC? Nope, does sound exactly the same to me.
256kbs MP3 vs. 978kbs FLAC? Jup, the FLAC does sound better.
I even have some rips where I believe to hear a difference between the 320kbs and FLAC version. But only a few.
FLAC vs. WAV....does sound exactly the same to me.
I still think some people really go above and beyond with the whole file format thing....people who claim to hear like a 10kbs difference. BS, if you ask me.

bit rates of FLAC files actually aren't all the significant though?

I mean... it's lossless, just like putting a wav into a zip.

post #122823 of 153755
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Yeaaaaaaaah......a lot of my classical music have those tags. That's why I've been going through things manually, which takes forever, but at least you get what you want.

It's hard to look up composers for songs sometimes, and I'm trying to include the label information from CDs, if available.

I'm still having a hard time how to name Asian songs. Do I put the English/romanised names, English/Asian text, English/Asian text/romanised; English/Romanised doesn't seem proper for Cantonese songs though since I don't know the right syntax and there are very few Chinese character-romanised Cantonese translators. >.>

Even just tagging English songs bugs me sometimes. Often a CD will have the track names IN ALL CAPS; do I do the same? Do I type them like normal titles? Bah, I hate making such seemingly trivial decisions...

I feel ya' bro....... tagging troubles...

post #122824 of 153755
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

Is it one of those white ones? you should sell it when it becomes vintage biggrin.gif

Yeah, one of those white plastic 13" ones. It's a 2008 model.
post #122825 of 153755
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Yeaaaaaaaah......a lot of my classical music have those tags. That's why I've been going through things manually, which takes forever, but at least you get what you want.

It's hard to look up composers for songs sometimes, and I'm trying to include the label information from CDs, if available.

I'm still having a hard time how to name Asian songs. Do I put the English/romanised names, English/Asian text, English/Asian text/romanised; English/Romanised doesn't seem proper for Cantonese songs though since I don't know the right syntax and there are very few Chinese character-romanised Cantonese translators. >.>

Even just tagging English songs bugs me sometimes. Often a CD will have the track names IN ALL CAPS; do I do the same? Do I type them like normal titles? Bah, I hate making such seemingly trivial decisions...

Foobar does have a lot of tagging automation functionality.
post #122826 of 153755
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bit rates of FLAC files actually aren't all the significant though?

I mean... it's lossless, just like putting a wav into a zip.

Don't destroy my precious illusions!

post #122827 of 153755
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post


Foobar does have a lot of tagging automation functionality.

Foobar 4 life yo!

I rip all my CDs with EAC which tends to find the metadata for even the most obscure Black Metal bands. Great stuff.

post #122828 of 153755
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So you're saying you got a $1000 laptop to run Linux? XD

I should get started on that Linux course, but I've been too busy re-tagging my music files....

It's generally a lot of stuff you don't need to know if you just want to be an everyday Linux user. If you're looking to get a job that involves a lot of work with linux, pay attention to it. I don't believe they cover many distro-specific stuff or package manager specific stuff (ex. a lot of distros use apt, the advanced packaging tool, but some distributions, notably Arch and Arch-based ones, use pacman instead) so it's mostly commands built into the kernel that are universal. As far as general use goes, you really only need to know update commands, install commands, uninstall commands, and maybe some other stuff. Other than that it's just configuring the config files of programs or changing up things via a GUI.

post #122829 of 153755
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

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Old Japanese men playing drugged up Psychedelic Rock ♥

Not bad. Kinda reminds me of Boris.

This is one of my favorites.
post #122830 of 153755
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You do not understand the sadness that happens in me when my computer can't even run a Ubuntu GNOME virtual machine (regular Ubuntu w/ Unity is a bit...slow).

post #122831 of 153755
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

I'm listening to lossy versions of the soundtracks for Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni. Sounds nowhere near as good as lossless. Really great music, at any rate, especially the creepy/emotional tracks.

 

 

I like her outfit! Can you link me to the original version of this wallpaper?

post #122832 of 153755
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post


Not bad. Kinda reminds me of Boris.

This is one of my favorites.

And this is my favorite Boris track! What a guy...

post #122833 of 153755
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Originally Posted by ThickGlasses View Post



You a brony?

Edit: You were the last guy to post in the MLP thread, so I guess you are.
post #122834 of 153755
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

And this is my favorite Boris track! What a guy...


Just listened to that album earlier today. Not really my favorite. I'm not a huge fan of incredibly long songs.
post #122835 of 153755
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Just listened to that album earlier today. Not really my favorite. I'm not a huge fan of incredibly long songs.

Long songs have a mysterious appeal on me. For some reason the longest songs on any kind of album usually turn out to be my favorit ones.
The average length of a song in my music library is around 7 minutes :|

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