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I've just checked out Windows Media Player 11 and it looks as if it has the ability to embed album covers in music files. I also hadn't realised that it would be necessary to embed the cover in every file from the album - I thought just the first file - but thinking about it further I suppose that is understandable. What I'm not sure about, however, is whether WMP can read FLAC files - I know WAV are fine - and that might be the stumbling block. I'll investigate further.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Originally Posted by JohnMarch View Post
 

I've just checked out Windows Media Player 11 and it looks as if it has the ability to embed album covers in music files. I also hadn't realised that it would be necessary to embed the cover in every file from the album - I thought just the first file - but thinking about it further I suppose that is understandable. What I'm not sure about, however, is whether WMP can read FLAC files - I know WAV are fine - and that might be the stumbling block. I'll investigate further.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

You might find this program easier to work with for your tagging tasks (including cover art):

http://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html

post #8433 of 11383
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Hi John,

 

It is possible that you misunderstood my answer or are totally not familiar with the concept and implementation of ID3 tags in music files.

 

The X3 displays the Album Artwork for all of my music files now because I have carefully and meticulously put all the information there myself over the years with either iTune's, MusicBrainz Picard or Tag & Rename. These are ID3 Tagging programs that embed the song info into your files that you rip from CD into FLAC or whichever format you use.

 

This is something the X3 is not physically able to perform, so having the designers consider this from the start is impossible.

 

If you are having a problem with Artwork not showing up with your files, there is a great chance that they have not been tagged properly at all.

 

Here is a great introduction on properly Tagging your digital media from the MusicBrainz site.

http://musicbrainz.org/doc/Beginners_Guide


Yes, TD, you are correct. I am totally unfamiliar with the concept of tagging music files and it would seem my assumption about the X3 is entirely incorrect. I have seen a reference to Tag and Rename elsewhere. Thanks also for the link you've provided.I'll read it and see what it's all about.

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You might find this program easier to work with for your tagging tasks (including cover art):

http://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html


I have managed to obtain a FLAC codec for WMP11 and I've installed it and tried it out and on a FLAC file I created and I'm very pleased with it. For anyone interested, the installation file I downloaded is opencodecs_0.85.17777.exe and it provides codecs for a number of audio formats. I probably won't use for for any of the pthers. The company involved is Xiph.Org.

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You might find this program easier to work with for your tagging tasks (including cover art):

http://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html

Foobar can also tag songs. If you use Foobar.

post #8436 of 11383
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Foobar can also tag songs. If you use Foobar.


Thanks. I've checked out the website and MP3tag looks good.

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Thanks. I've checked out the website and MP3tag looks good.


MP3Tag is excellent.  I prefer it to the tagging features of my player software (JRiver).  It's very intuitive and has loads of features for quickly tagging multiple files.  Definitely worth a look.

post #8438 of 11383

Two weeks ago, after I got my X3, I test line out with my two channels system. I commented that sound is just ok like an entry level CD player.

 

After 100+ hours of using daily + play Isotek burn in track. I test it again today.

 

I have to eat my own word, X3's line out is better than entry level CD player for sure

 

I upload two videos for idea

 

Note 1 - Two track using EAC ripped from my CD

Note 2 - You will hear background noise, it is the sound of my small water fall outside the room

Note 3 - you will hear distort sound in video, that is not come from speaker. It is because frequency and sound level is out of range of my poor camera

Note 4 - I reduce bass = -2 because my poor camera can't record the deep bass

 

 

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Originally Posted by razorblader View Post
 

You might find this program easier to work with for your tagging tasks (including cover art):

http://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html

 

On Windows MP3tag is best (for me at least). On my Linux system (Netrunner distro) I use EasyTAG, not as good as MP3Tag, but it gets the job done....

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1+ MP3Tag

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On Windows MP3tag is best (for me at least). On my Linux system (Netrunner distro) I use EasyTAG, not as good as MP3Tag, but it gets the job done....

 

On linux and KDE, you also have Kid3, in my opinion, it is a good option.

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You also have puddletag ...

its QT as well so keep that in mind.

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I noticed Amazon has X3s from both FiiO and FiiO-SMIC. The latter comes with a memory card and cables for the same $200 price tag.  How can this be?  Does anyone know what the SMIC version is or what SMIC stands for?

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question: Does quality of music played impacts battery life? Will my battery hold on for same time if i will play mp3s and for the same time if i will play 24/192 flac on same volume?

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Originally Posted by Willieboy View Post
 

I noticed Amazon has X3s from both FiiO and FiiO-SMIC. The latter comes with a memory card and cables for the same $200 price tag.  How can this be?  Does anyone know what the SMIC version is or what SMIC stands for?

i got it with 64GB sandisk & 2 cables ( analog & digital ) and they are soooo nice for 200 $ ........ never asked that question ...i just got it ;) BUT this is a good question 


Edited by Mmet - 2/7/14 at 12:48pm
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