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Problems with Metadata/Tagging in EAC

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I used to rip CDs in EAC with FLAC.exe. I'm moving over to Apple Lossless now and so I want to rip CDs in ALAC in the future.

I've been following this:

http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=EAC_and_ALAC

 

and upon ripping a CD, the "total track number," "disc number," and "total disc number" don't show up. They showed up just fine with the FLAC encoder on the other hand.

Like so:

 

 

Here is what I had for additional command line options for when I ripped in FLAC:

Quote:
-6 -V -T "ARTIST=%artist%" -T "TITLE=%title%" -T "ALBUM=%albumtitle%" -T "DATE=%year%" -T "TRACKNUMBER=%tracknr%" -T "GENRE=%genre%" -T "COMMENT=%comment%" -T "BAND=%albuminterpret%" -T "ALBUMARTIST=%albuminterpret%" -T "COMPOSER=%composer%" %haslyrics%--tag-from-file=LYRICS="%lyricsfile%"%haslyrics% -T "DISCNUMBER=%cdnumber%" -T "TOTALDISCS=%totalcds%" -T "TOTALTRACKS=%numtracks%" %hascover%--picture="%coverfile%"%hascover% %source% -o %dest%

 

 

What's the difference between the suggested extra command line code for ALAC:

Quote:
-metadata "DISCNUMBER=%cdnumber%" -metadata "TOTALTRACKS=%numtracks%"

and the previously used ones for FLAC?

Quote:
-T "DISCNUMBER=%cdnumber%" -T "TOTALDISCS=%totalcds%" -T "TOTALTRACKS=%numtracks%"

*I just realised that the ALAC extra command line code doesn't have anything for total discs, but the disc number doesn't show up nonetheless.

 

 

 

While on the topic of EAC and FLAC though, is there any way to allow EAC to write Asian characters in the tags? Whenever I rip a CD with Asian text, the tags become the infamous boxes (i.e. [][][]) and I have to re-tag every track with MP3 Tag.

 

Any help is appreciated!


Edited by miceblue - 8/28/13 at 1:45am
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I just updated FLAC.exe and adjusted the metadata tags in EAC a bit.

 

Here's one rip converting to FLAC:

 

Additional command line code:

Quote:
-T "artist=%artist%" -T "title=%title%" -T "album=%albumtitle%" -T "date=%year%" -T "tracknumber=%tracknr%" -T "genre=%genre%" -T "COMMENT=CRC:%TRACKCRC%" -T "ALBUMARTIST=%albuminterpret%" -T "COMPOSER=%composer%" -T "DISCNUMBER=%cdnumber%" -T "TOTALDISCS=%totalcds%" -T "TOTALTRACKS=%numtracks%" -5 %source%

 

 

Here's a different rip converting to ALAC:

 

Additional command line code (as suggested by Hydrogen Audio in the first post):

Quote:
-i %source% -metadata "ARTIST=%artist%" -metadata "TITLE=%title%" -metadata "ALBUM=%albumtitle%" -metadata "DATE=%year%" -metadata "TRACK=%tracknr%" -metadata "GENRE=%genre%" -metadata "ALBUM_ARTIST=%albuminterpret%" -metadata "COMPOSER=%composer%" -metadata "DISCNUMBER=%cdnumber%" -metadata "COMMENT=CRC:%TRACKCRC%" -metadata "TOTALTRACKS=%numtracks%" -acodec alac %dest%
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