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post #7156 of 18427
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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post
 

I found this out the hard way all my artwork is like 1500x1500

Same here!

Always used to search for the max available resolution for each album cover...Now, all of it has been reduced to 400X400 for the DX50, although I've still retained the original files ;)

post #7157 of 18427

Ok it seems to be a long work.. I also noticed that with foobar a jpeg must be the only in the folder to be recognised as cover art. Is not necessary to rename it.

 

So the only way to see artwork on DX50 is to modify the Mp3Tag? I don't know how.. I must read on internet..

 

TY

post #7158 of 18427
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Originally Posted by Hellkitchen View Post
 

Ok it seems to be a long work.. I also noticed that with foobar a jpeg must be the only in the folder to be recognised as cover art. Is not necessary to rename it.

 

So the only way to see artwork on DX50 is to modify the Mp3Tag? I don't know how.. I must read on internet..

 

TY

Why dont you just tag them in Foobar2000 and it'll be done 

post #7159 of 18427
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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post
 

Why dont you just tag them in Foobar2000 and it'll be done 

post #7160 of 18427
My DX50 has shipped. So I am starting the arduous task of tidying up 10 years of ITunes tagging etc.

From reading all the threads, bugs, faqs , it seems I have to two things in preparation on my SD micro card which would be helpful to know before finalising them.

1. Remove all tags except for TITLE; ARTIST; ALBUM; TRACK. Fields such as Disc number, comment etc, you should set these to OR just remove the unneeded tags, I guess.

[ BTW in playing around with Kid3 - Mac software - LOL I have managed to remove ALL my tags in all my 90G of music in error but luckily I had copied my iTunes music folder -smily_headphones1.gif, so I can start again. The point is that its wonderful that the software is free but for a first time user, a little tricky. ]

2. Make sure file names are less than 30 characters long and start them with the track number 01, 02 etc.

3. Remove all other files

4. You can store your music in directories eg Artist/Album

Please can you confirm.

If anyone knows a better software tagging and file renaming software (I don't mind paying).

Many thanks
post #7161 of 18427

Thank you guys, that was onother way that I was considering for taggin tracks. Now I'm arranging alla my tracks. (filling the missing fields with metadata (only track name, album name, date)). Obviously using Feedb auto tagging :D


Edited by Hellkitchen - 11/19/13 at 2:08pm
post #7162 of 18427

On the subject of software, does anyone have any recommendations for audio file conversion programs on Windows? Trying to find options has been a major pain compared to the apps available of my Mac, the only one I've found that has converted my ALAC library to FLAC without a fuss (xrecode II) ended up creating files double to quadruple their original size :\

post #7163 of 18427
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Followed the main stream for cleaning up the tags but remember the DX50 gives you Album, Artist and Genre so those 3 should be filled including the title and the nn track number in the file name as a file name prefix so as to maintain the order in the album, e.g. "01 let me have it.flac", "02 sure you can have it.flac". The quotes are not included. I also save all of my albums in a directory structure of Artist/Album. This seems to work marvels and have no issues with the database or directory listing. I use mp3tag app in Windows to re tag and embed track numbers in the files. It's so much faster. I embed the cover art in each file in the album, mp3tag allows you to embed multiple files at ounce and finally I leave the cover art in the album directory under the folder.jpg file name. That's it, pretty simple and trouble free. smily_headphones1.gif
post #7164 of 18427
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Originally Posted by Gofre View Post
 

On the subject of software, does anyone have any recommendations for audio file conversion programs on Windows? Trying to find options has been a major pain compared to the apps available of my Mac, the only one I've found that has converted my ALAC library to FLAC without a fuss (xrecode II) ended up creating files double to quadruple their original size :\


I use the following software which provides me with tools to perform audio and video conversions. I just love it and for me they all work flawlessly:

 

http://www.avs4you.com/downloads.aspx

post #7165 of 18427
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post
 


I use the following software which provides me with tools to perform audio and video conversions. I just love it and for me they all work flawlessly:

 

http://www.avs4you.com/downloads.aspx

I'll give it a try, thanks very much!

post #7166 of 18427
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

Followed the main stream for cleaning up the tags but remember the DX50 gives you Album, Artist and Genre so those 3 should be filled including the title and the nn track number in the file name as a file name prefix so as to maintain the order in the album, e.g. "01 let me have it.flac", "02 sure you can have it.flac". The quotes are not included. I also save all of my albums in a directory structure of Artist/Album. This seems to work marvels and have no issues with the database or directory listing. I use mp3tag app in Windows to re tag and embed track numbers in the files. It's so much faster. I embed the cover art in each file in the album, mp3tag allows you to embed multiple files at ounce and finally I leave the cover art in the album directory under the folder.jpg file name. That's it, pretty simple and trouble free. smily_headphones1.gif

So to be clear - you don't need the Title as aTag itself as it is contained in the Filename instead
post #7167 of 18427
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Originally Posted by Gofre View Post
 

I'll give it a try, thanks very much!


Here is another one: http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/free-dvd-video-software-download.htm

 

Do a search on the net and you are bound to find quite a few.

post #7168 of 18427
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Originally Posted by highfell View Post


So to be clear - you don't need the Title as aTag itself as it is contained in the Filename instead


No not what I meant. It uses the title tag to display the title on the home page when you play music and also for the Album, genre, artist and playlist when at the song level.

 

So to summarize:

 

Title in the tag is used on the Home Page and the song listing by album, artist, genre and playlist when you get to the level of listing the songs.

The title in the filename is used in the directory and All music listing.

The song order is given by the filename for the sorting order at the song level.

The albums are listed in alphabetical order according to the album tag, the genre is listed alphabetically according to the genre tag and the same with artist.

 

That's what I observed.


Edited by musicheaven - 11/19/13 at 3:10pm
post #7169 of 18427
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Originally Posted by highfell View Post

My DX50 has shipped. So I am starting the arduous task of tidying up 10 years of ITunes tagging etc.

From reading all the threads, bugs, faqs , it seems I have to two things in preparation on my SD micro card which would be helpful to know before finalising them.

1. Remove all tags except for TITLE; ARTIST; ALBUM; TRACK. Fields such as Disc number, comment etc, you should set these to OR just remove the unneeded tags, I guess.

[ BTW in playing around with Kid3 - Mac software - LOL I have managed to remove ALL my tags in all my 90G of music in error but luckily I had copied my iTunes music folder -smily_headphones1.gif, so I can start again. The point is that its wonderful that the software is free but for a first time user, a little tricky. ]

2. Make sure file names are less than 30 characters long and start them with the track number 01, 02 etc.

3. Remove all other files

4. You can store your music in directories eg Artist/Album

Please can you confirm.

If anyone knows a better software tagging and file renaming software (I don't mind paying).

Many thanks

Hi,
Since you are using the folders that itunes created, you could just do nothing and see how it goes. I simply dragged and dropped the artist folders from the itunes music folder right onto my SD card. This included mp3, ACC purchased files, ALAC files ripped from CD and ALAC and ALAC purchased from HDTracks. Works just fine for me with no issues. Scanning was fine and the DX50 displays the Albums, Artists and Genre groups just fine. The only thing I might do is clean up genre's. There are too many types in my opinion.
Scott
post #7170 of 18427
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Originally Posted by FlyinMN View Post

Hi,
Since you are using the folders that itunes created, you could just do nothing and see how it goes. I simply dragged and dropped the artist folders from the itunes music folder right onto my SD card. This included mp3, ACC purchased files, ALAC files ripped from CD and ALAC and ALAC purchased from HDTracks. Works just fine for me with no issues. Scanning was fine and the DX50 displays the Albums, Artists and Genre groups just fine. The only thing I might do is clean up genre's. There are too many types in my opinion.
Scott

I am curious though as to how all your material showed up fine including the cover art and proper order because mine did not and I did exactly what you suggested.

One thing the Dx50 showed me is to be better organized.
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