Originally Posted by CorwinGraves
Yes, I get that, but what about organizing by artist, including album artwork, etc. Again, probably over thinking things, but want to set up my SD card before the player arrives so that I'll be ready to roll. >>>>
Ok, thanks. How do I add artwork if the album/song doesn't have it? I'd like to start ripping some CDs tonight.
Logical questions if one hasn't branched out from the iWorld. I wondered all the same stuff, and I think I have a pretty good process.
This is a little procedure I use. So far it works, but I am also new at the FLAC player world. Here is how I do it. (FLAC only. but should work for mp3 as well)
1. I use dB Poweramp to rip all my discs to FLAC. It is a paid program, but I've been using it for years. I highly recommend it. This program rips it accurately, seems to write good tags, and embeds the image in the file. But....
2. I then edit it with Media Monkey. That is free. Open the file. Select the artwork tab. Delete the embedded images, and replace the cover with with the image you downloaded. (Also renaming it to Album Name.jpg . If you use the FLAC Player app on the iPOD, it needs the name of the jpg to be the same as the album). Album Art Exchange is a great site for high quality images.
3. Then I just downloaded the program "Copy In Order." I use that to copy from my computer to the SD card. I bought a new 64G micro sd and just plugged it into the card slot on the computer. Copy in Order will make sure that albums play in the correct order. From what I read, there is something about how the player reads the exFAT formatting and the player may not play your album tracks in the order that they got copied instead of the order that they are numbered. Thanks again Sorensiim for that info. I copied the artists to the root directory, and their albums are a directory under the artists. FLAC files in the album folders. I am only using the microSD card for the DX50.
That is about it. rip... embed... copy-in-order... >>DX50>> scan... listen... smile....