One (both?) of these will retrieve the appropriate tags for each album/track and build a 'database' of sorts? No . . . ?
This information is then read from that tag by the playback software, so there's no database involved after the initial rip and encode.
is this where a 'squeezebox' comes in?
Oh - and where does Replay Gain come in? Does Flac handle that?
I don't need fancy album art!
You will not get album art with EAC alone.
Quote from: Eli on 17 May, 2011, 03:43:49 PMYou will not get album art with EAC alone.Ignoring that the poster explicitly stated that album art was not needed, this is completely wrong.You may want to double-check your "facts" before posting to make sure your knowledge isn't stale.
And I'm still trying to figure out the replay gain thing . . .
I actually have two separate music libraries, one in Apple Lossless and the other in 192 Mbps AAC format which is for my various iPods. I use a little application called iTunes Library Manager that allows me to easily switch between the two libraries in Itunes. Obviously the Squeezebox is linked just to the Apple Lossless library.
Wow, 192 Mbps AAC?! Now *that's* "HD" audio!Sorry, I love typos like that... Sounds like that iTunes Library Manager is a much more elegant version of (re)starting iTunes with shift (or option? Can never remember...) to select different libraries.Just out of curiosity, and hopefully as a help to others, as well, how/where does iTunes store the files for the different libraries? Are they all consolidated in the same artist/album folders, i.e. "01 Come Together.m4a" ALAC and "01 Come Together(1).m4a" AAC, or do they get their own independent folders?
I actually have two separate music libraries, one in Apple Lossless and the other in 192 Mbps AAC format which is for my various iPods.
I typically use a browser window on the Mac to select what music to play (and I have an app on my iphone that works very well too). In the browser window, you can search by artist or album and make playlists.
and yes, I guess you do need a PhD to set this all up.
Quote from: hondochica on 27 May, 2011, 02:35:14 PMand yes, I guess you do need a PhD to set this all up.I wonder what university would grant one based on learning how to hook up a squeezebox.