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I finally got a chance to try this out however I still could not compress the 24/768kHz files I had. It immediately errored out both trying it with FLAC.exe directly as well as trying to start a conversion in Foobar. Not sure if it’s a “me” problem
The Compact Disc turns 40 this year, and there are already signals the format is primed for a mini revival. For the first time in 17 years, CD sales actually went up - and by almost 50 percent, according to the RIAA’s sales database.
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NOTES AND WARNINGS:
- Mixx: https://mixxx.org Provides KEY tags, but will flatten all multivalue tags with spaces, making impossible to undone the tagging. Issue has been unresolved for years.
- Essentia: https://essentia.upf.edu/download.html See Precompiled extractor binaries (Linux, OSX, Win). Allow to extrack KEY and BPM tags, but output to a txt file. Could be used with scripting for batch processing: streaming_extractor_music.exe file.flac out.txt
Maybe the unique method completely reliable is with a Japanese machine for polish the disk. I found that some videogame stores could offer this service. But where I live, I'll never found this service.
But the machine is really expensive, is over 6000 dollars!
you don't really need a machine to do a few CDs, start with detergent, then baking powder toothpaste, then a metal polish, then try wax and or try several different CD drives that recognize c2 errors, then use cuetools to fix rips that aren't perfect, https://www.wikihow.com/Fix-a-Scratched-CD
often even less than perfect rips actually sound fine, however if the CD is quite scratched, replacing the CD is often easier than repairing it, irreplaceable CDs can be 'recovered' professionally but the cost can be high, typically in the hundreds of dollars