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How to deal with songs that have the same name?

First post! Howdy all.
I'm having an issue with ripping cds that have songs with the same name. As an example, I have a bunch of blues cds and lots of those have songs that share a name, like "Stormy Monday". How do I deal with that, other than skipping the rip or replacing the first version?
I know I can change the name before the rip starts, but I don't always realize that I have a song with that name already.
Thanks for any help  


 

Re: How to deal with songs that have the same name?

Reply #2
I'll show my ignorance: how do I do either of those things?

Re: How to deal with songs that have the same name?

Reply #3
I am presuming you are using FB2K for ripping? I've never used it for ripping (always used EAC), so can't give an exact work-flow, but there should be a place where you can add a command line that will tell the ripping to create separate folders based on CD/album, and what information to add to the folder names and filenames. For example, in EAC I have:

%albumartist% - %albumtitle%\%tracknr2% %title%

This tells it to make a folder with album artist - album title (e.g. Michael Jackson - Thriller), and in that folder rip all the tracks with their track number and title in the file name (e.g. 01 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin.wav) A lot of people also like to add the album name to the file name, and year of release to the folder, etc.

You need to know the correct syntax, the FB2K stuff is here:

http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Title_Formatting_Reference

And it presumes that you have already entered the meta-data for the CD, either manually, or via an online database.

Sounds a a bit complex but you only have to set it up it once, and I know in FB2K's "Convert" function, there are already lots of macros with the most commonly used strings.

Re: How to deal with songs that have the same name?

Reply #4
Thanks for the help, guys. I got it figured out thanks to the info here.

 
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