Uber Newb Release Year Question 2006-09-22 02:31:24 Hi there. After just reading for many weeks now, I've decided to post. I recently decided to re-rip my entire physical CD collection, which consists of about 2,500 discs. I currently have a mishmash of questionable quality, poorly tagged rips that are frustrating me to no end. After looking around, I decided to try the "[illegal sharing group ripping standard]". Reading these forums, it seems that the EAC 0.9 beta 4 and LAME 3.90.3 recommendations are a little old, but I'm trying that method anyway. First question - Is that dumb? I'm going to spend the next 1-2 years working on this, so please tell me if sticking to these old versions is ultra-stupid....I don't actually intend to do any file sharing at all with these rips. I just want very high quality rips and I like the sound of the results so far following the [illegal sharing group ripping standard]. I don't think I can afford the size of doing this project in FLAC, and I want as much portability of the files as possible. I also want a consistent organization for the files, and even though their method is strict, at least it's something I can follow and be consistent. I also like the AQScript enforcement of the standard. I do have one Major Question about tagging/naming, and that has to do with YEAR. If an album came out in 1979 and the CD came out in 1995 (exactly the same as the album) which should go in the YEAR field? I can't find opinions on this either by searching these forums or reading the Uber docs. If a CD has extra material, the CD release year seems best to me. Opinions?Thanks for any feedback. A preview of the work ahead: CD CollectionModeration: removed name of some [illegal sharing group ripping standard]. Last Edit: 2006-09-22 21:38:52 by Jan S.