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2 TAK questions

I'm thinking about switching from FLAC over to TAK, but I have two questions

1) What is the command line setting for Extra Max compression? (I can't figure this one out)

2) Can you tag TAK files with foobar2000 or is a separate program needed to tag them?

Thanks for the help

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Reply #1
-p4m

you can tag them with foobar2000 as long as you have the plugin.

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Reply #2
I'm thinking about switching from FLAC over to TAK, but I have two questions

1) What is the command line setting for Extra Max compression? (I can't figure this one out)

2) Can you tag TAK files with foobar2000 or is a separate program needed to tag them?

Thanks for the help



You can also use EAC and TAK with wapet to tag them.  Works like a charm:

EAC and TAK

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Reply #3
I'm thinking about switching from FLAC over to TAK, but I have two questions

1) What is the command line setting for Extra Max compression? (I can't figure this one out)

2) Can you tag TAK files with foobar2000 or is a separate program needed to tag them?

Thanks for the help


I'd recommend p4 over p4m. p4m is slower and doesn't give that much of a benefit. See for yourself.

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Reply #4
This is both a TAK & EAC question

How do you compress a WAV file to a TAK file using EAC? I've read the wiki on it, but that's for going from CD to TAK and adding tagging in the process. I just want to compress from a WAV to a TAK file without all the tagging in the command line.

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Reply #5
I'd recommend p4 over p4m. p4m is slower and doesn't give that much of a benefit. See for yourself.
I'd go for p2 (normal) myself.

You're going to see a huge difference in compression between TAK and flac -8 even using TAK's turbo mode.  I don't see much point in sacrificing speed for a small increase in compression when you're already blowing flac out of the water.

http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=TAK

How do you compress a WAV file to a TAK file using EAC?
Configure EAC to use TAK per the wiki and then drag your wave files onto the EAC window.
I've read the wiki on it, but that's for going from CD to TAK and adding tagging in the process. I just want to compress from a WAV to a TAK file without all the tagging in the command line.
You're not going to keep tags while converting wave to TAK using EAC.  With the exception of a couple of programs (foobar and EAC not being one of them), your wave files aren't going to contain any metadata.

On second thought it sounds like you don't care about tagging (duh!).

Just configure according to the wiki, but replace wapet.exe with takc.exe.

For the command line, instead of

%d -t "Artist=%a" -t "Title=%t" -t "Album=%g" -t "Year=%y" -t "Track=%n" -t "Genre=%m" "C:\Program Files\TAK\takc.exe" -e -pN %s %d

simply use

-e -p2 %s
Is 24-bit/192kHz good enough for your lo-fi vinyl, or do you need 32/384?

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Reply #6
I still can't get it to work. When I start to compress the WAV it goes from compressing to saying it's completed in like 2 seconds. Then the temp file is deleted. I have no idea what's wrong.

I have "use external program" checked
Parameter passing scheme is set to "User defined encoder"
File extension is set to .tak
Program is set to the path where Takc.exe is located
Additional command line is set to -e -p4m %s

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Reply #7
For foobar2000, in "Parameters": -e -p4m %s %d

You had no output file set, %d will give you that.
Surf's Up!
"Columnated Ruins Domino"

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Reply #8
You had no output file set, %d will give you that.

%d is not necessary when using takc with EAC.
Is 24-bit/192kHz good enough for your lo-fi vinyl, or do you need 32/384?

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Reply #9
I'm still unable to compress to TAK from WAV. Anybody have a solution to this?


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Reply #11

%d is not necessary when using takc.

it doesn't work with -

That's true as well.  My comment about %d was for EAC, not foobar2000.  I just edited it for clarity.

FWIW, I just configured the EAC's "Additional command line options:" with
-e -p2 %s
and it worked just fine. 
Is 24-bit/192kHz good enough for your lo-fi vinyl, or do you need 32/384?


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Reply #13
You had no output file set, %d will give you that.

%d is not necessary when using takc with EAC.

I thought he was asking regarding fb2k, not EAC. As we all know, EAC will not let you do anything with a pre-existing wav file. Though I did forget that with fb2k, "Converter" won't even let you complete the setup without the "%d".
Surf's Up!
"Columnated Ruins Domino"

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Reply #14
I ran greynol's EAC config and it worked perfectly.

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Program: My Path To\Wapet.exe
Additional...options: %d -t "Artist=%a" -t "Title=%t" -t "Album=%g" -t "Year=%y" -t "Track=%n" -t "Genre=%m" "My Path To\takc.exe" -e -pN %s
Surf's Up!
"Columnated Ruins Domino"

 

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Reply #15
As we all know, EAC will not let you do anything with a pre-existing wav file.
As I mentioned earlier, EAC will allow you to compress pre-existing wave files:
How do you compress a WAV file to a TAK file using EAC?
Configure EAC to use TAK per the wiki and then drag your wave files onto the EAC window.
...though as spockep already suggested, there's a perfectly good GUI for converting waves to taks.

I ran greynol's EAC config and it worked perfectly.
I can't take credit for this.  Synthetic Soul is the one who wrote the "EAC and TAK" wiki article.
Is 24-bit/192kHz good enough for your lo-fi vinyl, or do you need 32/384?

 
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