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  1. Hi I have recently been splitting many ISO files into their constituent DFF files using Sonore's ISO2DSD app as my streamer, an Auralic Aries only plays DFF files. Most of the resultant files are tagged with artist, album and track metadata. However, some are not. As a result, the tracks do not show up at all. Is there a way to tag them? Unfortunately, I deleted the original ISO rip files to free up space on my hard drive. Thanks
  2. @Miska @Jud @Mike48 @Polyglot I suggest we move our discussion of classical metadata out of the Qobuz thread, as this is a problem shared by all download and streaming services. Also because the following article mentions only Spotify/Apple/Amazon, Idagio, and Primephonic. It seems to me that Tidal and Qobuz live somewhere in-between those two extremes. This was published by the NY Times yesterday: In Streaming Age, Classical Music Gets Lost in the Metadata https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/23/business/media/stream-classical-music-spotify.html
  3. Hi folks! First of all sorry for my English....I'm Italian, and I'll do my best to explain properly my problem. My iPod classic just died after many years I was using it, so I decided to upgrade my experience and buy a new music player, choosing a Fiio X3 Mark III F. I still not have this device in my hands, so I still don't know the way to add music in it.... My problem is my previous library: I used to synchronize my old iPod through iTunes, and I've organized all my songs by Artist, Album, Genre, etc.... I assume that, if I simply will use the songs in the iTunes media folder, I'll loose all these metadata (artist, album, genre, track number, reproductions, etc....) How can I reach the point to have the same songs organization on my new device? Or a new library that works out of iTunes with the same metadata for each song? I hope that is clear enough...again sorry for my English! Cheers, Fabio
  4. Hi can anyone tell me if there's a good player/ library organiser for classical music? I currently have a small library of music on my SSD, so am not yet tied in to one format or system. I have iTunes running ATM, and although things are much better than they were metadata wise, I am not seeing many of you running iTunes on a PC. Am I wrong here or am I missing something? Is there a dream player/library combo out there for classical fans? All the best from Bill.
  5. It is called Meta, and I can attest to it's ease of use. I have figured it out and fixed most of the genre tags in my entire music collection this evening. If there is one thing I do not like about it, it would be that the artwork search is an in-app purchase on top of the $19.99 for the program. I did not buy it, I just use The Google. However, it is extremely user friendly, customizable, has every tag I can imagine you needing, and it will let you make your own if you need a special one just for you. Edit: It does let you import and work with your own artwork though, such as those downloaded from other sources. https://www.nightbirdsevolve.com/meta/
  6. i have engaged in a rip journey to transform the cd piles in wav files on a synology media server DSP214play now, the whole ripping and tagging process it is not exactly a breeze, it looks more more like a trial & error process or a steeplechase race... whilst consulting the fifth edition (2015) of robert harley's audio guide i read with amazement on p 220 'the downside of wav is that they have no provision for embedded metadata ... you could create a large music library as wav files on an nas drive ... only to discover that the metadata disappears when your drive is connected to another server... you can move your wav files to another server but the metadata will be unreadable by the new server...' is this true? am presently set on XLD (for ripping) and kid3 (for further tag editing) both on macbook also downloaded wav audio files from qobuz - including what appears to me as embedded metadata (??) is there somebody who can comment and expand on the statements of robert harley and explain what are in practical terms the limitations, constraints and risks of tagging wav files?
  7. This is my first post here so please bear with me. I have just upgraded my rather elderly iMac G5 with a new MacBook Pro. While I am very computer literate and an audiophile, I have a frustrating problem with iTunes. I imported my iTunes library from a backup disc - the G5 had expired - and while all my iTunes purchased music was fine, all my imported CDs lost the track, album name, artist and cover art data. I had ripped the CDs as full WAV files for quality rather than compressing them. iTunes says I need to reimport the CDs as they weren't imported by iTunes. They were. Fortunately, I haven't really used iTunes much so there are only about a dozen CDs that I would have to reimport. But that's about to change as I plan to buy an asynchronous link for my DAC, rip all my CDs and use my new laptop as a music server to my main system. So I am rather hoping to avoid having this problem again in the future. Of course, it may be that Apple would rather I buy all my music from them to ensure future compatibility. I hope not. Any advice would be much appreciated.
  8. I converted my .dff source files that are DSD256/11.2MHz to .dsf with dff2dsf (2manyrobots) as well as the sygnalist executable and what I ended up with is a header size of (538165608), that is not the real size of the file (538168422). The files play normally, however, they do cause some issues when it comes to different tagging applications. I have been in contact with the developer of Kid3 because these files were crashing the program and he realized what was up with the converted file. This is a link to that convo https://sourceforge.net/p/kid3/bugs/166/ I have found this program that might fix the file but I cannot run it on my Mac. https://confluence.merging.com/display/PUBLICDOC/Media+Recoverer This is my original file https://www.dropbox.com/s/rbylzf6mb1xb3wf/Symphonic Suite AKIRA 2016 - KANEDA.dff?dl=0 This is my converted file https://www.dropbox.com/s/89d4w04ty4sbg23/01 - Kaneda.dsf?dl=0 If anyone can tell me what is going on with the conversion or if the source file is corrupt please let me know what I can do. Thanks
  9. I have recently been splitting many ISO files into their constituent DFF files using Sonore's ISO2DSD app as my streamer, an Auralic Aries only plays DFF files. Most of the resultant files are tagged with artist, album and track metadata. However, some are not. As a result, the tracks do not show up at all. Is there a way to tag them using ISO2DSD? I can use Foobar but am unsure if the track data will migrate. Unfortunately, I deleted the original ISO rip files to free up space on my hard drive. I don't mean to hijack a spot on this forum but there isn't a way to PM @vortecjr about this. Thanks
  10. I am a music lover, not a technology wiz, but I hang out at CA hoping to read about new products that meet my needs. I was excited when I found the thread about the Daphile software development. It appears to do many things right, but it addresses none of the problems with the presentation of metadata that music lovers like me care about. In the screenshots I have found, I still see only album title, artist, track title, genre, and year. What if I want to know all the artists in a jazz combo? How would I distinguish multiple versions of Beethoven Symphony No. 5? Where do I put the names of the cast of a show? If I were a programmer, I would write some software myself on behalf of all music lovers, but I'm not. Is it impossible to write a program that solves these problems? Am I waiting in vain?
  11. I recently upgraded to iTunes 12.7 and I was pleasantly surprised that many of my artists photos were no longer the default microphone. This has always been an irritation to me. But several prominent artists were still left out. So I began scrubbing through my list trying to figure if there was any rhyme or reason behind the lack of a photo. As it turns out, iTunes is very very picky about the artist name..... For example changing "Traveling Wilburys" to "The Traveling Wilbuys" did the trick. Here are some others that I found. I love the fact that you need a metal umlaut for Blue Öyster Cult.... Blue Oyster Cult > Blue Öyster Cult Pink > P!NK Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds > Noel Gallagher Traveling Wilburys > The Traveling Wilbuys Florence & The Machine > Florance + The Machine It still does not explain where there are no official photos for Adam Ant, Badfinger, Pavement, Sebadoh, Tears for Fears, Traffic, Bob Weir, Temple of the Dog, etc. Really wish iTunes would fall back on album art. -- Byan
  12. Hi I have recently been splitting many ISO files into their constituent DFF files using Sonore's ISO2DSD app as my streamer, an Auralic Aries only plays DFF files. Most of the resultant files are tagged with artist, album and track metadata. However, some are not. As a result, the tracks do not show up at all. Is there a way to tag them? Unfortunately, I deleted the original ISO rip files to free up space on my hard drive. Thanks
  13. Hello! This is my first post on an audiophile site, so please bear with me if I've posted this in the wrong place or some other mistake. I use my phone for listening to music, since it's the most convenient solution. As revealed in the thread title, it's a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. ( yes, my phone is old ) I have recently purchased two albums in Apple's lossless format on iTunes, which is the .m4a extension. The problem is that my phone refuses to read the metadata from the files. In iTunes, I can view the artist, genre, album cover, etc., but when I port the songs over to my phone, it shows that there's no data in the songs, and all of them are made by "Unknown" in the album "Unknown", with some beautiful eighth note cover art. The files play perfectly and losslessly (not a word), but I can't look up any of my songs by anything other than the title. And sure, I can convert them all to mp3 to get the metadata that I want, but... lossless to mp3. You know exactly what I'm talking about. Plus, the album art from the original gets painfully compressed into a disgusting, pixelated mess. I know that I could just download a third-party app to play the m4a's with no problem, but for convenience, I'd like to be able to play the songs natively with all of the artist, album, whatever data is in the song, completely intact. Please Samsung, I just want to listen to my Reol songs in peace why can't you just give me this I paid $20 for these songs argh ugh asdfghjkl; Anyway, I'm sure that, after my disorganized rant, you all have more than enough details to try and help me out. Also, sorry if this was posted a bit late at night. I'm a bit of a night owl :^)
  14. How do you handle, in the metadata, in iTunes in particular, releases where the album was released in the 1950's or 1970's, yet the date in the metadata is set for 2010 or 2012. Compilations are another matter, and the release date of 2005 of an album for an artist's work spanning decades is acceptable. This was brought into sharp relief when I downloaded Rod Stewart's Every Picture Tells a Story, released in 1971, but has a date reflecting it's remastering, 2012. Other examples... The Eagles, Hotel California, 2011 Jackson Brown's Running on Empty, 2005, McCartney's Band on the Run, 2010 Digital Remasters all, even though the albums were released in 1977 (Hotel California and Running on Empty) and 1973 (Band on the Run). Then it gets ridiculous with two Blue Note releases. Herbie Hancock's Maiden Voyage (recorded in 1965) and John Coltrane's Blue Train (released in 1957). They both have the Year set to 2012. This remaster dating makes a hash out of creating a playlist in iTunes of something like Jazz of the 50's, or Rock/Progressive Rock of the 1970's. Since I have discovered that the release date in iTunes is read only (Doug's Scripts for iTunes has this information), I was thinking of altering the Year to the correct value for Release Year, then putting something like "2012 REMASTERDATE" at the beginning of my comments field. I am using latest version of iTunes on iMac running Mountain Lion, my imported music files are in Apple Lossless format.
  15. Hello. I'm looking for an advice for app that would let me to edit ID3 tags (including auto track number) and rename bunch of files according tags (with variation mask). Thank you.
  16. Does anyone have any ideas on whether XLD can be used with other databases than freeDB or musicbrainz? And if so, how to do it? I have over 3000 classical CD's to rip and the lack of proper and consistent metadata for classical music is a challenge.. The Kaleidescape system really seems to be doing a pretty good job and uses the All Music Guide, but I have no idea if it is possible to integrate AMG-based data with XLD for ripping. I have searched high and low on the forums for answers but could not find any. If I missed something please let me know. Thanks!
  17. I've posted the message below in the JRMC Interact forum but thought I'd also solicit the wisdom of this group. I hope this problem is due to user error and someone can sort me out: A friend has tagged some test classical multichannel dsf files in JRMC 19 Windows, including two custom-defined tag fields. If I import an album of those files from an NTSF-formatted portable HD (I have the Paragon NTFS driver installed on my Mac) into JRMC 19 Mac (without copying the files onto the internal HFS+ hard drive), so that JRMC is reading them from the portable HD, I see the custom fields but there's no data in them. I also do not see the cover art thumbnail, which is present when the file set is viewed on his Windows machine. If I copy the files to my HFS+ internal drive, I get similar results but in addition I don't see the custom fields/columns at all on JRMC Mac. If I then copy the files back to the portable drive and my friend imports them into his Windows JRMC (after first deleting any old copies), his custom fields and the cover art field are empty. So with no operation performed on the files other than copying the file to the Mac internal drive and back to the NTFS portable drive, tag data seems to be lost. At first I thought the problem might be incompatibility between the Mac/Win versions of JRMC, and that may still be true as in paragraph one above, but paragraph two makes me wonder whether there might also be some problem caused by the hard drives' file formats as well. My goal is to be able to extract (on my Mac) stereo dsf files from the iso files for these albums (I've done that successfully and they play gloriously when pulled from directly attached storage by my Oppo 105) and then apply my friend's expert tagging by the "re-ripping" or (as I call it) the "file swapping" method (tag pasting isn't working for me, and would be too tedious to do individual tracks for a large number of albums anyway) so that eventually I can play them from a Mac server via JRMC and have decent search/navigation across the large album collection. All the operations (extracting stereo dff from iso, converting to dsf via AudioGate, copying tags via "file swapping" and updating tags from/to the library) seem to work pretty much as expected on the Mac except for this problem with some metadata apparently not being accurately preserved. I should say that my friend's tagging in a few fields overwrites values (ID3?) that may have come with the original iso. So for instance, rather than the "Classical" value for "genre,' he has "vocal," "choral," "orchestral," "chamber," etc. When I read his files from the portable hard drive, these values are retained, and only the custom tag fields are empty. If anyone has any experience round-tripping tagged DSD files from Windows to Mac or any troubleshooting hints to resolve this issue, I'd be grateful. I'm quite new to JRMC and computer audio in general, so I may have missed something obvious. But these days I expect proprietary application files or de facto-standard-format files to transmit across platforms without problems, so I trust there's a fix or fixes. Thanks in advance for your help!
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