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Rip CD to .WAV file with NO METADATA?

Post by aacton » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:46 pm

Greetings,

I'm evaluating EZ CD Audio Converter... and I have noticed that 'EZ CD' automatically appends metadata to ripped WAV files.

Q: Is there an option in 'EZ CD' to DISABLE appending of metadata to the extracted WAV files?

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Re: Rip CD to .WAV file with NO METADATA?

Post by poiko » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:19 pm

There is no option to not write metadata.

You can clear metadata prior ripping, but the track number metadata cannot be cleared. You can clear all metadata in Audio Converter (delete all metadata, save metadata) after ripping.

I can add an option to rip & convert without metadata. There used to be such an option but it got lost in an ui update.

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Re: Rip CD to .WAV file with NO METADATA?

Post by aacton » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:09 pm

Greetings,

Thanks for the quick reply! It would be great to have the option: "Save File without metadata" returned. :)

Also...

For those people that do want metadata saved with the file, could you expand EZ CD function by enabling the user
to ENABLE/DISABLE each metadata field to be written/saved?


For example I may want the usual metadata fields but NOT the Cover Artwork (which is often poor quality). So I could just DISABLE the Cover Artwork ... and RIP all my CDs with the fields saved that I need.

Many thanks,
Andrew

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Re: Rip CD to .WAV file with NO METADATA?

Post by poiko » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:44 pm

aacton wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:09 pm Greetings,

could you expand EZ CD function by enabling the user
to ENABLE/DISABLE each metadata field to be written/saved?[/b][/u]

For example I may want the usual metadata fields but NOT the Cover Artwork (which is often poor quality). So I could just DISABLE the Cover Artwork ... and RIP all my CDs with the fields saved that I need.
You can leave those metadata fields empty or clear them.

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Re: Rip CD to .WAV file with NO METADATA?

Post by aacton » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:47 pm

Greetings,

"You can leave those metadata fields empty or clear them."
Understood, in fact I was unaware your could delete the artwork before ripping.

What I was hoping for was a global option/preference, to enable/disable metadata fields. This is a time saving option when ripping hundreds of CDs.

Example: If I only want:

<Album Artist>
<Composer>
<Album>
<Title>s

I just enable those 4 and disable the other metadata fields... those disabled fields are 'blanked out'. Part of the problem ripping so many CDs is removing or correcting BAD information from the metadata providers. Its often information that I don't need or want to see and slows down the process.

Ideally I want to rip a CD in EZCD in one action (without reviewing metadata that I do not need).

Do you think its possible to add this kind of function to EX CD?

Thanks again ...
Andrew

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Re: Rip CD to .WAV file with NO METADATA?

Post by poiko » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:45 am

I will see what can I do.

The 'Don't write metadata at all' option can easily be added it is already implemented in the encoders/writers just need a little check box to be added to the Options.

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Re: Rip CD to .WAV file with NO METADATA?

Post by aacton » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:46 pm

Greetings,

Great, look forward to the re-introduction of this feature (No Metadata in the ripped file).

Allowing the end user to select what metadata fields should be included...is a more complex change, however it would be highly appreciated IF you have the time and resources to implement it.

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Re: Rip CD to .WAV file with NO METADATA?

Post by poiko » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:51 pm

Working on it. :D

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Re: Rip CD to .WAV file with NO METADATA?

Post by poiko » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:34 pm

There you are. Done it. All output settings / modes / formats tested with and without metadata to make sure everything works 100% perfectly like my software always does :D .

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Re: Rip CD to .WAV file with NO METADATA?

Post by aacton » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:00 pm

:D Superb progress, and highly appreciated... the UI (as always) is very tidy. Yes, there are people that appreciate these things.
Patiently awaiting the next software release. Andrew

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Re: Rip CD to .WAV file with NO METADATA?

Post by aacton » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:22 pm

Greetings

I tested the 'Disable metadata' ... WAV files are now have NO metadata, thank for adding this option. :D

Question: I noticed (comparing the EZCD WAV file with another WAV ripped by another tool, a small difference).

The EZCD WAV file is +36 bytes larger.
The AUDIO DATA is identical in both files.
The difference is (apparently) due to a JUNK chunk in the header of the EZCD file.

I'm curious about this JUNK chunk. Can you tell me what its for?

Cheers,
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Re: Rip CD to .WAV file with NO METADATA?

Post by poiko » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:06 am

aacton wrote: Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:22 pm The difference is (apparently) due to a JUNK chunk in the header of the EZCD file.
JUNK chunk allows auto-switching from 32-bit WAV/RIFF format to 64-bit WAV/RF64 format without rewriting 4 gigabytes data when switching the format. JUNK chunk ia a part of WAV/RIFF standard.

You can change the behaviour from Settings / General / File format settings by setting the "WAV file format" to "Compatibility mode".

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Re: Rip CD to .WAV file with NO METADATA?

Post by aacton » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:36 pm

Many thanks for the reply. Understood. I noted that JUNK chunk was part of the RIFF container standard...but (I) was clueless as to your design/intent. Now I understand. I swapped back to 'Compatibility mode <4GB',

Works perfectly ... as always with EZ CD :D

I am extremely pleased I found EZ CD... before I commenced the ripping of my CD collection.
With the recent changes:
- Automatic pre-emphasis detection.
- Automatic (optional) DSP de-emphasis.
- Pre-emphasis logging in the rip log.
- Rip with or without metadata in the output file.
Its an outstanding product!
Cheers, Andrew

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Pre-emphasis, de-emphasis ?

Post by Hourglass94 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:02 am

- Automatic pre-emphasis detection.
- Automatic (optional) DSP de-emphasis.
- Pre-emphasis logging in the rip log.

I've no idea what these are.
Are those settings for audiophiles/perfectionists or should the average ripper/converter/disc burner like me notice any difference from before.

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Re: Pre-emphasis, de-emphasis ?

Post by thexfile » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:12 am

They don't use pre-emphasis anymore.
Pre-emphasis CDs have a higher frequency to them. De-emphasis makes CDs sound normal.

It was something CD makers tried about 1985 but stoped shortly after.

I have a old Pink Floyd "The Wall" CD that is used pre-emphasis.

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