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Custom FLAC Settings / Discogs Search / Pic Conversion

Post by djpat » Sun Nov 19, 2023 3:08 am

Sorry if these are duplicates, I tried searching forum but couldn't find anything.

1) It would be a really nice option to allow custom FLAC settings in convertor. I know the option to use 1-8 size settings is there and that is great, but I have found (at least for electronic music) I can get smaller files with "-8 -e -f -p". The space saved adds up with many files.

Currently I am converting to FLAC or ripping from CD to FLAC, and then I have to go convert again from command line FLAC using the above settings. Extra time and extra wear and tear on drive.

2) It would be really nice to search discogs by release number. For example, their are four different versions of the CD with barcode 0 9362-41977-2 0. I want the specific release on discogs numbered 709595. I know I have this specific version, and it has slightly different artwork. Sometimes releases will have same barcode with different tracks. This would also help when trying add a release with a strange artist name with featuring, with, +, &, etc.

3) To work around problem #2 above, I often just copy and paste info from discogs. When copying the cover art, it appears to get pasted as a BMP from the windows clipboard, not the jpg/png source format from discogs. This at least seems to be behavior when using Firefox on Windows 10. It is possible to save file from discogs then import that file in meta tag editor but that is a lot of extra steps and time. Mp3Tag has an option to convert BMP artwork to PNG. Would be great if you could add this option.
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Re: Custom FLAC Settings / Discogs Search / Pic Conversion

Post by blabibo » Thu Nov 30, 2023 11:16 am

djpat wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 3:08 am 2) It would be really nice to search discogs by release number. For example, their are four different versions of the CD with barcode 0 9362-41977-2 0. I want the specific release on discogs numbered 709595. I know I have this specific version, and it has slightly different artwork. Sometimes releases will have same barcode with different tracks.
I came here to make that same request.

It would be nice to add a line in the manual search for metadata so that we can search Discogs by release # or by a direct url ("23662" or "https://www.discogs.com/release/23662" or the full url "https://www.discogs.com/release/23662-N ... -Substance").
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Re: Custom FLAC Settings / Discogs Search / Pic Conversion

Post by Psychopeti1987 » Mon Jan 01, 2024 11:07 pm

djpat wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 3:08 am Sorry if these are duplicates, I tried searching forum but couldn't find anything.

1) It would be a really nice option to allow custom FLAC settings in convertor. I know the option to use 1-8 size settings is there and that is great, but I have found (at least for electronic music) I can get smaller files with "-8 -e -f -p". The space saved adds up with many files.
I would also like such a setting option, as this program also has such an option.
It would be nice if the size of the output file could be adjusted here as well, of course with a slightly higher bitrate than is possible with the EAC program.
I hope that Poiko will do it.
https://i.postimg.cc/g0xRKcwB/EAC-flac.jpg
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Re: Custom FLAC Settings / Discogs Search / Pic Conversion

Post by blabibo » Tue Jan 02, 2024 12:20 pm

Psychopeti1987 wrote: Mon Jan 01, 2024 11:07 pm of course with a slightly higher bitrate than is possible with the EAC program.
https://i.postimg.cc/g0xRKcwB/EAC-flac.jpg
That bitrate has no meaning for FLAC. Lossless = lossless.
See: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,87138.0.html
Psychopeti1987 wrote: Mon Jan 01, 2024 11:07 pm It would be nice if the size of the output file could be adjusted here as well
That is precisely what the person you just quoted is requesting. The -e -p commands for the FLAC encoder allow for better compression and thus a smaller file size. At the expanse of a longer encoding time though.
See: https://xiph.org/flac/documentation_tools_flac.html
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