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by davebarnes
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Tag
Topic: Last data entered is not saved
Replies: 4
Views: 4151

Last data entered is not saved

I open a FLAC file with Tag. I enter the year. I select a genre. I enter a composer. I save the file. I quit Tag. I open the same file with Tag and the composer field is blank. I find that if I do not click in another field after entering data in a field, then the data entered in that field is not s...
by davebarnes
Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: Max Development
Topic: MusicBrainz vs. FreeDB
Replies: 39
Views: 32268

My desire is that when I rip to FLAC, I get the most/all/best data into the FLAC meta.

After that (this week), I don't care.

You decide what is best as you pay much more attention to this that I do.

Did I tell that I LOVE Max.
by davebarnes
Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Max Development
Topic: MusicBrainz vs. FreeDB
Replies: 39
Views: 32268

sbooth wrote:It would not be difficult to add the FreeDB code back in if people wanted support for both.
That would be very nice.

It is clear to me that FreeDB has a better database design (not necessarily better data) than MusicBrainz.
by davebarnes
Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: Max Development
Topic: MusicBrainz vs. FreeDB
Replies: 39
Views: 32268

Well, I just ripped/encoded an album (Dreamgirls, 2CD, soundtrack) using Max 0.7. MusicBrains stinks. I am not blaming SteveB for anything, as I understand the issues around music databases. MusicBrainz stinks because: The database does not have enough fields. For example: artist. Who is the artist?...
by davebarnes
Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:51 am
Forum: Max
Topic: An alternative choice to freedb?
Replies: 12
Views: 14686

FreeDB lives

FreeDB appears to be alive.
"It's alive."

So, can we have a choice in Max?
by davebarnes
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Max Development
Topic: MusicBrainz vs. FreeDB
Replies: 39
Views: 32268

No.

1. I have found that genre info is not very accurate for jazz albums.

2. The composer data on freedb is worthless most of the time. I usually take composer info from the liner notes and manually enter it for each song into FLAC files usinig Tag and into AAC (mp4) files using iTunes.

,dave
by davebarnes
Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:32 am
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Album Cover Art
Replies: 26
Views: 21920

Imam299,

Yes.

If the album cover art exists at Amazon.com

If the art at Amazon is the quality that you desire.

,dave
by davebarnes
Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:48 am
Forum: Max
Topic: An alternative choice to freedb?
Replies: 12
Views: 14686

Alternative, YES

From a comment at SlashDot. "I am the author of freedb2.org. It currently supports a subset of the old freedb protocol, enough to rip your CD's. Just point your software at http://freedb2.org/~cddb/cddb.cgi [freedb2.org]. There are also some new features which I will be documenting shortly. For some...
by davebarnes
Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:52 am
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Album Cover Art
Replies: 26
Views: 21920

Sithgunner, 0. Start with a CD that you know has cover art on the website you plan to use. 1. Insert CD. 2. Launch Max. 3. Click on the "Album Art" icon and a side window opens. 4. Go up to the main Max menu and select "Compact Disc" and then select "Download Album Art..." 5. Click on "Use Selected"...
by davebarnes
Sat May 13, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Mixed Mode CDs
Replies: 22
Views: 15419

Have not.
Don't know what "svn" is.
Am waiting for beta version of Max.
by davebarnes
Sat May 13, 2006 1:42 am
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Mixed Mode CDs
Replies: 22
Views: 15419

JadeNB's remarks are much more useful than mine.
by davebarnes
Wed May 10, 2006 1:52 am
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Album Cover Art
Replies: 26
Views: 21920

aBrowser,

I can't respond regarding MP3 as I never use it.

With regards to FLAC. FLAC does not support "art" as part of its meta data, as far as I can tell.

,dave
by davebarnes
Sun May 07, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Album Cover Art
Replies: 26
Views: 21920

AIFF and artwork

arrakian,

I am not an expert, but I looked up AIFF at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIFF and it does not appear to support artwork as one its "chunks".

,dave
by davebarnes
Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: Max Help
Topic: submitting info to freeDB is failing.
Replies: 9
Views: 6058

I am not having a submit problem, I am having a query problem with FreeDB. I always use the default of CDDBP, Port 8880 and did not have a problem until today. Happened with 2 different CDs. Changed to HTTP, Port 80 and it worked. I found this on the FreeDB website: In the past few days we did some ...
by davebarnes
Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Max Help
Topic: ? info be imported to iTunes library when ripping WAV ?
Replies: 16
Views: 9582

herman, I was somewhat confused. Now, I am not. 1. a. Rip to FLAC for archival purposes. FLAC because it is an open-source standard. I save my FLAC files (along with artwork (i.e., album cover) and lyrics) on 2 separate hard drives. b. Don't save the .wav files. No point. FLAC takes half the space a...