(MCN), (ISRC) problems

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funkmonkey
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(MCN), (ISRC) problems

Post by funkmonkey » Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:55 pm

Max has been great, I have ripped nearly all of my CDs to FLAC using MAX. Aside from a couple CDs that came out as white noise (very few) I simply re-ripped with the comparison ripper instead of cdparinoia, and got good rips.

This brings me to another problem I have had with a couple more CDs. MAX will rip the file and it will appear as "queued" in the encoder window, but that is it. It will not engage the encoder.

Two CDs in particular that this happens with:
Beatles - Sgt. Pepper (very surprising that there are any problems with this album)
Soul Jazz Records various artists collection Brazil 70

Both discs were recognized, complete with metadata, ripped, and queued to encode but that was as far as it went. I checked the log files and both CDs had the same problem:

"unable to read the disc's media catalog number (MCN)"

and then for each track the following information was logged:
"Unable to read the international standard recording code (ISRC) for track n"

Neither disc has a problem ripping with iTunes, and one of them is brand new (straight out of the shrink-wrap).

Is there a work around to get these files ripped to FLAC?

Thanks in advance, I hope there is some way to solve the problem

RonaldPR
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Re: (MCN), (ISRC) problems

Post by RonaldPR » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:23 pm

funkmonkey wrote:"unable to read the disc's media catalog number (MCN)"

and then for each track the following information was logged:
"Unable to read the international standard recording code (ISRC) for track n"
These messages are probably not related to Max not proceeding with the encoding. If MCN or ISRC are unavailable, Max will simply leave those tag fields empty. Now what else could cause Max to add the disc to the queue to be encoded and stop there?

funkmonkey
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Re: (MCN), (ISRC) problems

Post by funkmonkey » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:34 pm

The only two disks out of the 1500 that I ripped have the same error in the log, and fail to engage the encoder??? Sounds related to me.

Any other ideas?

RonaldPR
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Re: (MCN), (ISRC) problems

Post by RonaldPR » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:37 pm

Those are informative messages in the log, no error messages. Many more CDs will give those messages in the log.

See this posting by Stephen Booth (sbooth), the developer of Max, about MCN and ISRC:
http://forums.sbooth.org/viewtopic.php? ... 6574#p6574

funkmonkey
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Re: (MCN), (ISRC) problems

Post by funkmonkey » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:07 am

Thanks Ron, I'm sorry to have doubted you.
Any ideas on what may be causing the encoder to queue everything and then stop?

RonaldPR
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Re: (MCN), (ISRC) problems

Post by RonaldPR » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:07 pm

Because it is probably not a MCN or ISRC problem, best to continue in the other thread you started.
http://forums.sbooth.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2284

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