Author Topic: Music conversion/tagging/replaygain automation  (Read 880 times)

KibelSztromu

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Hi there,

I am a long-time user of foobar2000 who has recently discovered MusicBee and so far I am very impressed how configurable the player is out of the box. I like it's also geared as a music collection organizer on top of a splendid music player.

In foobar, I had a nifty way to automate playlist organisation:
1. I ripped a CD as .wav files
2. I tagged the files using an external source or by myself
3. I converted the files to .FLAC, and had them be organized into folders, applied ReplayGain automatically at the end of the conversion process.

The file name pattern was as follows: %album artist% - %date% - %album%\[CD%discnumber%]\%tracknumber%. %title%. As you can see, the [CD%discnumber%] property is optional - meaning it won't organize files in CD1, CD2, etc. folders if the tag %discnumber% is not filled in - in case of single-CD releases.

This brings me to asking two questions:
1. Is there a way to do the same thing in MusicBee and have that conditional property in the converter similar to what I had in fb2k?
2. Is there a way to apply ReplayGain after the conversion is done? I am afraid to tick the "permanently adjust volume" checkbox as I don't want to modify the files themselves and risking ruining their quality, I'd rather do it via AlbumGain.
Last Edit: September 30, 2023, 01:15:24 PM by KibelSztromu

vincent kars

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My advise would be to rip to FLAC.
Edit the tags if needed.
 Select your new files

Tools > Organize files allow you to build a (re)naming template.
Tools > Analyze Volume write the regainplay tags so just a tag and not "permanently adjust volume" as indeed this will alter the samples.


KibelSztromu

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OK, thanks. I'll give it a shot. I see it's possible to rip straight to FLAC. Can the Analyze Volume be baked into the process, so that I can make it a one-click operation?

hiccup

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The file name pattern was as follows: %album artist% - %date% - %album%\[CD%discnumber%]\%tracknumber%. %title%. As you can see, the [CD%discnumber%] property is optional - meaning it won't organize files in CD1, CD2, etc. folders if the tag %discnumber% is not filled in - in case of single-CD releases.
The syntax for the folder/file naming template you are looking for will be something like this:

<Album Artist> - <Year (yyyy)> - <Album>$IsNull(<Disc#>,,\<Disc#>)\<Track#>. <Title>

Can the Analyze Volume be baked into the process, so that I can make it a one-click operation?
The option for that presents itself in the ripping configuration panel:


 
Last Edit: September 30, 2023, 04:27:04 PM by hiccup