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levman

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Different locations for different file types
« on: January 02, 2012, 07:31:39 pm »
I just started testing VinylStudio, and will definitely be buying it - it offers a MUCH better/simpler approach than my original plan of using Audacity + Jaikoz Audio Tagger to rip my vinyl! Having spent 4 or 5 hours trying to figure out how to rip with the aforementioned combo, versus 10 minutes with your program, the decision is a no-brainer! Jaikoz' ability to identify the music via an audio fingerprint is pretty cool ... but your approach is proving to be much more practical.

You might consider adding the capability to associate a file location with each specific file type, as mentioned by a previous poster some time back, for example
D:\My Music\FLAC\Artist\Album\etc...
D:\My Music\MP3\Artist\Album\etc...

In my case, I maintain two copies of all my music - a lossless FLAC copy for streaming in my house, and a lossy MP3 copy for my iPod. It doesn't appear that VinylStudio offers any easy way to do this?

Even better would be if multiple copies could be created in a single workflow. Some CD ripping products (for example "dBpoweramp CD Ripper", which I use) offer this capability.

I have other ways to skin this cat, so no biggie if the capability doesn't exist ... it's just that I'm lazy and prefer to keep my ripping workflow as simple and mindless as possible :-)

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Re: Different locations for different file types
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012, 08:06:29 pm »
Hi,

Are you talking about the file format for saved tracks?  In which case you can use \blah\blah\[File Type]\blah\blah in the 'When saving tracks, name them as' field in VinylStudio's Settings / Preferences dialog to get what you want.

You will however have to save your tracks twice, once in each format.  That probably won't change.

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Re: Different locations for different file types
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2012, 08:40:34 pm »
Hi,

Are you talking about the file format for saved tracks?  In which case you can use \blah\blah\[File Type]\blah\blah in the 'When saving tracks, name them as' field in VinylStudio's Settings / Preferences dialog to get what you want.

You will however have to save your tracks twice, once in each format.  That probably won't change.
I am talking about having a file location associated with each file format. But what you suggest almost works. If I change your first "blah" to "FLAC" then the file ends up in a FLAC folder ... if I change it to "MP3" it ends up in an MP3 folder ... so far, so good. The only problem is that VinylStudio only saves the last entry I used in the 'When saving tracks, name them as" field, so I'll be constantly having to retype FLAC and MP3 for each album I rip (with potentially several hundred to rip, that will get tiresome).

If VinylStudio could allow one to create multiple custom namings for that field (in addition to the 4 naming options that are already hard-coded), that would be helpful.

In the meanwhile, I've done some testing with dBpoweramp's batch converting program, and I can pretty easily convert the FLACs to MP3s and put them where I want in one step, so that remains an option for me ... particularly if I wait until I've ripped 10 or 10 albums with VinylStudio before doing the conversion, so I can get some economies of scale ... I just hate to use two programs where one could do (remember, I'm lazy).

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Re: Different locations for different file types
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2012, 09:44:28 pm »
Scratch that .... I just realized that VinylStudio will let me process multiple albums at once, so having to re-edit the'When saving tracks, name them as' field is not as big a deal as I thought.

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Re: Different locations for different file types
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 09:48:59 pm »
Hi,

You don't need to re-edit it each time.  Just use [File Type] to have VinylStudio automatically name that component of the saved file name as FLAC, MP3, whatever.

Example:

D:\My Music\[File Type]\...

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Re: Different locations for different file types
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012, 01:01:35 am »
Hi,

You don't need to re-edit it each time.  Just use [File Type] to have VinylStudio automatically name that component of the saved file name as FLAC, MP3, whatever.

Example:

D:\My Music\[File Type]\...
Thanks, that "almost" works for me too. The problem is that my target folders aren't actually named for the file types, and I can't change them without affecting a number of other programs. But I think I can use your suggestion to write the files into a temporary set of folders, then use OSX terminal commands such as cp or rsync to move them (which in some cases will require a folder merge, for example when an artist subfolder already exists in the target folder, which OSX Finder doesn't seem to know how to do). I'm sure there is some way I can automate the file move/folder merge too ... I'll just need to do some googling to figure out how ... but you've addressed the hardest part.

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Re: Different locations for different file types
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2012, 01:16:27 pm »
Thanks, that "almost" works for me too. The problem is that my target folders aren't actually named for the file types, and I can't change them without affecting a number of other programs.

I found a simple way to use your suggestion while dealing with my problem outlined above. I created a separate folder for my LPs (which I sort of wanted to do anyway) and created a symbolic link in my target folder to the LP folder ... and my other programs don't know the difference ... so, problem solved! Thanks again for the tip.

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Re: Different locations for different file types
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2012, 01:35:38 pm »
Ah, of course.  I should have thought of that.  Glad it's sorted out.