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Digital music software options?
#429160 03/25/18 07:10 PM
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Looking to consolidate and simplify. I use DBPower Amp to rip CD's. I have it set to perform a dual rip where it rips the CD to FLAC and MP3 simultaneously and drops both files into two different locations. I use FLAC for my home audio system, and MP3 for my vehicles. I just copy the MP3 files onto a USB drive.

DB PowerAmp isn't very user freindly and not a great music player. I just started using it because I want the best possible FLAC files I can get, and it does that well.

I hate I-tunes. I don't like how it makes me do things. But I can't stand those stupid water faucets that make you wave your hands frantically to keep the water on either.

If I have to fix tags, I use Foobar 2000. That seems to be the quickest, simplest software I've found for that.

I have tried Media Monkey for creating a playlist and fixing files, but it's slow and clunky, and I just don't like it.

Is there another music program I should try?

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michael_d #429166 03/26/18 02:02 AM
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I still really like EZ CD Audio Converter (formerly Easy CD-DA Extractor). My needs aren't as advanced as yours, but it's pretty intuitive for the functions I use, and I do have to occasionally update metadata. I'm not sure about a dual-rip option.

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michael_d #429170 03/26/18 06:39 AM
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Oh, but I do use Media Monkey for playback. However, I don't get that involved with my playlist creation. I tend to just keep my most recent purchases in rotation until I've digested them, and then I transfer the tracks I like the most to my phone to listen at work. Since I have the Media Monkey app on my phone, I don't need to have both FLAC and MP3 versions of the songs. I just stick with FLAC.

Between EZ CD Audio Converter for all of the back-end stuff and Media Monkey for playback, I get what I need.

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michael_d #429176 03/26/18 03:52 PM
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Thanks. EZ CD looks a lot like DB PowerAmp.

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michael_d #429177 03/26/18 07:27 PM
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i just put a record on.


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michael_d #429185 03/26/18 11:42 PM
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Do you mean you put on a wax cylinder or did you move out of the stone age and into the bronze age with a vinyl record?


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michael_d #429187 03/27/18 02:31 AM
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Depends on my mood ,sometimes i get the stork to drop its beak on my hand carved stone records and the music comes out it ass.


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michael_d #429188 03/27/18 03:07 AM
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michael_d #429191 03/28/18 01:14 AM
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Nope like this



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michael_d #429197 03/30/18 04:52 AM
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I like vinyl. Very analog. No 1s and 0s. Try an original pressing of Paris Texas and hear the music.


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