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going bonkers trying to figure out id3 tags in EAC, Lame.exe command line settings
Nivlac
post Aug 16 2005, 12:47
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Can someone point me in the right direction? I am trying to get the basic ID3V2 tags to end up in my mp3's while using the command line option of LAME.EXE v3.96 in EAC.

I can't get ID3 music type (GENRE (%I)) and CD Title (%L) to work. %L is the same variable EAC uses for its' low quality encoding option (%l%h) and LAME won't even try to encode the file, it bombs. %i, dumps nothing into the field, even though it is set in the cd info correctly.

My command line looks like this:

--abr 256 -F -q1 --add-id3v2 --tt "%t" --ta "%a" --ty "%y" --tn "%n" %l %h %s%d

I don't use a low and a high encoding. I just have use one.

I don't want to give up on EAC. It has worked fabulously for A LONG TIME. I just want to be able to use the ID3v2 tags which has more space to put information.

Can anyone give me a hand? Is there a better option? I like not having to create the wav file and then try to create the tags from the wav file with another program later.

Thanks.
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Synthetic Soul
post Aug 16 2005, 12:58
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%I is used for genre when using EAC's filename formatting. I can't see where %L is ever relevant.

When dealing with the command line the following placeholders are available (taken from FAQ.txt):

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   %s        Source filename
   %d        Destination filename
   %h...%h   Text "..." only when "High quality" selected
   %l...%l   Text "..." only when "Low quality" selected
   %c...%c   Text "..." only when "CRC checksum" selected
   %r        Bitrate ("32".."320")
   %a        CD artist
   %g        CD title
   %t        Track title
   %y        Year
   %n        Track number
   %m        MP3 music genre
   %o        Original filename (without temporary renaming)
   %e        Comment (as selected in EAC)


Therefore you need %m for Genre, and %g for CD Title/Album, e.g.:

--abr 256 -F -q1 --add-id3v2 --tt "%t" --ta "%a" --tl "%g" --tg "%m" --ty "%y" --tn "%n" %s %d

NB: a preset would be advisable over "--abr 256 -F -q1" - but your call.


Edit: Using "--add-id3v2" you are recording both ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags. If you just want ID3v2 use "--id3v2-only" - or more likely "--id3v2-only --pad-id3v2". Check the wiki for more info. The wiki will also clear up your obvious confusion with %l...%l and %h...%h as well. smile.gif

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Nivlac
post Aug 16 2005, 13:10
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That's different than what is on the ID3 Tag screen for EAC. It lists %L - CD Title and there isn't even a %G option (Found under Compression options ID3 Tag Tab.

Thanks. I will give it a try.

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Synthetic Soul
post Aug 16 2005, 13:18
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There are a few areas it seems where placeholders are used, and none of them use the exact same scheme.

You just need to use the right scheme for the right place.

The tab you quote appears to refer to renaming MP3s from their ID3 tags.

I'm not quite sure how I discovered the list in FAQ.txt. Maybe I just decided that my question must have been asked before... frequently.

Maybe a dashing, handsome, wise man once guided me. (cue "The Circle of Life")


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