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Synthetic Soul
post Nov 17 2006, 08:53
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REACT 2.0 is not backward compatible with version 1.0. This version is more powerful, easier to use and configure. It uses only two configuration scripts: REACT-image.cfg, and REACT-track.cfg. Image mode (F10) is recommended, as it may be used for creating both an image and tracks, and is a little more robust. With Nyaochi's excellent ACDIR, it will split the image to tracks while encoding. You can pick and choose from which formats you want by only editing a few characters in the .cfg file. See examples below.

NEWS
  • Only one configuration file for each mode (image/track).
  • Simpler user-configuration, located in first section of .cfg file (Alt-F3).
  • Built-in support for CoverDownloader (albumart.exe). Runs when hitting F10/F4. Alt-F10 for CoverDownloader only.
  • Adds cover pictures to FLAC (with 1.1.3beta) and MP3 by using my new tool, metamp3.exe
  • Optionally scans and tags ReplayGain for all formats. May also apply album gain on MP3/AAC files.
  • Writes ID3v2.3 ReplayGain tags on MP3's (Winamp/Foobar compatible), via metamp3.exe
  • Should fix random REACT exiting, reported by some users.
  • User may now minimize EAC while ripping (EAC will auto-restore when ripping done, and save log).
  • Accepts both "Various" and "Various Artists" as compilation disk.
  • If CreateAllCuesheets=1 is set in INI file, and EAC is set up to extract to a fixed directory, REACT will save all types of cuesheets when hitting F4/F10. Cuesheets can be accessed from scripts by @albumfile@ variable. E.g. "@albumfile@.[mg].cue"
  • The (unsafe) @islast@ variable for track mode is not supported anymore. Use @track@==@numtracks@ test instead, or image mode.
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The wiki has more info : http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=REACT

More information and download in the thread REACT 2, EAC plugin


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tycho
post Nov 26 2006, 22:48
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Again, Thanks for all feedback.

@sdgenxr: You must set the ImageExt=flac in the REACT.ini file. The set Flac=1 in the REACT-image.cfg file is for tracks. In the 2.0 final version, all normal user configuration is moved to the REACT.ini file, so regular user will only need to modify the REACT.ini file.

@wolfsong: The BAND field is very often interpreted as Artist Album, e.g. by Winamp. However, I guess foobar uses a TXXX frame for album artist. You may add (or replace) a TXXX frame in the mp3 tracks section:
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IF @various@==1 SET VA_tag_MP3=--frame TPE2:$q$cdartist$$q --user-text $q[album artist]@cdartist@$q

I suppose I could add this in the final release.

The multi-word genre problem you mention surprises me. I have just tested a "Acid Jazz" CD with and all formats, and it worked fine. (Image mode F10).

@Martin H:
1) There is no internal support for adding Album Gain REM comments. It is however possible to do this with some advanced DOS scripting. To outline how:
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WaveGain.exe -a "@source@" -e echo '%%ALBUM_GAIN%%'%%ALBUM_PEAK%%'%%ALBUM_SCALE%%'> tmp1.txt

FOR /F "tokens=1-6 delims='" %%i IN (tmp1.txt) DO (
    echo REM REPLAYGAIN_ALBUM_GAIN %%j dB> tmp2.txt
    echo REM REPLAYGAIN_ALBUM_PEAK %%k>> tmp2.txt
    SET album_scale=%%l
)
TYPE @cuesheet@ >> tmp2.txt
MOVE /Y tmp2.txt @cuesheet@
DEL tmp1.txt

And later when you encode with lame or oggenc2, you may use --scale %album_scale%

Note: The %ALBUM_PEAK% and other *_PEAK variables accessible in the WaveGain line should be divided by 32767 to normalize them to 0.0 - 1.0 range. If you notify john33 about it, he may fix that for next WaveGain release.

@wolfsong: Using --scale when encoding will apply volume to exactly 89 dB, whereas using aacgain or metamp3 after encoding will result in 89 +- 0.75 dB. However it allows to losslessy undo volume changes made, unlike when using --scale. Also, for AAC, you must resort to aacgain, because there is no --scale option for the encoder.

edit: formatting.

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post Nov 27 2006, 01:08
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QUOTE (tycho @ Nov 26 2006, 15:48) *
@wolfsong: The BAND field is very often interpreted as Artist Album, e.g. by Winamp. However, I guess foobar uses a TXXX frame for album artist. You may add (or replace) a TXXX frame in the mp3 tracks section:
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IF @various@==1 SET VA_tag_MP3=--frame TPE2:$q$cdartist$$q --user-text $q[album artist]@cdartist@$q

I suppose I could add this in the final release.

Hmm. I can't really "read" this but from what you've said it should write a custom "album artist" tag. Just to clarify does it set the album artist to the @cdartist@ when not various and Various Artists when it is?

Right now I have the 2 lines remarked that set AlbumArtist. Should I unremark them?

QUOTE (tycho @ Nov 26 2006, 15:48) *
The multi-word genre problem you mention surprises me. I have just tested a "Acid Jazz" CD with and all formats, and it worked fine. (Image mode F10).

I retested on another PC. I was having some other problems and it looks like this was caused by a conflict with other software. Thanks.

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post Nov 27 2006, 09:39
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QUOTE (wolfsong @ Nov 26 2006, 16:08) *
QUOTE (tycho @ Nov 26 2006, 15:48) *

@wolfsong: The BAND field is very often interpreted as Artist Album, e.g. by Winamp. However, I guess foobar uses a TXXX frame for album artist. You may add (or replace) a TXXX frame in the mp3 tracks section:
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IF @various@==1 SET VA_tag_MP3=--frame TPE2:$q$cdartist$$q --user-text $q[album artist]@cdartist@$q

I suppose I could add this in the final release.

Hmm. I can't really "read" this but from what you've said it should write a custom "album artist" tag. Just to clarify does it set the album artist to the @cdartist@ when not various and Various Artists when it is?

Right now I have the 2 lines remarked that set AlbumArtist. Should I unremark them?

The line sets both the BAND and a custom user text field with "album artists" as description to "Various", when and only when the CD is Various Artists. The v2.0 Final adds a key VA in the REACT.ini file (default VA=Various Artists). This will be the value of @cdartist@ for VA albums, otherwise @cdartist@ equals @artist@. I.e. you won't need the "set AlbumArtist" lines in the final release, but for now I believe you will.
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- Synthetic Soul   REACT 2 Released   Nov 17 2006, 08:53
- - Xenion   i'm new to this tool. is it possible to rip as...   Nov 17 2006, 11:39
- - tycho   If you rip as image, you may encode to either a wa...   Nov 17 2006, 12:26
- - drbeachboy   Hi Tycho, With embedded cuesheets (Especially wit...   Nov 17 2006, 18:12
|- - Synthetic Soul   QUOTE (drbeachboy @ Nov 17 2006, 17:12) H...   Nov 17 2006, 18:34
- - valnar   You know, I never had to uninstall REACT v1.0. Ho...   Nov 17 2006, 21:32
- - Keykey   I am a total newbie to REACT, sorry. How do I get...   Nov 17 2006, 21:39
- - Gow   Awesome release. Keep up the good work.   Nov 17 2006, 23:34
- - wolfsong   Can't wait to try this release tonight when I ...   Nov 18 2006, 00:38
- - HbG   Just set it up to work with flake and metaflac for...   Nov 18 2006, 02:03
- - hanning   It seems that the following section in REACT-image...   Nov 18 2006, 04:56
- - wolfsong   So I just tried it out and like the new config but...   Nov 18 2006, 07:54
- - Synthetic Soul   QUOTE (Keykey @ Nov 17 2006, 20:39) I am ...   Nov 18 2006, 10:49
|- - wolfsong   QUOTE (Synthetic Soul @ Nov 18 2006, 03:4...   Nov 18 2006, 19:09
- - drbeachboy   I also found the tag lines for embedding the cuesh...   Nov 18 2006, 18:32
- - tycho   Thanks for all the great feedback. I have uploaded...   Nov 19 2006, 02:08
|- - wolfsong   QUOTE (tycho @ Nov 18 2006, 19:08) @wolfs...   Nov 19 2006, 05:12
|- - wolfsong   QUOTE (tycho @ Nov 18 2006, 19:08) Thanks...   Nov 25 2006, 07:57
- - tycho   AFAIK, there is no explicit ID stored on the CD, b...   Nov 19 2006, 11:15
|- - wolfsong   QUOTE (tycho @ Nov 19 2006, 04:15) AFAIK,...   Nov 19 2006, 13:42
|- - bhoar   QUOTE (wolfsong @ Nov 19 2006, 08:42) hmm...   Nov 19 2006, 20:40
- - spoon   There is ISRC (International Standards Recoding Co...   Nov 19 2006, 20:47
- - sdgenxr   Thanks for the great release tycho! This vers...   Nov 20 2006, 05:44
|- - tycho   QUOTE (sdgenxr @ Nov 19 2006, 20:44) My q...   Nov 20 2006, 08:52
- - TomGroove   excellent, I like the new version. Struggled a lit...   Nov 20 2006, 16:23
- - wolfsong   I'm having a problem with CoverArtDownloader. ...   Nov 20 2006, 17:41
- - tycho   The coverdownloader will fill in a name <destdi...   Nov 20 2006, 19:48
|- - wolfsong   QUOTE (tycho @ Nov 20 2006, 12:48) The co...   Nov 20 2006, 21:00
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|- - wolfsong   QUOTE (tycho @ Nov 21 2006, 09:02) Conclu...   Nov 21 2006, 21:01
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- - drbeachboy   Try pressing the "F10" key on your keybo...   Nov 22 2006, 02:36
- - wolfsong   @tycho Even when I leave out this extra bit of cod...   Nov 22 2006, 06:34
|- - tycho   QUOTE (wolfsong @ Nov 21 2006, 21:34) @ty...   Nov 22 2006, 09:39
|- - wolfsong   QUOTE (tycho @ Nov 22 2006, 02:39) QUOTE ...   Nov 22 2006, 12:53
- - tycho   Ah. The cover is embeded in the tracks for flac, m...   Nov 22 2006, 15:22
|- - wolfsong   QUOTE (tycho @ Nov 22 2006, 08:22) Ah. Th...   Nov 22 2006, 16:13
|- - wolfsong   QUOTE (tycho @ Nov 22 2006, 08:22) If you...   Nov 23 2006, 19:26
- - Synthetic Soul   It is basic DOS commands BTW. http://www.ss64.com...   Nov 22 2006, 16:44
- - sdgenxr   Image creation assistance needed. For some reason...   Nov 25 2006, 06:33
|- - wolfsong   QUOTE (sdgenxr @ Nov 24 2006, 23:33) How ...   Nov 25 2006, 06:42
- - Martin H   @tycho 1. Would you please add an option for addi...   Nov 26 2006, 18:10
|- - wolfsong   QUOTE (Martin H @ Nov 26 2006, 11:10) 2. ...   Nov 26 2006, 18:59
- - tycho   Again, Thanks for all feedback. @sdgenxr: You mus...   Nov 26 2006, 22:48
|- - wolfsong   QUOTE (tycho @ Nov 26 2006, 15:48) @wolfs...   Nov 27 2006, 01:08
|- - tycho   QUOTE (wolfsong @ Nov 26 2006, 16:08) QUO...   Nov 27 2006, 09:39
|- - wolfsong   QUOTE (tycho @ Nov 27 2006, 02:39) The li...   Nov 27 2006, 15:07
- - Martin H   @wolfsong Thank's for your reply Btw, the ...   Nov 26 2006, 23:31
- - tycho   Correct.   Nov 27 2006, 15:23
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|- - Dondo   QUOTE (Synthetic Soul @ Dec 2 2006, 05:34...   Dec 2 2006, 22:53
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|- - wolfsong   QUOTE (SpiceWeasel @ Dec 2 2006, 17:28) I...   Dec 3 2006, 00:48
|- - SpiceWeasel   QUOTE (wolfsong @ Dec 2 2006, 19:48) Are ...   Dec 3 2006, 20:14
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- - drbeachboy   tycho & SS, Thank you for the explanations.   Dec 12 2006, 18:04
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