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CGC
post Feb 2 2010, 14:26
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Hi,

I am new to this forum and to the use of these software programs. I need some guidance.

My intent is to convert my CD collection, first to FLAC then to MP3. I have read a lot on the subject, maybe too much as it is starting to confuse me, but my goal is to create the best possible MP3 files I can. I am not concerned about file size.

I believe I have successfully setup EAC andhave converted a couple of test CDs to FLAC. I then installed RazorLame and the latest version of LAME within the same folder.

Not real confident at the RazorLame settings but I believe I have it set to the best VBR (320) settings. However, When I attempt to add the FLAC files to RazorLame, nothing appears within the program. I used the program's 'Add File' procedure and also tried to drag and drop the FLAC files into RazorLame to no avail. Nothing appears in the program.

Probably something obvious but the reason is escaping me. Thanks in advance for any help which can be provided to this novice.

Chris
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post Feb 15 2010, 20:01
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I suppose it would be advantageous to find an editing program that would allow edits to FLAC files. After editing I could then encode them to MP3 using LAME. Would that work? I am looking at Sony's CD Architect 5.2d for this purpose but I do not know if it is compatible with FLAC.

Currently I do not use my computer to play my MP3s. I create MP3 discs which I am able to play in the home surround sound unit and the MP3 CD changers in our vehicles.
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post Feb 15 2010, 23:25
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QUOTE (CGC @ Feb 15 2010, 14:01) *
I suppose it would be advantageous to find an editing program that would allow edits to FLAC files. After editing I could then encode them to MP3 using LAME. Would that work?

If you are talking about editing files to achieve gapless playback of, for example the Golden Slumbers medley on Abbey Road, then again the answer is no. As previously explained, gaps at track transitions that were not part of the original CD are a result of the mp3 encoding and decoding process. If your MP3 CD players don't support gapless playback of mp3, then no editing you do prior to encoding is going to change that.

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- CGC   RazorLame help   Feb 2 2010, 14:26
- - .halverhahn   Razorlame... good old time. I'm using today fo...   Feb 2 2010, 14:50
- - lvqcl   QUOTE (CGC @ Feb 2 2010, 16:26) my goal i...   Feb 2 2010, 17:03
|- - CGC   QUOTE (lvqcl @ Feb 2 2010, 11:03) QUOTE (...   Feb 2 2010, 18:32
- - DVDdoug   For converting FLAC to MP3, try: XRECODE* LameDrop...   Feb 2 2010, 19:07
- - trout   For a simple and easy to use conversion tool, try ...   Feb 2 2010, 19:11
- - lvqcl   Vote for foobar2000. Just install it in portable m...   Feb 2 2010, 19:11
|- - CGC   QUOTE (lvqcl @ Feb 2 2010, 13:11) Vote fo...   Feb 2 2010, 19:50
- - pdq   Best bitrate or best quality? If you mean highest ...   Feb 2 2010, 19:55
|- - CGC   QUOTE (pdq @ Feb 2 2010, 13:55) Best bitr...   Feb 2 2010, 20:07
|- - CGC   QUOTE (pdq @ Feb 2 2010, 13:55) Best bitr...   Feb 4 2010, 03:38
- - DVDdoug   QUOTE Best quality. Does this VBR setting apply to...   Feb 2 2010, 20:34
- - greynol   Different programs might present different interfa...   Feb 2 2010, 20:39
|- - CGC   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 2 2010, 14:39) Diffe...   Feb 2 2010, 21:23
- - greynol   For EAC look through these: http://wiki.hydrogenau...   Feb 2 2010, 21:27
- - trout   It should output with joint stereo by default. Are...   Feb 4 2010, 04:25
|- - CGC   QUOTE (trout @ Feb 3 2010, 22:25) It shou...   Feb 4 2010, 14:31
- - johnsonlam   QUOTE (CGC @ Feb 2 2010, 21:26) Not real ...   Feb 4 2010, 05:14
- - trout   QUOTE ... I got the impression that it is most ben...   Feb 6 2010, 19:55
|- - CGC   QUOTE (trout @ Feb 6 2010, 13:55) QUOTE ....   Feb 6 2010, 20:13
- - trout   QUOTE Yes, they are playable. That's good, but...   Feb 6 2010, 21:22
|- - CGC   QUOTE (trout @ Feb 6 2010, 15:22) QUOTE Y...   Feb 6 2010, 21:31
- - evereux   Some pointers on using Foobar2000 if you wish to c...   Feb 6 2010, 21:58
|- - CGC   QUOTE (evereux @ Feb 6 2010, 15:58) Some ...   Feb 6 2010, 22:34
- - lvqcl   QUOTE Seems the best or extreme setting is restric...   Feb 6 2010, 23:05
|- - CGC   QUOTE (lvqcl @ Feb 6 2010, 17:05) QUOTE S...   Feb 7 2010, 20:13
|- - greynol   QUOTE (CGC @ Feb 7 2010, 11:13) How do I ...   Feb 7 2010, 20:18
|- - CGC   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 7 2010, 14:18) QUOTE...   Feb 7 2010, 20:32
- - greynol   Joint stereo is done by default. The point to all...   Feb 7 2010, 20:58
|- - CGC   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 7 2010, 14:58) Joint...   Feb 7 2010, 21:11
- - greynol   http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=EAC_...   Feb 7 2010, 21:16
|- - CGC   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 7 2010, 15:16) http:...   Feb 7 2010, 21:54
- - greynol   http://lame.cvs.sourceforge.net/*checkout*...l#-no...   Feb 7 2010, 22:02
|- - CGC   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 7 2010, 16:02) http:...   Feb 7 2010, 22:10
- - greynol   You're welcome. If you tag and how and wheth...   Feb 7 2010, 22:18
|- - CGC   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 7 2010, 16:18) You...   Feb 9 2010, 18:17
- - greynol   A replaygain-based approach, but using an implemen...   Feb 9 2010, 18:25
|- - CGC   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 9 2010, 12:25) A rep...   Feb 14 2010, 17:31
|- - Soap   Any competent player will play LAME MP3 and/or FLA...   Feb 14 2010, 17:42
|- - trout   QUOTE (CGC @ Feb 14 2010, 11:31) Would I ...   Feb 14 2010, 19:23
|- - CGC   QUOTE (trout @ Feb 14 2010, 13:23) QUOTE ...   Feb 14 2010, 19:31
|- - Soap   QUOTE (CGC @ Feb 14 2010, 13:31) I am usi...   Feb 14 2010, 19:36
|- - greynol   QUOTE (CGC @ Feb 14 2010, 10:31) are ther...   Feb 14 2010, 19:40
- - CGC   I suppose it would be advantageous to find an edit...   Feb 15 2010, 20:01
|- - trout   QUOTE (CGC @ Feb 15 2010, 14:01) I suppos...   Feb 15 2010, 23:25
|- - CGC   QUOTE (trout @ Feb 15 2010, 17:25) QUOTE ...   Feb 16 2010, 14:55
- - pdq   First, if Roxio allows you to save as .wav then th...   Feb 16 2010, 16:34
|- - CGC   QUOTE (pdq @ Feb 16 2010, 10:34) First, i...   Feb 16 2010, 18:14
|- - trout   QUOTE (CGC @ Feb 16 2010, 12:14) I do not...   Feb 17 2010, 16:10
- - dv1989   There's no difference. Converting FLAC to WAV ...   Feb 16 2010, 18:30
|- - CGC   QUOTE (dv1989 @ Feb 16 2010, 12:30) There...   Feb 17 2010, 14:07
- - dv1989   Please read my post again. No application will edi...   Feb 17 2010, 14:25
|- - CGC   QUOTE (dv1989 @ Feb 17 2010, 08:25) Pleas...   Feb 17 2010, 15:26
- - pdq   Do NOT use mp3 as any kind of intermediate step. U...   Feb 17 2010, 15:35
|- - CGC   QUOTE (pdq @ Feb 17 2010, 09:35) Do NOT u...   Feb 18 2010, 14:11
- - CGC   My target is a MP3 CD.   Feb 17 2010, 15:39
- - pdq   As long as "edited the file" only means ...   Feb 18 2010, 14:37
- - CGC   QUOTE (pdq @ Feb 18 2010, 08:37) As long ...   Feb 18 2010, 15:10


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