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FLAC ripped with EAC, convert to mp3 with proper tags and folder organ
g725s
post Jan 10 2013, 22:14
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I ripped my CD collection with EAC to FLAC. Now I'd like to convert the FLAC to mp3 and put it on my android phone. I'll be using PowerAmp to play it on my phone.

Currently I have my folders named and organized as such... Artist/Artist - Album - (date)/01 - songname.flac

With EAC an m3u file was put in the album folder, as well as a text file for EAC. I have copied to each album a "cover.jpg" as the album art
I have CUE files for the rips but they were automatically left out of the Artist/Album folders by EAC

Now I'm not too familiar with m3u's and CUE's and not really sure what use they have exactly.

I just want to convert my FLAC collection to MP3 to play on my android phone (Galaxy S3) using PowerAmp.

How should I convert the FLAC to MP3 (or should I use WMA?) ?

What tags are needed...CUE's, m3u's, etc.?

And how should I name and organize my folders and albums etc.?

Or any other suggestion you might give me here.
Thanks!

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Apesbrain
post Jan 11 2013, 21:31
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Assuming you are on Win 7 x64, go to http://www.rarewares.org/files/mp3/lame3.99.5-64.zip and download and unzip the files into a permanent folder on your PC such as C:\Program Files\Codecs\LAME

If open, close foobar2000 and reopen it. For now, start with one FLAC file. Drag it over to foobar2000 main window. Right-click on it and select "Convert" > "Quick convert" (at top), then "MP3 (LAME)". foobar2000 should then ask you to locate your LAME.EXE file (in the folder above) and the conversion should run in a few seconds. That's enough to confirm things are working as they should; fine tuning can be done once this succeeds. Post back with results.

BTW, you won't fit 320GB worth of FLACs into 30GB at LAME -V4 or -V5; best case, about half your collection will fit. To get more on there, you'll need to go to lower bitrates where some other codecs -- AAC and Ogg (or Opus if your player supports it) -- typically test better.
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- g725s   FLAC ripped with EAC, convert to mp3 with proper tags and folder organ   Jan 10 2013, 22:14
- - Apesbrain   I'd use AAC and do the conversion with foobar2...   Jan 11 2013, 00:06
|- - g725s   QUOTE (Apesbrain @ Jan 10 2013, 15:06) I...   Jan 12 2013, 00:31
- - Ket   Are you converting to mp3 to save space on the pho...   Jan 11 2013, 02:06
|- - g725s   QUOTE (Ket @ Jan 10 2013, 17:06) Are you ...   Jan 11 2013, 06:32
- - g725s   QUOTE (Apesbrain @ Jan 10 2013, 15:06) I...   Jan 11 2013, 02:24
- - Apesbrain   QUOTE (g725s @ Jan 10 2013, 20:24) OK, I...   Jan 11 2013, 15:20
- - bilbo   I believe that generating playlists for an album i...   Jan 11 2013, 15:33
|- - bilbo   QUOTE (bilbo @ Jan 11 2013, 09:33) I beli...   Jan 11 2013, 15:35
- - g725s   OK updated to 1.2.1 Also, checking my current FLA...   Jan 11 2013, 17:28
|- - Dynamic   QUOTE (g725s @ Jan 11 2013, 16:28) How is...   Jan 11 2013, 19:21
- - Dynamic   Until you get below about 125 kbps typical bitrate...   Jan 11 2013, 18:20
- - g725s   I just cant seem to get Foobar2000 to convert to m...   Jan 11 2013, 20:51
- - Apesbrain   Assuming you are on Win 7 x64, go to http://www.ra...   Jan 11 2013, 21:31
|- - g725s   QUOTE (Apesbrain @ Jan 11 2013, 12:31) As...   Jan 11 2013, 21:58
- - Apesbrain   Yes, you set up a "Custom" converter. S...   Jan 12 2013, 00:52
|- - g725s   QUOTE (Apesbrain @ Jan 11 2013, 15:52) Ye...   Jan 13 2013, 01:09
- - eahm   refalac.exe is for ALAC as the name suggests: ref ...   Jan 13 2013, 01:26
- - ozok   You can use TAudioConverter for this process. Cu...   Jan 13 2013, 01:43
- - Mach-X   OR the OP could start off using winamp, which cont...   Jan 13 2013, 15:56


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