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Proper way to backup music?
deathcoreRULES
post Mar 8 2013, 05:23
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I just spent 3 days organizing my music. iTunes obviously screwed up a lot of the ID3 tags. I went through everything by genre took forever but it was worth it. Now everything is all organized although I still need to get some album art for some rare stuff.

What is the proper way to backup my music from now on? I won't be using iTunes anymore besides making playlists for my iPod.

Is it as simple as copying the music folder or is there more to it?

Is all the song information and album art stored inside the ID3 tag or is some stored in Foobar itself?

I don't want to have the same problem in the future if I get a new computer or transfer my music and find genre "?" or tracks with no titles and not numbered.

Thanks all!
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db1989
post Mar 9 2013, 11:43
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Google will help you with that.
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deathcoreRULES
post Mar 10 2013, 02:28
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QUOTE (db1989 @ Mar 9 2013, 11:43) *
Google will help you with that.

I don't get it? So it makes all my tracks the same volume? That's terrible.

I have some vinyl rips and now I know why they are so quiet. I have to crank up my volume just to hear them.

Why does anyone like that?

Maybe if your having a party and theres music on you don't want the next song to go super loud. But if the music is quiet that is just bad.
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post Mar 10 2013, 13:47
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QUOTE (deathcoreRULES @ Mar 10 2013, 02:28) *
I don't get it? So it makes all my tracks the same volume? That's terrible.


Check the difference between album mode and track mode. Using the former, you preserve the relative volume settings within an album.

Also, if you merely write tags, you can reversibly edit everything. Or just tell your player to playback without volume adjustment. Just try it.


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