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FLAC to MP* using dBpoweramp, set compilation tag?, What's the best way to set the compilation tag?
post Jan 12 2010, 14:57
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My audio library is currently, mainly, Exact Audio Copy generated FLAC files that I now want to transcode to MP4 or what ever for use with a shiny new 160GB Ipod Classic for use in the car. I've bought dBpoweramp Reference and using the Batch Converter have tried a few files to get the naming scheme how I want it. For non-compilation albums all is well. dBpoweramp isn't recognising the compilations though. Having looked into it, briefly, it appears that dBpoweramp uses the Compilation tag whilst itunes uses a similar ITUNESCOMPILATION tag - neither of which are currently set for my library.


the main question:
What's the best/most efficient way of adding the compilation tag so that dBpoweramp will recognise the compilations and then the resultant MP* files will be itunes/ipod compatible?

If poss. my preference would be to use Mediamonkey (I use the latest free version at present) or MP3Tag.

Any help would be gratefully received!

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post Jan 12 2010, 23:21
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I am not sure if FLAC files can carry that specific tag option or not. I do know that you can convert the files to ALAC (Apple lossless), open them up in iTunes, add that compilation tag, and then use dBpowerAMP to convert those files using Nero AAC and the albums will show up as compilations in iTunes. That is a long way of not doing what you wanted though. Maybe a FLAC expert can chime in with another solution that is different from mine.
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