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Renaming and adding album art to new cds named as ‘unknown’

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Paul
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Paul posted on Sun, Feb 14 2021 5:14 PM

Hello, can anyone explain in layman’s terms how to rename albums and tracks ripped and named unknown by my Beosound 5 ?
I can strap my windows 10 laptop in but I think I need some old B&O software on it - I loath ITunes so won’t let it near my pc

its frustrating to not have all the albums and tracks chronologically listed !

thanks in advance, Paul 

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Barry Santini
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Look no further than bliss music tagger.

It can automate the entire process for you.

Xcellent blog for users as well.

Barry
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Harry1 replied on Tue, Feb 23 2021 6:24 AM

Hey Paul


Did you have any luck with Barry's suggestion.
I'm about to take delivery of a Beosound 5 with CD ripper and 1TB drive and i'm going to want to load all my CD's wtih album art...

Fingers crossed this software works...

BUT i have no idea how to connect this all up.

Will wait till i get the unit and see how I go.

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Weebyx replied on Tue, Feb 23 2021 8:49 AM

Harry1:

Hey Paul


Did you have any luck with Barry's suggestion.
I'm about to take delivery of a Beosound 5 with CD ripper and 1TB drive and i'm going to want to load all my CD's wtih album art...

Fingers crossed this software works...

BUT i have no idea how to connect this all up.

Will wait till i get the unit and see how I go.

The CD Ripper is not worth much today. What I have done on a completely blank  BS5, is just using iTunes to rip my CD's, and add album covers/tagging, and then just upload the folders to the BM5 via network. In iTunes it is easy to get an overview of the tagging/album covers, to verify they are correct before transferring to BM.

/Weebyx

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Paul replied on Tue, Feb 23 2021 10:12 AM

Looks like sound advice from Weeby although I am not a fan of Itunes controlling my laptop.

 

With Bliss I havent yet discovered how to get the thread to my server/BS5 memory so am a bit stuck.

 

Good luck, P

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Harry1 replied on Tue, Feb 23 2021 10:59 PM

Is the CD ripper of no value becuase there is no longer a licence iwth gracenote? or is it of no value because it's actually no good.

I wonder if there is there a way to direct the beosound 5 to talk to bliss music directly?

 

Can't wait to get my beosound 5 but is sounds like i'm in for a bit of work to get the best out of it.
#patience 

 

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Weebyx replied on Wed, Feb 24 2021 7:35 AM

Paul:

Looks like sound advice from Weeby although I am not a fan of Itunes controlling my laptop.

 

With Bliss I havent yet discovered how to get the thread to my server/BS5 memory so am a bit stuck.

 

Good luck, P

iTunes is not controlling anything ;) Yes, some things are Apple stuff, but if just used for CD ripping/tagging, I have no concerns or observations.

I just find it very easy to get an overview of all my albums with covers and tagging, and then just copy directories to Beomaster.

/Weebyx

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Weebyx replied on Wed, Feb 24 2021 7:39 AM

Harry1:

Is the CD ripper of no value becuase there is no longer a licence iwth gracenote? or is it of no value because it's actually no good.

I wonder if there is there a way to direct the beosound 5 to talk to bliss music directly?

 

Can't wait to get my beosound 5 but is sounds like i'm in for a bit of work to get the best out of it.
#patience 

 

Yes, CD ripper will rip music from the CD, without any tagging or way of knowing what it is after ripping. It is the connection with CDDB/Gracenote that is no longer working.

I had a CD Ripper for mine, sold it because it was of no use for me because of this issue. Would never pay 1 cent extra for a system advertised with ripper as bonus feature. Sorry if that is bad news for you.

I don't know if Taggers can tag music already ripped as "Album1/track01" without the CD to read from.

/Weebyx

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Bliss can be resident on your server (faster), or on your computer.

If on your computer, just point Bliss to the folder where the music resides in Settings.

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Harry1 replied on Thu, Feb 25 2021 3:18 AM

Does this mean that BLISS can live on the Beosound 5 1TB hard drive?

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Harry1 replied on Thu, Feb 25 2021 3:19 AM

Ieve asked Strava stkm sounds heavenly to see if he’ll do a video on this topic but I think he’d get hundreds of requests. 

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Weebyx replied on Thu, Feb 25 2021 8:04 AM

Barry Santini:
Bliss can be resident on your server (faster), or on your computer.

 

If on your computer, just point Bliss to the folder where the music resides in Settings.

 

 

B

But how will bliss know Artist/Album/Tracks from a ripped WAV file that includes no information ? Unless off course the WAV actually at least contains the time of the track, then maybe from the number of tracks, and length of each track, it can find albums that might match ? Normally CDDB information is retrieved from a value that is unique to each albums, embedded on the CD.

Off course, if this information can be added as metadata to each ripped WAV fil, bliss can use this. But without any information at all, other that audio info, how will bliss find the album info ?

/Weebyx

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Harry1 replied on Fri, Feb 26 2021 2:36 AM

Assume that it used the 0's and 1's of the digital information to know what album and consequently what track etc even if it's not loaded onto the CD as metadata.

I'm not thrilled by the proposition of naming and getting images for all my CD's but I will do this if thats the only way.

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Weebyx replied on Fri, Feb 26 2021 9:00 AM

Harry1:

Assume that it used the 0's and 1's of the digital information to know what album and consequently what track etc even if it's not loaded onto the CD as metadata.

I'm not thrilled by the proposition of naming and getting images for all my CD's but I will do this if thats the only way.

I can see it working, if it finds a folder with x tracks in it, it can then search the database for albums with the same number of tracks, and then match each track with the playing length of the ripped music file.

But let us know if it works, it could help other people that still rips CD's on their BM5.

Since the music directory on BM5 is a shared folder, it should be easy to have bliss live on another machine(if it does not run on WinXP), and then just point Bliss to the network drive.

/Weebyx

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I’ve got my beosound 5 and it’s just as beautiful as I rememer them.

thankfully the previous owner left some music on the beomaster 5 so I can at least use it.

 

I think my best bet to get my music on the beomaster5 is to rip it on my computer and put it on a it on a usb drive with the album art and How do I tell beomaster 5 to grab the music from a usb drive?

 

Thanks in advance. 

Jarrod  

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