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Ah yes, another person bitten by the wav bug. every time i ... Sufentanil
WAV files do have some problems.
iTunes can’t organize tracks if it does not see the track ID tags which get embedded into them during the encoding. – ripping process. The ripping software has that info only fo wAVs…
Usually WAVs are temp files. Uncompressed tracks used to produce albums … songs… etc. into other more manageable file formats. The main reason for this is the WAV or wAVE formats do not retain or have embedded into them any meta data…. Such as title info, track #, album art work, album release date, etc.
All of that info for those formats resides in the data base of the software you originally chose to rip them into WAVE or wAVs. Not in the tracks themselves…. So long as you keep using the database of the orig ripper, you’re ok…
But if you start moving them onto some other pc, or drive, the new media player then has none of the orig track and title info available to it as it remains in the previous media players database only.
This is why folks choose to use FLAC, AIFF, WAV PAK, or even apple Lossless… (ALAC/M4A), or if going the compressed route, aAC or AAC protected as with older iTunes downloads (m4p), or merely MP3s.
There are marginal sonic diffs from wAV to these other lossless formats… but the metadata stays with the tracks, normally regardless the media player you use to replay them with in the future. Metadata is increasingly a quite sought after aspect of musical enjoyment, and a must for continuedd cataloging or archiving.
Maybe your orig media player.. the one you used to rip all those WAV files with can convert them into FLAC, AIFF, Wav Pack, or Appl;e Lossless… thereby adding the track info within it’s database into the new file which will contain and keep that info into each track.
Past that… it’s going to have to be done all by hand… typing in each track, album, artist.. etc. … and if you do not convert at some point to file types which maintain the albums pertinent info… you can count on doing the renaming process again at some point… by hand.
Of course there might be some new whiz bang software out there will do it all for you. Good luck with that.
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There's nothing wrong with .wav files if you're not going to ... Larry_s
. i have to disagree about "nothing wrong with wav fil ... Herman
i agree with herman. there's absolutely no reason to use a ... Sfar
. zug, what is your file structure? if it is set up as fi ... Herman
Herman, i may have drifted from the ops issue, but sonically ... Larry_s
. nobody said that wav files have a problem sonically. wh ... Herman
Herman, i'm not trying to argue about anything. 2nd post sa ... Larry_s
. larry, i wouldn't call it an argument, it is a discussion ... Herman
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Agree with larry_s: itunes is a great way to organize a li ... Puerto
Oops! sorry larry-s - meant to say i agree with herman! Puerto
Yes, herman, argument wasn't the best choice but i was in a ... Larry_s
there’s nothing wrong with the file size being less than th ... Blindjim
I had my whole library as wav setup like this: /artist/albu ... Wloeb
wloeb nice! how many files at once will or did you enabl ... Blindjim
Wloeb, that's nice you were able to do that, but what about ... Sufentanil
I had sub-directories for jazz, classical pop ect. i batch ... Wloeb
Michael, i agree, wav files should be discouraged. i though ... Wloeb