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MPC Encoding

Discussion in 'Audio' started by Zigo, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. Zigo

    Zigo Member

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    I need some help with MPC encoding.

    First, I use Streambox Ripper to change the CD's .cda file to .wav

    I tried to encode to mpc straight from the cd, but that didn't seem to work.

    Then, I used Speek's MPC Batch Encoder to translate the .wav to .mpc

    Now, I tried to change the tags for both Streambox and Speek's Encoder, but I haven't had any luck. So far, it just comes up as:

    CD_Digital Audio_Track_1
    MPC File
    5,330KB

    When it should come up as something like:

    We Are All Made Of Stars
    Moby
    18

    It allows me to edit the info on Streambox but does not show up. I have the Tag.exe in the same folder as the MPC batch encoder and it also allows me to edit the tags (Artist & Album ONLY) but still does nothing.

    So, here are my questions:

    1. Is there a way to rip into MPC straight from CD or do I need to turn it into WAV format first?

    2. How do I change the tags in MPC?

    3. How do I get an MPC log? (After a batch, it has all MPC audio, but no log)

    Anyone who knows how to do this, please help. Thanks.

    Zigo
     
  2. markusk

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    1. EAC allows direct mpc encoding using mppenc as external encoder. The REX guide has a good tutorial about setting up EAC correcly and using mppenc as external encoder. REX guide: http://www.rex-guide.de.vu/

    The other option is to rip CD -> wav and then wav -> mpc using Speek's frontend like you said. That frontend is really useful since you can also use it to decode mpc -> wav and also apply replaygain to mpc files

    2. One option is to use Case's Tag program with the aid of Speek's frontend. Case's Tag page: http://www.saunalahti.fi/~cse/html/tag.html

    I do all of my tagging using Tag & Speek's Tag Frontend. Those two can also be used to make m3u playlists of mpc files.

    BTW: nowdays APE2 is the preferred tag format for mpc. You can also use ID3V1 if nescessary but ID3V2 is definitive no-no.

    3. some relevant options from mppenc --longhelp:
    --displayupdatetime n
    --stderr fn

    Example: mppenc --verbose --xlevel --stderr "C:\encoding.log" --displayupdatetime -999 C:\source.wav C:\target.mpc

    BTW: that --xlevel means that the encoder will use a special clipping protection method. Nowdays keep it in the command line always.
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2003

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