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#11
(05-04-2019, 07:01 PM)Malefoda Wrote: Does iTunes handle FLAC?

Don't think so. My music is ripped to Apple Lossless (ALAC) both from iTunes and Abcde.
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#12
(05-04-2019, 03:15 PM)Tenbagger Wrote:
(05-03-2019, 07:43 PM)UpsiUps Wrote: Thanks all - I will have a look on it. Currently I found also that some Tags are in a bad shape too. Now I am using Picard which seems to work very well. I only have near 10.000 titles, so I  assume the tool will do the job.

While we have this discussion, which tools are you using to get your libraries organized ?

I'm also using MacOS. I still keep my library organised in iTunes, but on a Netatalk share delivered by Raspberry Pi. 

New music are either ripped in iTunes, or using Abcde on Raspberry Pi and then entered into iTunes using the special import folder (if you're not familiar with this functionality; I urge you to take a look). 

Tags are maintained in iTunes. I have installed AtomicParsley on Raspberry Pi for this purpose, but not gotten around to trying it out. 

Covers are mostly collected from http://www.discogs.com and embedded into the media files using iTunes. I place a copy of the cover in each album folder, for the remote software I use with moOde.

I'm not claiming that any of this is ideal, just offering up my 2 cents, and eager to learn what others are doing.

Thanks for sharing ! I am using also NetATalk for AFP sharing. So my music collection is on a FreeBSD server and normal organized with iTunes. Also ripp, tagging and organized storage is done through iTunes on that FreeBSD Server. I also share the Library through SMBv3 for SONOS ( and videos ) . But I want to get away from SMB and now using NFS. That works great with MoOde on RPi3. Also I switched now Kodi on OpenELEC to use NFS. works also wonderful. As SONOS depends on SMBv1 ( Arrggghhh !!!) I think I might use the MoOde RPi in the future as a streaming server for the SONOS with the build-in DNLA server of MoOde.

I recommend to try Picard for Tagging. While iTunes is good for the first guesses, Picard is much better for the details. And you could include the covers in the tracks - so your car audio has also a chance Big Grin I am using Picard on the mac and access the Lib via Netatalk.
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#13
(05-04-2019, 07:05 PM)Tenbagger Wrote:
(05-04-2019, 07:01 PM)Malefoda Wrote: Does iTunes handle FLAC?

Don't think so. My music is ripped to Apple Lossless (ALAC) both from iTunes and Abcde.

Yes, iTunes can't handle FLAC . I am also using ALAC as it is lossless and works well with iTunes
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#14
I have been happy user of this for years, it can do it all :
https://www.poikosoft.com/music-converter
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#15
I use this in Linux
https://github.com/desbma/sacad
Note sure if you can make it work on a mac.
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