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    Changing meta data on wav files.

    I have some music that I have recorded that are in 16 bit 44.1khz format and I need to add track ordering, artist info, album title. etc. I downloaded EasyTag however it does not support (or even recognize any wav files.)

    I know some might say I should just convert to ogg, but in order to collaborate with others I need to remain in wav format. (Unfortunately ProTools on my windows machine does not allow this information to be set upon exporting.)

    Is there some sort of software in the repository that will let me do this, so that when viewed on other systems it will read the titles, artist, etc? I really hope so.

    Any suggestions would be great.

    Peace and Music

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    Re: Changing meta data on wav files.

    Quote Originally Posted by Damascushead View Post
    Any suggestions would be great.
    Hi
    I don't think that wav files support metadata.
    That's probably why EasyTag doesn't recognize them.

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    Re: Changing meta data on wav files.

    Quote Originally Posted by ron999 View Post
    Hi
    I don't think that wav files support metadata.
    That's probably why EasyTag doesn't recognize them.
    You can though not sure of a linux native solution (& it can be a bit sketchy

    Every once & a while I use dBpoweramp running in wine because it's quite a remarkable piece of software (one easy way to produce almost any test audio file

    Anyway it will tag .wav - see screen, though I've never looked at if/how it could edit those tags though probably it can

    to see (21 day trial that lasts quite a bit longer in wine
    http://www.dbpoweramp.com/cd-ripper.htm *also converts file to file
    http://www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central.htm
    http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dbpoweramp-dsp.htm
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    Re: Changing meta data on wav files.

    Thanks for the suggestions. I think I might try dBPoweramp. What I am really trying to do is avoid using Nero or Toast or some other overly priced software, which I know will do the job.

    Thank you. I will give her a shot.


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    Re: Changing meta data on wav files.

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post

    Anyway it will tag .wav - see screen, though I've never looked at if/how it could edit those tags though probably it can

    did u achieve this through Wine mc?

    the cdripper does not seem to see the files in the drive on my system
    i have created a drive called R: in winecfg and pointed it at cdrom
    but still no cigar

    PS dbpoweramp is a mighty thing of beauty the converters are awesome
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    Re: Changing meta data on wav files.

    Quote Originally Posted by shantiq View Post
    did u achieve this through Wine mc?

    the cdripper does not seem to see the files in the drive on my system
    i have created a drive called R: in winecfg and pointed it at cdrom
    but still no cigar

    PS dbpoweramp is a mighty thing of beauty the converters are awesome
    That was from a conversion

    As far as audio cd's, saw same thing

    Took a bit of doing but got it going, can post up tonight how to do so, (maybe 11 pm or so - 4-5 am for you

    Basically had to add a static mount point in /media, add the drive to fstab, configure wine to see that mountpoint as a cd drive, then all good

    (fstab deal here
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1744494
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    Re: Changing meta data on wav files.

    thanx yes will appreciate that

    this is what i get from
    sudo lshw -C disk
    *-cdrom
    description: DVD writer
    product: DVD_RW ND-3550A
    vendor: _NEC
    physical id: 0.0.0
    bus info: scsi@5:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/cdrom
    logical name: /dev/cdrw
    logical name: /dev/dvd
    logical name: /dev/dvdrw
    logical name: /dev/scd0
    logical name: /dev/sr0
    version: 1.52
    serial: [
    capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
    configuration: ansiversion=5 status=ready
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    Re: Changing meta data on wav files.

    Quote Originally Posted by shantiq View Post
    thanx yes will appreciate that

    this is what i get from
    open a terminal

    Code:
    sudo mkdir -p /media/cdrom0
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/fstab
    Add a new line at the bottom, save & close
    Code:
    /dev/sr0   /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660  user,noauto,exec   0 0
    Then do a full restart

    Open winecfg, click on drives
    Click on "add", the pop up will likely show D, click Ok
    While D is still highlighted in the drive box, fill in path in the "Path" box

    /media/cdrom0/

    Again select D & click on "Show Advanced", in the "Type" dropdown select "CD-ROM"
    Finally click on Apply, close winecfg

    Insert an audio cd, open dB & see - if you wish, open winecfg - it should show similar to screen above

    If a go the best choice here for lookup in trial version is 'freedb', click on the meta icon, in the dropdown

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    Re: Changing meta data on wav files.

    thanx for this

    all goes swimmingly up to
    Again select D & click on "Show Advanced", in the "Type" dropdown select "CD-ROM"
    when it does not show info in the last two boxes [label and serial] they are greyed out



    and therefore does not see tracks in DB

    Might be my version of Wine 1.3.28
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    Re: Changing meta data on wav files.

    THX

    I previously uninstalled wine for security purposes, but am willing to reinstall to get this done.

    And now shantiq I will know how to get wine to recognize my drive.

    Take it easy

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