Apple Lossless --> FLAC & keeping metadata

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#1

Hi I’m wondering how I can use dbPowerAmp to sort all my Apple Lossless songs converted to FLAC.

Right now it’s all sorted into album/artist folders as I was using iTunes but I got a new mp3 player and I want to have it all neat and sorted.

Right now dbPowerAmp is just throwing it into single song files and it’s really disorganized.


#2

Hogger, you need to get your Sherlock cap and shovel out because you’ll have to dig around. Somewhere in Preferences or Options/Tools, dbPowerAmp has a way to rip and sort using all sorts of ‘data fields’ - album names can be converted into a Folder Name, Artist Name can be converted into Folders (or sub-folders), along with track name and numbers, dates of ripping, etc. All kinds.

It takes some experimenting - sometimes I put in a Space Hyphen Space and realized that lengthened the Displayed Name, making some a tad too long so I’d remove those extraneous characters.

I ended up getting a CD or two and creating this Rip-Title-Sort templates and then experimenting, then deleting the Ripped Files, trying a new “template” and finally ended up with Folders and SubFolders based on what was most useful to me.

Hopefully, you’ll be able to find those options - but I’m not sure what version you have so the nomenclature - menu names - may be different. Preferences, or Options, or Tools - something like that. Customize…