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Re: [SLE] Classical CD's to MP3: descriptors
  • From: Paul Uiterlinden <puiterl@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 15:12:54 +0200
  • Message-id: <3CCD46D6.4040409@xxxxxxxxx>
Paul W. Abrahams wrote:

This is a little OT but not really, since I'd be using Linux tools for the job.

I want to convert some of my many classical CDs to MP3 format. The problem is how to translate the usual classical music descriptors to the Artist/Song/Album descriptors usually used for MP3 files. Are there any usual conventions for this?


Not that I know of. What I do know, is that converting classical CDs require
quite some editing of the file names. Further, I use a fixed directory
structure: <composer>/<kind>/<tracks>.mp3.

So for example:

WA_Mozart/
Piano_Concertos/
Concerto_01_In_F_Maj-I-Allegro.mp3
Concerto_01_In_F_Maj-II-Andante.mp3
Concerto_01_In_F_Maj-III-Rondo.mp3
...
Concerto_27_In_B_Flat_Maj-I-Allegro.mp3
Concerto_27_In_B_Flat_Maj-II-Larghetto.mp3
Concerto_27_In_B_Flat_Maj-III-Allegro.mp3
Symphonies/
...
Violin_Concertos/
...
No.41_In_C_KV551_Jupiter-1-Allegro_Vivace.mp3
No.41_In_C_KV551_Jupiter-2-Andante_Cantabile.mp3
No.41_In_C_KV551_Jupiter-3-Menuetto.mp3
No.41_In_C_KV551_Jupiter-4-Molto_Allegro.mp3

One rule that I apply when making filenames: the list order (as in `ls')
must be the correct order. This makes selection for playing in e.g.
xmms easier.

As for the mp3 tag info, I usally accept what I receive from cddb:

% mp3info No.41_In_C_KV551_Jupiter-4-Molto_Allegro.mp3
File: No.41_In_C_KV551_Jupiter-4-Molto_Allegro.mp3
Title: No. 41 in C, K. 551 'Jupiter' Track:
Artist: Sir Neville Marriner, Academy
Album: Mozart: The Last 5 Symphonies Year: 2000
Comment: gen by WSPse-MP3c 0.26 [12/00] Genre: Classical [32]


Thanks for any help (and suggestions for the best tool).

I've used `mp3c', which I usally start on a virtual console (so X
can crash without interrupting the ripping/encoding of CDs).
Have a look a: http://mp3c.wspse.de/
The user interface takes a bit getting used to, but after that it's
quite adequate.

Paul.


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