Old 01-03-2016, 10:25 AM   #1
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All the data is stripped when converting media using Reaper's batch tool

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Old 01-03-2016, 12:01 PM   #2
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You're right! That is a faux pas.

I'm still in the habit of using apps like XLD or xACT for audio conversions (lossless & lossy) and the Reaper utilities just when creating new files.

It seems like the Reaper batch converter is just a step or 3 away from becoming the 'end all be all' converter utility though.

I'm still using this simple little app called "Tag" for writing metadata to files.

Metadata tags still seem like the most reasonable way to handle audio file info. Avoids the issues with restricted characters in file names and most media player apps these days support it.

The ironic part is the full size (ie. not compressed in any way) wav file container does not support tags. Converting a file to wav format will throw away any tags even though it is the "master" format.
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:28 PM   #3
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Foobar2000 is a better choice for preserving most tags.
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:52 PM   #4
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... or Xrecode II. is faster and simpler than foobar2000.
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Old 01-03-2016, 02:20 PM   #5
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The sad part is that metatags aren't really a standard. That's why a lot of utilities strip them or ignore them. No tags means no problems for the devs of these utilities...
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:25 PM   #6
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The sad part is that metatags aren't really a standard. That's why a lot of utilities strip them or ignore them. No tags means no problems for the devs of these utilities...
They are absolutely standard in commercial music formats. They are used for track name, copyright, date, album, artist, contributing artists, engineerig credits... your entire music library probably relies on them. There are definite standards as to what these tags are named, too.
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