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Alex B

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Notable Threads
« on: September 07, 2010, 05:08:47 pm »

From time to time I notice old threads that are very good in a way or another. I decided to start this thread for having them listed somewhere. Feel free to add your favorites.

For starters, here are two classics:

Topic: Ape Vs MP3, no Difference ??  (started April 26, 2004)
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=21002

Topic: Album Artist (auto)/Album (need basic explanation)   (started April 15, 2006)
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=33255

EDIT

Screenshots of the automatic "Album Artist" system: http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=68609.msg462218#msg462218
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 02:40:48 am »

I have both of those in my bookmarks too, along with others, such as, but not limited to:

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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 12:45:50 pm »

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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 02:57:31 pm »

Topic: How to tell which songs are in Library and which aren't (no more gold/blue icon) the story of the Alexicons:

http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=35468


Where's jgreen anyway?
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 03:38:04 pm »

Drinking tab somewhere?
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010, 04:04:42 pm »

Lee, looks like your "dead horse" just got up and started trotting the back stretch at Pimlico.

It was a ROFL moment.


BTW, the Alexicons' story continues here: http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=36461
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010, 07:47:52 am »

Topic: Are my tags lost after relocating video files?

http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=57922
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2010, 10:56:23 am »

Instructions for using the DC-Bass Source filter (splits m4a containers and decodes AAC & ALAC):

http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=55606.msg377942#msg377942


EDIT (May 9, 2011)

MC16 has now built-in support for handling m4a files (AAC & ALAC). It is not necessary or recommended to use DirectShow decoding for m4a anymore. The new built-in m4a plugin adds also full m4a tagging support (read and write any tags and embedded cover art). Previously MC could only read certain basic m4a tags.
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2011, 08:17:03 am »

How to add cover art by dragging & dropping an image file from Windows Explorer:

http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=46695.msg321372#msg321372

The example file is video, but audio and data files work as well (just skip the "screen grab" step).

Some other info in that thread may not be up-to-date (for instance, it is now possible to add cover art to document files.)
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2011, 04:54:16 am »

Gold icon color and the two separate "small image" columns:

In addition to the previously mentioned "Alexicons' story" threads a nice explanation by marko:
Topic: What is the difference between image small icon and image small thumbnail?
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2011, 12:03:41 am »

What ever happened to prolific Ben?
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2011, 01:00:33 am »

What ever happened to prolific Ben?

I think he switched to a Mac.
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2011, 04:38:26 am »

How to create a view that resembles a physical CD shelf:

http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=61513.msg414150#msg414150  (the post contains a further link to my step by step instructions)
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2011, 03:48:42 am »

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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2011, 10:25:03 am »

Topic: Can you create m4a files with MC16?

http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=63899

My instructions for encoding Nero AAC and QuickTime AAC & ALAC files by using MC with external encoders.


EDIT (November 9, 2011)

Regarding Apple Lossless (ALAC), see my later reply.
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2011, 02:22:04 am »

End an RDP session, restoring the remote PC session rather than leave it at the login screen...

http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=62548.0

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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2011, 01:37:00 am »

Cover art: finding, downloading, scanning, linking, organizing, moving, backing up, embedding, and viewing cover art & additional album images (back, booklet, etc).

I once gathered many of my old, but possibly still quite useful cover art related links in the following two replies:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=51538.msg351851#msg351851
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=51538.msg351858#msg351858
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2011, 09:58:09 am »

My favorite thread was when Glynor, in the spirit of helpfulness, told JimH he ought to hire professional Beta Testers.
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2011, 01:56:46 am »

Topic: Can Apple Lossless Audio Codec be added as a full citizen?

http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=67311.msg453940#msg453940

- my instructions for using a new ALAC commad line encoder, refalac.exe, as an external encoder.
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2011, 02:09:30 pm »

My favorite thread was when Glynor, in the spirit of helpfulness, told JimH he ought to hire professional Beta Testers.

That WAS awesome.   ;)
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2011, 07:08:10 pm »

Topic: MC16 convert FLAC to AIFF???

http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=67311.msg451735#msg451735

- my instructions for using the SoX command line audio tool as an external AIFF encoder.
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2012, 02:57:36 am »

Understanding the "Save View / Load View" options:
This option in the "Customise View" tool can cause a lot of frustration. Users believe they are not using it correctly, or that it is broken. The chances are high that neither is true. Here are some links where I try to explain what is happening and why...
We're talking about the last two options shown in the middle pane of this tool:


Discussion regarding its perceived shortcomings listed below:

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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2012, 07:46:33 pm »

Topic: Recommended drives for secure ripping. Test your drives & post the results

- not all drives are equal.

http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=59038

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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2012, 05:47:25 am »

How to customize current view v17 Expounded - By Marko :P
https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=68960

Re-ripping collection. Easy way to replace mp3s with new ape files? - By Lise - (ie, without loosing tags like ratings etc)
https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=68871

Check average bitrates of albums - by MrC
https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=75313.msg510696#msg510696

Why is modifying "date watched" tag not allowed? - Multiple answers and ideas to overcome it.
https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=71968

Weighted Top Album Rating - Expression Help - By Vagskal and MrC
https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=76611

The thread I'm missing from my bookmarks is how to add half star (or ten star) ratings. If someone has that please add it to the thread. Thanks!
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Re: Notable Threads
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Re: Notable Threads
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2014, 07:34:46 am »

nice thread this one
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