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Cover art resizing

One of the more heated debates involving audio tags is: do you organize your files using one directory for every album and put the cover art into a single file into that album (‘folder.jpg’) or do you embed the cover art into the tags of each and every file? Myself, I embed it into all […]

Digital audio players: iTunes

ITunes Note:¬†this article was originally posted on April 11th, 2007. Some of the mentioned extensions are no longer compatible with later iTunes versions. Why? ITunes¬†is Apple’s audio player with versions for both Mac and PC. You can say a lot of things about it: It always seems to ‘know better’ It is limited in supported […]

MP3 compression settings

A lot of misconceptions exist about audio compression. Bear in mind that the whole idea behind it is to store digital audio but not have it take up too much space on your hard drive. Uncompressed audio is in wav format. You can compress it in 2 ways: Lossless compression: no information is lost, compression […]

Tagging audio files

There are a few ways I can think of for an audio player to show you all relevant information (artist, title, release year, …) about an audio file. derive it on-the-fly from the filename. disadvantages: only a limited amount of fields can be entered before file names become too long changing a field would require […]