Home cookin' flac files...questions

steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,505
edited August 2016 in Going Digital
If I want to create a "Stevie's 80's hits" album from flac files, can I simply copy & paste songs from various artists into a folder I create? Will it play correctly? I never tried it.

Would I need to do some tag editing to correctly rename "album" "track number" etc for each song; or am I over-simplifying?
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  • StantonZStantonZ Posts: 407
    Depends on what you're using for playback, but I do that very thing with a USB flash drive on my AVR. I place all the songs of a given artist/album I want to hear (in the order I want to hear them) in a dedicated folder...and then play that folder. Some devices will read through sub-directories, etc., but not the major AVRs. I use a simple letter/number pre-fix on each file name to make sure albums/tracks play in the order I want them.
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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,137
    How about just creating a playlist?
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,505
    Source is an Oppo BDP-103 with a USB Hard drive attached. Not sure how the Oppo does playlists, I'll have to look into that.
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,148
    steveinaz wrote: »
    If I want to create a "Stevie's 80's hits" album from flac files, can I simply copy & paste songs from various artists into a folder I create? Will it play correctly? I never tried it.

    Would I need to do some tag editing to correctly rename "album" "track number" etc for each song; or am I over-simplifying?

    You would need to make a playlist with whatever software you use to play those FLAC files back.

    For example; if you use Media Monkey to play your files, then you would need to create the playlist in Media Monkey.

    If you use Sonos, then it would need to be created with the Sonos software.

    Not sure if the Oppo gives that option.

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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,148
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    How about just creating a playlist?

    You can only create it within the software of the player you are using to playback said files.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,679
    I just tried pretty much what you're looking to do (I think), I created a "set" of songs
    on a brand new USB thumb drive using a simple Windows 10 laptop.
    I dragged 5 files into a folder I labeled DEMO, (two MP3s, 2 .flac, 1 WAV) and popped the drive into the front USB port on my 103. It recognized the folder on the drive, and played the songs in the order I copied them to the drive. I did not assign any numbers
    or special tags, and even rearranged the songs back on my laptop, and it played them in their new specific order. AFAIK you can't change the order within the Oppo menu at all.

    In other words, basically what @StantonZ did but without adding numbers?
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,505
    edited August 2016
    Polrbehr; Cool. Interesting that it arranged them by order of copying. You'd think you would have to edit the tags and reassign track numbers. I'll play with this tonight.

    Basically like making a mixed cassette tape concept. The Oppo has a playlist function, but I have never used it.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,616
    Since the Oppo recognizes the files/folders, when creating the files on your PC you can possibly once they are loaded add a number in front of each song and to a sort by name, then move the folder to thumb drive....IDK
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  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,679
    edited August 2016
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Polrbehr; Cool. Interesting that it arranged them by order of copying. You'd think you would have to edit the tags and reassign track numbers. I'll play with this tonight.

    Basically like making a mixed cassette tape concept. The Oppo has a playlist function, but I have never used it.

    I wasn't sure if that was the case, that's why I removed the drive back to my laptop and deleted all 5 songs, then copied them back in a different order. The 103
    played them in the order they were copied again. Only thing is, I don't believe adding a number will have any effect on how the 103 "sees" the file list. Back to the drawing board...

    I think @txcoastal1 is correct, if you assign numbers to the songs you've added and sort them before you copy them to your device, the 103 will simply play them as they appear.




    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,505
    Yep. I have my EAC setup to rip songs: 01-Songtitle.flac format.

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,616
    Keep us posted Steve
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,423
    I have a Fiio x5 portable player, that you can use up to 2 200gig microSD cards in it and the only way you can use playlist on it is doing exactly what you mentioned.

    got folders called Hrock - newwave -punk - jazz etc.. let me know how it works with the oppo 103
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,505
    edited August 2016
    So far what I have found, the Oppo 103 will only save 1 playlist; so it appears creating your own mixed music folders is the only option. I haven't played with creating my own mixes yet, I'll mess with that this afternoon.

    Playlist: You create a playlist by pressing the *options* button on the remote while playing a song you want to save, then select "add to playlist."
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