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by MMan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: I can't see customized column info
Replies: 18
Views: 2824

Re: I can't see customized column info

BTW, you probably are getting curious responses because I'm guessing that eveyone like me though that the standard Publisher field could be selected to be displayed.
by MMan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: I can't see customized column info
Replies: 18
Views: 2824

Re: I can't see customized column info

First, you could probably use a script to make that switch. Reg Exp Find & Replace would probably do it (your can search the script forum). If you do that, I would copy the info to the Custom field, not move it. If you move it, then the info won't be there for use of the file outside Monkey. However...
by MMan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: I can't see customized column info
Replies: 18
Views: 2824

Re: I can't see customized column info

It's not entirely clear what your problem is from the screenshots. You seemed to have renamed one of the Monkey custom field as "Publisher". However, Monkey already has a standard field called "Publisher" which gets mapped to the Publisher field in ID3v2 tags. (see help > Reference Info> Track Prope...
by MMan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: more questions on volume leveling
Replies: 4
Views: 5495

Re: more questions on volume leveling

First, a disclaimer. I am not a sound engineer and I never played one on TV, just a layperson with the internet. I think that you are correct that the Replay Gain algorithm doesn't touch the original Wave Form if being used with Volume Analyzing to get the constant. However, I do thinking that when ...
by MMan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Anyone Out There Ever Ripped Vinyl & Tape?
Replies: 29
Views: 3045

Re: Anyone Out There Ever Ripped Vinyl & Tape?

It sounds like you need two things, the Hardware "patch" from your analog system to the computer and editing software for the files once converted. I can't speak to audacity's ability to "clean" files, but I have used it to extract portions of tracks and it is relatively easy to use to for a beginne...
by MMan
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: more questions on volume leveling
Replies: 4
Views: 5495

Re: more questions on volume leveling

Where does the default setting I see all over the place of 89db come from and what does this mean? Some threads have suggested setting to 95db? When does a file start to clip and is there any way of knowing it? Your question was something that I was always curious about and caused me to do a little...
by MMan
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Newbie, conversion and sound quality
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Newbie, conversion and sound quality

If you are really curious, here is a link to a piece about Best Digital Music Practices. It has some cool info about what the human ear can hear and why certain sampling rates and bit rates became standards. http://www.bcr.org/cdp/best/digital-audio-bp.pdf To your question about size vs. quality for...
by MMan
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Newbie, conversion and sound quality
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Newbie, conversion and sound quality

IMO, with the current price of disk storage, I don't know why if you were starting from scratch you wouldn't use a lossless format. While not supported by all players, I like FLAC. You can get files to about 60% of the full WAV file size with no loss of quality. I have 867 CDs ripped to FLAC with Mo...
by MMan
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Please explain the 'leveling' concept and its implications.
Replies: 100
Views: 25818

Re: Please explain the 'leveling' concept and its implications.

could someone tell me how to reverse this process, please? Say I've levelled, and don't like the results, how would I put it back to normal? Is it as simple as removing the data from the Levelling box in Track Properties? Cheers If you used Volume Leveling during a rip or a conversion, there is no ...
by MMan
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: How to catalog a physical CD collection with MM?
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: How to catalog a physical CD collection with MM?

@Peke

Thanks, I'll check them out!
by MMan
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: How to catalog a physical CD collection with MM?
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: How to catalog a physical CD collection with MM?

Thanks for the good advice. Your solutions for MM sound good for cataloging. Regarding multiple discs, I have been tempted to combine multiple discs in WAV format into a single disc. This seems more convenient but I haven't looked at the downside. I still need to learn if my overall media system RF...
by MMan
Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: How to catalog a physical CD collection with MM?
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: How to catalog a physical CD collection with MM?

I don't know of any automated way to have your Sony player talk to Monkey. If all you want to do is have the slot # recorded in Monkey database, if you are willing to give it up for multiple disk sets, you could use the Disc # field. It allows three digit values so that could work. I personally don'...
by MMan
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Strange 'cyclying' while trying to play songs
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Strange 'cyclying' while trying to play songs

If this happens and your tracks aen't greyed out, it could be do to an output plugin problem. See:

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... =1&t=37756
by MMan
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Please explain the 'leveling' concept and its implications.
Replies: 100
Views: 25818

Re: Please explain the 'leveling' concept and its implications.

Just to clarify one point in this thread. Based upon the description below from the Monkey Help (see Red text), while MP3 may be the only format to formally use the "Replay Gain" coefficient to alter the volume of the track itself, it seems that Monkey can and does use a similar type of algorithm to...