Can anyone recommend an easily usable media transfer application? That is, I want to copy audio files from my CDs, compress them if possible, perhaps organize & store them on disk, and transfer the ones I want to listen to to a media player. (Currently a Zen Vision:M).
The basic problem (there seem to be lots of ramifications) I’ve had with Creative’s software and the Windows media player is that there doesn’t seem to be any obvious way to sensibly organize the audio: it’s all based on “albums”, “artists”, and “songs”, where I listen to audio performances. So what I’d like to do is to copy say the two disks of Macbeth (which I can do, but it goes into about a dozen Track xxx files in a directory for each disk), somehow organize that into a unit that I can simply copy to the player and play from beginning to end.
This seems to me to be a very basic sort of function, but nothing I’ve found will do it, at least in a way that I can discover. Any suggestions?
No, I haven’t, but I’ll give it a try.
I had gotten the impression from what I see here & elsewhere that Amarok is a media PLAYER - that is, it’d copy the CDs to my computer and play them there, which I don’t want to do. (I never want my computers to make sound - in fact, if they come with speakers, I toss them). I just want to get CDs on to the player, mostly 'cause I’m fed up with trying to fix or replace scratched CDs.
OK, I tried amarok, but it doesn’t seem to work at all. I couldn’t find any menu item to “rip” a CD, and it wouldn’t detect my player.
For CD rippers, you can try Kaudiocreator (kde), Sound Juicer (gnome), Grip, Gnormalize. Banshee does this too, but it’s a massive media organizer/player suite. Don’t know about Amarok, but seriously, it /should/.
For format converters/encoders, Gnormalize, Sound Converter (gnome).
For transfer to the portable, Amarok, Banshee, Quod Libet have the options, but copying folders in MSC mode may be less troublesome.
Yeah, I agree about should - but then I should be rich & devastatingly attractive to women And Creative should have built an MSC mode into these players, but apparently they didn’t.
It also seems that just about everything out there is directed to an audio enthusiast community. That’s not me: I just want to get the CDs copied so they don’t get scratched &c from being carried around in glove compartments.
On Thu, 03 Dec 2009 21:46:01 GMT, jamesqf
>Yeah, I agree about should - but then I should be rich & devastatingly
>attractive to women And Creative should have built an MSC mode into
>these players, but apparently they didn’t.
>It also seems that just about everything out there is directed to an
>audio enthusiast community. That’s not me: I just want to get the CDs
>copied so they don’t get scratched &c from being carried around in glove
Perhaps you may try something i do. I make a copy for the car of the
whole CD. Then the original CD sits in a jewel case on a shelf. There
are several tools for Suse to make MP3s. It has been a while since i
have done that but i will bet that transcode (which does video as
well) can do what you want.
Well, I’m an ‘audio enthusiast’, but the first few rippers I mentioned will do just that–rip CD’s–with little fuss and useful options. The massize media managers–Amarok, Banshee, etc–would (hopefully) work with your portable’s MTP mode so you can get your music copied in a sane manner. Um, /does/ it use MTP mode? You said that it lacks MSC mode…
I don’t know anything about your Creative Zen, but there’s a program for Creative Nomad that may support similar devices, called Gnomad. It may not be in the Suse repos or through the Build Service: Software.openSUSE.org