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On Sun, 4 Feb 2018, David King wrote:
On 02/03/2018 05:03 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> for now, i was thinking of ripping just to .flac since
> lossless and i can always decide later what further format to rip
> to in order to save space. does that make sense? i just want to
> avoid having to go back and rip everything all over again.
That's exactly what I did five years ago, ripped all my CDs to FLAC
using the abcde tool...
i just did a quick test with abcde, ripping a CD to flac both with
and without the "-1" option (diff being ripping to a single FLAC file
versus individual FLAC files). the difference in final, total size is
negligible, both directories around 267M.
is there any benefit to one strategy or the other? i assume that i
can rip a CD to a single FLAC file and, subsequently, break it into
pieces later when i decide how i want to organize CDs and individual
all i want for now is to not rip in such a way that i regret it
later when i discover i inadvertantly left out some useful
meta-information from each CD. so for now, i'm looking at just, one CD
at a time:
$ abcde -1 -o flac
am i overlooking anything? i can start the process of ripping several
hundred CDs, knowing that, over time, i'll figure out more explicitly
how i want to manage that content, and not having to start all over
because i didn't do it properly the first time.