I'm contemplating (dreading) re-ripping my CD collection into a lossless format - so I never have to do it again.
I've already spent a lot of time making sure the tags in the current version of my library (all mp3) are right and consistent with my own "style" - which means if I use freedb (or suchlike) I'll have to do that all over again.
So I'd rather automate things - at least as far as possible.
Here's that I think I should do.
- export tags for all files to text files, using the one file per directory option
- re-rip CDs, naming tracks simply %artist% - %album% - %track%.flac
- the only reason I'm bothering with other than %track% for a name is so I can use EAC's ability to queue encoding
- files for each CD go into a separate directory, named %artist% - %album% (matches my current directory naming, but will be in a different tree)
- I copy (probably with batch file) the exported-tags-text-files to their appropriate "new" directory
- I use MP3Tag's "tags from text file) to set tags in new files
So... is there some pitfall here I'm not seeing? A better way to do this? I love MP3Tag, but is there a more appropriate tool? I'm starting to learn foobar2000 - is there something in there (or in a plugin) that I'd ought to be using?