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Re: Ripping vinyl to MP3

Posted by dadiOH on 01/11/08 16:55

Reverse first and last names wrote:
> I have done my research and find very little current stuff on
> ripping vinyl LPs to MP3. I got an ION USB turntable to Christmas.
> It came with EZ Vinyl Converter and Audacity. I didn't care for EZ
> Vinyl Converter at all. Audacity was really good at capturing the
> files and editing them, but didn't do well splitting the tracks.
> Spin it Again has done really well at splitting the tracks and
> automatically labeling the tracks with their database, but I don't
> like the audio capture part.
> I've downloaded a bunch of programs and didn't care for parts of
> them:
> Golden Record didn't have an online database
> LP Ripper didn't have an online database
> I bought RecordNow from Roxio/Sonic. I can't hear the music while I
> record it and their tech support solution (after a 6 day wait) was
> to disable all non-Microsoft software. Also, their database with
> GraceNote had serious problems and the track splitter didn't work
> too well.
> Any suggestions for a good ripper with WAV editor, auto track
> splitting and auto-ID and download of track info?

One doesn't rip vinyl, one records it. LP Ripper is fine for analog
recording as is Audacity. And CDex, Audiograbber and many more.
No "auto track splitter" will work well. Especially with vinyl
because they all depend on you setting a certain level of silence to
indicate track end/start. Setting that level - even for CDs - is an
iffy proposition. For vinyl it is next to impossible. Much better is
to record the entire side then split into tracks yourself. Easiest to
use splitter I know of is CDWave Editor. See my dandies below for
more info.
I can't imagine an online database for vinyl that would be worth a
spit. For 100+ years of recordings??? Additionally, there would be
no chance of correctly identifying the record just from artist/title
names which you would have to provide. Easier to just type in the
rest (album/track). If you provided album name that could generate
the rest of the data from a DB if it were extensive enough. I doubt
such exists.
You didn't mention cleaning the recording but you should have. Not an
easy task and requires more than just letting some program have at it.
Often requires more than one cleaner too.



dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
Get it at



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