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Old 07-20-2012, 02:58 PM   #32
Jesse Chisholm
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re: Lords of the North
The clip you sent is a .WAV file, which my meta data reader does not know how to handle RIFF metadata.
I am not sure how much metadata is in a WAV file (The RIFF INFO block, mostly), but if there is enough, I'll see if I can pull it out in a future version of the plugin.

From your screen shots, I see the original is in M4B format, which my plugin _should_ handle. ( Though I am unsure if it can handle a DRMed M4B file. I've never tried )

re: my option 2 and 2.5
Yes, in #2 I was suggesting converting the MP3 collection into either a single huge MP3 file or a single M4A file after converting the audio to AAC. Since you have an M4B collection, it would just mean glomming them into a single huge file, with whatever internal adjustments were needed.

You mentioned the issues with "single huge files" on a mobile platform. I find similar issues on my PC. I really don't want to go there.

Option #2.5 is similar, in that it makes a single huge file (already compressed audio doesn't compress well into a ZIP). No audio data conversion is needed. But listening to the files is problematic. Also I can't get the metadata out of these ZIPped files, so it is kind of pointless. I really don't want to go there either.

re: copy the files into Calibre even though I don't listen to them there
Yes, the whole "copy" is problematic. Yet not copying them is also problematic.

There is an option #4, which is not automatic at this time, but very manual.
  • Make a small HTML file that describes and links to the audio files stored elsewhere on your system (or on the web).
  • Name that file so the Calibre file name default parsing gets something useful for metadata.
  • Add that file to Calibre. (possibly as an additional format for an existing book)
  • Manually correct the metadata.
BENEFITS:
  • The file in Calibre is small (audio is not copied)
  • It can be stored in Calibre along side the EBUB or other text format of the file
  • Clicking the link to an audio file _should_ bring up your system's player for that file.
DRAWBACKS:
  • Calibre knows nothing about the actual audio files.
  • Calibre, therefore, will NOT copy the audio files to your mobile device when it copies the HTML file to your device.
  • This method, therefore, is only useful on your main PC. (if at all).

-Jesse
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