Originally Posted by WillyJ
Following up on my post last night, I have foobar and dvda plugin installed and can successfully rip one track at a time to flac; However, when I try to group rip more than 1 track at a time, it craps out. I get a error saying it was garbage that resulted.
I also wonder how to do a group copy when the resulting read of the dvda shows the same filename for each track (L-R 24/192000). I went in and renamed every track and then set the destination command line at %tracknumber%. %title%[ '('%track artist%')'] which means I no longer get the overwrite errors but it still will not do group rip properly.
I know there is a learning curve with this so I am probably missing some key step here.
I'm not sure what could be going wrong. It's working for me. I'll give you my step by step procedures.
1. select the DVD-A, right click and pick Open with... foobar2000 (I'm running foobar2000 v1.1.1; I also have 'foo_input_dvda' listed in my installed components list; the DVD-Audio Watermark Detector is one of my active DSP. NOTE: you can verify this by going to the 'File' menu and picking 'Preferences'.
2. In the current playlist you should see the MLP tracks for your DVD-A listed. In my case, the tracks from Sting - Brand New Day are listed. I get several sets, some appear to be duplicates, but I can see two sets of 6 channel tracks and another set of stereo. The 6 channel tracks all have the same title - Lf-Rf-Ls-Rs 24/48000 + C-LFE 24/48000.
3. To edit the properties of these tracks, first select a complete set (if there are multiple sets, choose the first one). In my case, I selected the first set of 6 channel tracks. With all of them highlight, right click on one of the tracks and pick 'Properties'. Edit the common fields, like 'Artist Name', 'Album Title', 'Date', 'Genre', etc. Next, edit the 'Track Title' for each track. You will need to select these tracks individually. You may need to make sure they also have the correct 'Track Number'.
4. Once you have all the track properties the way you want, you can select your set again and right click on one of the tracks and pick 'Convert'.
5. Your first time will always bring up the 'Converter Setup' dialog box. If this isn't your first time, you can pick a preset or use the 'last used' conversion method. You can force it to display the dialog box by picking '...' at the bottom of the list.
6. My converter settings are as follows:
a. Output format = FLAC, level 6
(important note: I am using the FLAC encoder from the FLAC Website. You can get to this using the link provided in foobar2000's FLAC setting dialog. Pick 'Output format', highlight FLAC and pick the 'Edit' button below. Then pick 'FLAC Website'. Download the latest version of FLAC and install it on your computer. When you run the converter your first time, foobar2000 asks for the location of your command line converter. In this case the flac.exe file. If you want to try changing your command line converter, make sure the new 'flac.exe' is located in the same place. Otherwise, just delete or rename the old 'flac.exe' and it should ask you for the command line converter again.)
b. Destination. In my case, I have it output to a folder named 'MLP rips'. I have the output type set to 'tracks into individual files' and the file name pattern is %album artist%/%album%/%tracknumber%. %title%.
c. Processing = none.
d. Other - when finished: do nothing.
Then I pick 'Convert'. And it works fine for me.