Quote:The FLAC.EXE encoder is contained within that FLAC Frontend package. Running the installer file expands everything into the same \Program Files\FLAC folder, both the FLAC Frontend program as well as FLAC.EXE itself (which is actually the command-line external encoder which can be invoked by programs such as Audiograbber). FLAC Frontend is a simple GUI interface to the command-line FLAC.EXE.
Quote:Honestly I don't know. I don't use my Oppo to play music from PC folders. Can't hurt for you to try it. My guess is that it would be yes.
2) Does the BDP-93 understand the "cover.jpg" trick to avoid embedding cover art in each file - which takes more time with MP3tag than any other of its operations?
Quote:I'm just a long-time user and fan of Audiograbber, going back to 1998 when I first discovered MP3. Been using it ever since, including encoding "non-favorites" to highest quality MP3 (through Audiograbber invoking LAME.EXE as an external encoder for MP3, with Audiograbber itself doing the ID3 tagging). So I simply continued to use it for FLAC for my "favorites", invoking FLAC.EXE as the external FLAC encoder.
My approach is to rip to FLAC using Winamp - which does automatically grab a fair amount of tag info from the net - and then use MP3tag to edit the tags and to find and add album art. I'll be ripping disk 2 while tagging the tracks from disk 1.
I just like Augiodgrabber's user interface. I use Winamp as well for my default MP3/FLAC music player on my PC (including its Album Art window), but don't use it for any other functions. I use the "modern" skin.