YAFS – Changing song order on USB sticks

 

Some players display, or play files, in the order that the file was originally copied to a USB drive or stick. YAFS (Yet Another FAT Sorter) allows the order to be changed to whatever you prefer. YAFS is a multi-platform, open source, freeware, command line utility with a GUI (Graphical User Interface).

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gnudb.org ~ CD metadata database

gnudb.org ~ a new home for the freedb database

How to use gnudb.org:

Configure your CDDB or freedb-aware software to point to gnudb.gnudb.org as your CDDB / freedb-server.

All official gnudb servers are running cddbp at port 8880 and http at port 80

The path for http-access is /~cddb/cddb.cgi

Access a xmcd file directly when you know the genre and discid at:

http://www.gnudb.org/gnudb/genre/discid

Example ~ http://www.gnudb.org/gnudb/rock/390f1215

Source: gnudb.org CD database

Balanced Versus Unbalanced Audio Interconnects

Clearly, the available literature prescribes balanced interconnection as the absolute best way to interconnect audio equipment. The use of entirely balanced interconnection with both ends of the shield connected to chassis ground at the point of entry provides the best available performance.

Source: Grounding and Shielding Audio Devices

Foobar2000 & Discogs – foo_discogs

Add to, and greatly extend, the information in your music files by using the foo_discogs component to tag albums with Discogs information. Once the additional Discogs release information is stored in the song tags, it’s possible to search for catalog numbers, secondary artists or studios, etc. You can now also create toolbar buttons which open the corresponding artist or release pages in Discogs, the artist’s own website or other links.

foobar - foo_discogs - resulting tags
Files tagged with Discogs information

      1. Install foo_discogs
      2. Configure foo_discogs (Tagging/Discogs/Configuration)
      3. In Foobar, select an entire album on a playlist
      4. Right click and select Tagging
      5. From the submenu select Discogs
      6. Then select Write Tags…
      7. Click Search then select the correct match and click Next
      8. Confirm that the tracks match the files and click Write tags

Your audio files should now be tagged with the additional Discogs metadata.