Sunday, February 14, 2010

RapidShare Premium, wget and your download queue

So you just bought a RapidShare Premium account and would like to automatize fetching your link list? Here is a very raw solution with cookie-based authentication handled by wget and a download queue in the form of a plain text file.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Mass-(re)naming files from .flac tags

The story is usually the other way around: you have a bunch of correctly named audio files and you want to automatically mass-tag them. Most players and tag editors already allow you to do that.

My problem was the exact reverse of this situation: I had neatly tagged .flac-s and I wanted to rename the files, which were bleakly called split-track01.flac, split-track02.flac etc.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Splitting and converting large .ape files

In a previous post I talked about how a large .flac file can be split into the original CD tracks (provided you have a correct .cue file).
Here is how to do the same for a large .ape file.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Splitting large .flac files

Suppose you have a large .flac file and a .cue one (which provides the correct and complete ripping information). The large .flac stands for the whole CD. How to split it into the tracks that should make it up?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

How to gobble (GNU scrobble) to Libre.FM using Amarok2

Remember my Last.FM rant? Ever since, I have not used their service anymore. In the meantime, I found a more open alternative for the ones who like to keep track of their listening habits – it is called Libre.FM and it keeps growing.

One does not scrobble on Libre.FM, but gobbles instead.

It would have all been nice if there wouldn't have been so many issues with clients with poor or no support at all. I discontinued using my Libre.FM account when I switched to Amarok2, which offered no support for Libre.FM. Not any more! It is now possible to submit the metadata in your tracks to your Libre.FM account, even from Amarok2.