OK guys I'm ready to start ripping. The X-1 USB/Asynchorus converter arrived this morning and I expect the Peachtree DAC*it tomorrow. So now I'm going to download this program and start ripping a few cd's to get a feel for things.
I've been reading some of the various setup guides on the net and have a couple questions as to implementing various features....
1. Not sure whether or not I should even use replay gain. It seems to me to be an effect to level sound for portable devices such as ipod and iphones for playback. I'm not sure I want every cd
to start out at the same volume level. Am I missing something here?
2. The bigger and more critical concern I have is the setup of the file structure for saving ripped files. The developers guide shows how the default setup is whereas others such as Carlton Bale's
guide goes into more detail for multi discs and compilation discs ect... Could someone provide me the exact set of characters with brackets and all for how they are ripping and what the result
looks like. Even better would be to explain in layman's terms why to set up in such way.
For now I may just rip a few using the default settings to test for getting a good rip and seeing how the software works, but I don't want to redo all my cd's later so I'd like to have a better feel for what's needed up front and get a good file structure set up from the start.
Thanks for any and all help.