I want to archive my CD collection (classical music) and later use a squeezebox server or equivalent system to listen to the audio files (FLAC format). For volume (mobile) and/or hardware incompatibility reasons (car audio), i might have to convert flac files in mp3 ones.
So i discover, day after day, the (many) tagging problems and the interest of a good tag editor such mp3tag.
I have seen that FLAC supports only Vorbis Comments; so i searched for standards but i found only :
- a small old official list of 15 tags ( http://xiph.org/vorbis/doc/v-comment.html )
- a proposal to extend this list with some additional tags ( http://wiki.xiph.org/Field_names )
- and some unauthoritative proposals which were used to give the last i mentioned above (see the excel spreadsheet in the precedent link or http://age.hobba.nl/audio/mirroredpages/ogg-tagging.html and http://gophernet.org/articles/vorbiscomment/)
1) am i missing something ? is it possible to have only 15 official tags for Vorbis Comments?
2) Is the extension proposal official or considered as official?
3) Among the listed proposals (or others existing ones), which is followed by the main products ?
At this point of my investigations, i wonder if Vorbis Comments compatibility is not simply an utopia (and sure a nightmare for editors and users) due to this lack of standards.
So if compatibility is very hypothetic, i need to find a set of audio products that work well together and keep them.
I use dbpoweramp/EAC to rip my CD and retrieve the basic tags
I have THE tag editor : mp3tag
I need :
- a conversion tool that converts FLAC files tagged with mp3tag to mp3 ones, if possible keeping tags : dbpoweramp ? other ?
- an intuitive player that manages well FLAC files tagged with mp3tag: MediaMonkey ? JRiver ? MusicBee ? other ? (if possible, supporting multiple tags with the same name according to Vorbis recommendation)
which feedback could you give me for these questions?
Thanks a lot for your help!