Vortexbox Blues

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Re: Vortexbox Blues

Post by andrew Ivimey » Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:27 pm

Well, I'm using CUEripper to rip a CD to my laptop. It looks reassuring that there's lots of info about what's happening. We'll see when tis done...
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Re: Vortexbox Blues

Post by andrew Ivimey » Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:18 pm

So far so good.... I see I can rip to one flac file a CD - good for classical performances??? then ???

And I've ripped an almost unreadable, certainly unplayable Bert Jansch CD, it looks successful.

No picture though looking on Anazob yielded the right album cover.

And now I port it over via wifi to the vortexbox. That will take a while, surely?

Onwards!
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Re: Vortexbox Blues

Post by vinylnvalves » Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:35 pm

andrew Ivimey wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:07 pm
You plugs your hard drive into a front usb socket. The process is controlled by vortexbox software on a p.c. networked over wifi. This works, I'm happy to say.

It's getting proper data onto the vortexbox in the first place that's the prob. The CD rips internally in the Vortexbox. It just doesn't grab the picture file ( from the ether?) and now doesn't grab album and track descriptor info..

Might have to find Vortexbox website but I'm worried about people who want to be helpful but use unexplained acronyms and assume I know about these things.

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My seagate external drive has a funny connector, it’s like a usb with a bit in the middle. Looking into it further a new 1TB SSD seems quite cheap, so might just get a new backup drive, if I cannot find the lead. Been looking into things further, I am using Dalphile which has the option to just look at a local drive instead of the vortexbox. As nobody else uses the music server anymore except me, I might just turn it off and connect a SSD drive straight into the plug computer which drives Dalphile. In theory should be better too, as not transferring data over the network, just via usb.

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Re: Vortexbox Blues

Post by andrew Ivimey » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:21 pm

Slow but (possibly) surely the folder is moving from laptop to vortexbox through the wifi. Is this the future!?
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Re: Vortexbox Blues

Post by The Stratmangler » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:32 pm

Next bit is to see if you can see Vortexbox, and the music folder within, and rip directly to it.
You should be able to point your ripping tool directly at the destination folder in Vortexbox.
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Re: Vortexbox Blues

Post by andrew Ivimey » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:44 pm

Okeedokeee, I'll give it a go. Thanks Chris.
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Re: Vortexbox Blues

Post by Dave the bass » Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:25 pm

After each VB rip LMS was triggered to rescan the media library for changes so the new music was 'seen' and added to the library.

I'm running a very old version of VB (2.3) but other than it not collecting metadata anymore it's still useable IMO.

I still rip using VB but use mp3tag to get the metadata and cover art.
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Re: Vortexbox Blues

Post by andrew Ivimey » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:19 am

Ummmm well I'll have a look for this too, ta.
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Re: Vortexbox Blues

Post by The Stratmangler » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:13 pm

How did you get on with ripping direct to Vortexbox, Mr. I?
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Re: Vortexbox Blues

Post by andrew Ivimey » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:42 am

Nothing to rip Chris.... Not much of an excuse I know. I've been ( still am) unhappily busy of late. This lockdown is just starting to drive me bonkers, I'm afraid.

Since last we spoke I've only listened to some of Shostakovitch 13 and track 6 of Billy Cobham's Spectrum. Je suis desolated.
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