Saturday, November 5, 2011

Prepping the Shares

Been working on getting the shares ready for the season.  Most of the main albums I want to share out are recorded - just a few left.  The recording is what takes the most time - no way to speed up the transfer (well, I suppose I could record at 45rpm and use Audacity to change the speed, but that's cheating and just seems weird).  Have most of the rips run through ClickRepair, and so now I can take a more leisurely approach to scanning the artwork and getting everything processed, zipped, and uploaded.

One standard I've adopted is to name the songs (both file name and tag) the same way they are named on the album.  So, you might see:

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

O Holy Night
Oh Holy Night
Oh, Holy Night

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Hark the Herald Angels Sing

and so on across the different albums.  Kind of interesting to see all the variants.

The exception here is when the album and/or record label is completely wrong, which is the case more often than I would have imagined.  In those cases, if the song is "Jingle Bells", I'll call it "Jingle Bells" even if the label says "Silent Night".

Onward to the season!


  1. Anxiously awaiting your seasonal contributions -- and thank you in advance for all your labors ...

  2. I've heard a lot about ClickRepair but for my money, I can only say one word:


    I'm jus' sayin'.

    Looking forward to the new stuff!