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How can to find the play-time of a `.flac` file?

How can the play-time of a .flac file be determined? $ metaflac --list 01\ Mrs.\ Robinson.flac METADATA block #0 type: 0 (STREAMINFO) is last: false length: 34 minimum blocksize: 4096 samples ...
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Is there a standard way of naming user-defined metadata tags in .flac files?

Programs like metaflac let me add whatever tags I want: % metaflac --set-tag="XXX=YYY" test.flac % metaflac --show-tag="XXX" test.flac XXX=YYY I'd like to add metadata for ...
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Adobe Audition - disable XMP metadata files

I can't seem to find a way to disable the creation of XMP files when I edit a .flac file in Adobe Audition 13.0.9.41 (Mac Os). If I hit Save as... I can uncheck the option for metadata. If I just ...
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Ogg metadata: cover art tag

I'm a software development and newbie in audio engineering topics. I ran Icecast audio stream server and would like to show cover art audio tag to website users. Stream format is Ogg. The problem is - ...
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How can I add metadata on audio files?

I have audio files that I want to share with an open data license, but before doing that I want to add metadata. How can I do it with an open source language?
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Add .wav metadata in Kid3 on Ubuntu

I've downloaded Kid3 to add metadata to a bunch of .wav files. While Kid3 recognizes .wav files (in opposition to EasyTag) and editing data was done very quickly, I was struggling visualizing the ...
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Metadata exporting and editing options in Soundminer HD and HD Plus

Anyone know if Soundminer HD Plus allows you to export the metadata of your effects library to a text/excell file? I currently have Soundminer HD and am not able to do it, apparently the option ...
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What formats does SoundMiner accept to import Metadata?

I'd like to update my metadata outside of SoundMiner, but I don't know what format it accepts. Is it XML, CSV or something else? In short: What format does SoundMiner accept to import metadata from? ...
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Adding metadata to wav files without .bwf extension

Wondering what the current protocol is for adding metadata to a Sound FX Library? Are people embedding metadata as broadcast wav files (with a .bwf extension instead of .wav) or simply leaving .wav ...
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Sound effect library management on Windows?

I'm starting to have a little collection of various sound effects, and I was looking for a program to help me find them more easily than with iTunes or searching through Windows. I know of Basehead ...
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Copy metadata description field from soundminer to BWAV

I created some metadata in soundminers description field using soundminer 4.5 pro. But unless i am mistaken that data will not be readable in non-soundminer metadata software that only reads the ...
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Sending bwav metadata/description to an external colleague

Hello to this amazing stack. This is potentially quite a simple question but my friend who knows soundminer inside-out is on holiday. We'v just had a heap (200gb+) of wildtracks come in for a film ...
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FLAC mastering best practices

A musician friend, who is producing his own album, asked for advice about how best to master the FLAC edition of the album. It will be distributed as a physical CD, as MP3 files, and as FLAC files. ...
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Metadata question/ Netmix question

I am trying to figure out where/ what field the track info is stored in. I can see and modify that information in Wave agent, but do not see it in pro tools until I drop a file into the session and ...
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Sound Miner question

So I'm switching machines and am using a 3TB internal drive on my new one just for my SFX. I transferred all my SFX from my external drives into the new machine and then in SM im creating a new ...
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Automator actions for adding spotlight comments to a batch from excel/text document?

I want to take data directly from a table in a pdf or excel spreadsheet, and add it, several files at a time, to the spotlight comment fields for a list of files. Is there a way to do this? Any help ...
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Free OSX Sound Database programs

Are there any free alternatives to Sound Miner out there?
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Workflow with purchased sound effects library?

Hi all, Sorry for sounding like a noob 'cos I have a noob question. :`( I've just purchased my first sound effects libraries (from Sound Ideas) and they came in audio CDs. I know that there are ...
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Tagging audio regions or segments in a sound/music database

Hi all, I would like to be able to non-destructively tagg only a region of an audio file or song, and index it as an individual entry in a music database. I have seen a number of interesting audio/...
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metadata applications

I was under the impression that meta data included time code but apparently it is the track information on mp3's as well? How do I add metadata to things like my recordings and sound library/ies I ...
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Add Metadata To Impulse Responses

Last night I recorded an impulse response of my building's parking garage with fairly decent results. After importing into Altiverb 7, I couldn't figure out how to add photos or other metadata to the ...
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Soundfile descriptions are only in the Metadata - Is there an easy way of working with these?

I've got a bunch of sounds which only have descriptions in the Metadata of the file. The actual file names are mostly just numbers - S0100583449.wav or similar. Searching through this part of the ...
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Sfx library meta data for batch uploading

What meta data information should I have embedded in each audio file to make batch uploading my sound library to multiple distribution sites easier? Pond5 Audiomicro Audiojungle Audio Sparx
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Removing duplicate sounds (different Metadata) in SoundMiner v4pro?

Hello everyone, I am working at a studio (with their library) and I have an interesting dilemma. There are duplicate (and triplicate) sounds in Soundminer. The interesting part is that the file ...
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Freelancer Sound Editors and Designers, how do you search your SFX when in a new studio?

What are you using to search the SFX you bring to sessions on your drives? I have thought about Soundminer so that I may have metadata access as ProTools will only search file names and any comments ...
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The Specifics of Meta-Data

How exactly is meta-data organized within the files themselves? Are there generic categories setup within the data structure of a .wav, or can they be assigned manually, i.e. differently by each ...
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How do you make BWF(metadata) originator info what you want?

Im using waveagent to deal with metadata and on the originator section it is labeled as either Fostex FR2-LE (my recorder) or Pro Tools (my DAW). How do I make this say what I want like my name (...
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Sound Designers Vernacular / Nomenclature

I'm looking for a creative way to tag and enter metadata into my database of audio files and synth patches. I realize that any list would be particular to the person creating it but is there a way for ...
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sfx library codewords

Once your library reaches a certain size then you start needing codewords to jump to the specific sounds you're looking for quickly. This is especially true with common sounds like impacts, whooshes ...
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Sound Effects libraries and structuring

Hi, I'm currently building a sound effects library of my own (as I'm sure most you already are doing). My question is this: How do you keep your files organised, do you use a numeric, categoric or ...
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Retaining Metadata in .aif to .wav Conversion?

So, let's say I have a pile of a couple thousand .aifs all nice and pretty with Soundminer metadata perfectly intact. But for one reason or another, these .aifs need to be converted to .wavs. Is ...
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Whoosh, swoosh, or swish? Hit or impact?

I never know which one I'm looking for. And it's a concern of mine to use common terminology as I tag my own recordings. Is there a universal distinction between these that all libraries use in their ...
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Soundfx library metadata language

Dear all I'll planning to sort some of the stuff in my sfx libraries. I'll move to Soundminer and thinking to tag and add metadata to all my libraries (I'll start, but I already know that it'll be a ...
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Developing a workflow for editing and mastering raw material

Since I bought me a mic (RØDE NT3) and started recording things that sound interesting to me I keep asking myself what would be a good workflow for importing, cutting/editing and mastering the sounds, ...
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How do I prepare my sound files professionally to share with others?

Hello. I have a question about embedding the correct sort of metadata and general professional preparation for my sound files so I can pass to others and it'll be appropriate for their professional ...
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Which program are you using to embed metadata in wav files?

I'm looking to add metadata to my library of effects. Which program are you using to embed metadata in wav files? Is this metadata readable by most database programs? (Soundminer, Basehead, etc.)
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Audio File Organization

Regardless of how you organize your library in databases like SoundMiner, Basehead, etc., how do you sanely file your recordings on your hard drive, especially between initial ingestion of the raw ...
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