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No metadata for audio CD rips in WAV format?


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I'd like to store a large number of audio CDs on my media PC (Vista Home Premium 32 bit). Since disk capacity isn't a problem, I thought I would transfer the audio files in WAV format. But apparently the metadata (song title, performers etc.) aren't added to the audio files by Media Player or any other application I've tried so far when WAV is used. This makes access to the music via Media Center, Media Player etc. rather awkward.

When I choose WMA lossless as the format, Windows Media Player 11 includes the metadata when ripping audio CDs.

Is there any reason not to use WMA lossless for a music archive? Can this format be re-converted losslessly back to WAV? MS lists a converter, but I'm not sure if this will work for Vista: WMA lossless to WAV converter


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Thanks! That seems to be exactly what I was looking for! :thumbsup:

Would you recommend dbPowerAMP for ripping CDs in FLAC format?


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EAC is the tool to use.

Thanks! If I set things up properly, will the archive be accessible via Windows Media Center? I want to keep my system family-friendly...

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