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@c_j_bolt wrote:

Before I do this I just wondered if any of you could think of an elegant solution that would allow me to retain 1:1 compatability with my windows PC – for ease of backup on my windows PC I will want to keep mp3’s always for use with my 512mb(!) flash player.

I don’t have an elegant solution, but here’s perhaps some items that might help:

With mp3 files with “MCDI” tags, you can generate a CDDB id. I think iTunes embeds a CDDB id in the comment field as well. So perhaps if you are ripping to flac, you can embed cddb id in the flac comment or something so you can compare cddb ids later. Then you might be able to identify duplicate cds.

That’s assuming your ripper/encoder filled in the mcdi tag before.

– Ron