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Break Down This Wall!

Mass file importation strategies.

You’ll remember, Rivendell “owns” its audio library.

So, how do you get a whole huge pile of audio files, compact discs, vinyl records, etc. loaded into Rivendell's Library? Without pain? With accurate metadata?

Let’s start with the easy one: existing audio files with embedded metadata.

Batch Importing Existing Audio Files

Several possible techniques:

  • set up one or more Rivendell dropboxes (not the public cloud service)
  • use the Rivendell command-line command rdimport(1).
  • use interns and RDLibrary

Ripping a Bunch of Compact Discs

... to be continued ...