• Converting FLAC to ALAC using xrecode

    I save all my files in FLAC but want to be able to play them on an iPhone with a loss less codec. With Apple devices the only option is ALAC, Apple Lossless Audio Codec. The process I use to archive my discs to FLAC is described in CD Archiving Hunting around I found the… read more…

    Converting FLAC to ALAC using xrecode
  • Scanning a booklet without an ugly crease

    When you try to scan a thick booklet or a book you can often get the above ugly crease around the staples when you try to lay the booklet flat. Less than desirable, the question is how to remove the crease mark. While you can remove the crease after scanning this may not work so… read more…

    Scanning a booklet without an ugly crease
  • Archiving CD artwork

    The goal when I archive CDs is to get the best possible digital quality from my CDs and be protected against the loss of my collection. I don’t have as big a collection as many but I like most of the CDs I have got and I don’t want to have to hunt for them… read more…

    Archiving CD artwork
  • The case for FLAC

    Often the pursuit of having our music collections accessible wherever we happen to be begins with digitising cds. For many this transformation begins with iTunes or Media Player, either way the result is a digital collection in one file format or another. If you live in an Apple universe and just want it done quickly… read more…

    The case for FLAC