MF DIGITAL Ripstation v4.4 User manual

Ripstation Lite Pro
Operating Manual
Ripstation
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Authors: Robert Warnock & Patrick McGrath
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Contents
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Overview
Ripstation Lite Pro is a suite of software to allow for batch transfer and encoding of CD
material to digital music files utilising MF Digital’s 7601 series robotic autoloaders.
The application operates on the Windows XP Platform.
The product is designed for use by individuals, system integrators and service providers
and offers flexibility, ease of use and high throughput at the core of its operation.
Ripstation Lite Pro is licensed on a seat or site license basis as selected by MF Digital's
clients and subject to the conditions laid down in the applicable license agreement.
This document provides a user manual to allow basic and advanced operation as well as
customisation of all parameters, set up and use of robotics.
Ripstation generally includes the following:
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Ripstation Lite Pro
7601 series Hardware
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1.0 Software Installation
1.1 Pre-install Checks
For Standalone PC Options:
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Windows XP with SP2, Vista or Windows 7
Microsoft .NET 2.0, download from
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0856eacb-43624b0d-8edd-aab15c5e04f5&displaylang=en
PC platforms as specified in pre-install documentation
Always on internet connection
Windows Media Player 11 or above.
1.2 Running the Installer
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Ensure your target PC is connected to the Internet.
Insert the enclosed CD into a CD/DVD drive on the target PC and it will auto run
and install all required software.
Follow the prompts and key in any required data.
A folder called ‘Local Audio’ will be created in C:\ and will be the default audio file
storage location. Shortcuts are also set up on the Quick Launch toolbar, the desktop
and in the start menu under all programs > Ripstation > Ripstation Lite Pro.
1.2.1 Registration
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When prompted, as shown in figure 1.0, please key in your registration code
supplied at the time of purchase and click [OK].
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Next, enter in your details when presented with the screen as shown in figure
1.1 in order to complete the product registration and software installation.
Figure 1.0 Product Registration Code Screen
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Figure 1.1 – Product Registration Details Screen
1.2.2 Limits on Registration
You will be provided with ONE code for activation. You may, at any time, uninstall the
application and reinstall it on an alternate machine by following the process above.
Please note however, only ONE copy of the software will run at any one time and a
second installation of the software with the same code will prevent the first installation
from being run.
1.3 Keying In Your Metadata Code
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To enable AMG metadata lookups (NOTE: Use of AMG metadata from
Macrovision is undertaken under the terms of the flow down
agreement attached as Annex A, please read it carefully)
Firstly you can purchase a look up voucher for AMG by clicking on the following
link:
www.ripstation.com/amgdep/purchase.php
Open the Ripstation Lite Software by double clicking the icon installed on your
desktop.
Click on the preferences icon
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Select the AMG Metadata Provider and key in your AMG Look Up voucher.
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Quick Start Guide
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2.0 Step-by-step guide of Robotic Hardware - 7601XD
2.1.1 Step One – Remove the Packing Constraints
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Carefully remove the autoloader from its carton.
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Unlock cover with the key and install the plastic rods.
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Place the system on a level workspace free of debris, dust, humidity, excessive
heat, and electronic or electromagnetic interference.
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Remove protective plastic cover from system and save along with the rest of the
packaging.
2.1.2 Step Two – Plug in the Peripherals
Using the power cord, plug in the autoloader to a properly grounded AC receptacle. It is
highly recommended that a surge protector is used to ensure safety in operation. Then
connect a USB cable from the 7601XD to the PC.
2.1.3 Step Three - Installing the drivers
Then power on the unit using the main switch at the back of the autoloader and the
“Found New Hardware Wizard” will open.
Select install from a list or specific location and click next and the Search and
Installations window will open.
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Select “include this location in this search” and browse to the XD Drivers folder which is
located in the Ripstation Lite Pro program folder. Then click next.
On the next window select the first driver which is mfd_md1.inf and click next.
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Then another window will open that says breadusb.sys cannot be found. Browse to and
open the XD Drivers folder in the Ripstation Lite Pro program folder. Select the
breadusb.sys file and click OK. Then click OK again.
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That is the driver installation complete and you can now click finish on the new
hardware wizard.
2.1.4 Step Four – Loading Discs
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Discs for ripping are loaded to the top of the unit and the unit can hold 80
discs at one time.
Completed discs are placed in the tray which can be removed from the
bottom of the unit.
Rejected discs are ejected through the slot in the front of the unit.
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3.0 Ripstation Lite Pro Quick Start Guide
Before using the Ripstation Lite Pro software, please use the following steps as a ‘quick
start’ guide to set the initial parameters and perform a CD to MP3 rip.
1. Open the Ripstation Lite Pro software and on the main screen click the
Preferences icon.
2. Check the metadata sources you wish to use and key in your supplied username and
password then click OK to save and close.
3. In the main screen, click the New Batch icon and the Batch Properties dialog
box opens.
4. Enter your name, ‘testrip’ or ‘myfirstrip’ into the Client Name box. A folder of the
same name will be created. This is where the audio files will be saved.
5. Select the source drive from the combo box.
6. In the output formats section, highlight the MP3 codec and tick the ‘Enabled’ box on
the left.
Should you wish to change the bitrate, folder locations and filename mask,
click the Edit button beside it. Select your default bit rate, folder path and filename
mask. Click OK to save and close this screen.
7. Place some CDs in the input bin and click ‘Start Batch’ to commence your first batch
rip.
NOTE: Ripping will continue until all CDs are ripped. Clicking the
‘Cancel Batch’ button will terminate the batch.
Click the ‘Open Batch Folder’ button to view the digitally encoded audio files.
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Main User Guide/ Main Screen
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4.0 Ripstation Lite Pro Main User Guide
4.1 Key Features
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Batch encoding
7601XD series Robotic and backup USB2.0 drive support
Batch setup wizard
Multiple CODEC encoding
Client Name entry
Support for AMG, FreeDB and CD Player.ini data sources
Full metadata preview
Metadata cover art lookup and embedding
Amazon cover art lookup and embedding
UID client watermark embedding
Switchable Unicode support
ID3> 2.4 inc. 1.1
Batch preview window – discs ripped/to go/no cover art/CODECs/client name
Single touch start and drive control
Drive stop control
Full C2 error checking
Error output on the fly and post rip
Metadata testing service
Post encode facility*
Fully scalable output masks
Operator status message window
Fully automatically updated
Detailed batch logging
Integrated DVD burning engine
Transfer to drive
4.2 Supported CODECs and Bit Rates
Installed as standard are the following CODECs
CODEC
Supported options
FLAC
MP3
WMA
WAV
AAC
OGG
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VBR/CBR
128/192/224/320 kbps
VBR/CBR
32/48/64/96/128/160/192/256/320 kbps
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Embedded ID3 wav
Request WAV
Sonos RIFF WAV
VBR/CBR
96/128/160/192 kbps
45/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320/499 kbps
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4.3 Ripstation Lite Pro Main Screen
The Ripstation Lite Pro main user interface is shown in figure 4.1 below. Operations are
carried out using the button controls at the top of the screen and information is
displayed throughout the rest of the screen. An additional ‘Open batch folder button’ is
located in the bottom right of the screen.
Figure 4.1 – Ripstation Lite Pro Main User Interface
Section 4.3.1 details the operation of each of the button controls.
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4.3.1 Ripstation Lite Pro Button Controls
The Ripstation Lite Pro Main button controls are shown in figure 4.2. The operations of
the buttons are detailed in the key below.
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Figure 4.2 – Ripstation Lite Pro Main Screen Button Controls
1. New Batch / Cancel Batch
Opens the New Batch dialog. If a batch is currently running, this button will
cancel the batch.
2. Preferences
Opens the preferences dialog.
3. Load
Opens a browser dialog to load previously saved batch settings into an RSF file.
RSF file contains Client Name, folder masks and configurations of all CODECs,
codec selection, output path and force default filenames selection.
4. Save
Opens a browser dialog to save the current batch settings into an RSF file.
5. Delete Customer Files
Deletes the last Client folder that was ripped. Will display a confirmation dialog
showing the name of the folder about to be deleted. NOTE: If no client folder
loaded – deletes all files ripped from top-level folder down.
6. Send to Disk
Opens the Ripstation ‘Send to HD’ module – please refer to this product’s user
manual.
7. Podload
Opens iTunes for add to library function and iPod loading
8. Server Transfer (optional module)
Opens the optional Ripstation ‘Audioloader’ module – please refer to this
product’s user manual.
9. Help
Opens Ripstation Lite Pro HTML Help.
The Open Batch Folder button shown in the bottom right hand corner of
the main user screen can be clicked at any time during the ripping process to
open the current client audio folder. You may want to do this to check that file
and folder naming and locations of audio files are being created as expected.
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4.4 Ripstation Lite Pro Display During Ripping
Figure 4.3 shows the Ripstation Lite Pro main screen view during the ripping process.
Figure 4.3 – Main screen view during ripping
The following information is displayed when ripping a disc:
4.4.1 Metadata preview
The metadata preview section at the top right of the screen indicates the source of the
metadata information and displays all information known at album level for a CD
including Cover Artwork at 150x150 pixels.
4.4.2 Log Window
The log window at the bottom left of the screen logs all robotic operations, metadata
lookups, ripping & encoding procedures and failed CDs in real time.
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4.4.3 Batch Status
Figure 4.4 – Batch Status Window
The batch status window, shown in figure 4.4, is located at the bottom right of the
screen and is designed to give an ‘at a glance preview’ of the current job in progress. It
displays the following dynamic information:
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Elapsed Time – Time from the start of the batch, taken from when the GO
button is pressed
Client Name
Discs Ripped in the form N/NN, where N is the total ripped to date and NN is the
total size of the batch. A wildcard * is used to denote when no maximum number
of discs has been entered.
Discs Failed – Number of discs failing error correction
Missing Covers – Number of discs in current batch for which album art was not
obtained.
Open Batch Folder – Opens the current batch folder in explorer
Output Formats – Displays the type of CODEC(s) along with the corresponding
bit rate(s) being used during the encoding process.
AMG Look Up Counter – The number of AMG look ups remaining on the voucher
is displayed in the bottom of this section.
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4.5 Preference Settings
Clicking on the preferences button opens the dialog box as shown in figure 4.5.
Figure 4.5 – Preferences Dialog Box (Metadata Tab)
4.4.1 Metadata Tab
The metadata tab selected in figure 4.5 allows for the following settings to be selected:
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Local cdplayer.ini - For metadata retrieval from a local cache, check the 'Local
cdplayer.ini' checkbox and key in the full file path to the cdplayer.ini file (e.g.
C:\Windows\cdplayer.ini).
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All Music Guide (AMG) - AMG access is activated by entering a key in the
license box provided. You will receive a key after completing the purchase look
up procedure detailed below:
(See Annex B AMG Purchase Procedure Document)
Checking the 'Add disc # to title' will append the disc number (specifically for box
sets) to the album title tag.
Checking the 'in parenthesis' will wrap parenthesis (CD01) around the number.
It is recommended to always have these options checked.
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FreeDB – This is the web's main free metadata database. You can key in the
web address of freedb.freedb.org or one of the local regional mirrors (shown in
figure 4.7). FreeDB does not provide cover art.
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FreeDB regional mirrors..
at.freedb.org (Vienna, Austria)
au.freedb.org (Sydney, Australia)
ca.freedb.org (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
es.freedb.org (Madrid, Spain)
fi.freedb.org (Tampere, Finland)
fr.freedb.org (Courbevoie, France)
jp.freedb.org (Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan)
jp2.freedb.org (Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan)
ru.freedb.org (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
uk.freedb.org (London, UK)
uk2.freedb.org (London, UK)
us.freedb.org (San Jose, California, USA)
Figure 4.6 – FreeDB Regional Mirrors
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Tracktype – This is another free metadata service like FreeDB. Key the web
address www.tracktype.org into the FreeDB options in the metadata preferences
as shown in figure 4.6. Tracktype does not provide cover art.
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Metadata drop down boxes – The boxes beside each metadata service
provider allow the user to choose the order that Ripstation v4.4 queries each
metadata provider. Click the drop down menu to the left of each provider and set
to Never, First, Second or Third.
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No Data Setting - Four options exist for dealing with albums with no metadata.
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Automatically Rip - Discs will be ripped using “Unknown Artist” for artist
tag and artist folder name. The album name will be generated using a unique
ID. All albums ripped in this way will be placed into an artist folder called
'Unknown Artist” for later tagging and naming. There are several added
options to automatically rip. The second new option is to have a cddbid text
file placed in the album folder for unknown discs.
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Automatically Reject - Discs will be rejected and placed in the reject pile.
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Rip and Reject - This option is the same as Automatically Rip except the
unknown discs will be placed on the reject stack.
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Query User - User will immediately be prompted to enter album information
manually during the batch process, as shown in figure 4.8.
o Select the genre from the dropdown list
o Key in the year of release
o Key in the artist name
o Key in the album name
o Click on each track to rename it
o Click the OK button to save and continue
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Or Enter the barcode via scanner or manually and click submit to retrieve
metadata
Or Click Skip to reject this CD and continue
Figure 4.7 – Metadata Manual Entry
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Download missing covers from Amazon - This enables a web based lookup
for cover art when none has been returned via the normal metadata lookup.
Recommended setting is On.
NOTE: This facility cannot always provide 100% accurate cover art particularly for
Various artists discs
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Include track count in TRCK frames - Check this option when ripping for
iPod or iTunes.
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4.6 Starting a New Batch
In the main Ripstation Lite screen, click the ‘New Batch’ button and the dialog
box in figure 4.8 appears.
Figure 4.8 – Start a New Batch Dialog Box
An explanation of the dialog box is given below:
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Date – Automatically generated
Number of CDs – Key in the number of CDs in the batch, or 0 to rip indefinitely.
Client Name - Key in the client name (required) and a folder will be created of
the same name inside the default output path folder where all encoded audio
files will be placed.
Loader Type – used to select either manual load or to use the 7601XD robotics
Edit, only clickable when you select 7601XC from the loader type list. When
enabled you can choose the com port that the unit is using, and to find out what
port you need :
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To determine what com port you are using, open device manager, then expand
“Ports”, and look for the USB Serial Port, in the example below we can see it is
COM3, so we would select COM3 from the list in Ripstation.
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Source device – Used to select which drive to use. If using the 7601XC you must
select the drive that is located in the robotic unit.
Output Formats – Displays the CODECs that may be used for ripping. To enable
a CODEC to be used, highlight (by the blue bar) the CODEC in the display and
check the ‘Enabled’ tick box on the left.
[ADD] - Adds a codec to the output format list (see section 4.6.1 for further
details).
[EDIT] – Edits the selected codec's settings (see section 4.6.1 for further
details).
[DELETE] - Deletes the selected codec from the output format list (see section
4.6.1 for further details).
NOTE: Only CODECs that are ticked (and therefore enabled) in the output format list
will be used during the ripping process.
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Force default file names – When checked, this will prefix the CODEC name above
the album name e.g. C:\Root\clientname\MP3\. It should only be used when
multiple CODECs are being encoded to.
Use this output path – When checked, this will force the program to use the path
beneath as the root location for all folders and audio files and will override the
setting within each CODEC.
Unicode ID3 tags is defaulted to ‘on’ as standard.
Make a duplicate copy of files here – This will place a copy of the ripped files to
the specified location
[Cancel] – Closes the dialog.
[Start Batch] – Starts the batch ripping process
NOTE: CODEC and path settings will be stored from session to session. For a quick
batch simply key in the client name, number of CDs and enable the CODEC(s) to be
used.
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4.6.1 CODEC Settings
Ripstation Lite Pro ships with a number of standard CODEC options pre-configured.
However CODECs may be added or deleted and the settings for the MP3, WMA, AAC and
OGG CODECs may be modified.
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To add a new codec, click the [Add] button in the Start a New Batch dialog box.
The New Output dialog will appear as in figure 4.9.
Figure 4.9 – New Output Dialog Box
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Choose the CODEC you wish to add to the display from the drop down box at the
top and press [OK].
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If you would like to delete a CODEC from the display, select the CODEC to be
removed in the output formats section of the Start a New Batch dialog box
(highlighted by the blue bar) and press [Delete].
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To modify a CODEC’s settings, select the CODEC you wish to modify in the Start
a New Batch dialog box and click the [Edit] button. This will open a new dialog in
order to configure the CODEC settings including bit rates and VBR/CBR options.
For the MP3 CODEC, the box in figure 4.10 appears.
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Figure 4.10 – CODEC setup screen
Paths and filenames default to a set mask, which may be altered by the user. The
variables available for this mask are as follows:
%A
%B
%C
%D
%E
%F
%G
%H
%I
%J
%K
%M
%N
%P
%Q
%S
%T
List of variables used in the output paths:
AlbumArtistName
BatchClientUID
BatchClientName
AlbumName
AlbumCreditName (If CreditTitle is “Narrator”)
AlbumCreditName (If CreditTitle is “Co-Author”)
TrackArtistName
ISRC
CDDBId
Date in YYYYMMDD format
Genre
AlbumDiscNumber (if nonzero)
TrackNumber
FirstReleaseLabel
AMG ID
FirstReleaseISBN
TrackName
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%U
%V
%W
%X
%Y
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FirstReleaseUPC
AlbumDiscNumber
AlbumDiscCount
BatchIndex
AlbumDate
BatchUserData (0-9)
NOTE: Standard text may also be used in the path.
In the track example in figure 4.10, the path would thus be:
Clientname\artistname\albumtitle\01 – Trackname.mp3
The file extension must be included.
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Include Metadata In Output files – If this is checked Ripstation will write out
and embed metadata in the file. If this is unchecked no metadata will be written
into the output.
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Path - This represents the path the codec's output will use as a root folder. This
may be overridden however in the batch properties screen (figure 4.14) by
checking the ‘Use this output path’ option.
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Tracks - This is the full track path and name under the root folder. These
settings are configured for each codec and MF Digital recommends that the same
convention be used for all.
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Cover art – The location and name used for cover art. The recommended
setting is set to album folder and named folder.jpg for maximum compatibility.
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Metadata – If log all metadata is selected this will be the pathway for the
location of the xml file which is written out for this option. The user has the
ability to customise the xml file path and name.
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Data Files – If this is selected any compatible data files will be written out to
this location.
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Max Length – This gives the user the ability to create clips of the tracks. The
duration of the track is written into this box as seconds. For example if the value
of 30 is entered in the box then Ripstation will rip a 30 second clip of each track
on the disc.
NOTE : Each server as selected in the drop down box in the main batch screen will
dynamically set its own cover art and path naming convention and will highlight the
available codec types.
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Quality slider (L.A.M.E. MP3 & Windows Media VBR codecs only) - The
quality slider determines how rigorous the codec will be during the audio
encoding phase. Higher quality settings will slow down the encoding process very
slightly. Challenging audio, for example classical music or heavy metal, generally
requires that the slider be moved toward the Slow setting.
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The resulting increase in quality is somewhat subjective; a slower speed, higher
quality setting of the quality slider is generally only recommended for challenging
and very dynamic audio, with playback on high end audio equipment. For the
vast majority of MP3 encoding with playback on low to mid-range audio
equipment and portable music players, the default setting (shown above) is
recommended.
NOTE: Previous settings are saved from the last batch
4.6.2 Reported Errors
If the robotic autoloader experiences a problem collecting a CD during a batch rip, one
of two errors dialog boxes will appear. These dialog boxes are shown in figure 4.13a &
b.
Figure 4.13a – Error While Accepting Dialog Box
Figure 4.13b – Error While Rejecting Dialog Box
Figure 4.13a displays the error while accepting dialog box which occurs when the robotic
autoloader experiences a problem while trying to collect a CD from the input bin.
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When this occurs either click [yes] to allow the autoloader to retry the collection
or click [no] to terminate the batch.
Figure 4.13b shows the error while rejecting dialog box, which occurs when the robotic
autoloader experiences a problem while trying to collect a CD from the drive.
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When this occurs either click [yes] to allow the autoloader to retry the collection
or click [no] to terminate the batch.
4.6.3 Manual Metadata Entry
The manual metadata entry dialog will pop up when an unidentifiable CD or CD with no
metadata is encountered (as long as the ‘No Data’ setting is set to ‘Query User’ in the
Preferences dialog box (see section 4.5.1 and figure 4.7).
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Select the genre from the dropdown list
Key in the year of release
Key in the artist name
Key in the album name
Click on each track to rename it
Key in the label name
Key in the composer name
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Key in the conductor name
Add cover art, click box then browse to image
Click the OK button to save and continue
or
Click Skip to reject this CD and continue
NOTE: Allowing manual keying in of CD information will slow down the encode
process as the drive in question will NOT be used for ripping until the above
information is keyed.
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4.7 Actions for Completed Batch
4.7.1 Loading an external Hard Drive
Clicking the ‘Send to HD’ button (shown right), loads a client folder to a hard
drive. The standard Windows explorer dialog appears.
Figure 4.19 – Selecting a folder to load to Hard Drive (HD)
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Select the Location of the external USB hard drive unit, network hard drive or
USB device and click OK.
The files will then be loaded to the device chosen and the file copy dialog appears to
show its progress.
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4.8 Error Detection & Correction
Ripstation Lite Pro's error handling consists of:
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Auto C2 Check by using the error correction available from C2 enabled drives
Ripstation Lite Pro modifies the speed of the encode cycle to trap any read errors
prior to encoding
Burst mode check
Jitter check – using a zero threshold limit, Ripstation Lite Pro ensures that audio
files are extracted and encoded without errors
4.9 Output Reports
In addition to the live logging window, Ripstation Lite Pro generates a key report
automatically at the end of a batch as follows:
A flat text file detailing the following, saved into the client folder.
(Clientname_log).txt
Client: UID: 09/25/2006 11:01
MP3: 224 kbps CBR
Started: 09/25/2006 11:01
A total of:
3 albums were ripped
1 albums were not ripped
0 albums had no cover
0 albums had no data
Albums Not Ripped
----------------------------------------------------------Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
The clientname_log.txt file will be appended to for batches with the same client name,
so they will not be overwritten.
4.10 Log Window
The log window shows a running transaction trail of all functions of each part of the
process detailing and time stamping each error for trapping and monitoring purposes.
Another feature is real-time writing of the log window to a log file in the batch output
folder called “log.txt”.
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5.0 Integration with Other Ripstation Products
Audiofile may be added to Ripstation as an additional module to support automatic
generation of the client output catalogue in PDF or HTML.
Ripstation AudioFile
Generates fully customisable and printable HTML album catalogue using cover art and
customisable logo and colours
Please contact Ripstation for further information, or visit
www.ripstation.com
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6.0 Upgrades
Ripstation Lite Pro includes an autoupdate push client. This client will sit in your system
tray and poll our servers for the latest updates. When an update is found, it will notify
you with a pop up message and allow you to ignore or download the upgrade.
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7.0 Help and Support
Support terms are detailed in client specific contracts, but at minimum shall include 24
hour support via our online helpdesk. In addition we offer an extended warranty
package which includes remote access to your site from our headquarters and extended
hardware warranty coverage.
Support response is guaranteed within 24 hours.
Contact details:
Ripstation
A Division of Formats Unlimited, Inc
155 Sherwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735
US Support:
T: +1 631 249 9393
F: +1 631 249 9273
EU Support:
T: +44 2890 022342
Email: support@ripstation.com
Support Helpdesk: www.ripstation.com/support
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Annex A: Macrovision Flow Down Agreement
Macrovision Flow-Down License Terms (Terms of Use)
This application incorporates software and technology of Macrovision Corporation
(“Macrovision”). The Macrovision software and technology (the “Macrovision Technology”)
allows end users to access music-related data (“AMG Data”) over the Internet and otherwise
from proprietary databases (the “AMG Databases”) located on Macrovision servers (the
“Macrovision Servers”) and to perform other functions (Macrovision Technology, AMG Data,
AMG Databases and Macrovision Servers are collectively referred to as the “Macrovision
Services”).
Macrovision grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and non-sublicensable
right and license to access and use Macrovision Services only by means of the intended and
authorized End User functions of this application software.
You agree that you will use the Macrovision Services for your own personal, noncommercial use only. You agree not to: (i) assign, copy, transfer or transmit the Macrovision
Services to any third party; (ii) use or exploit the Macrovision Services, except as expressly
permitted herein; (iii) decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer the Macrovision Services or
any component thereof; (iv) remove any copyright, trademark, trade names, logos or other
intellectual property notices in the Macrovision Services; or (v) sell, distribute, syndicate, publish,
disclose lease, license transfer or otherwise use the Macrovision Services, or any portion thereof,
other than as expressly provided in these Terms of Use.
You agree that the license to use the Macrovision Services granted herein will terminate
if you violate these restrictions. In addition, Macrovision may revoke or terminate this license at
any time in its sole discretion. If your license terminates, you agree to cease any and all use of
the Macrovision Services. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Macrovision and
its affiliates from all liabilities, claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees arising from your
breach of these Terms of Use.
Macrovision reserves all rights in the Macrovision Services, including all ownership
rights. You acknowledge that as between you and Macrovision, all right, title and ownership to
the Macrovision Services and components thereof remain the exclusive property of Macrovision,
and nothing herein will be deemed to grant you any ownership rights in the Macrovision Services.
You agree that Macrovision may enforce its rights under this Agreement against you directly in
its own name.
Macrovision reserves the right to delete data from the AMG Databases or to change data
categories for any cause that Macrovision deems sufficient. No warranty is made that the
Macrovision Technology or Macrovision Servers are error-free or that functioning of
Macrovision Technology or Macrovision Servers will be uninterrupted. Macrovision is not
obligated to provide you with any new, enhanced or additional data types or categories that
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Macrovision may choose to provide in the future and is free to discontinue its online services at
any time, without any obligation to you.
To the extent that you, the End User, provide any information or original works of
authorship to be added to AMG Databases, you represent and warrant that you are the sole author
of such work(s) and further hereby assign to Macrovision all intellectual property and proprietary
rights therein, including the right to register the copyright in such work(s) as part of the AMG
Database.
THE MACROVISION SERVICES AND COMPONENTS THEREOF ARE PROVIDED
TO YOU “AS IS.” MACROVISION MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE ACCURACY OF THE MACROVISION
SERVICES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. MACROVISION DOES NOT WARRANT, GUARANTEE OR MAKE
ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY,
RELIABILITY, CURRENTNESS OR THE RESULTS THAT WILL BE OBTAINED BY
YOUR USE OF THE MACROVISION SERVICES.
IN NO CASE WILL MACROVISION OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR
ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION
ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST REVENUES OR INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS UNDER
ANY THEORY OF LAW, INCLUDING CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, INDEMNITY,
STRICT LIABILITY, PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR IN
ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF THE MACROVISION SERVICES. IN NO EVENT
WILL MACROVISION’S LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES WITH RESPECT TO THE
MACROVISION SERVICES BE IN EXCESS OF TEN DOLLARS REGARDLESS OF THE
FORM OF THE CLAIM. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF
LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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Annex B: AMG Purchase Procedure Document
Purchasing AMG Look Ups
To receive an AMG key to enable AMG metadata in Ripstation you will need to purchase look ups
by clicking on the purchase link in preferences or clicking on the following link:
http://www.ripstation.com/amgdep/purchase.php
Then on the purchase page key in the required details and choose the number of look ups that
you require from the drop down box.
Then click on Preview order and you will be taken to the following page:
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Then click on the buy now link and you will be taken to a payment page powered by PayPal to
complete the purchase of your look ups.
Once you have entered your payment details on the web page click on the “Review Order and
Continue” button.
Once you have reviewed your payment details click on the “Pay Now” link and your transaction
will be processed. Then the following page will be displayed.
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You will receive an email confirming your order. You can also at this stage view and print a copy
of your receipt which contains your AMG Key.
The AMG Key is the Item number. It is displayed as
Item#7a109049f8e443c74e9dafcf4940230a4eb544bf then your AMG key will be
7a109049f8e443c74e9dafcf4940230a4eb544bf.
Please note that the license keys are pay as you go. You must use all lookups from
each key before you enter a new key. Look ups are not carried over between keys.
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