Blue Sound Vault - changing track names and connecting a laptop

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    Seppi Evans

    Hi Michael,

    Yes you can edit the tracks stored on the Vault, literally just connect to the share and edit away. You do however need to access the Vault over your network and use a metadata tag editor of which there are many available for laptops or desktops. I use an application called Bliss which edits not only artwork but also the tags.

    Again yes you can copy music tracks to the Vaults Music folder, if your laptop or desktop has access to the tracks you can copy them across and then run a reindex.

    The USB port on the Vault can actually be used for attaching a hard drive to backup the Vault and needs to be 2TB in size. A backup can be started from the Bluesound app. The drive actually gets formatted in a Unix format so make sure it’s not got any data on it. If you have storage space like a NAS on your network you could manually copy the music across for a backup.

    Once you have edited existing tracks on the Vault you will then need to run a rebuild so the changes appear correctly in the controller. A reindex is faster but only works on newly added tracks.

     

     

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    Michael Schey

    Thanks for the info.    Not sure if you answered this part, so asking again.   I have a TON of bootlegs, which is why I wanted to access the drive to type in the track names.  So that solution sounds great.    But, I also want to use the device to compress from wav to flac many that I don't want to keep on the drive that are currently in a CD format as .wav files, and then transfer those select ones to an external drive using a PC/laptop.  Can I do this with this device?     I am trying to digitize much of my collection to get rid of the shelves and shelves of CD's we have (commercial and bootlegs).      Also.....the solution you provided is a wireless one over a home network.   Can you do a USB to USB direct connect to a laptop instead.  By doing that I would have direct access to the vault drive.    That would seem to be faster as well as opposed to a wireless transfer.     

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    Seppi Evans

    Ok..so you don’t physically have the bootleg CD’s on a drive, that was not clear in your post. In that case I would use an application on your laptop / PC to convert to FLAC to save space and at the same time edit the metadata tags before copying them across the network to the Vault. The Vault does not convert or modify any tracks you add to it manually, it only does this to physical CDs as it rips them.

    I must point out that the Vault does not use WiFi and requires an Ethernet cable back to your router, this is because it’s also a server and can serve many Bluesound devices throughout the home. You cannot connect your laptop to the USB port on the Vault. WiFi can now be very fast but would strongly recommend connecting the laptop / PC via Ethernet even if it’s just temporarily to move lots of files.

    I also removed many CD from the living room, ripped them using a Vault and then removed the Jewel cases to save on space and weight. I popped the CDs into these sleeves https://spacesavingsleeves.com

    and these https://www.t3lshop.co.uk/shop/cd-sleeves-for-cd-storage-280p.html 

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    Michael Schey

    Hi   Thanks for your note.   Though I am confused.   Sorry....  You wrote:

    Seppi Evans
    Ok..so you don’t physically have the bootleg CD’s on a drive, that was not clear in your post. In that case I would use an application on your laptop / PC to convert to FLAC to save space and at the same time edit the metadata tags before copying them across the network to the Vault. The Vault does not convert or modify any tracks you add to it manually, it only does this to physical CDs as it rips them.

     

    MY RESPONSE:  I DO have the physical CD's.   What I would like to do is load them into the vault and then change the names inside the vault since they are concert bootlegs and I don't want track 1, track 2, etc.   Can I do this my connecting (wired or wirelessly) a laptop to access the drive?   I could see doing this one or two ways:  1.  Loading the discs to the vault, it converts them to flac, and then I connect my laptop, access the drive, and rename the files.    OR  #2.  Convert them to flac FIRST on my laptop, where the file names can be modified if needed, and THEN transfer them over to the vault using my laptop.

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    I must point out that the Vault does not use WiFi and requires an Ethernet cable back to your router, this is because it’s also a server and can serve many Bluesound devices throughout the home. You cannot connect your laptop to the USB port on the Vault. WiFi can now be very fast but would strongly recommend connecting the laptop / PC via Ethernet even if it’s just temporarily to move lots of files.

    MY QUESTION:  Now I am confused even more.  I thought I saw in the community that as long as the vault is addressable on the network you can access it.    See:  https://support1.bluesound.com/hc/en-us/articles/200387457-Accessing-the-Bluesound-VAULT-s-Internal-Storage-From-a-Computer?fbclid=IwAR0LpgrC_T8Z0Kw3aXuvpPiyvMNjJlLCBYg2xzB_6gk8OtG0mglZhZwdx48           But I would like to physically connect the Vault to a PC to rename tracks, copy tracks back to my laptop to load to an external drive, etc.    So, not a USB connection but just a plain regular ethernet?   

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    Seppi Evans

    Bootleg CD… rip them on your laptop / desktop, edit the tags and then copy across to the Vault. If you rip these unidentifiable CDs the Vault will match best match the CD to some random CD that has similar track numbers and length and set the metadata.

    Yes, of course you can access the Vault from a WiFi enabled laptop, the Vault however must be wired. Vault to Router, laptop or desktop to router either wireless or wired… then you laptop or desktop will see the Vaults Music share.

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