Got a Cowon D2+ 16GB. It seems picky about mp3 tags and “bad” tags make it show up Unknown for everything under the Music Library even if only some of them are bad. Sometimes though, like 1 in 10 tries, it showed most of them correctly. This is a real pita and I though the thing was broken at first.

Using foobar2000 or mp3tag we can retag mp3 files correctly. Using only APEv2 seems fine.

I did not have any problem with flac files.

I should soon upload some ogg files in it and see if there’s any problem.

audio ripz and burnz

For Win7x64;
Exact Audio Copy.
Configure to detect drive feature, offset.
Alt-G for freedb download.
F4 to detect pretrack gaps.
Make cue sheet with one FLAC file for entire album (action -> cue sheet… -> compressed)
Verify AccurateRip results.

Open cue sheet file with Foobar2000.
Right-click Convert… to convert to multiple ogg files. (how to normalize?)

Now we can use cue/flac to play at home or make copies and ogg to put on portable media player.

Sadly, foobar2000 doesn’t seem to have a decent writer component (it lacks CD-TEXT support). To make gapless audio copies of cue/flac, use maybe or cdrtools. Infrarecorder gives errors about last track length (?). cdrtfe is a nice frontend and the setup file includes common decoders (but can’t make Data DVDs AFAIK).

EAC does not produce a correct cue sheet file when using compressed image (says type is WAVE). Foobar2000 doesn’t seem to mind but ironically, EAC‘s write feature can’t deal with it.