Add option to specify if existing target files should be overwritten, tags updated ore skipped

Registered by Rainer on 2011-01-10

I use soundconverter for converting my digitized cd collection (flac) into mp3 for an ipod. When I add new cds, I have to search for that folder and convert it.

It would be nice if soundconverter would have a possibility to specify if existing target files (for me mp3) should be overwritten (re-converted), skipped or possibly even only tags updated.

This would make the task of keeping a converted collection up to date much easier.

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I'm not sure to understand, SoundConverter already asks you if you want to overwrite or skip, so what more ?

[smillertr8] Not the originator, but I came here to request basically the same thing.
I'll explain with a use case.

I have a library of 10000 ogg files. I need to convert them to mp3 to play in the car.
This takes a very long time.

Then I notice some id3 tags are messed up, and I correct them. I want an up-front option for soundconverter so that it will look to see whether the output file already exists, and only reconvert the file if the input file is newer than the output. i.e. the source file has changed since the last conversion run.
Kind of like rsync.

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