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Postby awjoe » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:01 pm

Does anyone here do their own ISRC embedding? If so, how easy is it?

Also, how does $5 per song sound like to get someone to do it for you?
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Re: ISRC Embedding

Postby James Perrett » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:54 pm

What are you embedding the ISRC's into? Are you creating a master for CD duplication/replication or are you producing files for download/streaming? If you are going for download/streaming which digital distributor are you using?
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Re: ISRC Embedding

Postby awjoe » Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:53 am

Mainly I'd like it embedded in mp3s for online streaming and/or downloads to devices that play mp3s - no online database required. My stuff is available through all the outlets that Distrokid purports to use - iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and a host of lesser-knowns.
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Re: ISRC Embedding

Postby James Perrett » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:09 am

If you are using a service like Distrokid you need to use uncompressed WAV, AIFF or FLAC files to upload (unless you want all kinds of strange things to happen to your audio). As I understand their FAQ's, you also add ISRC's separately on their upload form so there is no need to embed them into the files. For WAV files there is no standard way to embed ISRC's anyway although it is supported with FLAC files. I'm not sure about AIFF.
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Re: ISRC Embedding

Postby awjoe » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:01 am

Which tells me that embedding this stuff is rather situation-specific. Gracias.
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Re: ISRC Embedding

Postby ConcertinaChap » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:42 am

I embed my own codes in everything as I have my own registrant code. It does no harm and may do some good. As to how I do it, I'm on a Mac and I bought a rather splendid audio metadata editor called Metadatics off the app store for a tenner. I imagine there are Windows equivalents. If I'm burning a CD though, for which I usually use DSP-Quattro, ISRC code is one of the metadata options you can enter for each track.

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Re: ISRC Embedding

Postby andy cross » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:36 am

Sonoris have a free ISRC editor for download from their website.

https://www.sonorissoftware.com/product/isrc-editor/
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Re: ISRC Embedding

Postby CS70 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:55 pm

awjoe wrote:Which tells me that embedding this stuff is rather situation-specific. Gracias.

Adding metadata to mp3 files is very simple - you find many editors which do.
It is possible to add metadata to WAV files and also AIFF (at least in a limited way).

Basically the way you go about it is that you find the tool to handle the specific format you want, and add you go.

However, keep in mind that most submissions to web or mobile services will re-encode the file (perhaps with the exception of mp3 files) and your metadata is unlikely to survive.
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Re: ISRC Embedding

Postby awjoe » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:06 pm

Hmm... I'm late to the party, as usual. But now I'll be a rock star. Thanks, all.
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Re: ISRC Embedding

Postby DanDan » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:00 pm

I use the Sonoris free app to embed ISRCs into Wav files. I think this may change them to BWAVs but no matter, it works. Anyone down the line dealing with these BWAVs can see and use the code, e.g. MP4 etc. etc. etc.
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Re: ISRC Embedding

Postby Philbo King » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:43 am

Reaper version 6.10 and later has tagging, including ISRC, for mp3, wav, ogg and some other formats.

The open source kid3 tagger will do wav and mp3 (and a bunch of other file types) ISRC tags.

In a pinch FUBAR2000 can be used to do it as well, using the Properties menu when you right click on a playlist file.
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