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  • #31
    Thank You “Tomcoppa” for all your efforts ... I will scan my art work and apply to files manually ... Thanks Again!


    • #32
      Just noticed the same thing and came on here, very pleased to see my Liv Zen is not yet a brick.

      I'm a bit thick with technical matters mind you, I've never plugged my box into a screen or keyboard I just plug it in, rip CDs and play music from my mobile phone.

      Someone mentioned installing Putty but I have no idea how to do this. To go back a step, I'm assuming I can
      plug in my box to the TV using the HDMI and my computer keyboard via the USB to control the screen. I've used a Dos box on a PC before so I guess it's like that? Once in what do I do next to open the file mentioned and edit the line (s) required?

      Also, I recall from a convo years ago that the maker Liv changed the password and there's no way I can get hold of it. I think there's a global or override password I can use though?

      Thanks in advance for any help.


      • #33
        The default password setting for a vortexbox is user = root and password = vortexbox. If they do not work then you may have a problem.
        If it works the info of what to do is in another post bu Tomcoppa

        Type nano /etc/ripit/config

        In the CDDB Options section make these changes -

        Last edited by pclinux1; 07-28-2020, 03:28 PM.


        • #34
          Thanks for that I actually did it!! Feeling rather smug as I had to go into the GRUB settings first and fiddle around to reset the root password, I found the instructions on another thread here. Also the file I had to edit didn't look like the one on the screenshot, and also a command failed after, but I just pressed on and it worked! Edited the config file as above and now getting album meta data.

          Right, has anyone worked out how to get album art as mine stopped a couple of years ago, someone wrote it was related to the Amazon website stopping calls to pull them off.


          • #35
            For anyone not familar with the Linux command line you may find WinSCP is easier to use to edit the file.


            • #36
              The config changes are in the latest version of ripit. The only problem is updating ripit dons't update the config. VortexBox users did not like me overwriting their custom configs so ripit only installs the new config on a clean install.

              you could always delete /etc/ripit/config and reinstall ripit


              • #37
                If I deleted ripit how do I get and install the new version of ripit? I also think that most people, ( I certainly would), would be prepared to pay a reasonable amount for a change to the program that would allow the use of a better meta data program perhaps GD3 who will sell you a plug in for EAC for under $8.00 and it is terrific. Perhaps it would be possible to make it work for ripit?