J. Allen Crider
software-eng at cridermcdowellfamily.com
Tue May 29 03:38:53 UTC 2018
See comments below
On 05/28/2018 06:23 PM, Bill Gee wrote:
> My thoughts:
> On item 1 - Ditto!! I often will not do an "Import Audio CD" on a multi-CD
> set. Instead I do a search for it which often brings up a track list that
> includes all disks.
I almost always do a search before I do an import, but I have a lot of
albums that do not turn up in search, but the individual discs will turn
up on an import. For now I usually do an import on the first disc if it
finds data, and then add the tracks from other discs to the album.
> On item 2 - I use SoundKonverter to rip CDs. Its data source usually agrees
> with Tellico. I wind up having to go through most ripped music anyway to edit
> tags. The online databases have a LOT of noise in them.
I'm going to look at SoundKonverter, but I think it is unlikely to help
me any. Most of the time, if an import succeeds, it produces the same
information as K3b. Because K3b will use CD text, there are times when
K3b finds information while Tellico will report no record found.
Basically my experience has been that sometimes I have to enter all of
the information manually while I don't have to enter as much in K3b.
When an import is successful, I almost always have to make the same
changes in both applications to clean up the data. If both applications
could use local data, I think it would only be necessary to make the
> A related feature ... This may already be there. It would be nice to have a
> search order setting. I would like to have Tellico search CD Text first, if
> it is there, then local data, then MusicBrainz, then CDDB.
As far as I've been able to determine, MusicBrainz is the only source
Tellico will search when doing an internet search, while import only
searches CDDB. Using CD text would solve my problems with some of my
collection, although I have a lot of older discs that do not have text.
> A new feature request - It would be nice to have reports that sort on multiple
> criteria. For example, the Group View list sorts first by artist name and
> then by album title. I would like an option to sort by artist name and then
> by album release date. For books that would be author name and then copyright
> date. It would be nice to have some way to add columns to a report. I would
> like the Group View of music albums to include the media format alongside the
> album title.
> Another new feature request - When I add an album by "Import Audio CD", often
> the new entry is sorted in a way I do not expect. It is common for it to be
> sorted on artist's first name instead of last, or on the orchestra name
> instead of composer, or something else. There is no easy way to find new
> entries, so I often spend ten or fifteen minutes trying to figure out where it
> landed in the database. It would be nice to have a way to display all new
> entries, or at least to have the entry that was just imported be the
> highlighted/selected entry.
When I started using Tellico the default sort order was the order in
which albums were added, so the newest was always last. Somewhere along
the way the sort order was changed to album name. However, you can add
the Date Modified and/or Date Created to the display and sort on one of
those columns. Depending on whether you sort in ascending or descending
order, the newest entry will then be near the top or bottom of the list.
It may still take some effort to find if you've added a number of
albums that day, but it is easier than trying to find it in the full list.
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