J. Allen Crider
software-eng at cridermcdowellfamily.com
Mon Oct 18 03:20:07 BST 2021
Quite by accident today, I discovered something that might interest you.
For reasons I won't go into, I installed SoundKonverter and used it to
rip several CDs, including a 2 disc set. It has two settings that K3b
does not have, Disc no. ? of ?. If one of these is not 1, it will add
"Disc Number", "Total Discs", and "Total Tracks" to the attributes in
Tag 2. I suspect "Disc Number" is the critical attribute, because I
made a mistake and forgot to chance the settings on the first disc.
After ripping both discs to the same directory using the same album
title, I used "Import Audio File Metadata..." to import the album into
Tellico. Tellico created a second track list labelled "Tracks (2)" for
the second album. This list showed up on a separate tab in the album
editor and it showed up as a second list in the viewer. It probably
wouldn't be very useful for information downloaded from musicbrainz or
discogs, but it might help with albums that have been ripped from CD.
On 10/17/21 3:29 PM, Jared wrote:
> On 10/17/21 1:07 PM, Robby Stephenson wrote:
>> Since the basic lookup dialog doesn't (yet) have a way to add a
>> complex query that includes separate fields like year or artist, your
>> approach of creating a basic entry and then updating does actually
>> execute a better search. Discogs can use artist, release, and year
>> while Musicbrainz can use artist and release. Both of them also can
>> lookup via barcode if you have a field with that information.
> One more search tip to share - for discogs, tellico let's you search by
> keyword. I've found that, if you have the physical disc or case handy,
> searching for the catalog number as the keyword usually returns a good,
> narrow selection of results. That's my current preferred method so
> far. Obviously that's not much help if you don't have the discs handy,
> but I'm also using this as an opportunity to review my discs as well,
> mark which may have gone missing or were stolen, etc.So, taking a while,
> but going to have a really good catalog at the end.
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