I have a puzzle. When I am trying to identify a compilation album, how can I add AcoustIDs to the files WITHOUT having to wait for all the database lookups? Especially with compilation albums.
Here is an example. I started online, found the slightly rare CD in the database, used the Green Tagger button to select the correct release, and this is sitting in Picard on the right hand side.
I drag in a folder of files to the left, cluster them.
So I KNOW which album these will be for. I want to generate the AcoustIDs to add to these files. And then I want them to associate to the release on the right.
But this is what happens…
This takes FIVE FULL MINUTES to settle and stop chugging away (but then I do have only 200Mbps broadband). Yes, part of this is because I had forgotten I had left “download all art” enabled. So a couple of those incorrect matches are downloading 30 page booklets.
BUT there is no STOP button… so I have to walk away for five minutes or I’ll loose the AcoustIDs.
Now it gets messy as I have to work through all those bad matches and drag my files back up to the Correct match at the top. At that stage I can finally submit the AcoustIDs…
What I’d love to see:
1\ A [Calculate AcoustID] button that works on the left (or right) hand side but does NOT do the lookup yet.
2\ A [STOP] downloading art button.
I have seen stalled conversations about this in the “your topic is similar to…” but they all peter out and head into more specific details about submissions and over complicate the issues. En-route my specific issue was in a ticket, but that ticket has been closed
Any thoughts? Do I just have to keep toggling images on and off? Waiting for extra lookups I then discard? AHAHA - thought of a trick. Cut the network lead when I hit the AcoustID button… HAHA! That will do it.
But there should be a more elegant way…