This is a method of quickly copying out track title/artist/length etc from digital files/tracks in a format that will plug into the MusicBrainz track parser.
Install Foobar2000, and install the Text Tools component.
To install the component open Foobar2000 and go to File > Preferences > Components in the top menu. Drag foo_texttools.zip from your explorer into the ‘installed components’ window. Hit Apply at the bottom, and restart Foobar2000 when prompted.
When Foobar2000 opens again go to File > Preferences > Tools > Text Tools. In the ‘quick copy commands’ window, click ‘add new’. Name it whatever you want, eg MusicBrainz, in the left column. In the right column add the string that you want to have copied out.
I just want the basics for the parser so my string is:
%title% - %artist% - %length%
You’re good to go - close the preferences/quick copy commands window.
Drag the album/folder/track/tracks that you want to add to MB into the Foobar2000 playlist. Select the tracks you want to add to MB (can do them all at once), right click, Utilities > Text Tools > Copy:WhateverYouCalledYourQuickCopyCommand
In Musicbrainz you’ve gotten to the Add Release page, and you’re on the tracklist tab. In the Add Medium window, right click > Paste. Select the Options as you please, and click ‘Add Medium’.
After you’ve set all the artists and double checked the data and possibly used the Guess Case button you’re done! Submit the release.
The Text Tools component is powerful tool, feel free to play with it, but this basic string does the job. Here is an example of what it will give you:
1 Track Name Tag - Artist Tag - 1:11
2 Track Name Tag - Artist Tag - 2:22
If there’s a way easier way to do this and I’m just a doofus, please enlighten me!