Continuing the discussion from Is it possible to get a discography completion stat/missing tracks?:
The main reason I use MusicBrainz is to keep track of my collection.
When I am in a flea market, second hand shop, CD shop, I want to know if that compilation or single will bring me recordings I don’t already own in this artist albums or if I already have any edition of that album, etc.
There used to be such a feature in old version of MB but it was very limited as a feature, only the equivalent of the release groups were managed.
I wish this collection all item highlighting can become part of MBS one day:
Until then, I have to use the following Android funny stuff:
ZXing barcode scanner with a specific custom search URL:
- Kiwi Browser or old Firefox 68.11.0
- Violentmonkey extension for Kiwi or add-on for Firefox
- mb. REDIRECT WHEN UNIQUE RESULT
- mb. COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTER, just below
- Source code ← click the Raw button, there, to install
- Very old HOW TO on that obsolete version page ← don’t download/install from there!
- Known issues
But for now, until we can have some visual feedback of our collection, I used my userscript that tells me which release group, release, recording, artist are or are not in my collection(s):
Here I can see the albums I have, they have that purple highlight.
Here I can see that in that other edition, there is a recording that I don’t have in my edition.
If I have already listened to and rated these missing tracks, I can also know if I really would like to buy this new edition, just for the bonus tracks.
I can also prepare an artist wanted albums by going to the artist works tab, click the few works I don’t already have and by browsing through its recordings, see what release I am missing.
The possibilities are wide because this script will highlight my stuff in every conceivable page.