How reliable is acoustID for merging recordings?

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I’m wondering how much I should trust acoustIDs to merge recordings. For example, those two recordings have the same acoustID: and are recordings of the same work, is it evidence enough to merge them?


I wouldn’t :slight_smile: gives “Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and Aleksander Santi” for the same work. That said, there’s a chance one of the credits is wrong or both are pseudonyms for the same performers.

AcoustID is generally a good hint, but I wouldn’t merge based on that alone. I would merge based on that + same artists, and sometimes that + same label (if one of the two is in a compilation). Assuming similar durations and same work, obviously :slight_smile: