I have got a question regarding the the basic release-picking principle and I couldn’t find holistic answers:
Say, there a two releases with exactly the same content but e. g. different dates because in country A the respective CD has been released 1 year earlier than in country B, but identical content. Then, it makes senses for MusicBrainz to have two releases within the same release group.
If I now convert both CDs into, e. g. FLAC-files, the resulting files and folders will look exactly the same, so it is not possible to precisely tell, which release should be taken.
My first question: 1. How does Picard in this case choose which release it automatically takes?
- I guess it can’t “properly”, so maybe I want to do it manually. Is the fastest way to do a right click on the release -> other versions and compare what can be seen there, and, if this is not sufficient, select the different version and then to do a comparison “by heart”? Or is there a feature directly highlighting the differences in the versions so that I can quickly tell the detailed differences?
Example: https://musicbrainz.org/recording/ab80a174-1b7d-41c8-bddb-5edfd849d512?tport=8000. This is basically what can be seen in Picard also, but I think this is in this case by far not sufficient as https://musicbrainz.org/recording/ab80a174-1b7d-41c8-bddb-5edfd849d512?tport=8000 shows: In most releases, only Gorillaz are mentioned as artists for track 2 but in fact, also Snoop Dogg has to be mentioned.
Interestingly, clicking on https://musicbrainz.org/track/4d3de31d-d25f-3abf-9bd1-8e38b62dd37e still reveals Snoop as recording artist even though he is not mentioned in the overview and also not in Picard in the artist field. How is this possible?
To summarize: How can I make sure within a fast workflow in Picard that I am aware that there is the danger that Picard automatically picks a version which does not have Snoop in the artist field and how can I in this case quickly choose the right version?
Many thanks in advance!