I have a music collection of about 33,000 tracks, most of them with MusicBrainz tags. Every now and then I’d like to update those tags.
In my experience, it is not a good idea to throw the entire collection at Picard in a single chunk.
The album view gets crowded by albums that are not updated and which I don’t care about for my purpose. Worse, even for smaller sets of albums I regularly get “could not load album” errors; presumably as a reaction to swamping the server.
What I (think I) need, at minimum is an option (GUI and/or commandline) telling Picard to quietly drop or hide albums without updates. Additionally, I’d like to slow down Picard’s submission rate to the servers and make it retry unsuccessful requests.
As far as I can tell, Picard in its current state doesn’t help me here. So my question is what to do about it. Write a feature request and hope someone gets to it? Look into it myself? There was a time when I was almost competent at Python.
I’m looking forward to your suggestions.