I have an album (“Recess” by Skrillex) that finds two different releases for the same files, depending on whether I click Lookup or Scan.
The Lookup method finds a Great Britain release, but the Scan method finds a US release. The original file metadata does not indicate which one could be right, and the auCDtect log does not say which release it might be. The track timings are identical.
Which one of these is correct? Why does one lookup method choose a different release than the other, if the tracks are identical. Every post on here says to trust the Lookup method, if the tracks have been clustered before looking them up.
HOWEVER, it is incredibly rare for EVERY track in an album to show up on the same release, when identifying via the SCAN method, unless that is the exact release. However, we are talking about a digital studio that is unlikely to use different track times or remastering for different releases, so it is extremely likely that the AcoustID are identical for both releases.
What are the considerations that go into the ID routines of these two features (Lookup, and Scan)?