I happened to discover this tool two weeks ago and have been trying to get my head around this software, but looks like I am going to take more time than I expected. Understanding scripts or syntaxes are not that difficult, but the outcomes are. I tried a couple of scripts by myself, and it didn’t work that well. Then I happened to find the below script from “Thebradleys” through this forum. It works well for the most part but still has some issues.
I was trying to tag The Best of Eddie Cochran (2 CDs - 40 tracks) album. MB clustered it into 7 different albums. Not sure why would it do that although it exists in MB database (MBID:
35edcc27-a9c9-47bd-8abc-69df3f149fca). Is it because of the scripting or some settings that is conflicting? Isn’t there a way to manually tag an entire album with MBID instead of a cluster, lookup, and scan approach? It’s going to be hard to review the changes if I run it across 100 albums. Do I need to enable use release/tracks relationship for a better match? How do I troubleshoot if I don’t get the desired results? Where should I start from?
I am not able to get genres in spite of enabling last.fm and MB Mood genre plugins to refresh the tags.
I do not want to have multiple artists in the album name, so I have enabled standard artist names, and the script only uses album artist. Hope it’s not conflicting.
I have enabled “clear existing tags” and “remove id3 from FLAC” - is that a bad approach? I just want to retag/rename with better metadata from MB.
Also, it was confusing whether the script should also be pasted back into “file naming menu” or only in the “script” tab? I have it on both.
Sorry for the long list of questions, but I would greatly appreciate if someone can take time to help me out. All I am looking for is - Root folder / Album Artist (no featuring or multiple artists) / Album [Year] / Title. If more than one disc exists, then disc number followed by a track number 01-01 (02-01) in the title name would be helpful.