Thanks very much mmirG and sibilant. Out of about 5400 split files, I tagged the artists name in about 1000, and the name of the cut in about 500, kind of using “Elements of Style” rules for capitalization, but adding “(live)” to them where appropriate. All of those, 100%, were completely filled out correctly by MB-P. Hooray. But with so many files to split, and doing this at work, between meetings and deadlines, I got lazy.
So I would create a folder, like “smooth jazz” or “big band”, or for artists use the name, e.g. “Peter Gabriel”, “Sting”, “Paul Simon”, etc. Then using the silence finder in Audacity, adjusting the settings as needed each time, and adjusting the individual separators, I ended up with tracks named S, S1, S2 … S99.
As you can see, I don’t have an album-centric view of the collection, although (and perhaps rightly so) MB-P seems to me to be album-centric itself. With the same song by the same artist on multiple release media, I am clueless where some of the songs I streamed came from.
MB-P was able to put correct tags, esp. track name, on quite a few of the files inside the named artist folders. I think that is the case, but I will check tonight. Since I selected “rename files” option, it is pretty easy to see which ones were updated.
I only have a couple of hours of face time with MB-P and haven’t really figured out the interface for manually exploring and tagging. About all i have figured out is to drag a single file over, correct the tags, and then delete it from the list on the right pane of the GUI.
Anyway, I’m pretty amazed at what it was able to do, and will try to find out how many files are left that are unidentified or misidentified. Then I will try to learn the most efficient way to use MB-P to update the tags with some manual input assistance from me.