Newbie questions

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I’m new to AudioBrainz, coming from MusicBrainz. I can’t figure out what to do with the results of AudioBrainz so I got some questions:

– Why do I get tons of different submissions for the same recording, but no summary of the results?
– Why are there tons of different results for the same recording on the same release? Shouldn’t the results be the same?
– What about obviously wrong results? Is there a possibility to correct them? Can the software “learn” from corrections?

Best wishes for 2021!




Do you mean AcousticBrainz, or is there again a new project I don’t know about? :stuck_out_tongue:

What would you expect in a summary?

Like for acoustID, I’m not surprised to see slightly different outputs given that people can have for the same MB recording:

  • different versions of the AcousticBrainz algorithms
  • different digitized files from the same CD (flac, mp3, with different compression options)
  • different pressings of the manufactured CDs that MB does not consider as different releases/recordings


Do you have examples of obviously wrong results? Do you mean errors in the algorithms results or people submitting information for another recording than the one they submit to?

I don’t think there’s currently a way to unlink results (as acoustID can do). You can open a ticket on to suggest this feature.

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