There is something I’m not understanding about Picard. Is it able to use calculated fingerprints and AcoustID to find the song ?
I’ll explain my concern with an example :
- I have a song in my library with no metadata inside, file is named “p18-entre-sol-y-palmeras.mp3”
- Lookup didn’t do anything
- “Scan” has allowed me to get the AcoustID for the file : “16cfa937-8bb6-42f6-8619-58a1dc13324b”
- When I search this value in AcoustID here is what I get : https://acoustid.org/track/16cfa937-8bb6-42f6-8619-58a1dc13324b => The song is linked to a MusicBrainz recording with the following info : Title “Entre sol y palmeras” Artist “P18”. The AcoustID collected is correct.
Problem is, that’s the only value that Picard saves in my file. After I hit “Save” on my file to write the AcoustID into it, nothing else changes and when I hit “Lookup” I still get no result. I enabled the debug logs and I get this :
D: 14:29:30 Looking up the metadata for file C:\Users\xqyl603\Downloads\zik\p18-entre-sol-y-palmeras.mp3 ... D: 14:29:30 Updating file <File u'p18-entre-sol-y-palmeras.mp3'> D: 14:29:30 WSREQ: Last request to (u'musicbrainz.org', 443) was 84732 ms ago, starting another one D: 14:29:32 Received reply for https://musicbrainz.org:443/ws/2/recording?query=tnum:(18) qdur:(142) track:(p18\-entre\-sol\-y\-palmeras)&limit=25: HTTP 200 (OK) D: 14:29:32 File 'C:\Users\xqyl603\Downloads\zik\p18-entre-sol-y-palmeras.mp3' identified! D: 14:29:32 Updating file <File u'p18-entre-sol-y-palmeras.mp3'> D: 14:29:32 Album de10ccbe-559b-4481-96fc-97063eddcdb2 already loaded.
Looks like the AcoustID it found isn’t used at all by Picard after saving it.
Picard looks for the song in MusicBrainz with only the file name, while i believe it could use the AcoustID and find the song easily.
I went through all options/plugins, and I couldn’t find anything like a checkbox saying “Use AcoustID in search requests”. Is it something that Picard is not meant to do ?
Thank you in advance