I agree, those instructions only make sense if you already know the answer.
So, here’s what’s going on in the image that corresponds to your question.
Files from the middle pane are matched to releases/recordings from MusicBrainz in the right pane.
In the image, a set of files has been matched to a release in the right pane. One of them is a poor match, as indicated by
- the yellow icon (where the good matches are green), and
- the metadata at the bottom, which shows that the existing tags for that file don’t perfectly match the proposed new tags.
To fix this, you can click on “Afire Love” in the right pane and drag your file off of the track, either back to the middle pane or to a better match.
What the image doesn’t show you is a better match. (Sigh. I’ll look into replacing the image and clarifying the instructions).
To find a better match, you might try a few things.
- You can right-click on the album title in the right pane, and select
other versions, which might let you select a different edition of the album, one which matches your tracks better.
other versions doesn’t work, you can search MusicBrainz manually for the correct track, and use the green “tagger” button to load it into Picard (it will appear in the right pane).
- If manually searching fails, the track may not be in MusicBrainz. In this case, if you’re adventurous, you could add it
Once the correct track is loaded into the right pane, you can drag your file onto it (from the poor match, the track with the yellow icon).
Does that make sense?