For those who still get even a modicum of entertainment the use of “some” was pretty obvious: digital is inherently harsh so mp3 can only be made less harsh.
NOT %__tagtype% HAS xterna
makes a few lonely files (no more than one from each album) show up. But this time, all disappeared with "Reload info from file(s) if changed", no need for "Reload info from file(s)".
EDIT: Sorry to be a PITA once again, but there is one more small problem I've noticed. When you go to the "Edit External Tags" context menu, it immediately creates external tags if they don't exist. But if you cancel out of the Properties window, the external tags remain. I think it would be better if the edit menu was disabled if there are no external tags, and have an explicit "create external tags" menu instead. And maybe in advanced settings, you could have an option for whether or not to copy tags from the source file when creating external tags.
I'm still questioning if you are so worried about her messing up things, why are you going through all this trouble of trying to make her use it?
I would [try to] do the same to my own laptop, if it could access my library from outside my door ... The problem is still access to the files.
Of course I have an off-site backup.
Do you have large playlists? How many threads do you use?
Try cleaning up temporary files in Windows, maybe this will improve the situation, but I doubt it. Also try limiting the number of conversion threads to one and see if this fixes the problem.
Yes, to be frank I only have one playlist with all my music in it... 3082 items. I use 3 threads, that's the maximum the plugin will let me.
Will try to clean the temp folder and limit the threads to 1 and see what I get.