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Re: foo_musicbrainz

Reply #325
Only just noticed this had new posts....

Well I don't think that discogs lookup is at all possible. Even if it was, I wouldn't be adding it. Also, the MB webservices have been severely overloaded over recent weeks meaning it's barely even usable at the moment.

Tbh, I don't think I'll be working much on this any more because I don't have the skills to make any significant changes.

Re: foo_musicbrainz

Reply #326
A feature request.

Currently the component writes multiple %musicbrainz_artistid% for feat.  artists , but keeps the artist name to "xxx xxx feat. yyy yyy"
e.g
%artist% Justin Timberlake feat. JAY Z
%musicbrainz_artistid% 596ffa74-3d08-44ef-b113-765d43d12738; f82bcf78-5b69-4622-a5ef-73800768d9ac

In my opinion it would be better to remove the feat. and seperate the artist field.
e.g
%artist% Justin Timberlake; JAY Z
%musicbrainz_artistid% 596ffa74-3d08-44ef-b113-765d43d12738; f82bcf78-5b69-4622-a5ef-73800768d9ac

Re: foo_musicbrainz

Reply #327
^If that was aimed at me, see the last sentence of the post directly above yours.  :))

I should probably remove the GH repo so I no longer give the false impression that I'm able to do anything with it.

Re: foo_musicbrainz

Reply #328
Sad to hear...   :o

Re: foo_musicbrainz

Reply #329
This add-on works pretty well for me. Sure, Picard adds richer tags but is far from easy to handle. The only thing that this plugin doesn't get right is to add the "albumartist" tag always. At the moment, when "artist" is found, "albumartist" is left empty. This leads to problems with other software.

If this small change were possible, that would be great!

Re: foo_musicbrainz

Reply #330
The only thing that this plugin doesn't get right is to add the "albumartist" tag always. At the moment, when "artist" is found, "albumartist" is left empty. This leads to problems with other software.
For me, the current behaviour (don't duplicate %artist% into %albumartist%) is correct, and I never had any problems with it.

Re: foo_musicbrainz

Reply #331
Picard tags it that way (doubled) and when reading a file in Kodi that has an MB artist but no MB albumartist tag, Kodi sorts it under [Missing]. Yeah, Kodi could be more lenient, but this here fix would be faster  :-[

Re: foo_musicbrainz

Reply #332
I'd love to see some development of this tool, but I guess it's abandoned by all parties now? I use it regularly but do wish it could be customised more in terms of what it retrieves and the tags it writes. The original date issue (it'll just give you the earliest date on their system which is often not the accepted release date) and "error parsing XML" issue when there's lots of results are two things that'd be nice to see improved. Obviously this is wishful thinking while it's not in development, but just in case work resumes or someone makes a replacement...

Re: foo_musicbrainz

Reply #333
I agree I kind of which someone responsible like @kode54 would take it on and update it as a little side project or @Peter   would just port and update the tagger and make it into the core since even though being outdated and some what broken its still the best tagger component we have available

Re: foo_musicbrainz

Reply #334
I. Album Artists

I would like to give my request another try => always write "album artist" + "musicbrainz_albumartistid".
There are 2 main reasons to do this:

1) Keep compatibility with other software
The official musicbrainz tagger, Picard, tags files this way and other software may expect the requested tags to be always present. From a purely economical point of view, these tags are not requiered when no split artists or various artists are present on an album. However, there is software which aims to hide those artists in user's library which only appear on compilations. That only works programmatically if "album artist" is the starting point for such a check.

2) Keep behaviour consistent within foobar2000
The "Discogs" tagger always seems to write an "album artist" even when there are no split or various artists. I am guessing that is recommended bevavior at Discogs, same as at Musicbrainz.

I usually write both tags to my file, Discogs first and then Musicbrainz, because I like their capitalization schemes better and they usually get diacritics etc. right (even though Musicbrainz uses lots of non-ascii characters which annoy me to no end and which the foobar2000 implementation doesn't replace correctly with ASCII characters). The foobar2000 MB tagger implementation doesn't leave well alone, however, as it actively clears some fields which the Discogs tagger writes, namely "album artist" in the cases mentioned above, and "disc".

II. Disc subtitles

At last, I would plead for the Discogs tagger and the Musicbrainz tagger to use the same tag for "disc subtitle". This tag is especially important when dealing with multi-disc releases of an artists complete works under a new name and the release titles are only written to "disc subtitles". Examples for this are Pink Floyd's "Oh by the way", Yes' "High Vibration", Manfred Mann's' "40th Anniversary", to name a few. The foobar2000 Discogs tagger uses "DISC_SUBTITLE" and the Musicbrainz tagger uses "DISCSUBTITLE". Using the same tag would make things easier to maintain.

Re: foo_musicbrainz

Reply #335
@Sandrine , original developer is not on hydrogenaudio anymore and doesn't maintain component anymore. Component is maintained by marc2003 - https://github.com/marc2k3/foo_musicbrainz/releases , but marc2003 also left  hydrogenaudio. So you better try to contact him on github.

Re: foo_musicbrainz

Reply #336
Thanks marc2k3, that was really swift!

Re: foo_musicbrainz

Reply #337
so is this under active development once again https://github.com/marc2k3/foo_musicbrainz makes it look  so its one of my favorite rags and if its being updated agian it needs to be on the cponents repo please !


 

Re: foo_musicbrainz

Reply #339
just a reminder the original version of this plugin is retired and should NOT  be used or recommended    the only proper place to stay updated on this plugin is the thread linked to by @jesus2099  above^ or  via https://github.com/marc2k3/foo_musicbrainz/releases

 
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