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Nocturnal

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I was wondering why so many characters are removed during the local auto correct? It says somewhere this improves the matching, but I don't understand that.

Take for instance the Radiohead album "OK Computer". It has a song titled "Exit Music (For a Film)". If you remove the parenthesis from the title, but the parenthesis ARE present in the Musicbrainz DB, wouldn't the matching be made more difficult?

Same goes for characters like single quotes, double quotes, slashes, ...

I know this can be completely customized or turned off, but I was wondering why this was done in the first place?

I thought you would want to preserve as much as possible of the ID3 tag present, only removing illegal/undisplayable characters, sending that off to match with Musicbrainz, save the found data in the ID3 tag, and form a filename from it, only replacing illegal filesystem characters like '?' with a space, underscore, or nothing...
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Nocturnal wrote:

Take for instance the Radiohead album "OK Computer". It has a song titled "Exit Music (For a Film)". If you remove the parenthesis from the title, but the parenthesis ARE present in the Musicbrainz DB, wouldn't the matching be made more difficult?
 


Yes, I think you are right, the Punctuation Remover should be disabled by default. This was implemented sometime ago and has not been looked at for some time. Ill disable it for the next release.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
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In Jaikoz 1.10 (released today) the Punctuation Remover disabled by default

thanks Paul (Administrator)
 
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