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Pitman6787

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Okay. On MusicBrainz, there are several different release versions listed for a lot of recordings, usually with different numbers of songs --- for example, under the "Date" column (on the screen on the MusicBrainz site, for search results), it sometimes lists the country it was released in as well as the date of release.

Anyway, I think there should be an option for Jaikoz only choose US releases. And then, from there, there should be an option for Jaikoz to only choose the "default" release.

The reason I am requesting this is to help the "Find Missing Tracks" function. Even though two or more songs have the same album name, they may technically be from two or more different albums, with different album Unique File Id's.

If it is ensured that all songs with the same album name are from the same album Unique File Id, then you won't come back with a result of missing tracks from two albums with the SAME name, but they are both given, becuase they are technically two different release versions, with different album Unique File Id's (I have gotten this before).

I think this would help the general public, but, I must admit, I have some selfish reasons for this.

You see, when I first ran Jaikoz, there was no "Find Missing Album Tracks" function. And I really didn't care what the name of the album my songs had. So, I just left the defualt option to "Always Populate the Album Field".

I have a lot of compilation/best of/greatest hit's albums. Now, some of the songs were changed to different album names. So, when I do the "Find Missing Album Tracks" function, it doesn't come back with results of "You are Missing [Blah-Blah-Blah] Tracks from [Some Greatest Hits Album]", it comes back with, "you are missing [a lot of tracks] from [these original studio albums]".

Now, I know I could've just set the MusicBrainz option to "Only Populate the Album Field When Empty", but, again, the first time I ran Jaikoz, there was no "Find Missing Album Tracks" function AND I didn't care what the album name is.

But, NOW, I would like to take advantage of the "Find Missing Album Tracks" function, but it is hard now for me, as I explained.

If it's also possible, along with the option in advance for Jaikoz to only select the English-speaking-country-released and default album names and Unique File Id's, I would also like you to be able to highlight a group of songs with the SAME album name, and then change the Id's to the type of release I specified.

You see, I have been A LOT of Manual lookups for A LOT of tracks, to get my songs to the original, same album names, but that still won't help, becuase, when you do Manual lookups, it can return several results with the SAME album name, and, when doing these lookups and changing the album names back to where I originally had them, I don't know which ones to choose so that all the albums have the same Unique File Id.

But, I could see you not doing this idea at all, because of the option to "Only Populate Album Fields When Empty", but, still, I doubt a lot of people are going to be smart enough to choose that option so that the "Find Missing Album Tracks" function will be better, so I still think this idea is good.
paultaylor

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Thanks for your idea these are two enhancements Ive added to the list, would this do what you want ?

Add a Musicbrainz option to allow you to only retrieve matches that are 'Official' releases , and from a particular country.

Allow you to select some items with same albumname, and then try and minimize the number of releases the selected tracks are from.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
Pitman6787

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Exactly! Thanks! I would also want an option, though, for both before Jaikoz choosing and you choosing manually by selecting a group of songs with the same album name to only get THE official, default album, if that's possible (I'm not sure if MusicBrainz distinguishes this), and from a particular country, as you and I agreed upon. This becomes important because there could an album by a British band and there be an official British release and American release and vice-versa (so my heading of English-Speaking Country-Released was incorrect).

Another thing. So, the option to allow you to select some items with same albumname, and then try and minimize the number of releases the selected tracks are from will retrieve only matches that are 'Official' releases , and from a particular country, right?

Also, I think the option should be to get an/the official release and release from a certain country, IF POSSIBLE.

One last thing. I think there should be an option to either "select compilation albums only, if possible", "select studio albums only, if possible", "select live albums only, if possible", or "select CD single albums only, if possible".
Pitman6787

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Pretty much what I was looking for on the 30th of January release, except see my last new threads I created.
 
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