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Nocturnal

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Am I correct in thinking that the MusicBrainz ID only is the same when it is the exact same release of a song? In other words, the MB ID of "Michael Jackson - Billie Jean" on the album "Thriller" should always be DIFFERENT from the MB ID of "Michael Jackson - Billie Jean" on the greatest hits album "Number Ones"?
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Nocturnal wrote:
Am I correct in thinking that the MusicBrainz ID only is the same when it is the exact same release of a song? In other words, the MB ID of "Michael Jackson - Billie Jean" on the album "Thriller" should always be DIFFERENT from the MB ID of "Michael Jackson - Billie Jean" on the greatest hits album "Number Ones"? 


Yes that is correct AFAIK whereas the Acoustic Id/Puid should be the same if the same version of the track was put on both albums

thanks Paul (Administrator)
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So what I think is a general good approach for sorting (the largest part of) a big music collection is this:

  • Get Acoustic ID's for my entire collection (done)
  • Get MusicBrainz ID's for the items that have a Acoustic ID (to increase the chance the matches are accurate) (in progress)
  • Remove duplicate MB ID's (maybe using the function I posted somewhere else, if that gets implemented)
  • Rename and move the items that have a MB ID (to increase the chance the tags are accurate) according to their tags (folder name: %artist%\%artist% - %albumname%; file name: %artist% - %albumname% - %tracknr% - %title%)

    The problem with the last step is that if I have an album with various artists (like a soundtrack), the songs will be spread over different folders (as they all have different artists). Any suggestions on how to avoid that?
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    There is a column called 'Band/Orchestra/Accompaniment' which has been renamed for the next release to 'Album Artist'. For compilations this should contain the value 'Various Artists' or similar, for single artist releases it should be the same as the track artist. If you then created your folder structure based on the album artist you would get round this problem.

    'Album Artist' is not available from 'Rename Folder From Tags Settings' and 'Album Artist' is not populated automatically from MusicBrainz in the current release of Jaikoz but Ill see if I can squeeze it into the next release.

    thanks Paul (Administrator)
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    In Jaikoz 1.10 released today 'Band/Orchestra/Accompaniment' has been renamed 'Album Artist', and can be selected as a field in Rename Filename/Sub Folder from Tags.

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