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skraus



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Good morning!
After auto-tagging a large part of my music collection (SongKong did a mostly great job, thanks Paul!), I noticed that some albums were tagged with different genres than other albums of the same artist. In other cases, the songs within one album were tagged with different genres.

E.g., most of AC/DC is tagged "Hard Rock", but the Live albums are tagged as "Arena Rock".

I tried playing around with the genre configuration tab (only genre, only style, or both), but the result was always the same.

My question is:
Can I use SongKong to manually change the genre of all files within a given folder to what I think is the right genre? How would I do that?

Or do I need Jaikoz for this kind of task?

Thanks and cheers,
Stefan
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Hi, there is not an option to say tags all songs by this artist to this genre. But you can say convert all these genres to this genre so within Allowed Genres list if you modified the line:

Code:
 Arena Rock;
 


to

Code:
 Arena Rock;Hard Rock
 


then all your songs that had Arena Rock should be converted to Hard Rock.

But you may need something like Jaikoz for modifications that cant be categorised as easily as this.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
skraus



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Thanks Paul,
that's what I thought.

So just to be sure:
I've used SongKong to autotag a 300+ Gb music library and am mostly happy with the results concerning artist, album, year, songtitle etc., but not so much with the genre.

So, having my entire music collection in a manually set up genre folder hierarchy, can I tell Jaikoz to take all songs within let's say my folder "Hard Rock" and tag them with one only genre (Hard Rock), no matter what the artist or album? I would like to get that confirmed before I buy Jaikoz.

Thanks again,
Stefan
skraus



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...I forgot:
Of course I would want Jaikoz to change ONLY the genre and leave the rest of the metadata as SongKong had already fixed it...
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So, having my entire music collection in a manually set up genre folder hierarchy, can I tell Jaikoz to take all songs within let's say my folder "Hard Rock" and tag them with one only genre (Hard Rock), no matter what the artist or album? I would like to get that confirmed before I buy Jaikoz.
 


Yes, essentially you would just load the Hard Rocxk folder , then select the Genre fields and then Set Value to set them all to the same value.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
skraus



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Thanks Paul, just got myself a copy of Jaikoz and will see how I go.

One last question concerning SongKong's handling of genre and style:

When choosing "Discogs Style and Genre" in the genre tab, which one does SongKong give preference over the other? I mean, when it gets the data from the web, does it put a style or a genre value as the first (main) value? Or in which order does the software fill the style and genre values in?

Cheers and thanks again,
Stefan
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Hi Genres,Styles comes from the matched Discogs release nowhere else. The order they are added is dictated by the order of the Allowed Genre list on the SongKong genres tab. So the first genre/style found in the list is the first one added, The genre list can be directly edited within Songkong.

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Thanks, all clear now. Have a great day!
 
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