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Imadonut



Joined: 24/01/2017 13:15:44
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Ok here is my general problem. I have a music library in the excess of 50,000 music files. My issue is I had a hard drive it died 2 times so I have saved and moved all these files so now I have so many files duplicates mislabeling it?s just hated to sort.

I want to lock certain categories to be permanent which I did ages ago IE I once went through 30,000 and changed the horrific genres that Jaikoz kept tagging them. I have quite a few it labeled as numbers for a genre like 010304. I am at a loss for words how it even pulled these up every time I scan it puts numbers not even at least a semi word genre. If I go through these genres again a list of over 1000 different ones I would like the option to lock or save so it never changes them again beside going through 20 windows of do not change or to change. And when I skip do not change sometimes some of these changes are good. Like it goes from Rock to Alternative rock. That is acceptable but going from rock to <3 like is there no option for a promote when the genre just makes no sense not even sure yet again where it gets that one from?

Or is there a file database of just simple genres like 1 to 100 like Rock, Alternative, Country, which only has simplistic ones and not like indie grunge new age rock?

paultaylor

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There are a few points to consider here.

1. If genres are for the standard list then they can be stored as number or text, Jaikoz defaults to number but I wonder if they are displayed as text within Jaikoz and number in other program. You can set Jaikzo to always write as text with the Prefences:Save:Comptability:Writes Genres in iTunes fiendkly format

2. But standard genres only number 1-255 so not sure where you got 10304 from, possibly form a MusicBrainz tag but are you sure Jaikoz added it.

3. If you configure Jaikoz not to use MusicBrainz genres, and only to use Discogs genres you should get reasonable results

thanks Paul (Administrator)
Imadonut



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I thought the same thing but I have done both musicbrainz and or discogs only. They still both revert back many songs genres to a number format even doing them individually to change tags only ends up in them being reverted at some other point. I have search through quite a bit of the QA was just wondering if anyone had a simplistic archive on genres or similar problems with a large database of music and getting a headache attempting to fix it.
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I dont really understand the problem but if it is reproducable it would be best to email support@jthink.net the files and some instructions.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
 
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