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wolfer



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I have about 36,000 songs that have been messed up over the years from all sorts of efforts to reorg and retag using tools like tuneup and media monkey. I've used picard and started to get into song kong but had problems last I tried a year or so ago due to an old pc. Plus, you have a lot of options!

What options or strategy do you recommend for an end to end cleanup with songkong pro? I have a lot of compilations, napster era mp3's, my own music and one-offs, amazon and itunes purchases, plus a lot just ripped by itunes off cd's. And I still want to continue to use itunes.

(I have backups).

Thx!
paultaylor

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First of all just run with defaults in preview mode and see what the report shows, perhaps then send to me (Help:Create Support Files) and I can give more targeted advice.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
wolfer



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OK, I ran this and uploaded the support files. Thx!!
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Okay well it seems to have done a decent job, matching 85% of your 38,000 files so I would just keep things as they are and run with Preview disabled, then run again because sometimes get a few more matched second time round.

Then if you have something you specific want to change we can modify the options.

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wolfer



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Hi Paul, I ran the scan and got an error msg that said

"Songkong is short of memory, task has to be cancelled to prevent further problems GC overhead limit exceeded"

Looks like then it ran just part way, judging by the # of files in the reports dir.

I guess I'll reboot and retry it.
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That can sometimes happen, if it does please note that songs are saved as they its goes along so on a rescan it can skip over the ones already matched, it is referring to max memory allocated to Songkong rather than total system memory so no need to to reboot between rescans.

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wolfer



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I've been trying to rerun but it always errors out with this or other memory errors I wasn't able to capture at the time. It gets about 80% through my files.

I moved songkong and my itunes files to a diff PC that's basically bare bones and build from scratch in win 10. It has 16GB of ram and plenty of disk space, and almost nothing else installed so I'm not sure why songkong errors on this machine and not on my primary machine, which is loaded down with tons of garbage software.

Is there a way to run a cleanup in in two steps or anything else that makes it more efficient so it doesn't error out?

Thx
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As long as you don't have For Songs already matched set to Rematch it should just skip over the 80% not matched and therefore would seem unlikely to fail on a memory error.

Can you resend your support files ?

thanks Paul (Administrator)
wolfer



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I do have it set to rematch figuring I wanted to just let it do the deepest clean.

I'll send the files after this next attempt to run. Its running as a preview mode only just to create the data.

The problem is that when it crashed the last 2 times, it corrupted the DB and had to recreate that. So I take it that runs the rematch on everything anyway?

I don't want to skip files that have meta data. The problem is a lot of the meta data seems wrong. Something even tagged my iphone voice memos as different releases and renamed them. So I figured I'd do a full cleanup.

Thx

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wolfer wrote:
I do have it set to rematch
The problem is that when it crashed the last 2 times, it corrupted the DB and had to recreate that. So I take it that runs the rematch on everything anyway?
 

No, incorrect it just doesnt rematch songs that already have a MusicBrainz Track and Release Id, so it doesnt matter if database is corrupted, there is no point rematching songs you have only just matched.

If they have metadata but no MusicBrainz Release Id it will always rematch, even if they have Disocgs Id because the gold standard is to have 100% of your songs matched to MusicBraiz releases.

And it doesnt ignore songs that matched, it still updates them with any new metadata but the point is it doesnt have to redo searching for the best match.

 

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