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djgaz



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Hi all

I am just in the process of preparing some songs for an 80's night this weekend and thought it would be a good idea to maybe "group" some of them chronologically with Jaikoz helping me to add the correct Year, but I'm not having much success

I used the auto correct using MusicBrainz feature and there were very few of the 47 tracks I added that it found the correct year for?

Is there any way to improve this to give a better "strike rate" for the correct year, please?

Thanks

Gaz
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Its the release year of the album, there is also an orginal release year field which stores the earliest year the song was released, does this field give better results ?

You can make Jaikoz store original release year as year by setting Preferences:MusicBrainz:Format:Put Original Year into Year field

Is Jaikoz matching to compilations rather than original albums, are your songs just in one larger folder rather than grouped by Artist/Album ?

thanks Paul (Administrator)
djgaz



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Hi Paul

Thanks for your reply

Your suggestion of adding the original release year field is much more satisfactory

The only other question I have is when writing the metadata back to the files I have analysed is there any way of moving or copying the data in the original release year field to the year field?

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Yes, that is the point of the Preferences:MusicBrainz:Format:Put Original Year into Year field option.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
djgaz



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Hi Paul

"One step" ahead of me again.... LOL

Thanks
 
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