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nickeaston

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How often (weeks/months) would a re-scan of non-matched tunes be fruitful? (How fast is MusicBrainz expanding?)
paultaylor

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I don't know the answer to that question, I think its kind of impossible

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The problem of unmatched (read: not in MB yet) releases can be fixed immediately, just enter the release in to MB. Even if it's not approved yet you can still grab the release ID after you enter it into "Match to specified".

If you're having a problem with a release not matching an existing MB release, then you're gonna wait forever. Chances are you either have a problem with bonus tracks or [silence] tracks or durations or something, or you have some crappy files. If you're sure your stuff's legit, back it up with references and add to the release group.

Action>Remote Correct>Submit Release is your friend. It often helps to Match to specified Discogs first if it exists, you just get that much more info to submit to MB.

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nickeaston

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I don't know how to relate to your advice...after scanning about 30,000 tunes with SK, I have about 20,000 unmatched after 1 SK run.

Most are missing at least 1 tag, usually Artist. Some have no (Name, Artist, Album) tags.

Some are defective to the extent that they don't complete the scan and I dump them.

I have no idea the scope of MB and the fingerprint process and wonder what if I post to MB the 350,000 tunes that have tags and play...

I don't pay much attention to Albums; all tunes are in one folder and my player/tagger JRiver Media Center keeps them well organized. I don't know what 'release' means, considering that most of my tunes are probably not the original rip; meaning that I inherited a collection most of which fell off the back of a truck...
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I don't pay much attention to Albums 

That is a bit of a problem, Musicbrainz groups songs into releases aka albums, you cannot just add a song to Musicbrainz only a release containing songs.

all tunes are in one folder  

This is a problem for SongKong as it basic premise is that each folder contains one album, allowing it to do release matching, this is how people usually have things organized. Also Discogs matching can only be done on a release basis.

If one album per release matching fails then SongKong falls back on track by track matching which is less accurate and slower.

Im unclear if you're not bothered about the concept of an album, or if you just mean you don't need to store your songs as one album per folder because you can view your albums via the metadata in Jriver ectera.

If the second, that is true but do you not have problems with large fileseek times everytime you go to that folder. If you want to it to work nicely with SongKong I would consider renaming your files based on the metadata they do have into an album per folder organization (using Jaikoz Rename SubFolders from Metadata for example) and then rerunning SongKong on the new folder structure.

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nickeaston wrote:
I don't know how to relate to your advice... 


Apologies, I was thinking Jaikoz, and even though what I said about MB may be true, you can't add releases through SK.

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