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dbaps

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Maybe I missed it but can't find anything on pointing to your own Musicbrainz server like you do in Jaikoz. I tried searching the forum and using the issue navigator. I didn't see anything about this in either place. Did I miss it?

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paultaylor

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You cannot currently do this http://jthink.net:8081/browse/SONGKONG-235 because I was trying to keep SongKong simple, but I guess there is some need for it.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
dbaps

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You don't need it if there's a way to make Musicbrainz queries work all the time

I'm not up to date on the R&D for that product but I really do hope it is improved in the near future.

My suggestion is an improvement in their database design, but I know that's a lot of work.

At some point you have to ask yourself is there another lookup product that works better or how to improve what they have in Musicbrainz.

I have very little to no knowledge in this area. Just wondering if other databases exist of music tags based on Amazon ID, Google ID, AMG, etc. Something that can be coded for, even optional in Jaikoz and Songkong, to improve the chances of getting the meta-data to come back for music tags and not blow up, plus be accurate.

Thank you again for all of your hard work. I know you put a lot of time and effort into making these two products the best they can be.
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No Musicbrainz database is really the most accurate database out there and it is used by many large organizations as the basis for the music data such as Google and BBC. The trouble is they are a non-profit organization which does not have private investors providing the money to run a really powerful/superfast webservice. but this is set to improve.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
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This would probably add a bunch more options to a product that is suppose to be extremely simple that even my grandmother could use. I know there was talk in the past about adding plugin capability to jaikoz. This would theoretically allow on to add additional sources to jaikoz.

I would love to be able to use musicbrainz and discogs as my main source, then utilizing some filtering, such as blacklist, whitelist, greylists, etc, add additional sources to fill in the blanks or to fine tune certain field like genre. Maybe sources like last.fm and rovi/allmusic.com

There is a ticket for plugin capability at http://jthink.net:8081/browse/JAIKOZ-9

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