[Logo] Jaikoz and SongKong Forums
  [Search] Search   [Recent Topics] Recent Topics   [Members]  Member Listing   [Groups] Back to home page 
[Register] Register / 
[Login] Login 
Messages posted by: paultaylor  XML
Profile for paultaylor -> Messages posted by paultaylor [7964] Go to Page: 1, 2, 3  ...  264, 265, 266 Next 
Author Message
albunack has been updated again.

This is a bug because it should be possible to select if you want earliest date/latest date or no preference but this option is missing from the UI ( I will fix for next release)
 

This was fixed in SongKong 6.6 Red
Hi, looked at your logs, could you try unchecking Update from Discogs and Search for a Discogs Match and retrying and see if that helps.

Torima wrote:

Thanks for awsome software by the way.
I've been buying thousands of CD on the secondhand market the last few years, and SongKong is a gamechanger for getting the quality metadata which Roon require.. 


Thankyou, please let others know because SongKong is not a well known product at all, and people dont realize they can improve their Roon experience by using SongKong first.
Hi Torima
Its worth noting that Artist Credit Import only works for Roon 1.7 not 1.6, so you may have to get Roon to rescan?

But I think you are just talking about SongKong here and simply find and replacing () with [] rather than using the fix. We dont currently have Find and Replace and the IPLS/TIPL/TMCL fields are not currently available in Manual Edit either.

The best I can think of is to add all fields to Format:Never Modify or Add these Fields except Performer and rerun Fix Songs, then apart from possibly matching some songs that were not matched before it should only update the Performer field and nothing else. But it will completely replace the Performer field so I suggest you try it out on a single album folder..

Budda cafe
Is one of about 100,000 releases on MusicBrainz that has no release type, I didnt know about this. So I will add logic to SongKong so that if no release type default to Album if have 5 tracks or more, and Single if 4 tracks or less.
 

Not going to make a major difference, but this issue is now resolved in SongKong 6.7
We are pleased to release SongKong 6.7 Closer, includes alot of improves for MacOS Catalina including Notarization, Music app and Dark mode.

http://blog.jthink.net/2019/11/songkong-67-closer-released-november.html

macdalor wrote:
How can I use the "iscompilation" & "isgreatesthits" in a script to say that if it is ticked then SK manage it as such?

And can a number of tracks/songs can be specified to prevent 1 file folders?

thx
 


Sorry its a bit confusing, iscompilation uses true/false but all the others use 1/0

e.g
Code:
 if(iscompilation=='true')
 {
 }
 


Code:
 if(isgreatesthits=='0')
 {
 }
 


If it was matched to a one song release you could do something, but I think you mean if only 1 song was matched to a multi track release. There isnt a way to reference other songs when renaming a song, but as I say in previous post you should change setting from Match to Release or Song to Match to Release would improve things.

macdalor wrote:
Coming back to you on this Paul as the "only allow match if all tracks in album were matched" doesn't work, no matter what configuration I set it...
SK still rename single file folders in "albums" or "compilations"and mixes compilation tracks in album folders...

sending last report over and hoping for a solution...thx 

I have looked at last report (FixSongs 14) and you seem to have random songs by many different artists directly in single folder /Volumes/Multimedia/Audio/Various/05 - Various Funk&Soul

So its very difficult to work out what is the right album, because in many cases a song can be found on many albums. And you have set SongKong to Rename files based on metadata if Yes if matched to a release or song so it will rename song only matches not just album matches, to only rename those matched to album you should set to Yes if matched to a release, however this doesnt mean you wont get one album folders.
Yes, can do something like

Code:
 if(disctotal==1)
 {
  ifnotempty(albumartist,'/')
  + ifnotempty(year,' ')
  + ifnotempty(album,' ')
  + ifnotempty(audioformat.toUpperCase(),'/')
  + ifnotempty(discno,'')
  + ifnotempty(pad(trackno,2),'. ')
  + ifnotempty(artist,' - ')
  + title
 }
 else
 {
  ifnotempty(albumartist,'/')
  + ifnotempty(year,' ')
  + ifnotempty(album,' ')
  + ifnotempty(disctotal,'CD ')
  + ifnotempty(audioformat.toUpperCase(),'/')
  + ifnotempty(discno,'')
  + ifnotempty(pad(trackno,2),'. ')
  + ifnotempty(artist,' - ')
  + title
 
 }
 
Hi, were the songs originally in the same folder or different folder, I suspect a different folder. If so do Undo Changes, put them in the same folder and retry.

If you run Create Support Files that would help me fully understand the issue because it will send me your logs and reports.
We have now managed to get Notarization working and have replaced the existing version of SongKong 6.6.2 with a new one for MacOS that will no longer complain when you try and open it.
I didn't quite understand that bit before, okay here you go

Code:
 ifnotempty(albumartist,'/')
 + ifnotempty(year,' ')
 + ifnotempty(album,' ')
 + ifnotempty(disctotal,'CD ')
 + ifnotempty(audioformat.toUpperCase(),'/')
 + ifnotempty(discno,'')
 + ifnotempty(pad(trackno,2),'. ')
 + ifnotempty(artist,' - ')
 + title
 


Perhaps the syntax is slightly harder then some alternatives, but because you have access to full Javascript expressions plus access to all the metadata there is little you cannot do when it comes to rename masks.
In Preferences try creating a rename mask containing the following

Code:
 ifnotempty(albumartist,'/')
 + ifnotempty(year,' ')
 + ifnotempty(album,' ')
 + ifnotempty(audioformat.toUpperCase(),'/')
 + ifnotempty(discno,'')
 + ifnotempty(pad(trackno,2),'. ')
 + ifnotempty(artist,' - ')
 + title
 


For the test data this gives

U2/1980 Boy WAV/102. U2 - Twilight.wav

Buddha Cafe
Groove Armada - the best of
Les Negresses Vertes - 10 remixes
Metaform ?? Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants
HÔTEL COSTES 1
The conrad shop
Buddha Bar VII
Cafe del mar - Volume nueve
 

Budda cafe
Is one of about 100,000 releases on MusicBrainz that has no release type, I didnt know about this. So I will add logic to SongKong so that if no release type default to Album if have 5 tracks or more, and Single if 4 tracks or less.

Groove Armada - the best of
Les Negresses Vertes - 10 remixes
Metaform

Currently you have all these in a single folder of about 100 other songs, /Volumes/Multimedia/Audio/Various/07 - Various Lounge/00 - Singles this needs manually reorganizing by you to give SongKong a chance.

Cafe del mar - Volume nueve
Sorry i cant track where the rest of this is I can only find two, you have many cafe del mar releases and I cant really get a handle on this.
If you go to the About menu what version does it say you have installed ?
No it doesn't currenty inform Music app of changes, we cant base our development of Jaikoz on the timescales of Apple. But there is a very simple workaround after making changes in Jaikoz and saving them simply select all your songs in Music, do Get Info and Music will then update its library based on the new metadata added by Jaikoz.

macdalor wrote:

paultaylor wrote:

But yes, you do seem to have many single song albums but Im not clear what the original albums were (examples ?)
 

Buddha Cafe
Groove Armada - the best of
Les Negresses Vertes - 10 remixes
Metaform ?? Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants
HÔTEL COSTES 1
The conrad shop
Buddha Bar VII
Cafe del mar - Volume nueve
...
 

Okay, I will take a look at these tomorrow.


paultaylor wrote:

if you now have various artist albums split over multiple folders when you changed the options to allow single song matching you will probably have to manually put them back in a single folder as it is not possible for SongKong to work this out.

If you have single artist albums split into multiple folders you could just put them back into an artist folder and SongKong should be able to group into minimal amount of albums. 


Will give that a try, but I don't get why SongKong cannot re-work these automatically to be honest... 


Simply because SongKong works on a folder by folder basis, this makes it scalalable for music collections of any size. If it had to load all the songs and process as a group it would clearly fall over if you had more than a few thousand songs. And remember most songs can be found on many releases so if you had the songs scattered about as you now do very difficult to work out what is the best release to associate them with.
True, we havent added support for Music app yet.
But simply uncheck Preferences:Save:iTunes Update to prevent error occurring.
It does seem to have removed most of the unnecessary (1) folders and more songs are now in albums rather than singles.

But yes, you do seem to have many single song albums but Im not clear what the original albums were (examples ?) , if you now have various artist albums split over multiple folders when you changed the options to allow single song matching you will probably have to manually put them back in a single folder as it is not possible for SongKong to work this out.

If you have single artist albums split into multiple folders you could just put them back into an artist folder and SongKong should be able to group into minimal amount of albums.
You get 1 year from payment for all updates for that year (365 days), so its not dependent on major/minor version numbers at all.
So SongKong tries to group songs based on existing metadata and folder structure, so essentially in the first instance it will try to match all songs in a folder to one album, if that doesn't work it may group based on metadata such as albumartist/album and rematch each group, if that doesn't work it wil just do song only matching, i.e updating title but not album.

So if your songs are actually from compilations then it is most likely to rematch to compilations. If they are not but you have existing metadata that indicates they are then you need to remove metadata/reorgnize folder structure so they are not biased towards compilations and then then SongKong should prefer original album and only use compilations if cannot find original album match.

Also note, by default For songs already Matched is set to Update Metadata and Filename Only[/] so in order to rematch already matched songs you need to temporarily set this to [i]Rematch

It would help me if you could run Create Support File then I would have better understanding of you situation and it wil be easier to help you further.
Hi, new version 6.6.2 with the fix now available, please install and retry.
Hi, this is now fixed in SongKong 6.6.2
SongKong 6.6.2 Red (bug fix release) released today with a number of fixes, please see http://www.jthink.net/songkong/news.jsp for details.
Ah, okay got it.

Its not the drag and drop that isnt working, the problem is when you try to start a task, okay I have replicated issue and will try and fix this for next release.
It seems to have worked, but not made major difference. I should have a new version within a couple of days that you can try.
I wonder if this is a change in Windows or SongKong, I cant think of a change in SongKong but maybe there is - Ive raised https://jthink.atlassian.net/browse/SONGKONG-1905
This was released as part of SongKong 6.6 Red
It need to be visible under the folder you set as /music, can you do that ?
 
Profile for paultaylor -> Messages posted by paultaylor [7964] Go to Page: 1, 2, 3  ...  264, 265, 266 Next 
Go to:   
Powered by JForum 2.1.6 © JForum Team