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Hi Paul,

Hope all is well there. Have you given any more consideration to this topic?

Thanks,
David
This sounds reasonable and certainly adequate for my needs. I do believe this is a feature that people simply haven't realized they want or need yet. Once they have it they won't be able to live without it. It was your description on the 'Problems Solved by Jaikoz' page that got me thinking about this as a possibility. "I've lost the metadata from my MP3s", it says.

1) Would it be possible to call the id3 file acousticfingerprint.id3 instead of (in addition to) mp3filename.id3? This solves a variety of problems including renamed or reencoded files or changes in naming strategy. Theoretically, the fingerprint should be the same everytime you rip or convert a mp3 file. Additionally, the metadata could be restored to multiple copies of the same music.

2) Would it be possible to save the id3 files to a seperate directory instead of (in addition to) the directory with the files? Similar to above, this would allow for using the tag metadata regardless of filename, artist name, location, etc.

This is the way many programs handle album art and I see alot of similarities. Some people call them folder.jpg and place them with the mp3 files. Others have a folder of all their artwork with the pictures called something like artist-album.jpg.

Please give this some more thought and let me know if you would like to talk some more.

Thanks for your consideration and hard work.

Cheers,
David

Paul,

Thanks for getting to this so quickly. I'm out of town for a couple of days, but will give it a spin when I get back.

Cheers,
David
Hi Paul,

I sent an e-mail to support@jthink with an attached file showing the problem.

Cheers,
D.
I have a large number of files which are tagged with ID3v2.4. When I open the folder, it shows the files as Status C, ID3 v1.1 and v2.3. Many of the tags, hence, are not formatted properly (eg. no album art).

Any ideas?

Thanks,
David
Paul,

Any further opinions/questions about this? Still interested? I am.

Thanks,
David
TCMP = 1
Created for iTunes, ITUNESCOMPILATION, is considered a compliance issue by ID3.org, but seems to be gaining momentum. IMHO, a Various Artists flag really is necessary to define what is and is not a compilation. Especially today with all the feat. artists, etc.

A less concrete method is to compare Album Artist to Track Artists. TPE2 is being used for Album Artist by most programs, despite the fact the fact that this was not its original intent (read: another compliance issue). If the Album Artist <> Artist then it is a compilation.

A step further is to let users define what Album Artist (TPE2) indicates a compilation (e.g. VARIOUS, Various Artists, Tribute, VA) and check for these.

Just some quick thoughts,
D.
hi paul,
I was the one who originally posed this question and then disappeared. My apologies for that. I guess I had too many threads going at the same time *laugh*.

I have since become a registered user of your product and am enjoying it. taggy's reply is a good summary of my desires for a backup restore facility.

I have a large cd collection and spend quite a bit of time 'working' on my tags. Adding, lyrics, biographical information, reviews, moods, styles, etc. I often create custom tags (using id3 v2.4 specifications). I would hate to lose all that effort. In my case, I already have a 'backup' of my mp3s and flacs... the actual CDs. If I needed to re-rip, however, I would have to recreate the tags to my specifications.

Total loss is not the only reason for a backup/restore facility. If I ever need (want) to rip my music to a lower bitrate for my ipod (for instance) or to another format as taggy suggested, using the PUID, I would already have my tags... the way I want them.

Additionally, I often experiment with the newest music software tools and sites. I cannot tell you how many times these tools have messed up my tags.

Using the PUIDs effectively is the key to having this type of functionality be truly useful and this is one of the areas where your product excels.

Thanks for taking the time to explore this idea and feel free to contact me further for more info. I promise it won't take me so long to reply in the future.

Cheers,
David
 
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