« on: April 23, 2014, 05:42:39 PM »
Well I still have no clue what happened, but the bottom line is that my library's tags are pretty much completely screwed up. Artists, titles, and album titles are completely jumbled around. I'm seeing things like Bohemian Rhapsody by the Who on the Hard Day's Night album. And when I click play, the song will be from a completely different artist. I'm baffled...but also pretty crushed. I have a pretty huge library that I've been slowly getting into shape for the last two YEARS. Now all that work is gone. I am NOT blaming the software for this, but I sure as hell wish I knew what happened. As I mentioned in a previous post, all I was doing was changing some capitalization errors using search/replace. I didn't even change any actual text.
In any case, the damage is done. My question for the board is...now what? Can anyone suggest some hints on how I might speed up/automate my damage control? I haven't had a tremendous amount of luck using the "Identify Track and Update Tags" function. Mainly because I have a ton of fairly obscure, out of print albums, including many vinyl rips. I keep getting the "failed to find match" message. Oddly, I get that message even with more common albums. I'm running the latest version of MB so the tag databases should be set up correctly.
I've was up most of the night trying to fix this. I''m tired, only partially coherent, and I'm starting to ramble so I'm going to stop now. I'll end with this...what would you do if you had this happen to you? Am I overlooking some easier way to do things? Thanks, folks.