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Questions / Re: Cue Sheet Syntax
« on: May 02, 2014, 03:37:11 PM »
Ok, thanks for responding. Looks like I'll be splitting some files. :)

Questions / Cue Sheet Syntax
« on: May 02, 2014, 04:42:04 AM »
When working with an album in a single flac file with a cue sheet, how would one edit the album title in the cue sheet, but only for selected tracks?  I'd like to give different album titles to bonus tracks (i.e. Tracks 1-11 are "Album Title" and tracks 12-13 are "Album Title (Bonus Tracks)." Is this possible or will I have to split the flac file?

Questions / Re: Seeking advice
« on: April 24, 2014, 07:40:18 PM »
I have been going through the tags thoroughly, and noticed that the year tags seem to be unaltered (so far). I hadn't thought of looking at the modification dates as well; great idea!

Re: File names, I'm lucky in that regard. The files are named correctly and in the correct folder. The big issue there is the sheer volume of files. Although they're named correctly there isn't any real uniformity in the folder/file names. So even then, I'll have to go through each album individually.

The more I've dug into this, the uglier it's gotten. For example, I've found albums where the artist and album title are correct, but there could be as few as a single song with the wrong name. It seems so random. So essentially, I can't trust that ANY of the tags are correct, unless it's an album that I have the tracklist memorized. Although, now that you've suggested looking at the file modification dates, that could be a big help in that regard.

I do have pretty good backups, but those are all compressed files. I was hoping not to have to go that route, but it seems inevitable. So many passwords!

My plan at this point is to check those modification dates and seperate out the unmodified files. Then I'm going to use Picard to scan as much as possible. Then go to the compressed files. I'm still pretty bummed, considering how close I was to completion, but I'm no longer about to jump off a building. :)  I'll get there.

Thanks for your suggestions!

Questions / Re: Seeking advice
« on: April 23, 2014, 10:01:23 PM »
Thanks, I'll check that out.

Questions / Seeking advice
« 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 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.

Questions / Re: Someone Please Tell Me This is Fixable
« on: April 23, 2014, 01:21:35 AM »
Nope, no auto-apply used.

Here's a screenshot of a single album.

Questions / Re: Someone Please Tell Me This is Fixable
« on: April 23, 2014, 12:00:37 AM »
I just can't imagine what happened. I was only working in the search and replace window. Making changes like Mfsl to MFSL, Cd to CD, etc. I didn't even change any actual text. How could everything be so jumbled? Arrgh!

Questions / Re: Someone Please Tell Me This is Fixable
« on: April 22, 2014, 11:54:58 PM »
When I saw what was wrong my first thought was to restart MB. :(

Questions / Someone Please Tell Me This is Fixable
« on: April 22, 2014, 11:39:03 PM »
Ok, so I've been working on my tags today, using search and replace to correct some capitalization errors. Minor stuff. I went back to view my entire library, and now I'm seeing all kinds of jumbled tags that were fine before. Albums assigned to the wrong artists, etc.

I'm trying not to panic. I wanted to check here before taking any other action. Is there some sort of internal MB database that can become corrupted and can be reset? Any help appreciated.

Questions / Re: Find/Replace Text?
« on: April 22, 2014, 09:46:33 PM »
Feeling like a dope at the moment. I know I looked there first thing. No clue how I didn't see it. Thanks.

Questions / Find/Replace Text?
« on: April 22, 2014, 09:04:03 PM »
Is there a way to do a simple find/replace text in tags? I have the Additional Tagging Tools plugin installed and see several "replace" options, but unless I'm blind, I'm not seeing an option for a simple text replace.

Questions / Re: Import Tags from Text List?
« on: April 10, 2014, 05:45:47 PM »
Many thanks!!!

Questions / Import Tags from Text List?
« on: April 10, 2014, 03:54:04 PM »
I have a large number of tracks with completely blank tags. The files are all named Track01, Track02, etc. However the files included a text doc with all of the artist/title info. Is there a way to import the info from the text list?

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Formats and dynamic range support
« on: April 08, 2014, 03:46:56 AM »
I'd like to second the request for SACD ISO support. It would be an awesome addition.


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