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Beyond MusicBee / Tagging strategy
« on: June 22, 2016, 09:19:40 AM »
Automated tagging from databases is useful but it doesn’t always deliver tags consistantly the proper way how you want it. So I stumbled over some questions while tagging my own files:

Accents: é vs. e
Apostrophes: Typewriter (') vs. typographically correct (’)
Alphabet: latin vs. кириллица (cyrillic)
Info about version or event: "demo/studio version" or location name in title tag or use separate tags?
Band name vs. artist names, correct order, "feat." etc.

Typographic tagging with accents and everything looks very nice, but you always have the problem of missing characters on your keyboard if you search a song or you have programmes who can’t read specific unicode characters. Same problem with the original alphabet of Russian or Japanese songs. And for tagging them in latin characters you must know the correct way to transcribe the specific alphabet (too much work in my opinion).
Many databases add version infos like "Studio", "Live" or "Demo" in the title field. On for example there is no other way to distinguish versions of non-album tracks, because other tags don’t get scrobbled. I would prefer to use separate tags for informations about the recording or live event name, to keep the song title clean.
Another problem: If you have several artists & bands participating in a song, how should you make the artist field look like? "Band A feat. Artist B + Artist C" or separate them by "/", in which order? Again the problem with only scrobbling the first name in the artist field.
Do you have suggestions for proper tagging?

MusicBee Wishlist / Percentage emphasis of filters
« on: June 21, 2016, 08:26:03 AM »
Hello, first I want to thank you for the best music player I ever had. One additional idea that came into my mind: I’d like to see an option to emphasize a specific filter (in Auto-DJ or playlists). Example: I’d like to hear 70 % of my top rated tracks + 30 % of songs I rarely listen to. So I can mix my personal radio with as much variety as I like.

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