Author Topic: MusicBrainz Picard q & a thread  (Read 67009 times)

voodoopunk

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Hi frakuaku,

I'm pretty sure titles are shown, if you select a song rather than the album. As you can see the title is different across 10 items as you would expect.

Can't really help with the replay gain, it looks though as if one track doesn't have replay gain, as stated.

hiccup

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Why do ReplayGain tags seems "missing from x items"?
That's because the 6th track was not matched, so it can't show any tagging information for it.

For some reason you have track 6 positioned at #9.
Just drag it to position 6 and you should have a perfect match for the whole album.

frankuaku

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Thanks a lot for the suggestion: it worked! Anyway, titles are not showing; I think that the problem resides in the fact that I'm using your scripts from the genre tagging topic, and in particolar to the one that unsets all tags apart from genre.

There are some problems with track length: in some songs, its value would be brown, so I think it would overwrite it when I click on save.

Example:

hiccup

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I think that the problem resides in the fact that I'm using your scripts from the genre tagging topic, and in particolar to the one that unsets all tags apart from genre.
The script prevents <title> to be updated or overwritten.
If you remove the entry $unset(title) from the script, Picard will show the titles. (and update them when there is a difference)
You can then also add 'title' to Options > Tags > Prevent these tags from being cleared or overwritten…
Then they will show, but not get updated.

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There are some problems with track length: in some songs, its value would be brown, so I think it would overwrite it when I click on save.
There will very often be small variations in the duration of tracks.
It can depend on thing such as how your files have them calculated, or e.g. small differences between releases. (some may have a few seconds of silence added to a track)
The 'length' fields are to be considered a helpful indication.
It wouldn't make sense to have Picard overwrite the duration information that is in your files, since the one in your files will (usually be) be correct.

By the way, Picard has a very extensive tutorial available: https://picard-docs.musicbrainz.org/en/index.html , and they also have an active forum that will contain answers to a lot of questions. There are also some very knowledgeable and helpful people over there.

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Looking at the screenshot it looks like you are using id3v2.3, and not 2.4?
Maybe you are doing that on purpose, but be aware that your genres will now not be 'proper' multi-value tags using semicolons.
Last Edit: June 10, 2022, 03:43:14 PM by hiccup

frankuaku

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Looking at the screenshot it looks like you are using id3v2.3, and not 2.4?
Maybe you are doing that on purpose, but be aware that your genres will now not be 'proper' multi-value tags using semicolons.

Yes, I am doing it on purpose.

Anyway, another problem: I tagged some files with Picard and MusicBee removed them automatically from my library. I tried rescanning several times, but nothing worked. If I reach them in the Computer node, they are shown in their folders and they play properly (with the new tags).

alec.tron

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Hi.
A quick question for those following Picard closely: Is it possible (now) to reroute and/or disable all Tag write/mappings ?
i.e. I'd want to pump Musicbrainz genre value to a custom field, and disable artist name/album/track name writing altogether. I checked the documentation again, but from that it's not clear if these (https://picard-docs.musicbrainz.org/downloads/MusicBrainz_Picard_Tag_Map.html) can be rerouted and/or disabled.

Cheers.
c.

hiccup

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Is it possible (now) to reroute and/or disable all Tag write/mappings ?
Check this out: https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=35975.msg196795#msg196795
The second script prevents Picard writing any tag.