Author Topic: FPCALC - digital sound analysis  (Read 59442 times)

MotleyG

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youre the nasty one lol. If the program is tagging Disturbed - Prayer as Liberate, it shouldnt be used. Only an idiot would use that plugin ever again except on music that has NO tags at all and you have no idea who the artist is and cant understand the lyrics because no matter what you will have to listen to the song on youtube and compare it yourself to make sure the program didnt screw up. MORON you are probably listening to wrongly tagged music and you have NO IDEA its wrong!! lol  :'(
googling the lyrics and tagging it yourself would be better than the plugin. The plugin also does not have a preview window, if you tell it to acoustically identify the song, you cannot stop it from tagging your music incorrectly, turd eater. tuuuuurd eaterrrrrrrrrrr
Interesting perspective from somebody that needs to use an analysis tool to identify music they claim to already know. I would think fpcalc would simply be used as a last-resort option when you have absolutely no other way to identify a song, and not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. There is no way I would unleash it on an entire library. Just sayin'.

decard

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hey, Motley, i have posted separately in MP3Tag, but ...

when i try to get MB to fix many missing metatags in a new YT MP3 import, it reports error 'missing fpcalc.exe'

but, based on the above, so IS fpcalc a suitable tool for this?
can this be replaced in MB with a different tool?
is there a better tool?

kind regards


decard

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given how flakey this app seems to be, is there a better app/tools to use for this, because this app & thread goes back years?

MotleyG

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when i try to get MB to fix many missing metatags in a new YT MP3 import, it reports error 'missing fpcalc.exe'
but, based on the above, so IS fpcalc a suitable tool for this?
can this be replaced in MB with a different tool?
is there a better tool?

I have no experience with any such tool. I have ripped all of my music from CD's I own. If metadata was not already easily accessible for the ripper at that time, I manually entered it myself. But even if the info was available, you need to still check for errors. I’ve been doing this for well over 20 years, with a modest library of about 25k songs. And yet I still find the odd typo or other error once in a while.

For the music in your "YT playlist" what was the original source for these tracks missing the essential tag info?

sveakul

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when i try to get MB to fix many missing metatags in a new YT MP3 import, it reports error 'missing fpcalc.exe'

but, based on the above, so IS fpcalc a suitable tool for this?
can this be replaced in MB with a different tool?
is there a better tool?
Check the post here https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=28838.msg196646#msg196646 on where to download fpcalc.exe;  then put it in your main "MusicBee" folder where MusicBee.exe is.

No tools like this are perfect, nor should they be used willy-nilly on a huge batch of files at once.  Correct tagging inevitably requires manual review and editing after use of automatic methods.

If you are using the latest 3.5x version of MusicBee, you can also choose to let MB use MusicBrainz to auto-update tags (Prefs/Tags(2)/Auto-tagging), but you are safer downloading MusicBrainz Picard separately and using it manually against a few files at a time to see what it proposes to do (https://picard.musicbrainz.org/).  Also check the forum thread here: https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=16538.0 .

decard

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when i try to get MB to fix many missing metatags in a new YT MP3 import, it reports error 'missing fpcalc.exe'

but, based on the above, so IS fpcalc a suitable tool for this?
can this be replaced in MB with a different tool?
is there a better tool?
Check the post here https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=28838.msg196646#msg196646 on where to download fpcalc.exe;  then put it in your main "MusicBee" folder where MusicBee.exe is.

No tools like this are perfect, nor should they be used willy-nilly on a huge batch of files at once.  Correct tagging inevitably requires manual review and editing after use of automatic methods.

If you are using the latest 3.5x version of MusicBee, you can also choose to let MB use MusicBrainz to auto-update tags (Prefs/Tags(2)/Auto-tagging), but you are safer downloading MusicBrainz Picard separately and using it manually against a few files at a time to see what it proposes to do (https://picard.musicbrainz.org/).  Also check the forum thread here: https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=16538.0 .

many thanks. fyi, i have both Picard and MusicBrainz locally, but have never really used either.

hiccup

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many thanks. fyi, i have both Picard and MusicBrainz locally, but have never really used either.
How do you have MusicBrainz locally?