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Inconsistency with multi disc albums and default interface
JoyO
post Feb 12 2008, 15:41
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How do you handle multi disc albums? Here are most common scenarios when using official components:
First option - suggested by "Auto track number" function - is to separate each disc into different folder (Album/Disc number/track). But then album art will be copied only to first disc folder when used new file operations menu so we loose possibility to view artowrk for other discs. Isnt that annoying? That way artwork has to be copied using external tool to other subfolders. Also, updating such an artwork in future is complicated.
Second option - suggested by "Album art viewer" component - to have artwork viewable for every disc of specific album, all tracks should be in one directory. So we set to each disc proper discnumber tag. But then we cant use properly "Auto track number" function because it is based on directory structure.

Maybe someone has better working scheme?
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Fandango
post Feb 12 2008, 18:16
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In case of a lossless WAV rip directly from EAC the track numbers and other basic metadata get imported from the CUE sheet.

In case of individual files (one file per track), either from the filename or from the tags.

PS: Yes, I add a lot of metadata "by hand". My main tagging application is Mp3tag btw... with foobar2000 I only add "totaldiscs" by hand and as a finishing step the replaygain values are added fully automatically, since by then the album and discnumber/totaldisc is already set up correctly.

PPS: Another thing you could do to speed up your "TRACKing" with "Auto Track Numbers" is to assign a custom button to that command. Then select the tracks of each CD in a multi-set and push that button for each CD. Do that after you have auto-track-numbered your whole collection (or new music files), you must search for the multi-set albums then.

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JoyO
post Feb 12 2008, 19:00
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PPS: Another thing you could do to speed up your "TRACKing" with "Auto Track Numbers" is to assign a custom button to that command. Then select the tracks of each CD in a multi-set and push that button for each CD. Do that after you have auto-track-numbered your whole collection (or new music files), you must search for the multi-set albums then.


Yes, thats useful, but impossible without using old masstagger. My main purpose of this thread was to bring attention to how one official component encourages to use one dir structure, while other to do the opposite. And looks like there is no clean and simple way to bypass problems caused by that.
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- JoyO   Inconsistency with multi disc albums and default interface   Feb 12 2008, 15:41
- - randal1013   what i do is tag all the tracks according to what ...   Feb 12 2008, 16:04
|- - intoc   QUOTE (randal1013 @ Feb 12 2008, 10:04) w...   Feb 12 2008, 16:34
- - JoyO   Yes, I tried using that also - but we loose ...   Feb 12 2008, 16:49
- - Fandango   This is how I do it, not having any problems with ...   Feb 12 2008, 18:04
- - JoyO   So how do you tracknumber your files? This is simp...   Feb 12 2008, 18:12
- - Fandango   In case of a lossless WAV rip directly from EAC th...   Feb 12 2008, 18:16
|- - JoyO   QUOTE PPS: Another thing you could do to speed up ...   Feb 12 2008, 19:00
- - Fandango   It is impossible without using masstagger? Why? Do...   Feb 12 2008, 19:08
- - JoyO   Its impossible to bind "Auto Track Numbers...   Feb 12 2008, 19:10
- - Fandango   Not keys, but custom buttons. Hm, it seems that co...   Feb 12 2008, 19:12
- - JoyO   That wouldnt be that bad (because I really like to...   Feb 12 2008, 19:16
- - Fandango   Yes, they should have. And yes, it's not avail...   Feb 12 2008, 19:18
- - randal1013   if you go to 'manage scripts', add 'au...   Feb 13 2008, 01:08
|- - JoyO   QUOTE (randal1013 @ Feb 13 2008, 01:08) i...   Feb 13 2008, 10:08
|- - randal1013   QUOTE (JoyO @ Feb 13 2008, 04:08) QUOTE (...   Feb 13 2008, 12:54
- - JoyO   What if the tracks have same title and tracknumber...   Feb 13 2008, 13:02
- - randal1013   but if you use auto track number on the entire alb...   Feb 13 2008, 13:08
- - JoyO   Yeah but I guess thats not the standard use of tra...   Feb 13 2008, 13:10
- - randal1013   there's no need for you to use the same track ...   Feb 13 2008, 13:23
- - JoyO   But you cant do that automatically - thing that is...   Feb 13 2008, 13:32
- - randal1013   well, what is it that you're doing that requir...   Feb 13 2008, 13:43
- - JoyO   The same thing that tells me not to put track name...   Feb 13 2008, 13:49
- - sketching   I'm confused with what state your music files ...   Feb 13 2008, 13:57
|- - JoyO   QUOTE (sketching @ Feb 13 2008, 13:57) I...   Feb 13 2008, 14:09
- - randal1013   but you can make your own standard. you dont have ...   Feb 13 2008, 14:02
- - sketching   I honestly don't know what your first post is ...   Feb 13 2008, 14:31
- - JoyO   I have all tags properly set, my first post is abo...   Feb 13 2008, 14:34
- - sketching   Okay then. 1. Put all of the files for a single d...   Feb 13 2008, 14:40
- - JoyO   You think I dont know that? The point it this cou...   Feb 13 2008, 14:47
- - sketching   Why not use a tagging program, or the Freedb taggi...   Feb 13 2008, 14:49
- - JoyO   Exactly - even freedb tagger tags every disc with ...   Feb 13 2008, 14:56
- - sketching   If you have the tracks tagged from the freedb tagg...   Feb 13 2008, 14:58
- - JoyO   I dont, but not everything is in freedb and than ...   Feb 13 2008, 15:03
- - sketching   Ah, okay. Then, what more do you want from Auto Tr...   Feb 13 2008, 15:12
- - JoyO   No, it actually doeas a little more, scans discs b...   Feb 13 2008, 15:18
|- - cmdrpaddy   I think the best solution would be to not use auto...   Feb 13 2008, 15:51
- - RevivalofHonor   To answer your original question, I use the first ...   Feb 15 2008, 00:54


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