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2008-04-19, 11:31 #31
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Thanks to Ripfactory
2008-04-22, 06:30 #32
The CD databases of tag data produce garbage for classical albums. The system simply wasn't created for classical.
Even SqueezeCentre needs a "plugin" to allow one to search by composer, or you have to put the composer in the Artist field, in which case you cannot search by Artist.
All I need is the Composer in the "Composer" field (lastname, firstname). The performers in the "Artist" field. The title of the piece in the "Album" field, the title of the movement in the "track" field and the date of the performance in the date field. How often have I seen the date the CD was issued on a transcription of a 1960's recording? duhhh....
Personally I re-tag and add album art to EVERY classical CD. There is simply no alternative. It makes a Classical CD about 10-15 minutes to rip whereas I can do Pop/Rock CDs in 3 minutes using Ripstation.[/QUOTE]
I agree with you for the "composer" tag.
I also added "band" and "conductor" (if needed) and I take advantage of Erland plugins.
Foobar and sometimes MP3tag or Cuesplitter are the only tools I'm using.Transporter, SB3, Duet, Radio, WiFi fed by Vortexbox 2TB
"To nobody, except those who will take pleasure here"
(Franz Schubert, 01/31/1797 - 11/19/1828)
2008-04-22, 10:11 #33
I have given up using the tag data most of the time to get to a track using the handset.
I have a structured folder hierarchy and use the "music folder" browse option on the handset to get to the tracks I want. Also, this works whether or not the a database scan has been run.
This allows me to use different hierarchies for Classical and the rest.
For classical it goes \<genre>\<composer>\<album>\
For pop/rock and Jazz it goes \<genre>\<artist>\<album>\
They are my own definitions of genre and artist, so it works fine for me.
If I am not sure which composer wrote which piece, I simply browse the "Albums" listing.
The metadata still appears with the album cover on the handset "now playing" view, which is nice.Matt
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