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amcluesent
2007-08-28, 22:52
http://www.rozhlas.cz/d-dur/download_eng/_zprava/366308

Czech Radio making Brandenburg Concertos available as MP3 and FLAC format downloads. You'll need to tag the FLAC files though :)

kanoot
2007-08-29, 14:47
would you happen to know more info about the performances here so I can tag them correctly?

TCM
2007-08-29, 22:45
Check out this page (http://www.rozhlas.cz/d-dur/download_eng) and this pdf (http://media.rozhlas.cz/d-dur/download_eng/_binary/00582452.pdf). The pdf contains info about the orchestra etc

kanoot
2007-08-30, 05:29
Perfect - thanks TCM

rkeeney
2007-08-30, 19:41
Check out this page (http://www.rozhlas.cz/d-dur/download_eng) and this pdf (http://media.rozhlas.cz/d-dur/download_eng/_binary/00582452.pdf). The pdf contains info about the orchestra etc

In case you use MusicBrainz it's here: Brandenburg Concertos (http://musicbrainz.org/release/f8da0aa1-f255-4624-a973-c026064a142b.html)

Rob..........

Bas Horneman
2007-08-31, 02:04
Czech Radio making Brandenburg Concertos available as MP3 and FLAC format downloads.

Thanks for the heads up!

Havoc
2007-09-01, 08:03
Thanks for the tip.

Brian Ritchie
2007-09-02, 09:04
Well, I've just spent half an hour battling with Picard trying to get it to tag these files with anything remotely like the correct tags; but so far it's like pushing a piece of string through treacle. Even when I explicitly added the artist and album title (precisely as displayed on the MusicBrainz site), Picard still seemed incapable of doing anything useful (it seemed to assign the wrong titles to the tracks, but luckily didn't actually change anything for real anyway). Sheesh, I could type the bloody details in faster by hand (and am now wishing I'd done just that).

I've seen *hints* that mp3tag can be persuaded to work with MusicBrainz, but any useful details are drowned in a mire of uselessness that's thrown up when I search the mp3tag forum. Hence the wasted half-hour with Picard.

They'd better sound OK after all this :-)

-- Brian

haunyack
2007-09-02, 09:08
Well, I've just spent half an hour battling with Picard trying to get it to tag these files with anything remotely like the correct tags; but so far it's like pushing a piece of string through treacle. Even when I explicitly added the artist and album title (precisely as displayed on the MusicBrainz site), Picard still seemed incapable of doing anything useful (it seemed to assign the wrong titles to the tracks, but luckily didn't actually change anything for real anyway). Sheesh, I could type the bloody details in faster by hand (and am now wishing I'd done just that).

I've seen *hints* that mp3tag can be persuaded to work with MusicBrainz, but any useful details are drowned in a mire of uselessness that's thrown up when I search the mp3tag forum. Hence the wasted half-hour with Picard.

They'd better sound OK after all this :-)

-- Brian

Not to discount your frustration but the old adage comes to mind after reading your rant.
"If you want something done right, do it yourself".

Cheers!

.

amcluesent
2007-09-02, 10:55
>I've seen *hints* that mp3tag can be persuaded to work with MusicBrainz<

It can, you need the MusicBrainz service-addins for HTML and XML, link is here -

http://www.anytag.de/forums/index.php?showtopic=1794

rkeeney
2007-09-02, 13:01
Well, I've just spent half an hour battling with Picard trying to get it to tag these files with anything remotely like the correct tags; but so far it's like pushing a piece of string through treacle. Even when I explicitly added the artist and album title (precisely as displayed on the MusicBrainz site), Picard still seemed incapable of doing anything useful (it seemed to assign the wrong titles to the tracks, but luckily didn't actually change anything for real anyway). Sheesh, I could type the bloody details in faster by hand (and am now wishing I'd done just that).

I've seen *hints* that mp3tag can be persuaded to work with MusicBrainz, but any useful details are drowned in a mire of uselessness that's thrown up when I search the mp3tag forum. Hence the wasted half-hour with Picard.

They'd better sound OK after all this :-)

-- Brian

I used PicardQT to tag the FLAC files with no difficulty after I added the release to MBZ. What, exactly, was the probem?

Rob.........

Brian Ritchie
2007-09-02, 15:44
I used PicardQT to tag the FLAC files with no difficulty after I added the release to MBZ. What, exactly, was the probem?

I'd installed Picard 0.7.2. I tried to follow the Quick Start guide, but none of the steps seemed to go quite as it implied. I dragged the files into New Files, but nothing happened at first. It looked as though they only progressed to the Unclustered folder after I'd used mp3tag to add the artist and album (I'm no longer sure that was true, but it probably helped the lookup). Then when I tried Lookup and then Tag, Picard appeared to associate titles with the wrong tracks.

Revisiting this much later, and in rather more relaxed circumstances, I see now that what had actually happened was that for some reason the first three files weren't matched, and instead Picard assigned the first three movements of Brandenburg 1 to the last three tracks (somewhat surprising, as their lengths don't match). It wasn't quite as chaotic as it seemed at first; and with a little further digging, it was quite easy to fix. Once I knew what I was doing, it was indeed faster than typing it all in by hand.

Now I "just" have to knock the tags into my preferred shape (I prefer titles that have a chance of scrolling through before the track finishes :-)); but at least the raw information is there.

-- Brian

Brian Ritchie
2007-09-02, 15:50
>I've seen *hints* that mp3tag can be persuaded to work with MusicBrainz<

It can, you need the MusicBrainz service-addins for HTML and XML, link is here -

http://www.anytag.de/forums/index.php?showtopic=1794

Thanks; I've added these, and will play with them (in a sandbox to start with) later.

-- Brian