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wyzard
2008-03-30, 15:27
Good evening.

I have an interesting problem. I recently ripped two new CDs that I purchased. When I place them in my Music directory and rescan it, two copies of the CDs show up in SqueezeCenter. When I remove the CDs from the directory and rescan, the information is correct. When I place them back in the directory, two copies show in SqueezeCenter. On my Duet remote, two copies of the CD show up, but only one has the album art. What's going on here? How do I only get one copy of these new CDs to display.

Thanks.

autopilot
2008-03-30, 15:34
Did the program you used to rip also automatically generate a playlist file there like some do?

wyzard
2008-03-30, 15:39
No playlist that I'm aware of. Still haven't been able to figure it out.

mherger
2008-03-30, 23:50
> I have an interesting problem. I recently ripped two new CDs that I
> purchased. When I place them in my Music directory and rescan it, two
> copies of the CDs show up in SqueezeCenter. When I remove the CDs from

Are you using MusicIP and/or iTunes integration? What's your setup?

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Michael

DigitalMitch
2008-03-31, 06:15
I've seen multiple copies of CD's many times and always found it was down to a data error.

I have been adding Album Art via MP3Tag but still using iTunes (for ripping and editing other data - it's faster and drives my ipod for in car/at work).

iTunes doesn't seem to relearn from updated tag data unless the track is highlighted. Unless you carefully highlight every track (or presumably relearn the iTunes files) it is easy to get misaligned data.

Typical Data Errors I have been cleaning up are:-

album art missing from a few tracks (typically bonus tracks not on the on-line database).
Album Title Capitalisation - Squeezecenter differentiates between of and Of, et. al.
Artist name Capitalisation - same issue as above but less common and harder to spot.
Punctuation - everyone seems to have a different preferences for colons, hyphens and semi-colon's
Disc Counts: blank of blank treated differently from 1 of 1.
Genre: matter of opinion.

I've not seen the problem when ripping new CD's, but I'm sure that there are scenarios depending on tools where the data could get out of step.

DigitalMitch
2008-03-31, 06:21
Forgot to say that by data errors what I mean is that the data is inconsitent between different tracks which you expect to be treated as one album.

For example for track title, artist (not album artist) and genre

Track1;Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds;Alternative
Track2;Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds;Alternative
Track3;Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds;Alternative
Track4;Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds;Rock

would result in 4 separate albums being listed.