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mbw23
2008-10-14, 20:02
Hi folks--

been playing with SC trying to learn the ropes. Things aren't going badly so far. an odd thing, though: under Genres, I find the first tag that comes up is this one: 231197 styles - indie - bestsellers

When I click that it takes me to a group called Broadcast, they do sort of indie-electronic-pop. Anyway, when I examine the files with Tag & Rename, nothing looks odd. I even ran the unix "strings" command on all the mp3s to see if that text was somehow hiding in the files...nothing.

What's odd is if you search for that genre in Google, you get a few hits...like this one:
http://mp3new.sarbc.ru/genre/216

and this one:
http://beemp3.com/index.php?q=Did+i+step+on+your+trumpet&st=all

and here:
http://www.last.fm/music/Maroon+5/_/Sun


what the @#$% is this? :)

ds2021
2008-10-15, 17:21
I don't know much about the Unix strings command, but it sounds like a tag problem. I would run a program that can analyze ID3 V1 and V2 tags, where I imagine you will find your odd genre embedded. I use Dr. Tag, but a good free one appears to be TagScanner. Many more exist.

chrisla
2008-10-15, 17:29
id3tool is a simple command line tool for Linux/UNIX for looking at the tags.

-Chris

On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 5:21 PM, ds2021
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> I don't know much about the Unix strings command, but it sounds like a
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> where I imagine you will find your odd genre embedded. I use Dr. Tag,
> but a good free one appears to be TagScanner. Many more exist.
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mbw23
2008-10-16, 04:07
thanks for the repies! well, "strings" is just a simple command to look in a binary file and output any ASCII/text strings that it can find. it's quick and dirty, but very useful. e.g.:



[silo:/silopool/music/Compilations/Rewind!]
> strings "01. Open Door - Breathe.mp3" | more
"WTPE2
VariousTIT2
BreatheTPE1
Open DoorTALB
Rewind!TYER
2002TRCK
01/12TLEN
384293TCON
PopTENC
TSSE
lame.exe -V0 --vbr-newCOMM
CRC : AA73C8B6MCDI
TXXX
MusicMagic Data
AgEACNIfywaSdrJCgZcsHii2gAGDCIiW4F6Yp0XXnpfkuoABhe TknrUP0kvPvrWqhIiAAeYGlR4SCK77gA
G3O+cl8Ku5QcpmgAKAAZj3lTCo5oGh/wM9UcHVgteFDdERk/NYicba2q+Y/5Fr2Ha2+sOc6cS14YM0jz7Y
torh99T+iIAf5RD2pQA7qLTIk4mhgog=TXXX
MusicMagic Fingerprint
ARnHSVMq6CJsJeEdWRdiFNcbBBAVExAiZwixEoYJDQz5BucJXA UFB8wQdQkDCVsFhgTIBKUD7gQcBIoDDQ
LkAn0CbwHHAdwBVAE3ATcBHgEY9W217PdfB0sAOgutA3QIrwrC A0sMxVrEB4YHrQTQCqQH3Ao+Au0GeRsk

[[etc etc]]


combine that with a nice command like "find" (and more importantly, "grep" :) and you have a quick way to drill down through thousands of files looking for a particular text string. Anyway, I'm not averse to using a Windows tool (I have my music mounted via Samba to view)...Tag & Rename is one of my all-time favorite applications! But I can definitely tell you this weird tag is not anywhere in the files I have for that artist.

So if it is some weird tag I have in another file, then there might be some sort of MySQL (?) or SqueezeCenter bug in linking that data to where it shouldn't be. And it's also odd that it shows up on the 'net for other music. I'll do a thorough scan of all my music and report here. If I can't find it, maybe I can do a manual MySQL edit to drop that genre tag.