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TurnipFarmer
2009-02-05, 10:39
I have just scanned half of my collection which talk about an hour, went to update all tags and then Foobar tells me it could not update one tag due to a sharing voilation and because of this I think non of the other tracks will be or has been updated ARGGGG!!

What does the sharing voilation mean and how can I check to see if any of the tracks I have done have been tagged?

MeSue
2009-02-05, 11:04
If the music is on a Windows computer, go to that computer and open the run box and enter fsmgmt.msc, then look under "open files" to see what is in use and which users have the file open. If you leave your players paused instead of stopped, it will lock the file.

TurnipFarmer
2009-02-05, 13:39
right just had a look under that area but acording to the computer no files were open however I just rememberd that I was listening to this particular track just before I started using Foobar and thats why, changed tracks on the SB and it worked a treat :-)

I have another question but which is the best way to scan various artists/complation albums as for each track the artist it different and Foobar will get confused. Is it best to scan as single album for each or carry on scan as album using tags which I dont think will be wise.

badbob
2009-02-05, 15:38
Pretty sure if theres a sharing violation it'll just continue scanning the rest. To find out which one hasen't been tagged open winamp show album/track replaygain, sort by that column and the file should be on the top or bottom with no value.

TurnipFarmer
2009-02-08, 02:53
so does anybody knowhow the best way to scan my various artists then?

aubuti
2009-02-08, 07:19
so does anybody knowhow the best way to scan my various artists then?
Scan them the same way you do your other albums. AFAIK foobar2000 doesn't care that they are different artists -- it only uses the album tag for grouping tracks into albums to calculate album RG. Of course, this assumes that your album tags are correct.

EDIT: You can verify that foobar did it right by checking the RG values when it's done. The album RG should be the same for all tracks on an album.

TurnipFarmer
2009-02-08, 08:21
just tried that and theyare all different values for the album, should I try scanning as single album?

aubuti
2009-02-08, 09:42
just tried that and theyare all different values for the album, should I try scanning as single album?
Hmm, that surprises me, but it's hardly the first time I've been surprised. Sure, go ahead and select all the tracks for one of the compilation albums, and scan it as an album. Confirm that it worked the way it's supposed to, and if so, repeat for each of your compilation albums.

As an alternative to consider, Robin Bowes' apply_replaygain.pl script handles this stuff flawlessly. Find it at www.robinbowes.com

TurnipFarmer
2009-02-08, 10:06
Hmm, that surprises me, but it's hardly the first time I've been surprised. Sure, go ahead and select all the tracks for one of the compilation albums, and scan it as an album. Confirm that it worked the way it's supposed to, and if so, repeat for each of your compilation albums.

As an alternative to consider, Robin Bowes' apply_replaygain.pl script handles this stuff flawlessly. Find it at www.robinbowes.com

It seems to work fine when scanning as single album. That Robin Bowes looks complex, how do you apply it?

Phil Leigh
2009-02-08, 10:16
It seems to work fine when scanning as single album. That Robin Bowes looks complex, how do you apply it?

This is how I apply it:

from a command line: C:\replaygain\apply_replaygain.pl "e:\"

my music is all on E:\ and c:\replaygain is where I put the apply_replaygain.pl script...

Couldn't be easier really!