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  1. Songkong 6.3 Psychocandy is now available. Reports now has Browse by Artist/Album In this new release we have introduced a new section called Browse by Artist/Album. This group the songs by the album artist and album metadata and lets you browse the songs in this grouping. This shows all songs processed by Fix Songs, not only the songs that SongKong actually modified. We show artist and album artwork if SongKong has it, and also add badges indicating how many songs exist for this metadata and how many change. This new section of the report mirrors the kind of view you would expect to see in many music players and control points and should make it easier to manage your music. Reports Song Changes section revamped as Browse By Folder The Song Changes section has now been renamed, and instead of showing a single tree it now uses tiles to let you browse by folder in a similar way to Browse by Artist/Album. It now shows all songs processed, not only the modified songs. If a folder has a folder.jpg in the folder then this is displayed as the folder image. Providing Browse by Artist/Album and Browse By Folder sections make it much easier to identify any discrepancies between file structure and metadata. Also tiles rather than tree works better for mobile and small screen devices.
  2. This may be of interest to you @julsay SongKong Music tagger now supports adding artist images (as well as album images), and this includes images for composers and conductors and performers not just the main artist
  3. SongKong 6.2 Hunkpapa now available with major performance improvements, please see http://blog.jthink.net/2019/06/songkong-62-hunkpapa-performance.html for full details. We are offering 20% discount for purchases of SongKong Pro, reducing the cost from £40 to £32, the promotion is for two weeks just enter code AUDIOPHILEZZZ to get discount, any questions please ask.
  4. We are delighted to announce that SongKong is now available for the unRAID OS
  5. SongKong 6.1 Elephant now available. This now includes support for finding artists images, these can be added to the music files themselves but also if you have your music organized by AlbumArtist/Album it can store the albumartist as a folder.jpg within each artist folder. For example using MinimServer and browsing by folder it can now pickup the folder images and display them instead of the default folder icon. Screenshot below shows Kinsky control point being served by MinimServer
  6. SongKong 6.0 Fumes now available, includes: - multiple configurations known as profiles - reworked modern bootstrap reports - better performance Available for Melco N1 Music Server, PC, Mac, Linux, Docker, Synology Intel Disk Station and QNAP Nas Please see this link for more details: http://blog.jthink.net/2019/03/songkong-60-fumes-now-with-profiles.html
  7. Its not any kind of standard, just a decent free tag editor. Your example/tutorial is very readable and thorough - but to me it just highlights the problem with manual tag editing, its time consuming and error prone. Generally it would better to use autotagger for this kind of work but you say this was a problem with an evaluation Cd , and online databases are incomplete so maybe that is not a possibility. Adding to the list of Mac taggers are our own SongKong and Jaikoz. Note that SongKong provide manual editing for free, and Jaikoz allows access to all functions but just limits how many files can be changed for free. These have the advantage over the other mac taggers listed that they also run on Wndows, Linux, Qnap and Synology so you can use one tool on all platforms.
  8. SongKong 5.15 Crocodiles now available, includes - splitting of IsCompilation to IsCompilation and IsGreatestHits fields - rename masks for HD albums - improved song only matching - improved Albunack Disc Id matching Please see this link for more details: http://blog.jthink.net/2019/03/song-515-crocodiles-released-5th-march.html
  9. Hi One and a Half Firstly, thanks for taking the time to take a look at Jaikoz. You are correct it would have made more sense to label the records starting from one rather than zero, unfortunately this decision was made back in 2007 and whilst it is planned to set to one that planned change always seems to get usurped by other developments. But it is simply the record number rather than the track number, the track number is a separate editable field. Now if you load some songs into Jaikoz it will show the existing metadata so if the Track No field is empty that simply means that these songs don't currently have the track no information added, i.e they havent been added by Mp3Tag, If you actually run AutoCorrect and Jaikoz managed to match to an album then track no is always added. Its worth noting that you have only loaded one album but unlike Mp3Tag you could load 10, 100 or 1000 albums and with Jaikoz run AutoCorrect in one go, you don' t have to run once per album. I can assure you it in the usual case work as does the primary MusicBrainz lookup, either there is a specific issue with the one album you have tried it with or user misunderstanding. True, there are currently some issues with the Windows uninstaller that need resolving.  Hmm, no idea what that is about I would be grateful if you could explain when that error came up, during install, initial startup or whilst you were using it. Really Jaikoz does nothing untoward in this respect. These fields support multiple values, double clicking on the [1] box allows you to view/add more than just the first value. It is not intended for working one file at a time, so would be weird to open Jaikoz from a single file. Thank you for giving it a go, but if I may suggest you haven't really tried it out as intended use. I would suggest you load a decent amount of tracks (say 1000), just run AutoCorrect and see how it can transform your music collection both identifying and then adding improved metadata. Note unless you select File:Save Changes everything is just changed in memory, your actual files are not modified at all without you electing to save them.
  10. paultaylor

    Why Roon?

    You do have to add the add credits either at recording or release level in MusicBrainz, you cannot add to groups of tracks but apart from that timesaver I don't quite see how MusicBrainz prevents you adding the data you want to add, how the data is actually displayed either by MusicBrainz or Roon may not be quite as you like it but the information can be added to MusicBrainz.
  11. Its worth noting that even if you have the metadata in the Wav file dbPoweramp may only convert the standard basic metadata correctly. Custom metadata such as stored in an ID3 TXXX field will be converted as is which may be incorrect. For example the standard MusicBrainz identifiers are different for ID to Flac so if you convert to Flac you'll have the field converter but it now have the wrong field name. e.g. a MusicBrainz enabled application will expect the ArtistId to be stored as MusicBrainz Artist Id (within a TXXX field) for Wav for Mp3 but as MUSICBRAINZ_ARTISTID for Flac or Ogg files. But if you convert from WAv to Flac you will end up with a flac field called MusicBrainz Artist Id which is not correct fieldname for Flac files. If you are using are already using iTunes there is no point using dbPoweramp instead of converting directly within iTunes. Neither willl Tools such as Media Monkey read the metadata for these files from the iTunes metadata
  12. paultaylor

    Why Roon?

    The MusicBrainz database design is much better then Discogs. For example MusicBrainz has the concept of recordings so that if the same recording is multiple releases the recording data can be shared instead of re-entered, and MusicBrainz has Works and allows much more flexible relationships between entities. But the Release Editor is slow and adding a release is a bit laborious. There are various Greasemonkey scripts available for importing data from other sites, I also created http://www.albunack.net/ which makes it quite easy to browse and artists MusicBrainz and Discogs releases on one page and then link or import releases for Discogs into MusicBrainz.
  13. paultaylor

    Why Roon?

    i.e MusicBrainz, so on that aspect I cant see the point of reinventing the wheel when there is already a large community adding to a well defined flexible database. MusicBrainz certainly has its issues but I cant see how anyone else is going to come along and create something better, especially when key to its success would need to be a large community of editors.
  14. paultaylor

    Why Roon?

    Of course they don't it randomly but they are already spending lots of resource to fix their metadata https://community.roonlabs.com/c/support/metadata-issues One common issue is when there are multiple artists with same name, and Roon sometimes links the wrong artist from Rovi to the one in MusicBrainz, or sometimes Rovi incorrectly put releases by two different artists with the same name under one artist.
  15. paultaylor

    Why Roon?

    Hi, I would be interested in seeing such a file. With my own SongKong tagger we do add a lot of information but you have a point about limited nature of music tags I sometimes think it would be better to add data as a seperate Xml file since this is more flexible and could then be parsed to create html representation of your data.
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